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Super Blue Blood Moon’ to light up skies in Pakistan today

The climax of lunar eclipse in Pakistan will be at 18:31 Pakistan Time (PST) The triple lunar event of Super Blue Blood Moon will be seen in different countries around the world for the first time since 1866, including Pakistan According to scientists the event is causing a buzz as it combines three unusual lunar events an extra big super ... Read More »

Air pollution in Pakistan causing more than 20,000 premature deaths: report

Air pollution, particularly in large urban centres, damages the population’s health and quality of life World Bank’s recently issued reports say that Pakistan air pollution, particularly in large urban centres is damaging public health and quality of life. According to report statistics, the air population is causing air quality in the country and has been the reason behind 20,000 premature death ... Read More »

UNIDO awarded five Pakistani innovators for developing clean technologies

UNIDO awarded five Pakistani innovators for developing clean technologies

The ‘Modulus Tech’ won the first prize, while runner-up prize was given to the team “Biotech” The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) under its Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP) granted 5 awards to most promising Pakistani innovators in the field of clean technologies. A graceful awards distribution ceremony was held in the capital city Islamabad to appreciate the contributions ... Read More »

Meet the 6-year-old named as the ‘most beautiful girl in the world’

Anastasia Knyazeva, the 6-year-old Russian child, has 500,000 Instagram followers Child model from the city of Perm in Russia’s Urals is hailed by thousands of her fans as “the most beautiful girl in the world.” Anastasia Knyazeva, the six-year-old Russian child model is being adored for her doll-like features and striking blue eyes. She is being hailed as the new ... Read More »

World’s largest Lithium-ion battery switched on in South Australia

Powerpack system battery is connected to a 99-turbine wind farm at the Hornsdale Power Reserve The world’s largest lithium-ion battery has begun providing electricity into the power grid in South Australia. The project is a collaboration between the state government, American Elon Musk’s Tesla, and Neoen, a French energy company. The Power-pack system battery is connected to a 99-turbine wind ... Read More »

Lahore’s rickshaw drivers challenge Uber, Careem with new Awami Sawari app

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The rickshaw drivers have decided to incorporate modern technology in their work to compete in market A representative body of the rickshaw drivers, Awami Rickshaw Union, has launched an online service to ensure that they do not lose their share in the local transportation sector. These ride hailing services recently introduced in Pakista include Careem and Uber that have taken ... Read More »

Last PIA flight reaches Lahore from New York as PIA shuts down US flights after 56 years

PIA suspends all domestic, international flights as strike continues

PIA flight operations to the US discontinued due the Rs1.25 billion losses annually A glorious chapter in the history of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) closed as the last flight of the national airliner departed for Lahore from the United States. The last flight PIA flight PK-712 left with 300 passengers from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, PIA landed back ending ... Read More »

Quetta’s Hazara women break stereotypes by opening women-only restaurant

Quetta's Hazara women break stereotypes by opening women-only restaurant

Social activist Hamida Ali Hazara started a restaurant in Quetta named Hazara Restaurant A group women from Hazara town’s Baluchistan – a region known for highly male-dominated society breaks all stereotypes by running restaurant only for ladies. The restaurant is only dedicated to women to come together, sit and engage while having delicious food for a change getting service from ladies comfortably. ... Read More »

Pakistan launches landmark ‘Climate Change financing framework’

Minister for Climate Change Mushahid Ullah Khan and UNDP Representative Neil Buhne with other speakers on the launch of Financing framework report in Islamabad. Photo by UNDP Pakistan

Pakistan launches Climate Change Financing Framework to mainstream climate change into planning and budget systems Pakistan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) unveiled a ‘Climate Change Financing Framework’ (CCFF) on Monday to combat climate change. This landmark initiative will make Pakistan’s existing climate change policy more effective, prove its future climate action and help access global climate funds. It ... Read More »

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