Month: March 2022

AILING UNIVERSITIES, HIGHER EDUCATION WORLD RANKINGS

FOLLOWING the recent announcement of the Quacquarelli Symonds World Universities Rankings 2018, the higher education sector in Pakistan has come under much public scrutiny because only one of the country’s 180-plus universities was counted among the world’s top 500 universities — in 431st place on the list. This ritual of public interest in affairs relating …

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CHEMICAL INDUSTRY PART OF CPEC TO BOOST SELF RELIANCY

LAHORE: The Pakistan Chemical Manufacturers Association (PCMA) has called for forming joint ventures with China to make the local chemical sector a self-reliant industry. The suggestion was made by PCMA General Secretary Iqbal Kidwai in a meeting with Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) President Wang Zihai on Wednesday. Kidwai proposed inviting Chinese investors …

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THE NEXT ENERGY REVOLUTION IS HERE

Over the period of one decade, the capitalized cost of generating solar energy in 2015 has decreased to as low as one sixth the cost in 2005, and I believe it will not take long for solar energy generation to be economically cheaper than thermal power generation worldwide. Every year at the World Economic Forum, …

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SE ASIAN TECH: WHAT’S THE DRAW FOR CHINA’S INTERNET GIANTS?

China’s internet giants are ramping up investment in India and Southeast Asia, highlighting the potential for growth in the regions’ vibrant tech scenes and positioning them as the next battlegrounds in their bid for global dominance. Nearly US$5 billion in funding flooded into Southeast Asia’s tech start-ups in the first seven months of this year – …

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E-COMMERCE TO BIKE SHARES: HOW CHINESE FIRMS WENT FROM COPYCAT TO COPY THAT

Silicon Valley take note: in everything from mobile payment systems to news apps, businesses across Southeast Asia look to a new horizon for inspiration – China Ian Chua took his first step to establishing a multimillion dollar business by watching a YouTube video. Back in 2012, Chua was browsing the web when he came across a …

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CHINESE SCIENTISTS MAKE BREAKTHROUGH IN REPLACING WIFI WITH LIFI

Chinese scientists have made a breakthrough in creating full-color emissive carbon dots (F-CDs), which brings them one step closer to developing a faster wireless communication channel that could be available in just six years. Light Fidelity, known as LiFi, uses visible light from LED bulbs to transfer data much faster than radio wave-based WiFi. While …

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DIGITAL PRINTING WILL SPARK REVOLUTION IN TEXTILE INDUSTRY: LCCI

The Digital Printing and Signage Technology Exhibition brings modern machinery and equipment, which will spark revolution in the textile and printing industry in coming years, leading to job creation and higher industrial growth. These were the opening remarks of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Malik Javed Tahir at the three-day 3rd International …

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