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Alternate energy vital for community development: Speakers

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article image STAFF REPORT FSB: A three-day international workshop on Renewable Energy Technology for Community Development’ was organized in order to highlight the importance of utilization of renewable energy sources in special connection of community development. The event was organized by University of Faisalabad (UAF) in partnership with DAAD Germany. UAF Vice Chancellor, Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan presided over the session. He said while communicating the vitality of renewable energy sources in…Read More

Tech City project vital for ICT development: Anusha

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: National ICT RandD Fund held 40th Board of Directors meeting on November 5, 2015. The purpose of the meeting was to review the progresses made in ICT sector and also deliberations for future programmes. Minister of State for Information Technology (MoIT) and Telecommunication, Anusha Rahman presided over the meeting. She emphasized on Tech City project while stating, "Tech City project is amongst our government top priority. The project is an ICT improvement…Read More

Alternate energy vital for community development: Speakers

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article image STAFF REPORT FSB: A three-day international workshop on Renewable Energy Technology for Community Development’ was organized in order to highlight the importance of utilization of renewable energy sources in special connection of community development. The event was organized by University of Faisalabad (UAF) in partnership with DAAD Germany. UAF Vice Chancellor, Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan presided over the session. He said while communicating the vitality of renewable energy sources in…Read More

Biochar: A vital soil amendment for degraded land

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article image LAND DEGRADATION is an emerging issue in several countries especially in Pakistan as a consequence of climatic variabilities. Land degradation is impoverishment of the land by human activities and by natural causes. The loss of arable land has been caused by a number of factors, many or most of which are tied to human development in last 2 decades. It has been grouped into five classes: water erosion, wind erosion, soil fertility decline, salinization and water logging. Water and wind…Read More

NARC vital for countrys existence

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article image PAKISTAN OWNS world-standard agricultural research organization namely the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), where hundreds of highly qualified scientists are working to develop agriculture sector. The National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) is one of the famous research centers working under the council which has been facilitating agriculture development through research and guidance to farmers. The center serves as headquarter for dozens of agriculture research…Read More

Why is public science education vital?

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FOR MOST of the Pakistanis science is something to be imposed in school, details of which are quickly forgotten after exams are over. This may be clear, since, unfortunately, the basic science curricula often consists of hard to memorize jargons and lectures about what science has discovered. Since the pace of scientific research is accelerating at a very high speed, the exposure of average citizen to science is increasing. The dilemma of our society is that, public is engaged in scientific…Read More

Innovation termed vital for industrial progress

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STAFF REPORT LHR: There is an urgent need for extensive research and development (RandD) activity to enable the manufacturing sector to produce innovative, user-friendly and value-added products. Faisal Afridi, President PCJCCI, expressed these views while speaking at a seminar on the "Positive impact of innovation on economy" at the chamber premises in Lahore. He highlighted Pakistan’s weakness in making innovations and its adverse effects on the economy. He added Pakistan…Read More

UVAS role vital in livestock development: VC

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STAFF REPORT LHR: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha has said that the university is playing a key role in development of livestock and related sectors by producing competent trained manpower and conducting field-oriented research. The Vice-Chancellor said this while talking to two delegations from Australia and Portugal who have recently called on him at the campus. The Australian delegation comprised Australian Aid’s…Read More

Dams vital for national food security

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STAFF REPORT B’PUR: Food security is directly related to water security in Pakistan as this state is among the countries fast heading towards critical shortage of water for irrigation and domestic usage. If drastic measures are not taken in time, the country would face also face acute food security in near future. In the absence of mega water reservoir like Kala Bagh Dam - a multipurpose natural dam site, Pakistan would face acute shortage of water, which will exacerbate food insecurity.…Read More

Lawmakers suggest HEC vital for quality education

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The convener of the National Assembly Sub-Committee on Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education has asked the top education regulatory body to go beyond its mandated role and help find solutions to issues facing Pakistan. Taking note of this, while seemingly forgetting the quagmire that the commission is already in, the HEC chief promised to "soon" share a proposal on the formation of think-tanks regarding water, energy, agriculture and other…Read More