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PARCs RADP project focuses farming sector

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) is flying under the major project of Research for Agricultural Development Program (RADP) for the development of agriculture sector in Pakistan with a total cost of Rs. 2963 million. RADP is a basket of technologies for the end users. The government is focusing on a broad based holistic approach to agricultural growth through science based solutions for more profitable farming, high productivity, diversification of high…Read More

NCT focuses on role of Unani herbal medicines

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: National Council for Tibb (NCT) has recently organized a training workshop for practitioners, educators and manufacturers of Unani system of medicine in collaboration with Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS). Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan as chief guest made this occasion more auspicious.The prime motive of this workshop was to train practitioners in combating nationwide health problems. Ayub Sheikh, Secretary, NHSRandC, appreciated the efforts of NCT in promoting role…Read More

PARCs RADP project focuses farming sector

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) is flying under the major project of Research for Agricultural Development Program (RADP) for the development of agriculture sector in Pakistan with a total cost of Rs. 2963 million. RADP is a basket of technologies for the end users. The government is focusing on a broad based holistic approach to agricultural growth through science based solutions for more profitable farming, high productivity, diversification of high value…Read More

PTA workshop focuses on mobile money

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The mobile phone sector in Pakistan has shown an enormous growth which has creating striking opportunities for service providers and consumers to utilize mobile networks for carrying out various daily life tasks such as financial transactions. PTA Chairman Dr. Syed Ismail Shah said this during a workshop on Mobile Money at the PTA headquarters in Islamabad. He said that Pakistan has now moved in the era of broadband. By the end of February 2016, there are 29.8…Read More

Workshop focuses on digital preservation in libraries

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A workshop on "Role of ICT in Digital Preservation Management in Libraries and Documentation Centres" has been jointly organized by the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) and National Information and Communication Technology, Research and Development (ICT RandD) Fund, Ministry of Information Technology at the QAU Islamabad. Purpose of the event was to introduce and equip the library professionals with effective digital preservation management programs based on…Read More

WEF head focuses on climate change impacts

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Chairman Water Environment Forum, Nisar A Memon, has recently visited the OICCI to give a lecture on the climate change challenges. He was welcomed by President OICCI Atif Bajwa, Vice President Shahab Rizvi and Secretary General M Abdul Aleem. On the occasion, Memon highlighted that climate change is already happening in the form of rising temperatures, atmospheric carbon dioxide level, frequency of tropical storms and sea levels. Its impact are already being…Read More

Gov. Elite focuses technology solutions for improving public service delivery

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: In order to exchange ideas for technology sector promotion and human resource development; first meeting of Sub Committee of Cabinet on Human Resource (HR) and technology was held. Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal presided the meeting in which he said, "The government is committed for technology uplifting because it plays a pivotal role in national development. This subcommittee formation also serves the purpose to improve inter-…Read More

Punjab focuses on tech to promote entrepreneurship

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Punjab government is forging ahead with a highly-ambitious plan to diversify the region’s economy by facilitating the spread and reach of technology, introduce e-government initiatives, and inculcate a strong element of technological entrepreneurship. The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) led by CEO Dr. Umar Saif, is at the forefront of efforts by the administration to help citizens gain access to technology as well as to interact with the government…Read More

Unesco dialogue focuses on media, info literacy, edu journalism

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Academicians, journalists and development sector professionals, students debated and discussed safety and security of journalists, the psychological effect of media’s exposure debated and discussed at a town hall dialogue organised by AGAHI and UNESCO, Pakistan here. Purpose of the programme was to highlight and identify the need to develop editorial space for education journalism. Puruesh Chaudhary, founder and president, AGAHI, while opening the discussion forum…Read More

PAS session focuses on making Pakistan science conscious

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The second brainstorming session, organized by Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) in collaboration with the HEC at the HEC headquarters, resolved to make Pakistan a science conscious country in real terms as it would lay the foundation of sustainable development. Coordinator of the event, Dr. Hamid Saleem, who is a Fellow of the PAS, encouraged the participants for collaborative efforts to promote SandT in the country for the benefit of society. PAS President,…Read More