Month: September 2020

Sony acquires virtualized media production solutions provider ‘Nevion’

Sony acquires virtualized media production solutions provider ‘Nevion’

Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc. (Sony) today announced that it is acquiring Nevion AS (Nevion), a leading provider of virtualized media production solutions, to further enhance its portfolio, providing end-to-end IP and cloud-based production solutions for broadcasting and other applications. Sony, which has been a minority shareholder in Nevion since July 2019, is purchasing…

Agreement signed between FDE and Pivotal Education Group & Teamup

Agreement signed between FDE and Pivotal Education Group & Teamup

A special signing ceremony of Letter of Understanding (LoU) between Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) and Pivotal Education Group & Teamup held at Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, Islamabad on Wednesday.  LOU is aimed to transform the educational landscape in Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) schools and colleges through the building of capacity…

FBR launches tax returns for small retailers in regional languages

FBR launches tax returns for small retailers in regional languages

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Pakistan has launched Income Tax Returns for small retailers in regional languages.  The regional languages include Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi and Pashto. The Tax Returns in these languages have been uploaded on FBR’s Website.  This initiative has been taken to facilitate the retailers in filing their tax returns. FBR is striving…

Xiaomi unveils the third generation of Mi TV Master Series

Xiaomi unveils the third generation of Mi TV Master Series

Xiaomi unveiled the third generation of Mi TV Master Series on Monday. Packing a set of features that define next-generation content consumption, the latest additions to Mi TV LUX series sets a new benchmark for the transforming TV industry, said a news release. “Coming with a massive 82’’ screen, the ground-breaking Mi TV LUX 82’’…

HEC approves IRSIP & partial support for PhD grants

HEC approves IRSIP & partial support for PhD grants

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan has approved 224 cases of PhD scholars for International Research Support Initiative Programme (IRSIP), in addition to seven cases of partial support for PhD studies abroad. The Selection Committee’s meeting was held at HEC Secretariat Islamabad, with Executive Director Dr. Fateh Marri in the chair.   Under IRSIP, HEC offers…

Pakistan will tour New Zealand to play three T20Is and two test-matches

Pakistan will tour New Zealand to play three T20Is and two test-matches

Pakistan will tour New Zealand to play three T20Is and two test-matches from December 18, 2020 to January 7, 2021.  Mount Maunganui will hold the first test from December 26-30, before the two teams head down to Christchurch for the second test to be played from January 3-7. In the ICC World Test Championship, fourth-placed…

Sanofi completes Principia Biopharma Inc. acquisition

Sanofi completes Principia Biopharma Inc. acquisition

Sanofi announced today the successful completion of its acquisition of Principia Biopharma Inc. (“Principia”) for $100 per share in cash. “The tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of Principia common stock expired as scheduled at one minute after 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on Friday, September 25, 2020. The minimum tender condition and all…

Samsung reveals new Galaxy Tab Active3

Samsung reveals new Galaxy Tab Active3

Samsung Electronics revealed the new Galaxy Tab Active3, a ruggedized tablet based on the popular Tab Active2 design to meet the rigor of today’s mobile workforce with a sleek, compact design for portability, said a press release on Monday. “The Tab Active3 is built for how businesses operate today with increased emphasis on improving employee…

ICAP signs agreement with SAP

ICAP signs agreement with SAP

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan signed agreement for implementation of SAP ERP & SLCM. This implementation will significantly enhance the efficiency of operations of ICAP and the quality of service provided to its members, students, and other stakeholders. Khalilullah Shaikh, President ICAP while speaking on the occasion said that this is a major…

World’s first blue ammonia shipment opens new route to a sustainable future: Aramco

World’s first blue ammonia shipment opens new route to a sustainable future: Aramco

Aramco and the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ), in partnership with SABIC, have successfully demonstrated the production and shipment of blue ammonia from Saudi Arabia to Japan with support from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Forty tons of high-grade blue ammonia have already been dispatched to Japan for use in zero-carbon…