Day: June 8, 2015

An axe on Internet usage

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IT MAY inevitable from various aspects, angles, viewpoints etc. but the tax is really an axe for many as it is the era of IT and internet now a day. Current initiative of Government of Punjab on taxing Internet usage will hamper the sector instead of earning money for governance. We are investing heavily on internet and its usage is increasing by leaps and bounds. It may be a positive step despite issue of many won’t be able to use it in a better way or abuse it in a worst way still we see…Read More

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Broadband forum deliberates new avenues for service improvement

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article image BY: Ahsan Jamil The broadband industry has innumerable applications in today`s world in range of areas. It has given lifeline to several dying industries and opened up springboard for new prospects like e-commerce. Some of the booming areas fuelled by broadband are education, healthcare, environment and trade. Broadband is like oxygen for corporate sector to synchronize the business pattern according to rapidly changing dynamics. It imparts direct and indirect effect on socio…Read More

Affaf Fatima wins world research competition

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article image Staff Report KHI: The Virtual World Congress of National Dental Student's Association in Croatia give every dental student meetings due to distance and cost a chance to present a scientific paper to colleagues and teachers and get awarded. The 5th Virtual World Congress of Dental Students happened in the month of May in which dental students from around the globe participated. The winners were announced recently in which Pakistani student Affaf Fatima hailing from Bahria University…Read More

PSF to carry out need assessment of rural area schools: Dr. Ashraf

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article image PR: Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) will carry out need assessment of rural area schools for launching a pilot project in one of the districts to promote inquiry-based science education, said Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF). The Chairman was speaking as the Chief Guest at a function in connection with 24th Inter Board Science Poster Competition, at PSF. Prof. Dr. Akram Sheikh, Member Science PSF, Hasnat Ahmed Qureshi, Member Finance PSF…Read More

Punjab imposes hefty taxes on 3G/4G internet users

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article image Staff Report ISB: The Government of Punjab has imposed a heavy 19.5% tax on 3G and 4G internet services. The taxes are applicable on 2Mbps and the broadband utility bills exceeding Rs.1500/month. The imposition of this tax will directly affect 56% of population of Pakistan that is internet consumer. The broadband industry response on this tax is vigorously unpleasant. A high amplitude wave of agony has meandered through the telecom service industry and is expected to cause copious…Read More

Govt. allocates Rs.142 billion for energy sector

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Staff Report ISB: Federal Minister for Finance, Ishaq Dar while presenting budget 2015-2016 in National Assembly, promulgated to allocate Rs. 142 billion for energy sector in a bid to end load shedding by year 2017. He said that, "The work is in progress to add 7000 MW to national grid besides another 3600 MW through LNG based power plants." Karachi nuclear power plants, Dasu, Diamer Bhasha Dam projects are also underway to account for menace of energy crisis, he added…Read More

Anchor for optimized network monitoring in Pakistan

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article image Staff Report ISB: The RIPE Atlas Anchor was hosted by COMSATS Internet Services (CIS). The event was sponsored by Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC). The RIPE Atlas project is mainly an internet measurement network that incorporates global network of probes and anchors in order to monitor and measure internet connectivity and health of the network in real time. M. Amir Malik, CEO CIS was present on the occasion who said that CIS was the forerunner Internet Service…Read More

NUST team qualifies for RoboCup 2015

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article image Staff Report ISB: NUST students garnered immense appreciation upon qualifying in RoboCup 2015. The students will showcase their indigenously made robots in international competition. It is unprecedented as the NUST team becomes the only to qualify from South Asian origin which is sufficient to prove the ingenuity of Pakistani talent. The team will contest in Standard Platform League category under RoboCup 2015 in Hefei, China next month. RoboCup 2015 is annual international robotics…Read More

Gas discovered in Kirthar

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article image Staff Report ISB: Polish Oil and Gas Company Pakistan (PGNiG) has discovered tight gas in Kirthar block. The block is located 52 kilometers from Dadu city. The discovery was made while drilling and testing of Rizq-1 Exploratory Well. During initial testing Rizq-1 well could not produce commercial volume of gas; however it delivered up to 10.7 MMSCFD Gas from Pab formation of Cretaceous age. Rizq-1 well was spudded in October last year and drilled up to total depth of 3173 meters…Read More

KOICA to give training on EDS

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article image PR: Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Pakistan held a pre-departure meeting for the government officials for Country Focused Training program on "Economic Development Strategy" scheduled to be held on June 7th-27th, 2015 in Korea. The country focused training program aims to provide useful insight and guideline on economic development by sharing Korea’s economic development experience and to strengthen policy making and implementation capacity of government…Read More