Day: September 22, 2014

Pakistan heading towards meeting targets on Ozone Layer protection

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan is fully committed towards global efforts for the conservation of environment and has successfully met 2010 targets through the phasing out of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) as set by the Montreal Protocol with aim to reinforce the initiatives being taken for the preservation of the Ozone Layer. Further, the 2015 targets as set for phase-out of Hydro-chlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) accelerated programme is being met through the implementation of five projects in…Read More

ECOSF, ISTIC join hands for science, tech coop, innovation

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation (ECOSF) and International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation have agreed to cooperate in the fields of science, technology and innovation in the ECO region. The MoU has been signed by ECOSF President Prof. Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro and Chairman of ISTIC Governing Board Academician, Ir. Dato Yee Lee Cheong on behalf of ISTIC at a ceremony held recently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, says a…Read More

PTCL launches managed WiFi service

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Company (PTCL) has launched a WiFi service dubbed Managed WiFi’ for its corporate customers. According to a statement of PTCL, the company’s managed WiFi service provides organizations with wireless LAN access. This service is available across multiple locations and includes centralized management, analytic tools, web based management portal and application inventory. The service provides organizations with premium internet bandwidth…Read More

Experts suggest certified seed for better wheat yield

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Farm experts have emphasized for the use of certified wheat seed so as to increase wheat crop in the country and discouraging seed multiplication of banned varieties and urged the relevant department to should notify the banned varieties. A two-day Annual Wheat Planning/Wheat Productivity Enhancement Programme (WPEP) meeting has recently been held in Islamabad and recommended the farmers to use certified wheat seed to increase wheat crop. PARC Chairman Dr Iftikhar…Read More

China Mobiles, True Corp. enter joint coop deal

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STAFF REPORT ISB: China Mobile and True Corporation PCL have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to cooperate in key business areas including VAS, international business, devices, networking, general procurement and human resources.Under the agreement, both the companies would set up a joint committee for strategic cooperation. All working groups shall be under the leadership of this committee to execute the cooperative aspects and working in details.Dhanin Chearavanont, Chairman of True…Read More

Pakistan ranked least efficient state in ADB index

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan on international ranking has been ranked the second least-efficient country on the Economist Intelligence Units Creative Productivity Index. Among the 24 Asian economies covered, Pakistan is ranked 23rd when it comes to measuring efficiency in converting inputs to outputs, says the index compiled by the ADB. The Pakistan’s ranking has been determined with ix key elements particularly human capital, infrastructure, competition, firm dynamics, financial…Read More

LEAD Pakistan, Punjab P&D hold policy dialogue

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STAFF REPORT LHR: LEAD Pakistan and the Planning and Development Department Punjab have recently organized a policy dialogue on "Addressing Pakistan’s Food and Water Security Challenge in a Changing Climate" in Lahore. The policy dialogue was chaired by CEO LEAD-Pakistan Ali Tauqeer Sheikh and Chairman Planning and Development Department M Irfan Elahi and. The dialogue was based on two-policy briefs developed based on thorough research and presented by LEAD Pakistan. The first…Read More

Experts call for regional coop to lessen climate changes

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article image STAFF REPORT RWP: Employing efficient irrigation techniques, building small dams, developing risk management capability, timely water level assessment in rivers and effective early warning systems have been proposed at a recently concluded three-day training workshop held in Rawalpindi. The training workshop on "Assessment of Climate Change Impact on a Watershed Hydrology and Hydrological Modeling in Cold Region Basins" organised by Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) in…Read More

Pakistan becomes CERN associate member

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Council of European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) has unanimously approved the application of Pakistan for the associate membership.Now the only practical step in associate membership remaining is signing of official document, which will be done during the visit of Director General CERN to Pakistan, expected in the last quarter of this year. The application from Pakistan for the associate membership was submitted one and half years back in February 2013. …Read More

Skill-based edu, tech training starts

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The University of the Punjab has launched a one-year study programme in collaboration with the Virtual University (VU) of Pakistan and Technical University Kaiserslautern, Germany, as part of pre-service training for technical and vocational education teachers. The programme will offer bachelors in education (BEd) qualification in technical education.The VU will be providing a learning management system offering an online self-learning experience. The National Vocational…Read More