Monthly Archives: May, 2014

Millions of Newborn Deaths Reported (Listen to audio report)

Millions of Newborn Deaths Reported (Listen to audio report) Listen to audio report [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Despite five-and-a-half million newborn and stillborn baby deaths each year, investment in newborn health remains very low. That’s one of the findings in a series of papers published in the medical journal The Lancet. The research also […]

Melinda Gates Pushes to Curb Newborn Deaths

Melinda Gates Pushes to Curb Newborn Deaths GENEVA — Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, urged delegates to endorse the first global action plan to end newborn deaths in a keynote address to the World Health Assembly.  Health officials agree that newborn deaths are preventable. Yet nearly 3 million babies die each year […]

Melbourne Declaration Released (Listen to audio report)

Melbourne Declaration Released (Listen to audio report)   Listen to audio report [Audio clip: view full post to listen] The world’s largest gathering on HIV/AIDS will be held in July in Melbourne, Australia. The theme of the 20th International AIDS Conference – also known as AIDS 2014 – is Nobody Left Behind. Organizers have issued the Melbourne Declaration. […]

CIA: Vaccination Programs Won’t be Used for Spying

CIA: Vaccination Programs Won’t be Used for Spying   The White House has pledged that the CIA will no longer use vaccination programs as a cover for spying operations, three years after the agency used the ruse in Pakistan before the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden. A White House spokesperson said President Barack Obama’s […]

WHO: Conflict, Inequality, and Economic Exclusion Threaten Health Gains

WHO: Conflict, Inequality, and Economic Exclusion Threaten Health Gains   GENEVA — The Director-General of the World Health Organization warns conflict, social inequality and economic exclusion are threatening important gains made in health.  WHO Director-General Margaret Chan lost no time in telling delegates achievements in the global campaign to wipe out polio are in danger of […]

UN investigator: Unhealthy Food Taxes Vital to Fight Obesity

UN investigator: Unhealthy Food Taxes Vital to Fight Obesity   GENEVA — Unhealthy diets pose a greater risk to global health than the increasingly regulated sale of tobacco and governments should move fast to tax harmful food products, a United Nations investigator said on Monday.In a statement issued on the opening of the annual summit of the […]

CSS screening test – CSS screening test ill-devised move? – Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC)

CSS screening test – CSS screening test ill-devised move? –  Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) Lahore: The announcement by the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) that the CSS candidates will have to go through a screening test before appearing in the competitive exams has alarmed the quarters concerned. The incumbent FPSC chairman who belongs to the […]

Summer vacation from June 1 in Punjab educational institutions

Summer vacation from June 1 in Punjab Lahore: Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan has said that summer vacation will start in public sector schools of Punjab from June 1. Talking to the media at Punjab Assembly on Thursday, the minister said private schools also had been asked to observe this schedule and, if […]

500 private schools not teaching Sindhi to students: Khuhro

500 private schools not teaching Sindhi to students: Khuhro Sukkur: Sindh Education Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said that some 500 private schools are still not teaching Sindhi as subject to their students. Talking to reporter here on Tuesday, he said that strict action against the management of these private schools will be taken.He said […]

Higher Education Commission (HEC) asked to continue financial grants to universities in Sindh

Higher Education Commission (HEC) asked to continue financial grants to universities in Sindh Karachi: Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah has asked the authorities of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to continue proper financial grant to the universities of Sindh till 2015 as per commitment made in National Finance Commission (NFC) Award in 2010 failing […]

Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) semester exams from May 26

Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) semester exams from May 26 Karachi: The final exams for the spring semester of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) will start from May 26, according to a statement issued on Wednesday. It said that courses had already been completed on May 16 and the […]

Government College University’s Endowment Fund Trust (GCU-EFT) awards Rs 8 million scholarships to 235 students

Government College University’s Endowment Fund Trust (GCU-EFT) awards Rs 8 million scholarships to 235 students Lahore: Government College University’s Endowment Fund Trust (GCU-EFT) awarded Rs eight million scholarships to the university’s 235 deserving students on Saturday. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman, who is also EFT chairman, chaired the annual scholarship distribution ceremony while Lahore […]

Botanic Garden of Government College University GCU Lahore turns 102 years

Botanic Garden of Government College University GCU Lahore turns 102 years Lahore: The Botanic Garden of Government College University has turned 102. In this regard, the university’s Botany Department on Thursday celebrated the anniversary with a plantation drive. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman inaugurated the plantation drive at seven-acre botanic garden which housed […]

REDC Holds Programme on Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

REDC Holds Programme on Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS  A four day programme on ‘Problem Solving and Decision Making’ held at the Rausing Executive Development Centre (REDC), encapsulated the necessary toolkit to instill executives with the essential techniques to make informed business decisions. The programme was led by […]

Punjab University Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP) organizes special lecture

Punjab University Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP)  organizes special lecture Lahore: Punjab University Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP) has organized a special lecture on “The Use of Mixed Methods in Social and Applied Psychology” by Prof Dr Richard de Visser from University of Sussex, United Kingdom. The purpose of the lecture was to give an […]