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No Lights for an Hour at Major Landmarks Including National Assembly Building

No Lights for an Hour at Major Landmarks Including National Assembly Building

WWF-Pakistan will coordinate activities for Earth Hour across the country. Landmarks in major cities across Pakistan will switch off lights from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on Saturday (today) to join in a global Earth Hour ritual observed every year. The Worldwide Fund for …Continue reading

Is a permanent cure for diabetes on the cards?

Doctors from the University of Miami’s Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) have, during clinical trials, successfully cured a patient with Type 1 diabetes using a new method of injecting islet cells into a patient. It has now been confirmed that the patient no …Continue reading

Applications Open for Global Competition in Clean Technology

A competition under the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP) has now opened applications for 2017. GCIP is a joint initiative of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). This is the world’s largest clean technology competition …Continue reading

UBL Inaugurates Pakistan’s First Digital Branch

United Bank Limited (UBL) has launched Pakistan’s first digital branch, located at the City Campus of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi. The completely automated facility runs without the physical presence of any bank staff.  Although a pilot branch in …Continue reading

Google Can Help Detect Breast Cancer Using Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence, also known as AI, has been making leaps and bounds especially in the healthcare domain. Now Google is using AI to review patients biological tissue samples in order to detect breast cancer. The results of this technology have been revealed …Continue reading

The Economic Costs of Malnutrition in Pakistan

Lost labourers, healthcare expenses and lower productivity due to malnutrition costs Pakistan US $7.6 billion that makes up three percent of its GDP per year, according to a report launched by the Pakistan Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Secretariat at the Ministry of …Continue reading

ITU and edX Sign MOU for Pakistan’s “First Digital University”

Lahore’s Information Technology University (ITU) and edX, the global education platform founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to integrate edX courses into their degree programs. The MOU was signed …Continue reading

Back to the Mobile Future

The former mobile giant Nokia has gone back to its roots, and brought back its best selling phone to date. The iconic Nokia 3310, which is arguably one of the best selling mobile phones of all time, has just been unveiled at …Continue reading