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  • Govt to fund GIK institute’s research projects

    SWABI: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has planned to finance research projects of the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology...

    The secretary appreciated the GIK institute for offering quality education in the field of engineering and management sciences...

  • Japanese research institute earns right to name element 113

    Kosuke Morita, who was leading the research at the government-affiliated Riken Nishina Centre for Accelerator-Based Science, was notified of the decision on Thursday by the US-based International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry...

    The news is a morale booster for Riken, which has undergone a reorganisation of some of its research following a scandal over stem-cell research...

  • Moenjodaro research institute to be set up at site: official

    LARKANA: The executive board of the National Fund for Moenjodaro deci­d­ed at a meeting in Moen­jodaro on Friday to set up the Institute of Moenjo­daro Res­e­arch and Resource (IMRR) at the archaeological site to provide research facilities to scholars working on the ancient Indus civilisation...

    Secretary of Culture Ghulam Akbar Leghari floated the idea of establishing the Institute of Moenjodaro Research and Resource at the...

  • Urban flooding feared for Karachi, Hyderabad after heavy rains

    KARACHI: As heavy rains have been forecast to begin this week with the early onset of monsoon this year, the meteorological department also predicts ‘urban flooding’ in Karachi and Hyderabad in the wake of 10 to 20 per cent more than average rainfall and ‘poor’ drainage infrastructure of the two cities...

    The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) recently released a weather report of the country titled ‘Outlook for Summer Monsoon...

  • $15 million ADB loan to help urban development planning in Punjab

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help the Punjab government to design comprehensive investment and public service delivery plans in preparation for upcoming urban development projects in seven districts of the province...

    The $15 million loan for ‘Punjab Urban Development Projects’ announced by the ADB on Thursday will finance the preparation of comprehensive master plans for upstream project pipeline development, detailed...

  • Prime Minister House to be converted into high-quality postgraduate institute: minister

    Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood announced on Thursday that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government will turn the Prime Minister House into a postgraduate university of a high quality...

    The PM House is spread over 1,096 kanals and Rs 470 million are spent on its upkeep annually, said Mehmood, who was heading a committee formed to decide how government-owned buildings could be utilised in public interest...

  • Research, development lowest priority

    ISLAMABAD: Research and development remains lowest on the government’s list of priorities...

    The government declined another request from the Ministry of Science and Technology to provide funds for research in emerging technologies such as fuel cell and nano-technologies to meet the future energy requirements...

  • No market for research, no interest in development

    To understand why research and development has primarily been the domain of the public sector and whether there are any hindrances to private sector involvement in the realm of R&D, Dawn spoke to renowned educationist Dr AH Nayyar...

    Q: Is research and development necessarily the domain of the state or should the responsibility be taken up by the private sector as well?A: The private sector always wants to get into research for their...

  • Ruling BJP's alliance may win key India upper house majority next year, says research firm

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling alliance could achieve a crucial majority in the upper house of parliament next year if some small regional parties join the bloc that recently won a massive mandate in the lower house, according to a projection by an independent research firm...

    The prediction by PRS Legislative Research, which tracks the functioning of India's parliament, shows that the BJP alone could secure 83 seats in...

  • Apple opens map development office in India's Hyderabad

    NEW DELHI: Apple said Thursday it will open a development office in Hyderabad, as its chief executive Tim Cook continued his India charm offensive with an investment boon to one of the country's top technology hubs...

    Local government ministers in Telangana state, of which Hyderabad is the capital, expressed their delight on Twitter at the new centre, a partnership with local software firm RMSI...

  • Hyderabad to have another museum as culture dept gets possession of Mukhi House

    HYDERABAD: Mukhi House, built in 1920 by prominent figure of Hyderabad, Mukhi Jethanand, has been handed over to the Sindh government, which will convert it to Hyderabad Museum...

    Speaking to the media, she said that an amount of Rs25 million was being allocated for the repair, rehabilitation and renovation of the proposed museum now when the Mukhi House had formally been handed over to the department...

  • PAKISTAN’S CHALLENGES: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015-2030: Looking inwards: the new development paradigm

    - Pakistan’s national income per capita has doubled since 1990; with income poverty declining nearly three times since 2000- The share of Foreign Direct Investment in the economy has fluctuated in the past 30 years; in 2013 it was back at the 1990 level- If Pakistan is to meet the SDGs, there is considerable scope to improve the role of partnershipsNegotiating the path towards sustainable development is not easy for any country acting...

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