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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…
Business & Commerce Technology
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…
Business & Commerce Technology
Chinese firm set to launch ride-hailing service in Karachi this month
As the fate of both provincial and federal government-funded transportation projects remains uncertain amid the widening gap between demand and supply of adequate transportation facilities, international players are seeing great opportunities in Karachi to expand their businesses. This time round, a Chinese tech giant is set to launch wide-ranging operations in Karachi, including delivery and ride-hailing cab services, with plans to invest $600 million in the country, officials and market…
Technology Women in Limelight
Pakistani scientist invents world’s first eco-friendly aircraft engine
Pakistan is set to unveil the world’s first-generation contrail-free aircraft engine between mid-to-late 2020, the technological marvel’s inventor Dr Sarah Qureshi revealed on Tuesday. Qureshi has been working on the project since 2018 to eliminate the negative impact of commercial air carriers on the stratosphere that contributes to global warming. The Pakistani scientist explained the contrail phenomenon, a visible white streak of smoke emitted from an aircraft’s jet engines during…