Month: June 2016

Female Online Buying Trends In Pakistan

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Various recent studies have confirmed the fact that Pakistan’s ecommerce industry is growing fast and has the potential of expanding multi folds in the near future. In Pakistan, there are 30 million internet users (Jabri, 2016). Among them online purchases have accounted for $30 million and are expected to grow (Jabri, 2016). But most of these purchases are recorded to be done far more than males relative to the female population. According to the Kaymu Ecommerce Report on 2015, 70…Read More

Science communication is the key to create biodiversity awareness: Speakers

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article image The misuse of nature by human-induced activities has resulted in the huge part of the World's environmental frameworks to the brink of halt. To understand the societal changes due to change in climatic patterns, biodiversity conservation researcher should be morepre-emptive, aggressive, and consciousin growingecologicaladeptness, said by speakers of the one-day training workshop titled "Biodiversity awareness through science communication" jointly organized by University of Science…Read More

Aquaponics; a green method to produce quality food

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article image Agricultural productivities suffered a lot during recent past due to unexpected climatic changes, torrential rains, heat waves, drought and floods. Due to these mentioned constraints shortage of energy was one of the hurdles as well. It reflects that the nature is shifting its paradigm which is directly or indirectly danger to the agriculture production ultimately food security is at risk on this earth crust. Due to above narrated uncertain climatic changes, number of issues has to…Read More

The disconnect in Pakistans trade and GDP growth

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article image Contra¬ry to region¬al trends, there is parado¬x underl¬ying Pakist¬an’s growth trajec-tory. In Pakistan, trade grew 1.2% lower than our GDP, while on a global basis, trade has grown 1.8% ahead of global GDP growth on average.In the recently-concluded American Business Council Economic Summit, titled Beyond Borders: Trade Treaties and their Implication’, I presented the hypothesis that "in all successful economies, GDP growth has a direct correlation with trade growth"…Read More

Ridge and Furrow with Plastic Mulching: AStep Ahead forSemi-aridRain-fedAgri-produce enhancement

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article image Semi-arid or sub-humid zones are characterized by low erratic rainfall of up to 700 mm per annum, periodic droughts and different associations of vegetative cover and soils. Inter-annual rainfall varies from 20-50%. Regarding livelihood systems, in general, agricultural harvests are likely to be irregular, although grazing is satisfactory. Pakistan lies in the subtropical arid zone and most of the country is subjected to a semi-arid climate. Linked to water, and based on physiography, in…Read More

Protect Soil to "Protect Agriculture"

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article image A plant is standing with full courage and phenotypically looks healthy, the reason behind this is what, that is soil, which support the plants. It stands so strongly that a strong flood will lose its velocity of speed just because of those plants that are supported by soil. The unconsolidated material or upper layer of earth where nutrients are present known as soil. Soil provides physical support to the plants. It is complex mixture of minerals such as water (25%), air (25%),…Read More

Camelina Oil as an Emerging Biofuel

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article image According to the theory of Entropy, the world is going towards destruction process in every second of time. The Climate and Weather are changing rapidly for the previous two decades. Seasons are shifting, glaciers are melting sea level is increasing; the frequency of floods, tsunamis, and the population are increasing. The change in climate is only due the human activities like use of fuel and diesel which have increased the concentration of CO2, NO, and chlorofluorocarbons. We cannot stop…Read More

FAMACHA System as a tool of targeted selective treatment

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article image Dairy sheep and goats play an important role in building economy and providing livelihood in many parts of the world but at the same time they are affected by many diseases particularly parasitic problem. Among parasitic diseases, Haemonchus, Oesophagostomum, Trichostrongylus and Telodorsagia are the main genera of gastrointestinal nematodes that are important for small ruminants andHaemonchus (H.) contortus is the most dangerous because of its economic significance. Usually the infection…Read More

Fourth Robotics expo organized by IT University

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The 4th Iconic Robotics Expo organized by Information Technology University at Arfa Kareem Software Technology Park. Dr Umar Saif, Vice Chancellor of the ITU headed the closing ceremony while Dr Nizam ud Din, Chairperson, Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) was the chief guest. ITU students designed and built 15 robot prototypes to tackle locally applicable challenges of Pakistan. Dr Nizam ud Din appreciated the role of ITU students for their outstanding…Read More

Management practice boost up yield of cotton

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article image COTTON (GOSSYPIUMHIRSUTUM) is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the family of Malvaceae. The fibre is almost pure cellulose. Under natural conditions, the cotton bolls will tend to increase the dispersal of the seeds. The major use of cotton today is in the textile industry, the fibers or lints’ of the cotton plant are harvested and woven into fabric for the production of clothing, towels, bed…Read More