Day: September 15, 2014

Ufone provides life jackets to Pakistan Navy for flood relief

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article image Karachi: To facilitate the residents of Sindh, Ufone extends its timely support in the form of life jackets which are being provided to Pakistan Navy at Navy Flood Camp, Sukkur for emergency response, as flood warning centers reported the onslaught of the deluge in a day, which is expected to cause major damages. The life jackets will help in rescue efforts whereby saving precious lives. services are not only limited to its customers, in fact to all Pakistanis, which are extended…Read More

Pakistan needs major work to mitigate climate change impacts

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article image SIDRA SAIF ISB: Climate changes have started adversely affecting the overall quality of life in the country in the form of reduced agriculture productivity, increased human morbidity. Pakistan needs to develop a national plan of action on climate change which will address some of the most pressing issues and outline areas of priority for investments and actions. This was the crux of the remarks expressed at a recently held International Climate Change Conference in the University of…Read More

PTCL offers video conferencing service

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has launched an exclusive video conferencing service, PTCL Smart Video, for its corporate customers. According to details, this service offers secure and reliable video conferencing solution that is available across any network, application or device, enabling organisations to collaborate effectively through real-time and face-to-face video calls. PTCL has selected Polycom to offer the new video conferencing and…Read More

77th convocation of Risalpur engineers held

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article image STAFF REPORT RISALPUR - Convocation of 77 Engineering Course has recently been held at Pakistan Air Force Academy, Risalpur. Lieutenant General (Retd) Muhammad Asghar, Rector of NUST, was the chief guest at the occasion. The chief guest awarded merit certificates and medals to the distinction holders. Merit Certificate for best Aerospace Vehicle Design was awarded to NUST Cadet Qasim Manzoor, while Merit Certificate for Best Avionics System Design was awarded to Pilot Officer Ali Hanif…Read More

NAYS-ASM organise skill contest for students

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: To address the current scientific issues, NAYS and the ASM have jointly organised a countrywide competition under the heading "National Science Communication Challenge (NSCC) 2014" to provide an opportunity to develop communication skills in young researchers.The challenge asked the university students to create a communication tool such as video, radio script or print advertisement in the form of brochures or poster. The projects were submitted in both…Read More

Green house gases triggering climatic changes

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Meteorologists and environmental experts have termed the rapid increase of greenhouse gases (Chlorofluorocarbons) as the potential cause of climatic variations and rising temperature in Islamabad. According to them, Pakistan is already among the top ten countries where unusual weather patterns were making major environment impacts and the situation might further deteriorate in the coming years if attention was not paid to issues related to climate change. "The…Read More

Pakistan, India behind creating marine organism

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Urban wastes dumped into the sea by India and Pakistan may be driving massive blooms of tiny marine organisms called phytoplankton in the northern Arabian Sea that could threaten catch from one of India’s major fisheries zones. A team of scientists from the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa, have warned that these organisms have an extraordinary ability to thrive in oxygen-deficient seawater and may pose a threat to fisheries in the region. The…Read More

Students eager to attend Telenor youth summit in Norway

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Telenor Pakistan, a leading Mobile operator, has started receiving applications from students to become part of its Youth Summit, to be held in Oslo, Norway, during December. The students who believe that mobile and digital technologies can bring a social change and create opportunities for masses, can come forward with ideas to become part of the youth summit. The Summit will be organized in collaboration with Nobel Peace Center and will coincide with Nobel Peace Prize…Read More

International Literacy marked with new pledge

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Like other parts of the globe, the International Literacy Day 2014 was celebrated in Pakistan with the theme "Literacy and Sustainable Development". To mark this day, walks, seminars, workshops, debates and other events were held across the country, where scholars and other speakers highlighted the significance of literacy and sensitized other participants to also play their due role in promoting literacy. Literacy is one of the key elements needed to…Read More

Bio-gas project launched in Chitral to stop deforestation

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article image STAFF REPORT CHITRAL: Shandur Bio-Gas project has recently been introduced in Chitral in order to discourage abundant forest cutting in the district. The project has been launched by a local NGO after a successful experiment at Booni, some 75 kilometre from Chitral. Well-known social worker Sultan Mehmood Khan was chief guest on the occasion while Engineer Qadir Shah presided over the introductory session. "People are compelled to cut forests abundantly for fuel consumption as…Read More