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  • Move on export control of sensitive technologies, goods praised by US

    ISLAMABAD: The United States has praised Pakistan’s move to update its export control list for sensitive technologies and goods to make it compatible with international regimes...

    Take a look: Access to peaceful nuclear technology a priority, US toldPakistan has recently revised the control lists of goods, technologies, material and equipment related to nuclear and biological weapons and their delivery systems...

  • Facebook, Unity Technologies set to launch gaming platform

    CALIFORNIA: Social media giant, Facebook has announced plans to team up with gaming engine developer, Unity Technologies, in order to expand their services for gamers and developers, the company announced on its official blog for developers Thursday...

    The partnership with Unity Technologies is a strategic move for Facebook to re-engage the over 650 million active gamers on the network...

  • Google, Tencent eye collaboration on new technologies

    Internet titans Google and Tencent on Friday signalled possible future collaboration on developing new technologies as the US and Chinese firms announced a long-term patent-sharing agreement...

    The companies gave no details on the scope or nature of the potential cooperation but said in a joint statement that they “are open to deeper collaboration in the future on innovative new technologies”...

  • Green buildings: Minimising environmental impact

    Green buildings, also known as sustainable, energy efficient and smart buildings, are built with the aim to minimise environmental impacts, emitting none or very little amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) and reaping maximum environmental, social and economic benefits...

    Generally, the direct and indirect benefits associated with green buildings include: reduced energy consumptions, increased water use efficiency, lower environmental...

  • Gandhara International University gets green light

    TAXILA: The government plans to establish the Gandhara International University in Taxila, in an effort to revive the 3,000-year-old Buddhist university of ancient Taxila and make Pakistan a centre for interfaith harmony and Buddhism studies...

    The chairperson of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) as well as the steering committee of the project, Siddiqul Farooque, told Dawn that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had formally approved the...
  • Girls in Green touch base in Karachi

    The team coach Mohtashim Rashid, who was also present, said that he believed in building on the girls’ confidence and making them aware of their qualities...

    ”At T2FLater, in the evening, the Girls in Green arrived at The Second Floor (T2F), courtesy Girls at Dhabas, to meet a different audience...

  • 'Cramped for time' Kohli wants green pitches before South Africa tour

    India's cricket team captain Virat Kohli on Thursday again raised the issue of a busy schedule, confirming India had demanded fast, green-topped wickets for the Test series against Sri Lanka to prepare for their tour of South Africa...

    The hosts laid out a green pitch in the opening Test in Kolkata, and Nagpur is also expected to favour the fast bowlers in the second Test starting Friday...

  • India prepare green track for second Sri Lanka Test

    NAGPUR: Captain Virat Kohli said on Thursday India had demanded fast, green-topped wickets for the Test series against Sri Lanka to prepare for their tour of South Africa...

    The hosts laid out a green pitch in the opening Test in Kolkata, and Nagpur is also expected to favour the fast bowlers in the second Test starting from Friday...

  • Book review: The story behind the Green Lantern

    Green Lantern is part of the Justice League since its inception but he hasn’t been discussed as much as the rest of the JL members...

    Green Lantern — An Origin Story tells you all there is to know about this JL founding member who has always lent a helping hand when his friends are in trouble...

  • Asian Development Bank calls for green financing mechanisms

    ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has proposed the creation of national green financing vehicles to catalyse environmentally and financially sustainable infrastructure investments in Asia and the Pacific...

    In a report released on Tuesday, the ADB highlighted the constraints for developing a large pipeline of bankable green infrastructure projects and called for an integrated approach to transforming country financial...

  • Green banking gets ready to take off in Pakistan

    The State Bank of Pakistan has introduced Green Banking Guidelines (GBGs) and has given banks and development finance institutions a year to implement them...

    The central bank wants banks and DFIs to create ‘indicative but not exhaustive’ green financing portfolios for making loans for alternative energy (wind, solar, biomass and other renewable energy sources), sewage treatment, water conservation, waste disposal, wastewater...

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