Day: December 25, 2014

PakWheels.com launches a Windows App

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article image PakWheels.com is Pakistan’s leading automotive portal, which provides a central place for all the automotive enthusiasts of the country to buy, sell and discuss their cars and stuff related to cars. Recently, PakWheels has raised an international funding of US$ 3.5 million to grow even further. This is one of the biggest disclosed international investment in Pakistan. With the help of this investment, PakWheels aim to take the website to the next level and further improve its products…Read More

Pakistan joins world nuclear scientists as it becomes CERN member

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: As a major development towards nuclear technology, Pakistan has formally become Associate Member of the European organisation for nuclear research CERN. It would would not only strengthen the relationship of scientific community in Pakistan with the people at CERN, but would also allow Pakistani scientists to join CERN staff and to participate in CERN’s training and career development programmes. Pakistan and CERN have recently signed a memorandum of understanding (…Read More

HEC, Microsoft review progress on education alliance

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Microsoft and HEC during a recently held meeting in Islamabad reviewed progress on the "education alliance". Purpose of the meeting was to provide access to Microsoft software, improve technical skills, trainings, infrastructure and cloud services programs to university students and faculty members all over Pakistan. The benefits of this programme are available to about 156 public and private sector universities across Pakistan. HEC Chairman Prof Dr…Read More

Scientists agree to collaborate for ICT-based research project

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Scientists and researchers from COMSATS member states have stressed the need to create knowledge-networks and work out cost-effective solutions in order to address the problems of the developing world. They also resolved to direct the efforts of COMSATS International Thematic Research Group towards benefiting the masses in the developing countries using modern ICT. These scientists and researchers have recently gathered during the group’s second meeting in Islamabad…Read More

Cotton prices rise on steady demand for best quality

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Official spot rates recovered more due to the rising demand for best quality of cotton by the spinners and mills as the official spot rate picked up further Rs 50 to Rs 4,750.In the ready session, around 10,000 bales of cotton changed hands between Rs 4600-5000, experts said. In Sindh, prices recovered overnight, gaining Rs 100 to Rs 1600 and Rs 2300, in Punjab price of low type also rose by Rs 100 to Rs 2100, however, the good type shed Rs 50 to Rs 2600, they said.…Read More

USF spreading IT growth in rural areas

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Universal Service Fund (USF) has provided 543,839 broadband connections during one year under a programme launched to accommodate remote areas of the country. Additionally, the other objective of specifically running a broadband programme is to increase proliferation. "Several educational broadband centres at higher secondary schools have been established under this programme," said an official of the Ministry of Information Technology and…Read More

POSCO scholarship awarded to KU students

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STAFF REPORT KHI: POSCO Asia Fellowship has awarded meritorious students of the University of Karachi at a special award ceremony organised by the POSCO TJ Park Foundation and the KU in Karachi.POSCO TJ Park Foundation, a global steelmaker POSCO-established non-profit organisation for the purpose of the company’s social contributions, is networking with 275 students from 25 universities in 13 Asian countries such as China, Vietnam, India, Mongolia and Thailand. For the third consecutive…Read More

TF needs to focus on new avenues: Anusha

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Minister of State for IT Anusha Rahman has said the Telecom Foundation should concentrate on new avenues to enhance the volume of its business activities. She said this while chairing a performance evaluation meeting of the Telecom Foundation and Pak Datacom in Islamabad. Federal Secretary IT Azmat Ali Rangha, Managing Director Telecom Foundation (TF) Maj Gen (R) Muhammad Khalid Rao, Chief Executive Pak Datacom Arshad Kiyani, Member (Telecom) Mudasar Hussain and…Read More

PTCL unfolds one-year discount offer for EVO users

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has announced a new discounted package for EVO Wingle 20GB customers. According to a statement issued here by the company, the offer enables customers to experience EVO Wingle wireless broadband at discounted monthly charges of Rs 1250 per month for one whole year. The offer is available for new connections purchased before December 31, 2014, as well as existing customers who have not charged their devices since July…Read More

UAF scientists develop vaccine to control poultry disease

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article image STAFF REPORT FSD: Scientists at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad have developed a vaccine that will save poultry birds from Newcastle disease (Ranikhet). It is the first of its kind vaccine produced through cell culture that can bear temperatures of up to 26 degrees Celsius compared to imported vaccines that cannot tolerate temperatures above 8 degrees Celsius. The new vaccine is comparatively cheaper than the imported ones and will help save billions of rupees annually in…Read More