Day: March 16, 2016

IEEE DIALOGUE at MUET gathers young talent

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article image IEEE DIALOGUE (Discovering Abilities and Lifetime Opportunities for Graduating Engineers) was held at the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology on 27th January, 2016. Tahir Chaudhry, Chief Executive, Falcon Engineering, founding member and chair industry- academia linkage, Open Source Foundation of Pakistan, Mir Muhammad Ali Khan, Co-Chairman of AMZ-MAK Capital Limited, Engr. Tahir Saleem, Vice President South IEEEP/ former Comm. IEEE/ CEO United Engineering Services, Rana…Read More

Effect of salt stress on mungbean

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article image Mung bean (Vignaradiata L.) belongs to family Papilionaceae. It is an important pulse crop in South and Southeast Asia and is widely used due to its nutritional value. It is used in various forms such as cooked foods, mixed with different vegetables and meat as well as different types of cakes and noodles is also formed by using mung bean. In Pakistan, mung bean is grown on an area of 218,000 ha with annual production of 138.46 thousand tons. Mung bean has a high nutritional value. There…Read More

Photoacoustic Spectroscopy: An introduction and applications

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article image Photoacoustic (PAS) or optoacoustic spectroscopyis a unique form of spectroscopy that uses sound and light to examine the behaviour of material. This technique is used tostudy thermal emission developing from non-radiative de-excitation after absorbing radiation from the incoming light. Alexander Graham Bell was the first scientist to detect the photoacoustic effect in 1880. He discovered that thin disc when exposed to an interrupted beam of sunlight produces an audible sound in UV and…Read More

Desperate need for farm reforms

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article image High prices are the ultimate signal that demands are outstripping supply and that there is simply not enough food to feed the ever growing population of this already giant country. Pakistan faces a number of challenges to agricultural growth including technological fatigue, policy deficits, infrastructural, credit and marketing constraints and water, and soil health related ecological and environmental problems. Public sector agricultural research and development has not adequately…Read More

Medicinal plants – an alternative to combat gastrointestinal parasitism

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article image IMPORTANCE OF LIVESTOCK SECTOR There are multiple factors which play their role in establishing the economy of any country. Among these factors, Livestock have vital role in economic strength of any country by producing, milk, meat, wool, hide, farm yard manure and many other animal by-products. There are 1750.5 million heads of cattle and buffaloes, 2439.2 million heads of sheep and goats, 27.4 million heads of camel and 21554.8 million heads of chickens are found worldwide which…Read More

Carbon footprint and its approximation in farm sector

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article image The carbon footprint is a measurement of the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) released into the atmosphere, produced as a result of direct and indirect human. It is usually demonstrated in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).All activities caused by mankind. In other words: When you drive a car on road, the engine burns fuel which creates a definite amount of CO2, reliant on its fuel exhaustion and the driving distance (CO2 is the chemical symbol for carbon dioxide). When you warm…Read More

Lowest ranking on innovations!

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The National Assembly has recently been informed that less than two per cent of GDP is being spent in Pakistan on research and development. This spending is too low when compared with that of other states which have set their progress on a sustained track. Similarly, the low standards of science education in our educational institutions are the prime reason why Pakistan has been ranked 131st out of 141 countries in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2015. Whether it is the issue of…Read More

Pakistan introduces new secret mango variety

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: A new mango variety has been introduced in the experimental mango area of the Sindh Horticulture Research Institute in Mirpurkhas. The local administration there is, however, reluctant to publicize the release for fear of upsetting big growers and landlords in the region. The new mango variety will be available for almost half a year, which could challenge the monopoly of the landlords and large scale growers, who fear financial loss due to an influx of early fruit on…Read More

UNIDO, ICCI start initiatives for women business growth

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article image ceremony to celebrate the Women International Day 2016. Gender mainstreaming is one of the major focuses of the UNIDO Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP), which employs a competition-based ecosystem approach to identify the most promising entrepreneurs across the country. It works as a local business acceleration programme that supports, promotes and "de-risks" the participating companies and connects them to the potential investors, customers, and partners. At this…Read More

MOL starts award winning talent-hunt programme

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The MOL Group has launch two of its award winning talent acquisition programmes Growww and Freshhh 2016, in line with its strategy to attract top talents from different regions and to cater for its business needs. According to a statement of the company, Growww is a one-year graduate programme offering a unique opportunity for young professionals to kick-start an international career and learn about one of the most complex industries. Candidates can apply online for…Read More