Pakistani students secure top position in a drone competition at TEKNOFEST Turkey
In recent news, a team consisting of nine Pakistani students from the Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad (IST) has secured first place in the International Free Mission UAV Competition at Turkey’s Aerospace and Technology festival called TEKNOFEST. The competition was held in Busra where over 240 teams participated coming from over 85 countries where the team from IST was one of the participants. The team had developed an Artificial Intelligence-based…
Business & Commerce Technology
IT Exports Increase 47pc to $1.9bln in 11 Months
KARACHI: Pakistan’s information technology exports increased 47 percent to $1.9 billion during 11 months of the current fiscal year of 2020/21, the central bank data showed on Friday. IT exports rose 59 percent year-on-year to $200 million in May. The exports were $126 million in the same month of last year. Telecommunications, computer and information services are the important items of services exports. The State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP) data…
Dr Jaffar Khan wins 2018 Young Investigators Award
Dr Jaffar Khan wins 2018 Young Investigators Award
A young Pakistani cardiologist, Dr. Jaffar Khan, has been recognised for the invention of a procedure that has helped in the advancement of cardiac surgery techniques. According to media reports, Dr Khan was honoured by the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society when he was declared the winner of its prestigious 2018 Young Investigators Award in January. The procedure that Dr. Jaffar Khan has invented was recently used to conduct a set…
three Pakistani students commended for remarkable space research
Pakistani students commended for remarkable space research
Pakistan is generally not known for any cutting edge achievement in international space research. The country’s space programme has had a chequered history with only a handful of accomplishments to its name. Now, however, the future of space research in the country looks bright with three Pakistani students, belonging to the Space Science Department of the Institute of Space Technology in Islamabad, receiving much international acclaim for their research on…
Pakistani Startup Cricingif wins Best Startup Award at APICTA 2017
Popular Pakistani cricket app Cringif made the country proud when it won the award for Best Startup at the 17th Asia Pacific ICT Awards APICTA 2017. The prestigious technology awards were held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from December 7-10, where delegations from 16 countries of the Asia Pacific region participated. Around 400 participants with 180 projects competed in 17 different categories at the event. The Pakistani delegation, represented by the Pakistan…
queens young leaders award 2018
Three Pakistanis among winners of Queens Young Leaders Award 2018
Haroon Yasin, Mujtaba Zaidi and Mahnoor Syed were named among the winners of the Queens Young Leaders Award 2018 on December 4, keeping alive the tradition of talented Pakistani youngsters excelling at the prestigious awards. The award, established in 2014 in the UK by the Queen’s Young Leaders Programme, aims at discovering, rewarding and supporting young people aged between 18 and 29 years, from across the Commonwealth countries as they…
Social & Political Technology
Six Pakistani’s shinning in Forbes 30 under 30 list of 2018
Six Pakistanis have found their way into Forbes magazine’s prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 list for 2018. The annual list, which focuses on the game changing achievements of 600 individuals from 20 industries, and who are still under 30 years of age, was released on November 14. More than 15,000 online submissions were received for the 600 slots, which means that the ‘Forbes 30 under 30’ list has an acceptance…
Pakistani student wins Queen’s Young Leaders Award
Pakistani entrepreneur wins Queen’s Young Leaders Award 2017
Pakistani tech entrepreneur Syed Faizan Hussain has been awarded with the Queen’s Young Leaders Award 2017 for his work in harnessing technology to come up with solutions for problems facing the country’s health sector. The 23-year-old was given the award at a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace on June 30, where he was recognized for his achievements along with 59 other high achievers from the Commonwealth countries. Hussain was the…