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Finja Receives $1.5 Million in Series A Funding

Finja Receives $1.5 Million in Series A Funding

Finja, a Pakistani fintech startup, secured $1.5 million in series A funding on Wednesday. Swedish company Vostok led the round. This is not Vostock’s first investment in the Pakistani startup; the company had invested in Finja through a convertible note last year. …Continue reading

Top Prize for DoctHERs at World Health Summit Startup Track 2017

A Pakistani startup, doctHERs, has secured first place in the World Health Summit Startup Track 2017. The digital healthcare platform connects female doctors to patients in real-time using online technology. Its mission is to transcend socio-cultural barriers which restrict female healthcare professionals. …Continue reading

UNDP Unveils Climate Change Financial Strategies for Pakistan

As the world prepares for the United Nations climate change summit (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany next month – Pakistan has unveiled a strategy to align its climate action with its financial management systems. In Brief It is believed that Pakistan’s climate …Continue reading

ICTD 2017 Conference to Be Held in Lahore, Pakistan

Information Technology University (ITU) is hosting the 9th International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) 2017 from 16th to 19th November this year. The four-day conference will be held at Avari Hotel in Lahore. ICTD is the world’s premier …Continue reading

Celebrated Mathematician Vladimir Voevodsky dies at 51

Acclaimed mathematician Dr. Vladimir Voevodsky, passed away on September 30 at his home in Princeton, New Jersey, from unknown causes. He was 51. Dr. Voevodsky was awarded the Fields Medal, commonly considered the ‘Nobel Prize of Mathematics’, in 2002 for developing new …Continue reading

12 Years After the October Earthquake, Is Pakistan Prepared to Handle Another ‘Big One’?

Pakistan sits on top of three tectonic plates that are very slowly colliding into one another. The eastern half of the country lies on the edge of the Indian plate while the western half lies on the Eurasian plate. The southwestern part (at …Continue reading

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