Day: September 9, 2014

Positive review of policies can jack up telecom industrys growth

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The revenues generated by the telecom operators in Pakistan have reached all time high at Rs 445.7 billion during 2012-13 as compared to Rs. 235.6 billion in 2006-07. The revenues of telecom operators grew by 8.9 per cent up from Rs. 409.2 billion during the same duration last year. The fresh data on telecom industry issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) shows that each passing fiscal year has witnessed increase in revenues of telecom operators as these…Read More

Conference on e-learning techniques organised

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Speakers at a conference said that the online learning is far more interesting than traditional education techniques and is also easier to track and review. Organised by the 3P Learning, the conference with the title I Love Learning Conference’, was a series of lectures and workshops aimed at challenging teachers and educators to look differently and creatively at the teaching and learning process. The lectures are titled: teaching ethics, learning dispositions,…Read More

Pakistan to get 100MW solar PV from China

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Chinese mounting systems maker Powerway Renewable Energy has announced supply its solar mounting systems and ground screw foundations, as well as construction services, to developer TBEA for the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park in Pakistan.According to information, the project is the first phase of a 1 GW project which the government plans to build in the next two years in Bahawalpur district of Punjab. Earlier, it was planned to complete this initial 100 MW phase in…Read More

Experts at Preston Uni seminar for entrepreneurial skills

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STAFF REPORT ISB: While emphasizing the important role of entrepreneurship in national development and growth, experts at a seminar have said that the young generation needs to tap their professional potential through best market strategies and innovations. The seminar Entrepreneurship’ was organized by the Preston University in collaboration with the Jump Start Pakistan at the Islamabad Campus of Preston today. The faculty and students of the university participated in the referenced…Read More

Google, Blackbox announce start-ups for Fall 14 Programme

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Google and Blackbox have planned to gather successful international startup founders at Palo Alto for a two-week intensive programme that serves as a link to Silicon Valley startup resources and as a springboard for launching their products in the US and scaling their companies globally. Blackbox Connect has successfully completed 8 programmes and is dedicated to developing another generation of born global start-ups, says a statement issued here by Google management…Read More

USAID project helps boost income of beneficiaries

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STAFF REPORT ISB: United States, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Entrepreneurs Project has helped increase the incomes of as many as 75,000 beneficiaries over the past three years in Pakistan.From June 2011 to August 2014, the Entrepreneurs Project led strategic economic development initiatives in 26 districts all the four provinces to foster the development of Pakistan’s honey, medicinal and aromatic plants, hand-embellished fabrics, and dairy sectors. …Read More

HEC, ILO training on women entrepreneurship

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan have launched a programme to strengthen women’s entrepreneurship in the country. Participants of this programme included teachers from universities across the country, who also shared their experiences with the audience and praised the participatory training sessions. "There is a dire need strengthen contribution of women to the economy, especially millions of women…Read More

Commonwealth announces finalists for youth awards

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MONITORING REPORT ISB: As many as 16 young people from across the Commonwealth have been shortlisted for the 2013 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development. The finalists were selected for their innovative projects that have made a significant difference.These projects included youth employment and job creation initiatives, protecting the environment through innovative ideas in waste management, empowering persons with disabilities and women in rural communities, and leadership…Read More

Ufone starts 3G- based management system for CDA

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Ufone has officially launched the 3G-based Activity Management System for the Capital Development Authority CDA, Islamabad. With the help of this system, the CDA management will be able to deal with its employees more efficiently and keep track of their activities. "With the help of this system, CDA will be able to give assignments to its employees and keep track of their work and activities," said a spokesman of the civic authority in a statement issued here…Read More

Pakistan badly needs water, energy conservation

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Pakistan, being a victim to the water as well as energy shortage, needs to conserve water and energy by optimising water usage and investing in renewable and alternate energy sources. Worldwide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) Senior Director Ejaz Ahmed said this while talking to media here on the occasion of marking the World Water Week. The week is observed internationally from August 31 to September 6, in order to create awareness regarding water conservation. He…Read More