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  • Satellite yields stunning 3-D map of Milky Way

    PARIS: Europe’s Gaia satellite has produced a “stunning” 3-D map, published on Wednesday, of more than a billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy, complete with their distance from Earth, their colour, and their motion through space...

    Its first map was published in September 2016, with about 1...

  • Nepal’s lower house of parliament approves new map

    KATHMANDU: Nepal’s lower house of parliament on Saturday approved a new national emblem with a political map that includes strategic territories disputed with its giant neighbour India...

    The two countries have been wrangling since India last month opened a new 80-kilometre road in Uttarakhand state leading up to the disputed Lipu Lekh pass...

  • Satellite and text messages: Pakistani farmers' new irrigation tools

    ”The text messages are sent by the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), a government agency that carries out water research...

    “We started with 700 farmers in April 2016, all across Pakistan, and since January this year the number of farmers receiving the messages has increased to 10,000,” says Ahmed Zeeshan Bhatti, deputy director of PCRWR...

  • Shaheer Niazi — teenager who put Pakistan on science map

    The team representing Pakistan at the International Young Physicists’ Tourna­ment was given the electric honeycomb phenomenon to present on and Shaheer’s twin sister, Khadija Niazi, was the team captain...

    Her paper — Solving core issues of early physics education in Pakistan — addresses the problem of paucity of women interested in careers in pure physics and sciences, while discussing novel ways to reach a wider audience...

  • PTV sacks 2 officials for airing 'incorrect' map of Pakistan

    State-run Pakistan Television (PTV) has fired two employees for airing an "incorrect map of Pakistan" that showing occupied Kashmir to be a part of Indian territory...

    In a tweet on Wednesday, the state broadcaster said: "Taking strict action on the recommendations of the inquiry committee designated to probe the airing of an incorrect image of a map of Pakistan on June 6 on PTV News, PTV management has terminated two officials found...

  • India calls satellite 'gift to South Asia', Pakistan says no thanks

    India launched a communications satellite on Friday for its smaller neighbours to share, part of its efforts to build goodwill in the region and counter Chinese influence, but arch-rival Pakistan said it would stay away from the project...

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who came to office promising to strengthen ties with neighbours such as Sri Lanka, Nepal and even Pakistan, has called the satellite a gift to south Asia...

  • FO explains why Pakistan quit Saarc satellite project

    ISLAMABAD: India’s unwillingness to allow other Saarc countries to participate in the development of a Saarc satellite made Pakistan quit the project...

    Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria, while explaining Pakistan’s absence from the South Asian Satellite launched by India on Friday, said: “As India was not willing to develop the project on a collaborative basis, it was not possible for Pakistan to support it as a regional...

  • Pakistan to launch remote-sensing satellite in 2018: president

    ISLAMABAD: As space technology is being used in the planning and monitoring of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmo­sphere Research Commission (Suparco) will launch the country’s first remote-sensing satellite in March, 2018...

    The ultimate aim of launching the remote-sensing satellite will be giving a boost to the national development activities, President Mamnoon Hussain said here on...

  • Pakistan to launch observatory satellite next month

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday announced the launch of Pakistan’s indigenously developed 285kg PakTES-1A observatory satellite in July...

    Known as the Remote Sensing Satellite (RSS) it can be used to study various features of Earth, determine mineral deposits, and depending on the kinds of sensors and gadgets fitted, the RSS technology can also help study impacts of climate change such as recession of melting...

  • Wrong map: PU teacher suspended

    LAHORE: Punjab University’s Institute of Education and Research (IER) Assistant Professor Dr Abida Nasreen has been suspended from service for three months for publication of wrong map of Pakistan on a flex...

    PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran on Monday took notice of the publication of wrong map of Pakistan on a flex in which Azad Kashmir was not shown part of the country...

  • Myanmar's startups map past, shape future with virtual reality

    “The increase in activity from last year till now ? new startups, more people determined to become entrepreneurs and working in the tech sector in general ? is significant,” said Jes Kaliebe Peterson, CEO of community hub Phandeeyar...

    360ed has used virtual reality to help Myanmar teachers attend training courses in Japan and Finland and is working on setting up deals with schools in India, Pakistan, China and Bangladesh...

  • Road map to bring electric vehicles to local roads

    KARACHI: The Ministry of Science and Technology has taken the initiative for “engineering foresight” to gear up auto assemblers and parts makers for new challenges, especially electric vehicles (EVs)...

    The volumes are low in Pakistan but there is a need to start working on capacity building for institutions so that in future the country is well placed in adopting new technologies of electric vehicles and has the human resources to...

  • India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

    NEW DELHI: India's government took Al Jazeera news channel off the air on Wednesday for five days after officials insisted it had repeatedly shown wrong maps of disputed Kashmir...

    An official said the order was made earlier this month over the maps that showed parts of the Himalayan Kashmir region in Pakistan and in China ? an extremely sensitive issue in India...

  • India’s inter-ministerial committee recommends taking Al Jazeera off air in map row

    NEW DELHI: India, forever sullen about maps depicting its territorial claims against its liking, has found a quarry in Al Jazeera, reports said on Friday...

    According to sources it quoted, the issue had come to the notice of the I&B ministry that on repeated occasions the channel had showed a wrong map of India in some of its broadcasts in 2013 and 2014, after which the matter was referred to the Surveyor General of India (SGI)... ...

  • More than lines on a map

    With the positive side of a democratic dispensation evident in the agreement to move forward first with one (the western) of the branches of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the decision-makers will now need to focus all energies on securing the country from terrorism...

    Media reports have suggested that the rate of return, in some cases up to 30pc per year, on the Chinese investment may have factored in the ground...

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