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UET Student Selected for Google Programme
LAHORE:A student from Computer Science Department of University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore, Ghulam Ghous, has been selected by Google Summer of Code (GSoC) programme this year. According to a press release, Google Summer of Code is a global programme focused on introducing students to open source software development. Ghulam Ghous (2018-CS-31) was selected under the project ‘Omnichannel Project: Live Chat Widget – Accessible Mode’ organised by Rocket.Chat. In…
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Pakistani Engineer Acknowledged For His Contribution to NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission
US Embassy Islamabad has acknowledged the contributions of a Pakistani award-winning open-source engineer, Ahmad Awais, on Monday for his contribution in terms of code generation to the software for the helicopter Mars 2020 mission, also known as NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter. “Pakistani developers are truly making their mark in the world. #DidYouKnow Ahmad Awais (@MrAhmadAwais), a Pakistani award-winning open-source engineer, contributed code to the software for the Mars 2020 helicopter mission,…
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Pakistan will have 30pc electric vehicles by 2030
UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has informed the international community that it’s working on a plan to ensure that by 2030 at least 30 per cent of the vehicles used in the country are electronic. Along with Denmark and Norway, Pakistan co-chairs a 32-nation Group of Friends on Sustainable Energy, which is committed to a transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy. Pakistan is also a member of the Group of Friends…
Education Technology
Seven Reasons to Join The FYP Accelerator
For Computer Science students, the Final Year Project (FYP) plays a crucial role in not only acquiring the degree, but also kick starting a fulfilling career. The FYP Accelerator is a platform by 10Pearls Labs aimed to help CS students take their FYP to the next level. 10Pearls Labs is the innovation and R&D arm of 10Pearls, where work is done on transformative technologies and bringing unique ideas to life.…
Business & Commerce Technology
Skywell Automobile to Invest $50 Million in Pakistan to Launch Electric Vehicles
In a session with the local media, the Federal Minister Science & Technology, Fawad Chaudhry announced that Skywell Automobile will be bringing in an investment of 50 million dollars to launch electric buses in Pakistan. The aforementioned investment is planned for the first phase. The next phase shall see the beginning of the local manufacturing of electric buses in Pakistan. The Minister informed that these buses will begin rolling on…
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Pakistan – Made drones to fight locusts
Pakistan has achieved another feat in the field of science and technology. After ‘Made in Pakistan’ ventilators, the Ministry of Science and Technology with the cooperation of the private sector has completed the process of manufacturing drones for elimination of locusts and assist police surveillance. “Initially, 30 drones will be used to spray in fields for locust control as effective tool against the insect as spraying through big airplanes in…
Social & Political Technology
Pakistani man wins award for global water crisis solution in UAE
Dr Muhammad Wakil Shahzad, a Pakistani national, has won the Innovative Individual Award and Youth Award category in the second edition of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award. His project, ”24/7 Solar Desalination” is a hybrid desalination cycle that combines the adsorption (AD) cycle with conventional multi-effect distillation (MED) system to overcome the operational limitations of MED. Hybrid MEDAD cycle water production is 2-3 times higher than…
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Pakistani fintech entrepreneur wins award
Adnan Ali, the CEO of Avanza Premier Payment Services (APPS) won the “Excellence in Finance Leaders”, award for his significant contribution towards the financial sector, at the FiNext Conference, held in Dubai on February 26 & 27, 2020. The award is not just an individual win, but a milestone for Pakistan, as it signifies recognition of domestic entities and talent on international forums. FiNext Awards are one of the most…