Month: March 2021

Educational institutions to remain closed till April 11 in Covid-19 hotspots

Educational institutions to remain closed till April 11 in Covid-19 hotspots

After chairing an important meeting of education and health ministers at the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said in a media briefing that the educational institutions which were earlier closed due to the high positivity rate would remain shut till April 11, Ministry of Education said in its press…

Panasonic and McAfee to jointly start building a Vehicle Security Operation Center

Panasonic and McAfee to jointly start building a Vehicle Security Operation Center

Panasonic Corporation and McAfee Co., Ltd. have agreed to jointly start building a Vehicle Security Operation Center (hereinafter, Vehicle SOC) to commercialize vehicle security monitoring services. To protect connected vehicles around the world against cyber-attacks, the companies will build vehicle SOCs that enable accurate detection and early response to attacks and help strengthen Cybersecurity measures…

HEC invites faculty members to submit research proposals under NRPU

HEC invites faculty members to submit research proposals under NRPU

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, under its National Research Programme for Universities (NRPU), invited faculty members of public and private sector universities/degree awarding institutions to submit proposals in basic and applied research that will be selected competitively using a merit-based and transparent evaluation and selection process. The Principal Investigator (PI) must be a faculty…

VEON acquires Dhabi Group’s stake in Jazz for $273m

VEON acquires Dhabi Group’s stake in Jazz for $273m

VEON Ltd., a leading global provider of connectivity and internet services, announced that it has successfully concluded the acquisition of the 15% minority stake in Pakistan Mobiles Communication Limited (PMCL), the operating company of Pakistan’s leading mobile operator, Jazz, from the Dhabi Group for USD 273 million, VEON said on Monday. “This transaction follows the…

Sony, NTT DOCOMO control driverless “Entertainment Vehicle” in Guam from Japan

Sony, NTT DOCOMO control driverless “Entertainment Vehicle” in Guam from Japan

Sony Corporation and NTT DOCOMO, INC. jointly announced that they succeed in remotely controlling Sony’s Sociable Cart (SC-1) entertainment vehicle carrying passengers in Guam from a base in Tokyo, over 2,500km away, via a 5G network, Sony said in its news release on Monday. “Video of the vehicle’s perimeter was captured with Sony image sensors…

Samsung launches new High-Resolution 2021 monitor lineup

Samsung launches new High-Resolution 2021 monitor lineup

Samsung Electronics today announced its new full lineup of 2021 High-Resolution monitors. This year’s portfolio delivers life-like picture quality and enhanced convenience with advanced ergonomic design, making it the perfect complement for any workspace or at-home setup, Samsung said on Monday. “Designed to meet the needs of today’s businesses and consumers who require excellent picture…

Decision about opening or further closure of educational institutions on Mar 24

Decision about opening or further closure of educational institutions on Mar 24

Federal Minister for Education, Professional Training, National Heritage and Culture Shafqat Mahmood has announced that all education/health ministers will meet on March 24 at the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) to take a decision regarding opening or further closure of educational institutions, APP said on Monday.

PCB extends the deadline for club registration till April 8

PCB extends the deadline for club registration till April 8

With still two days remaining and following a positive and encouraging response from the club owners for the registration of their clubs, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has agreed to extend the deadline for club registration to April 8, PCB said on Monday. “Since the start of the two-week online registration process on 10 March,…

Aramco announces full-year 2020 results

Aramco announces full-year 2020 results

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (‘Aramco’ or ‘the Company’) today announced its full-year 2020 results, demonstrating exceptional resilience despite the macroeconomic impact of COVID-19 and delivering on its intended dividend payments to shareholders, Aramco said in its news release. “Aramco achieved a net income of $49 billion in 2020, one of the highest earnings of…

NAHE launches 4-week course on Online Teaching

NAHE launches 4-week course on Online Teaching

The National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE) on Saturday launched a four-week course on Online Teaching. The purpose is to build capacity of faculty of both public and private sector higher education institutions for teaching online. In keeping with the remit of NAHE, and in view of the current COVID-19 pandemic and post pandemic teaching…