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Punjab passes its first ever IT policy

Punjab passes its first ever IT policy

In 2000, Pakistan passed its first National IT Policy. Eighteen years later, there have been substantial shifts in the industry. The National IT Policy has been replaced with a Digital Pakistan Policy, enacted in 2017 to incorporate these changes. But the scale …Continue reading

Is Pakistan running out of fresh water?

The sight of water flowing from taps may soon be a luxury, with people having to queue up at tankers for just a bucket load of water for their daily needs. Meanwhile, affluent neighbourhoods in gated communities may install desalination plants paid …Continue reading

Excessive nutrients in water bodies can offset gains made from reduced fossil fuel emissions

Lake size and the quantity of nutrients in it drive how much greenhouse gases are emitted globally from lakes into the atmosphere, says a paper published this week in the journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters. The paper calls attention to the negative …Continue reading

New device heralds a step forward in wearable healthcare gadgets

Japanese researchers have developed a new ultrathin and elastic display that fits on the skin to show the moving waveform of an electrocardiogram recorded by a breathable, on-skin electrode sensor. This integrated biomedical sensor system – called ‘skin electronics’ – heralds a …Continue reading

General Electric Gas Turbines Failing to Deliver in Pakistan

Gas turbines installed by General Electric at three recently-built power stations across the country have yet to start operations at full capacity, despite launch issues being apparently ‘fixed’ by the company. These issues included delays in deliveries, combustion leaks, and damage to …Continue reading

Scientists Predict Increase in High-Magnitude Earthquakes in 2018

The periodic slowing down of the Earth’s rotation may be an early warning for increased global seismic activity, argues a paper presented at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in October. Based on this finding, the researchers predict an …Continue reading