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August, 2015

  • 13 August

    SAARC board for joint efforts to strengthen agri sector

    The governing board on agriculture of South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) on Wednesday decided to exchange new technologies, research findings and germ plasm to strengthen agriculture sector. “The governing board agreed to exchange new technologies related to livestock, germ plasm and other sectors to ensure strengthening of agriculture …

  • 13 August

    Corn follows broad weakness as US crop ratings stabilize

    US corn and soybean futures fell on Tuesday from two-week highs as stable crop ratings eased concerns about dry Midwest weather, while China’s devaluation of the yuan led to broad weakness in commodity markets. Wheat also slipped, one day after rallying in step with corn and soybeans despite signs of …

  • 11 August

    Daily trading report of PMEX 11th Auguest 2015

    On Friday, at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX), value traded was PKR 10.17 billion. The number of lots traded was 48.52 million. PMEX Commodity Index closed at 2,496. Major business was contributed by gold amounting to PKR 9.30 billion followed by crude oil (PKR 811.42 million) and silver (PKR 61.23 million). …

  • 11 August

    45 percent work on Zamir Gul Dam Kohat completed

    About 45 percent work on the under construction Zamir Gul Dam situated in the remote village of Ziarat Sheikh Allahdad in Kohat District on Kohat-Nizampur Road has been completed. Annual rainfall in the area is 22 percent. There is thousands acres barren land but due to no proper canal system, …

  • 11 August

    River Indus in high flood

    The Indus River remained in high flood at Taunsa, Guddu, Sukkur and Kotri barrages from Muzaffargarh to Hyderabad/Kotri covering a distance of 400 kms. The river is likely to remain in this state during next eight days, authorities said Monday. The Flood Warning Centre said here that Indus at Chashma …

  • 11 August

    Water shortage: SAARC states willing to import bioremediation tech from Pakistan

    The representatives from South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries Monday showed their interest in importing bioremediation technology from Pakistan aimed at coping with water shortage challenges in their respective countries. The delegates from SAARC countries including Afghanistan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Bangladesh showed their interest to …

  • 10 August

    Turning cow poo into power is profitable for US farm

    Farmer Ryan Rogers checks on a generator at Homestead Dairy in Plymouth, Indiana, which invested in a biogas recovery system which transforms cow manure and other waste into enough electricity to power 1,000 homes Plymouth (United States) (AFP) – For most farms, manure is a pungent problem. At Homestead Dairy, …

  • 10 August

    Gold import declines by 87 percent in FY15

    The gold import witnessed a sharp decline during the year 2014-15 as it decreased by 86.83 percent from 4,265 kilogram during period July-June (2013-14) to 578 kg in the year 2014-15. The yellow metal import recorded $23.327 million during the period under review as compared to that of $177.131 million …

  • 10 August

    River Indus in very high flood

    A fresh arrival of 120,000 cusecs in the Chenab River downstream the Panjnad head-works on the border of Sindh province has again made the Indus River attain very high flood level at Guddu and Sukkur barrages. According to Flood Forecasting Division, 725,000 cusecs of water is flowing in the Indus …

  • 10 August

    Gold and gigahertz: PC myths under the spotlight

    Since the dawn of the computer age there have been rules that are widely believed, because they sound convincing – such as that the hard drive must be regularly defragmented, or that the more processing cores a computer has, the faster it responds. Some of these rules contain a grain …