Month: May 2021

Instagram offers its users the option to hide their public like counts

Instagram offers its users the option to hide their public like counts

Everyone on Instagram and Facebook will now have the option to hide their public like counts, so they can decide what works for them, Instagram said in its recently published official blog. The company said, “We tested hiding like counts to see if it might depressurize people’s experience on Instagram. What we heard from people…

Zong 4G partners with PriceOye to give its customers exclusive discounts on MZA

Zong 4G partners with PriceOye to give its customers exclusive discounts on MZA

Zong 4G has partnered with Pakistan’s top e-commerce portal, PriceOye, to offer the users of My Zong App (MZA) exclusive discounts and deals, said a press release. “The partnership perks include unique deals and access to thousands of exclusive offers on mobile phones being sold on PriceOye. With a limited time offer to avail the…

Jankauskas and Kike to join FIFA Futsal World Cup Draw

Jankauskas and Kike to join FIFA Futsal World Cup Draw

Futsal legend Kike and Lithuanian football great Edgaras Jankauskas will help decide the fate of the 24 FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™ contenders as they join the stage for the Official Draw at the Home of FIFA on 1 June, said a media release. “Kike, a FIFA Futsal World Cup™ two-time winner with Spain…

UHS to receive applications for recognition of research articles from June 7

UHS to receive applications for recognition of research articles from June 7

The University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore has announced that the application forms for recognition of research articles as well as for issuance of faculty experience certificate for all medical and dental institutes affiliated with it may be submitted with effect from June 7, 2021. UHS clarified that, at present only faculty experience certificates and…

China’s cargo craft successfully docks with space station module

China’s cargo craft successfully docks with space station module

China’s cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-2, carrying supplies, equipment and propellant, successfully docked with the space station core module Tianhe on Sunday, according to the China Manned Space Agency, Xinhua reported on Sunday. “At 5:01 a.m. (Beijing Time), Tianzhou-2 and Tianhe completed computer-orchestrated rendezvous and docking. The whole process took approximately eight hours, the CMSA said. “The…

Strong commitment from NOCs to safe & secure Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: IOC

Strong commitment from NOCs to safe & secure Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: IOC

Six National Olympic Committees (NOCs) have pledged to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 that their delegations will arrive in Japan for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 fully vaccinated. These pledges came from the NOCs of Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka all of which are currently on the list of…

Engro Polymer plans to set up a Circular Plastics Institute

Engro Polymer plans to set up a Circular Plastics Institute

Engro Polymer and Chemicals Limited (EPCL) plans to establish a Circular Plastics Institute (CPI), a not-for-profit thinktank, to promote research and development in Pakistan’s circular plastics economy, said a press release. “Pakistan faces the pervasive problem of plastic pollution as the country generated 3.9 million tons of plastic waste in 2020, and it has the…

ICC announces WTC Final exemptions and bio-safety measures

ICC announces WTC Final exemptions and bio-safety measures

The final of the ICC World Test Championship between India and New Zealand will be staged in a bio-secure environment at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton from 18-22 June 2021, International Cricket Council said on Saturday. “The event has now been granted an exemption by the UK government as outlined in The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International…

SBP allows startups to raise financing from abroad

SBP allows startups to raise financing from abroad

In order to facilitate the startup companies in raising financing from abroad, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has allowed them to avail loans as “Convertible Debt”, SBP said in its recent press release. “Convertible debt is a type of financing with the option that it may be converted into equity shares of the borrowing company,…

Toshiba releases photovoltaic-output photocoupler for isolated solid state relays

Toshiba releases photovoltaic-output photocoupler for isolated solid state relays

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation has launched “TLP3910,” a photovoltaic-output photocoupler (photovoltaic coupler) housed in a thin SO6L package, suitable for driving the gates of high-voltage power MOSFETs used as isolated solid state relay (SSR) function. Volume production shipments started on Thursday, said a press release. “An SSR is a kind of semiconductor relays…