Tag: Fresh

‘Telenor Hackathon 2018’ pumps fresh blood into digital industry

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article image PR:  Telenor Pakistan, the country’s foremost telecom and digital services provider, hosted ‘Telenor Hackathon 2018’ at its campus ‘345’ in Islamabad. The 4 day event brought together tech loving university students, fresh graduates, entry level professionals, Telenor Pakistan employees and startups from across Pakistan to showcase their innovative ideas for solving problems prevalent in our society. […]…Read More

Stringent Measures to Address Illegal Trade of Fresh Water Turtles in Pakistan

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article image IUCN Pakistan organized a Consultative Workshop in collaboration with the Sindh Wildlife Department, Government of Sindh, to discuss the findings of a study jointly conducted on illegal trade of freshwater turtles in Sindh and Balochistan, under a USAID-funded project IUCN is currently conducting. The workshop, held under the USAID-funded project “Integrated Approach to Education, Capacity […]…Read More

"Peer review" emerges as fresh science scam

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STAFF REPORT ISB: A few professional scientists have found a sneaky way to cheat their way up the career ladder as they evaluate their own research by pretending to be someone else. Scientists publish their research findings through academic journals, which check the work with independent experts before running with it. This independent checking is called "peer review", but journals have retracted dozens of research papers in recent months after learning that peer reviews were faked…Read More

CPF-248 – fresh and medium maturing cane variety

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article image CANE BREEDING programme based purely on noble canes that give rise to varieties with many good qualities, however, an organized breeding programme is the basic tool to enhance the yield of both cane and sugar production in Pakistan. Cane production provides not only raw material to the sugar industries in the homeland but it also helps to fortify the economic status of the farmers. From production point of view, it is a vigorous precursor that progressive farmers are taking ardent interest to…Read More

Fresh gas tariff hike amid consumers woes

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article image WITH THE advent of the winter the government has enforced a fresh gas tariff hike. This is the second price hike this winter. The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) maintained that the latest hike was a part the government’s effort to enhance the profitability of exploring and marketing companies. The CNG price has also been increased. The Consumer Rights Commission of Pakistan (CRCP) has expressed its reservations about the newly introduced weekly based pricing mechanism on the grounds…Read More

Fresh gas tariff hike amid consumers’ woes

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article image By Asif MasoodAS WINTER is knocking at the door, the government has enforced a fresh gas tariff hike. This is the second price hike within a period of one month. The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has maintained that the latest hike is a part government's effort to enhance the profitability of exploring and marketing companies. The CNG price has been increased by Rs 1.59/- the new price is Rs 99.28/- kg, just touching the magic figure.The Consumer Rights Commission of Pakistan (CRCP)…Read More

34 seized turtles released to fresh waters in Gilgit

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: A consignment of 34 live turtles is confiscated from Pakistan’s northern most "Sust" border between Pakistan and China by the Gilgit-Baltistan Forest, Wildlife and Parks Department, and WWF Pakistan which were being illegally captured and transported to China. These turtles were later released in the fresh water of Korung River, Islamabad."A consignment of 34 turtles was originated from Adiala, Rawalpindi, and was bound to China. The culprit paid a penalty…Read More

Dow honours PakOasis for fresh water project

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Dow Water and Process Solutions, a division of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), has recognized PakOasis for one year of operational excellence at its Nawabshah Ultrafiltration (UF) water treatment facility. The largest of its kind in Pakistan, the facility uses DOW ultrafiltration technology to provide 14 million imperial gallons of fresh, safe drinking water every day, delivering a total of 20 billion liters of water over the past year."Over 800 million people lack…Read More