While governments around the world are taking measures to slow down the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists are working vigorously to find a long-term solution, meaning either a drug that helps alleviate the illness or a vaccine. While the world’s hopes for an effective treatment for COVID-19 are currently resting on an antiviral drug called remdesivir, which was originally developed to fight Ebola and is currently tested … Continue reading Roadmap Towards a Vaccine | Social Distancing
Reddit has released its Transparency Report 2019 showing the amount of requests that required the platform to remove content or disclose private user data. Out of 2.77 billion pieces of content created on Reddit in 2019, just over 53 million were removed for a variety of reasons. They include harassment, (39 percent), minor sexualization (25.2 percent) and violence (16.6 percent). The report also contained some … Continue reading Pakistan Fourth For Reddit Content Removal Requests
Larry Tesler, the computing pioneer behind cut, copy and paste, has died at the age of 74. The IT whizz was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1945, and later studied computer science at Stanford University in California. Tesler’s prime focus was always human-computer interaction (aka user interface design), putting his skill-set to work at the likes of Amazon, Apple, Yahoo, and the Xerox … Continue reading Underrated Hero Dies at 74, he invented cut,copy and paste.
In his recent visit to China, PM Imran Khan pitched five reasons why the Chinese or investors from any other country should invest in Pakistan. Before those reasons start becoming viral, among those blinded by optimism, a reality check is warranted. Khan’s first bullet point was strategic location. If history is any guide, that strategic location has given this country more headaches than benefits. In … Continue reading Why you should INVEST in Pakistan
National Investment Trust Limited (NITL), Pakistan’s first and largest asset management company, has announced that all branches of NIT are now online, with an objective of expanding its outreach to the investors and providing convenience to their unitholders. NIT has 27 branches nationwide, out of which 23 branches were already online. The remaining branches, including in Hyderabad, Sukkur, Quetta and Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK), have … Continue reading NITL goes Online
Tax Asaan is a mobile application with selected functionality of Iris web application. This mobile application provides the taxpayers a quick and on-the-go access of basic verification features like Active Taxpayers List (ATL), Online NTN/STRN Inquiry, Exemption Certificate and CPR Utilization Status etc. A new and simplified functionality is provided under Tax Asaan mobile application for the users to get register for Sales Tax. Now … Continue reading Tax Asaan- FBR APP Initiative for Sales Tax
Pakistan’s Data Network, Zong 4G, the pioneer of 4G in Pakistan, is now the first and only telecom operator to successfully test 5G services. Backed by China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC), and supported by 11,000+ 4G towers and 13 million 4G customers, Zong 4G is truly a leader in innovation, advanced technology, and infrastructure. Now, anyone wishing to test 5G will be able to experience … Continue reading Pakistan – 1st SouthAsian country to test 5G speed.