Month: August 2016

Life without you "The insect"

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Today I am going to talk about a tiny creature having three-segmented body (head, thorax and abdomen) covered in an exoskeleton, three pairs of jointed legs,compound eyes, and a pair of antennae called insects. Insects are everywhere, the most common animals on our planet. Million of insects species have been named, hundreds add every year and a large amount still unknown. Despite representing 80% of all animal species, people on the whole know little about that tiny creature. If a question…Read More

Wapda launches tree plantation campaign

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article image TISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has launched its 'One Million-Tree Plantation Campaign', which aims at planting one million trees at various Wapda projects in the four provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJandK), Gilgit Baltistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) during the two plantation seasons of the fiscal year 2016-17. To mark launch of the campaign, a ceremony was held at Islamabad. Minister of State for Water and Power Chaudhry…Read More

British company seeks 5,000 workers from TEVTA

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article image LAHORE: A British company has demanded 5,000 trained people from TEVTA in the hospitality and sales sector to provide them job in the United Kingdom. TEVTA would provide services of 5,000 youth to a British company after giving them the required training. TEVTA is paying full attention to train the unemployed youth of Punjab especially in remote areas in order to give them prominent place in the society and ensuring their participation in the national development. "Foreign…Read More

Youngest Pakistani PhD

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article image ISLAMABAD: Dr Azhar Hussain has become the youngest PhD of Pakistan by completing his PhD at the age of 25 years and 10 month. He has completed his PhD in the Soil Science (Specialization: Soil and Environmental Microbiology) from the Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. Internationally reputed soil microbiologist Dr Muhammad Arshad (Tamga-i-Imtiaz) supervised Dr Azhar. The young PhD is associated as Assistant Professor with…Read More

Chinese delegation calls on Anusha Rehman

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article image ISLAMABAD: A high level Chinese delegation called on Minister of State for Information Technology Mrs. Anusha Rehman and discussed matters related to e-commerce promotion in the country. Federal Secretary IT Mr. Rizwan Bashir and Member Telecom Mr. Mudassar Hussain, were also present in the meeting. Minister of IT apprised the delegates that, "Pakistan’s IT and Telecom Sector has lot of potential and now we have to explore the ways to reap this possible mutual dividend from the…Read More

Pak-China agree for cooperation in R&D of tropical & sub-tropical fruits

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article image ISLAMABAD: Pakistan gives high priority to China for collaboration in various sectors including for the development of agriculture for food security and poverty alleviation in the South Asia region. PARC also gives importance for cooperation in research and development of tropical and sub-tropical fruits with special focus on mango and their management. This was stated by Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) while presiding over a meeting with four members Chinese…Read More

COMSATS publishes Urdu translation of "One Hundred Reasons to Be a Scientist"

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article image ISLAMABAD: Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) organized the launching ceremony of Urdu translation of the book titled, "One Hundred Reasons to Be a Scientist", which was originally published in 2004 by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy. It comprises of the life achievements of 91 contemporary scientists who played a major role in shaping the science and technology in the world during…Read More

JazzCash and MicroEnsure enter into a strategic collaboration

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article image ISLAMABAD: JazzCash has entered in to a strategic alliance with MicroEnsure Pakistan, the leading provider of mass market insurance worldwide, whereby innovative small ticket insurance products and solutions will be offered to JazzCash customers. Speaking on the occasion, Aniqa Afzal Sandhu, VP Digital andamp; Mobile Financial Services - Mobilink, stated, "We are excited about this partnership and look forward to offering some innovative…Read More

Oracle launches largest b2b audience data marketplace

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article image KARACHI: Oracle Data Cloud launched the largest business-to- business (B2B) audience data marketplace to help make programmatic and data-driven B2B marketing easier. To help B2B marketers improve their targeting throughout the marketing funnel, Oracle Data Cloud’s B2B audience solution provides access to more than 400 million business profiles through thousands of B2B audience segments, thus creating a highly scalable and customizable targeting…Read More

Intel CEO Introduces vision for Merged Reality at 2016 Intel Developer Forum

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article image ISLAMABAD: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich welcomes thousands of developers to the 2016 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, with an opening keynote presentation. His presentation offered perspective on the unique role Intel will play as the boundaries of computing continue to expand. The 2016 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) kicked off today in San Francisco with an opening keynote by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. Krzanich articulated the company’s vision…Read More