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Exchange rate volatility

THE frequency, length and severity of the exchange-rate volatility seen in recent years would have been less damaging but for some unscrupulous, politically influential market players. This is the gist of what central bankers and executives of commercial banks and exchange companies say privately when asked to shed some light …

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Seasonal variation

Q. I want to grow blueberries and raspberries in Quetta. Is this possible and if so, where can I source them and how to go about growing them. I would also like to have information about specialist nurseries / growers from where I can source seeds and plants. I have …

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دن میں 3 سے 5 کپ کافی پینا عمر میں اضافے کا باعث بنتا ہے،تحقیق

نیویارک: یوں تو کافی کے فوائد سے متعلق کئی تحقیق سامنے آچکی ہیں جس میں اسے ایک صحت مند مشروب قرار دیا گیا ہے اور ایسی ہی ایک نئی تحقیق میں کہا گیا ہے کہ دن میں 3 سے 5 کپ کافی پینے والوں میں موت کا خدشہ 15 سے 20 …

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Allelopathy and Parthanium hysterophorus

In 1937 allelopathy was first used by the Molish (Arzul et al., 1999). The word allelopathy is derived from two Greek words “allelo” means each other and “patho” mean expression of sufferance of disease, some weeds eliminate the competition and prevent the growth normal and development of other plants stages …

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Farm mechanisation needs a policy push

DESPITE the launching and then re-launching of subsidised tractors schemes and the promotion of solar-powered tube wells as part of occasional agricultural development projects, farm mechanisation in Pakistan is still at an early stage. Millions of small farmers prepare their land, sow seeds, and groom and harvest their crops manually …

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COCKROACHES LIKE NARROW PLACES FOR HIDING

About 4000 to 7500 species of the cockroaches are present all over the world and 70 species are identified in U.S. House hold cockroaches are suitable carrier of different disease carrying agents like fungi, protozoa, viruses and nearly 40 species of bacteria that are the pathogens of different vertebrates and …

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Phytoelectricity (Plants Generated Electricity)

Plants Generating Electricity? Can a lawn charge your electric car?  Can a wetland or rice paddy field be turned into a power plant without harvesting the plants? Living plants in microbial fuel cells might be integrated in wetlands to create large-scale green power plants. How does that work? Plants photosynthesize …

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