Ahsan for using space sciences for CPEC projects


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has



directed the authorities concerned to use space technology for mega projects initiated under the



CPEC in order to ensure their planned execution



"Accurate research and new technology based solutions are required to monitor mega



development projects for their timely completion," Ahsan said while chairing a high-level



meeting of officers of the Project Wing at

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Establishment of China-Pakistan joint research centre on earth sciences proposed


ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on Wednesday



proposed the establishment of a China-Pakistan Joint Research Centre on Earth Sciences, a



multi-disciplinary Centre with an aim to improve resilience to natural hazards.



The proposal was given in a meeting of a six-member delegation of the Chinese Academy of



Sciences (CAS), headed by Vice Director Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment Cui



Peng with the Chairperson

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Pak researcher bags Turkish award in health, life sciences


STAFF REPORT KHI:A Pakistani academcian, Dr Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, has been conferred upon a prestigious Turkish award, the 2015 International TÜBA Academy Prize, in health and life sciences.


Dr Bhutta, founding director of the Centre for Excellence in Women and Child Health at the Aga Khan University and the co-director of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health in Toronto, received the award from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in

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Conservation of biological diversity ensures economic prosperity & ecological sustainability




CONSERVATION OF biological diversity ensures economic prosperity and ecological sustainability and is also the tool to fight against climate change. However, overexploitation and unsustainable use patterns are depriving ecosystems to deliver vital functions and services as well as its ability to withstand climate change. It is the need of hour to live sustainably with our biological capital and progress in various sectors of economic and human development, including agriculture, forestry

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Pakistan Academy of Sciences becomes national member of SCA


Monitoring Desk: Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) was given the membership of Science Council of Asia (SCA) on the occasion of 15th SCA Conference which was held at Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia this month.

Dr. Anwar Nasim, President of PAS participated in the conference. PAS has become a National Member of SCA and due to this, President of PAS, Dr. Anwar Nasim has become its Management Board Member. At present, the Management Board of SCA comprises of 19 National Members and current

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HEC endeavouring to promote research in social sciences




STAFF REPORT ISB: HEC Chairman Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed has said that the Commission has been endeavouring to promote and intensify research in Social Sciences.
"We have set up a dedicated social sciences section at HEC to identify realities of diverse social and human issues which Pakistan is facing," said Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed.
He further said that the scholars and researchers of Social Sciences and Humanities, who have theoretical, conceptual, methodological and policy

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New leadership of Pakistan academy of Sciences, Islamabad got elected




It is generally recognized that any progressive country, which aspires to occupy a befitting place in the comity of nations, encourages the establishment of a supreme scientific organization, usually designated as the "Academy of Sciences" devoted to the promotion of science and its applications for the general welfare of humanity. While these organizations may not carry out actual researches, they do provide a forum for the advancement of scientific research, popularization

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Bioweapons-a new trend in emerging sciences (Part-II)


Part-II
Basically different biologists have defined this term in different ways;
1: Bioweapons are the biological agents derived from the living organisms that are capable of infecting and causing both sickness and death in people, animals and plants.
2: Bioweapons sometimes are called biowarfare which means that intentional use of microorganisms or toxins derived from living organisms of as an act of war or political violence with intent to cause death or disease in human, animal or in

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Bioweapons-a new trend in emerging sciences


Basically different biologists have defined this term in different ways;
1: Bioweapons are the biological agents derived from the living organisms that are capable of infecting and causing both sickness and death in people, animals and plants.
2: Bioweapons sometimes are called biowarfare which means that intentional use of microorganisms or toxins derived from living organisms of as an act of war or political violence with intent to cause death or disease in human, animal or in plants (1

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World moot for focused approach on life sciences, health, agriculture




STAFF REPORT LHR: As public health concerns are the main objective of states across the world including Pakistan, experts at an international conference widely stressed the need for ensuring effective implementation of biosafety and biosecurity concepts on a global scale and proposed to strengthen the research standards, besides focusing on developments in life sciences in the last century, health, environment and agriculture.
The three-day conference Emerging Trends in Life Sciences

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PARC organises 15th world soil sciences congress


STAFF REPORT ISB: To modernize the national agricultural research system of Pakistan, investment in research and development activities of agriculture sector and education is pre-requisite for enhancing productivity and to produce skilled manpower to bring food security on sustainable basis in the country.

In the light of natural disasters and rapid loss of good agricultural land, a national soil policy for conservation and rational use of land resources is essential, Dr. Nadeem, Member (

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Pakistan, US need to tap expertise in life sciences

STAFF REPORT KHI: There is a major opportunity to exploit the exciting advances in life sciences, which the scientific community in Pakistan should seize. It is being driven by the rapid advances in information technology and genetic sequencing. Thus, it is about people and knowledge that can be transformed and accessed at a relatively low cost.These views were expressed by Terence Taylor, the International Council for Life Sciences (ICLS), while talking to media here. He was recently in Karachi

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Pakistan needs to promote space sciences

STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) Chairman, Major General (retd) Ahmed Bilal believes that if interest in the space sciences is not developed at the school level, then the country’s space programme will face lack of human resource in future. Thus, space sciences should be introduced in the curriculum to produce quality minds to run Pakistan’s space programme.According to him, with the promotion of space sciences, Pakistan will be able to

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Nokia, djuice join h and s for app sciences

STAFF REPORT KHI: Nokia Pakistan and djuice have joined hands to start a series of developer workshops with an aim to provide training focused on S40 devices. As part of this initiative, a workshop has recently been held at Telenor’s Regional Head Office, Islamabad.On the occasion, Faisal Iqbal, a mobile specialist at Orison Technologies, imparted training to the participants and shared the details of development tools available for game development with QML.Talking about the partnership,

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