Day: November 15, 2015

Pakistan, Tajikistan deepen cooperation in energy and defense

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan and Tajikistan renew their bilateral relation through agreements for extended cooperation on energy, defense, and commerce sector. The executives of both countries i.e. Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif and President, Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon joined in the meet at Islamabad and signed 7 agreements in various fields including energy, industrial sectors, science and technology, geology, and defense. According to the agreements, joint projects will be launched…Read More

WB sanctions $500 million to Pakistan for energy reforms

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The energy sector of Pakistan has been in tatters for past few years and industrialization and domestic decree due to power shortage has left a number of unemployment and other associated social issues. The World Bank (WB) has recently approved an amount of $500 million financial support to Pakistan which will be soon processed. This was revealed by Ministry of Finance. The sources apprised that the amount has been sanctioned in lieu of carrying out energy sector…Read More

IIUI consolidates agreement with US varsity to setup CTE

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) has surfaced an agreement with US-based University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) to establish a Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at IIUI. This emerged out as a consequence of meeting of a two-member UNCW delegation with, President IIUI, Dr Ahmed Yousif Al Draiweesh.The scope of CTE will be to foster research and development in multiple fields; faculty and students exchange programs; teachers’ training;…Read More

Research Commercialization office inaugurated at AIOU

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has formally launched the Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) in an attempt to pool researchers, scientists and also mitigate the gap between academia, industry, and the society in order to nurture a socio-economic viable research with greater impact. Dr Shahid Siddiqui, Vice-Chancellor AIOU inaugurated the ORIC and said while addressing on the occasion, "ORIC will be responsible for strengthening…Read More

MoIT nearing to become energy efficient by employing SES

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The energy efficient buildings are one of the important practices of developed world for energy conservation and management. The Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT) and Telecommunication are all set to become energy-efficient by developing a self-managing energy system (SES). According to the sources, the SES will be capable of streamlining energy processes and conserving it at large. The individual energy footprint of the Ministry will be subsequently reduced hence;…Read More

Joint radio transmission broadcast exclusive WSD transmission

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: ZAB-FM 106.6 (The Voice of SZABIST Islamabad) sorted out an eccentric transmission on World Science Day (WSD) as a team with Technology Times Newspaper and Educational Broadcasters Forum (EBF). The objective of the transmission was to sensitize masses about the importance of WSD and the role science plays to enlighten peoples lives by offering many solutions to the daily life challenges and what role it can play for sustainable future, dialog and to scaffold crevice…Read More

MoCC submits INDC to UNFCCC for COP 21

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) has submitted Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) a national carbon emission reduction strategy to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change( UNFCCC). The sources uncover that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has endorsed the national carbon discharge reduction strategy. As per Article 2 of UNFCCC, the Parties to the Convention are required to accomplish adjustment of greenhouse gas focuses in the air…Read More

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Deliberation session on Science for Sustainable Future held

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A discussion forum on the theme Science for Sustainable Future’ was organized in order to mark the World Science Day-2015. The purpose of the event was to review the SandT advancement status in Pakistan, identify the problems hindering scientific and technological and propose solutions to those challenges in order to achieve the sustainable development goals and protect future generations from noxious challenges of climate change, food security, water scarcity,…Read More

SBASSE-LUMS publishes research on low-cost solar cells

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) LUMS research team has recently published its research on cost-effective solar based cells investigating the way towards a maintainable answer for the energy crisis. Solar is albeit a standout amongst the most bottomless wellspring of clean energy at Earth yet the expense to change it into power is the principle hindrance thwarting its pervasive use in the present energy blend of our nation. The research group drove by…Read More

PITB signs agreement with Chinese Co for developing tech infrastructure

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has joined hands with Chinese enterprise for the establishment of a joint comprehensive Integrated Command, Control and Communication (IC3) System in various districts of the province. The agreement signing took place in a ceremony held at PITB. The Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif and the General Manager, CETC International Co Ltd, China inked the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The scope of the agreement covers the…Read More