Month: October 2020

Petrol price reduced by PKR1.57 per litre

Petrol price reduced by PKR1.57 per litre

The Government of Pakistan has decided to reduce the prices of petrol (motor spirit) by PKR1.57 per litre. The new price is Rs 102.40 per litre. High Speed Diesel price was also decreased by 84 paisas and it will cost PKR103.22 per litre. The kerosene oil and light diesel oil prices shall remain the same….

Toshiba starts operation of large-scale carbon capture facility

Toshiba starts operation of large-scale carbon capture facility

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (hereinafter “Toshiba ESS”) announced today that it has started the operation of a large-scale carbon capture facility at Mikawa Power Plant (capacity: 50,000 kW) operated by Toshiba ESS’s subsidiary, SIGMA POWER Ariake Corporation, in Omuta, Fukuoka prefecture, said a press release on Saturday.  “This project is carried out by…

National Senior Hockey Championship will be played from November 05 to 20

National Senior Hockey Championship will be played from November 05 to 20

The 66th Edition of the National Senior Hockey Championship, Pakistan’s premier domestic hockey event, will be played from November 05 to 20, 2020 at Mari Petroleum Hockey Stadium, Ayub Park, Rawalpindi. As per the ranking of 65th National Hockey Championship, eight teams have already qualified for this edition.  The teams include National Bank of Pakistan,…

SAP launches vaccine collaboration hub to improve supply chain efficiency

SAP launches vaccine collaboration hub to improve supply chain efficiency

SAP has announced the launch of its vaccine collaboration hub (VCH) for organizations to better manage vaccine supply distribution, and to help governments and their industry partners coordinate and successfully deploy mass vaccination programs, said a news release on Friday. “SAP’s VCH is built on the industry-award-winning SAP Information Collaboration Hub for Life Sciences. It…

ICAP introduces career facilitation & counselling services in partnership with HRSG

ICAP introduces career facilitation & counselling services in partnership with HRSG

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) has partnered with HRSG to introduce career facilitation and counselling services for its members. This initiative will facilitate members in exploring exciting job opportunities and further enhance their employability. As part of these services, members will now receive periodic information about open job opportunities from HRSG. Members can apply on a…

LG reports highest sales & profits for a third quarter in its 62-year history

LG reports highest sales & profits for a third quarter in its 62-year history

LG Electronics Inc. (LG) announced third-quarter 2020 consolidated revenue of KRW 16.92 trillion (USD 14.24 billion) and operating profit of KRW 959 billion (USD 807.14 million).  Both sales and profits were the highest for a third quarter in 62-year history of LG Electronics. Led by strong growth in home appliances and home entertainment, overall sales…

Shaheen, Wahab help Pakistan win first ODI against Zimbabwe

Shaheen, Wahab help Pakistan win first ODI against Zimbabwe

A heroic century by Brendan Taylor went in vain as Pakistan won the first match of the three-match ODI series that is a part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi on Friday evening against Zimbabwe by 26 runs. Left-armers Shaheen Shah Afridi and Wahab Riaz took…

Samsung launches SmartThings Find, to quickly & easily locate your galaxy devices

Samsung launches SmartThings Find, to quickly & easily locate your galaxy devices

Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of SmartThings Find, a new service that helps you quickly and easily locate Galaxy devices. After 6 million users across Korea, the U.K. and U.S. signed up for early access to the service, SmartThings Find is ready for a global launch on devices running Android 8 or later. SmartThings Find uses Bluetooth Low…

Apple reports fourth quarter results

Apple reports fourth quarter results

Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2020 fourth quarter ended September 26, 2020. The Company posted record September quarter revenue of $64.7 billion and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $0.73. International sales accounted for 59 percent of the quarter’s revenue, said a press release on Friday. “Apple’s Board of Directors has declared a…

HEC to start Capacity Building Programme for research journals & publications

HEC to start Capacity Building Programme for research journals & publications

Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan is going to start a series of online training sessions for capacity building of editors of national research journals, researchers, faculty and PhD students. The objective is to enable the local researchers and editors to make the requirements of HEC’s accreditation standards to uplift the local research journals so…