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Critically endangered giant sawfish caught and sold by fishermen

Critically endangered giant sawfish caught and sold by fishermen

A 15-feet long giant female large-tooth sawfish was caught in the net of a shrimp trawler between the mouth of Turchan and Khajar Creek on Saturday. According to a statement by WWF-Pakistan, due to the large size and heavy weight of the …Continue reading

Pakistani teams win 2nd, 3rd positions in separate categories at Huawei ICT Competition

Both Pakistani teams participating in the final round of the Huawei Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Competition 2018 secured a place in the top three positions in two separate categories. The final round of the competition, held in Shenzhen, China, on May …Continue reading

Pakistan plans setting up indigenous satellites development facility this year

Pakistan plans to establish an indigenous facility for development of satellites in accordance with international space standards under its Annual Development Plan for 2018-19. The facility, to be called Pakistan Space Center, will have the capability to carry out manufacturing, testing, system-level …Continue reading

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba acquires Daraz

China’s e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group, has entered the Pakistani retail market by fully acquiring Daraz, an online retail subsidiary of Germany-based Rocket Internet. The announcement was made through separate press statements released by both companies on Tuesday. “With the acquisition, Daraz will …Continue reading

To boost Big Data analytics, Pakistan now has a national center with 12 affiliated laboratories

Pakistan now has a National Center in Big Data and Cloud Computing (NCBC) that brings together 12 laboratories across 11 leading universities of the country working in fields ranging from medicine and agriculture to energy management and distribution. The PKR 1.5 billion …Continue reading

Mini-drones serving humanitarian purposes stand out at Faisalabad Science Festival

The series of science festivals underway in the country continued this week with the latest edition taking place in Faisalabad on Thursday, May 3. The two-day festival that ended today featured interactive displays and live experiments, some of which involved robotics, sensors …Continue reading

Nawabshah may have experienced hottest April temperature ever recorded on Earth

While it is just the beginning of the summer season, the country has already started witnessing record-breaking temperatures. On Monday, April 30, the highest temperature in the city of Nawabshah in Sindh was recorded at 50.2 degree Celsius. According to Etienne Kapikian, …Continue reading

Islamabad declaration vows to promote climate resilient sanitation technologies in South Asia

Members states of the South Asia Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) have vowed to establish baselines and targets related to water and sanitation for health (WASH) in accordance with sustainable development goals (SDGs). In a declaration signed at the end of the 7th …Continue reading

Two Pakistani startups among 12 winners of UN’s Asia Pacific Low Carbon Lifestyle Challenge

Mohammed Saquib and Hassam Ud-din, two Pakistani innovators, have won the Asia Pacific Low Carbon Lifestyles Challenge in energy efficiency and low carbon mobility categories, respectively. They will now receive a United Nations (UN) Environment grant worth US $10,000 each to support …Continue reading

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