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IT ministry, Google to launch CS First Program

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ISLAMABAD  : Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication is working with Google to launch a grassroots programme that will equip children with information technology skills and help develop applied coding techniques. In addition to recent initiatives launched by Google to bring digital skills resources for students and small businesses in Pakistan, the IT ministry and […]

TCF launches ‘Ilm Ka Aangan’ on Teleschool

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Islamabad: The Citizens Foundation is producing and presenting a 45-minute colourful and engaging show for kids by the name of ‘Ilm Ka Aangan’ (The Learning Courtyard). The show will be aired every Sunday at 11 a.m. on state run television channel’s ‘Teleschool’–a dedicated TV channel for virtual learning launched by the Ministry of Federal Education. […]

Facebook helping Pakistanis to provide accurate information on Covid-19

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Facebook is working with the Pakistani government, communities, and businesses to amplify the power of digital technology to navigate this challenging time. Anyone who searches for information related to the virus on Facebook or Instagram will be shown educational pop-ups on top of search results connecting them to expert health organisations including the World Health […]

PM Imran Khan orders FIA to probe into anti-judges campaign

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday took serious notice of the recent campaign on social media against the superior judiciary of Pakistan, including the Chief Justice of Pakistan, and asked DG FIA to look into this malicious campaign and depute a team of suitable officers to track down the culprits involved in it. According to […]

TeleSchool Channel will help to promote literacy in country: Dr Firdous

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ISLAMABAD:  Prime Minister’s Special As­sistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Fir­dous Ashiq Awan has said TeleSchool Channel will help promote literacy in the country. In a series of tweets Tuesday, she said the channel has been launched to benefit stu­dents from class one to twelve as formal educa­tional process has been suspended due to Corona­virus […]

Ministry told to restore internet facility for tribal areas

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ISLAMABAD: The Islam­abad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday directed the Minis­try of Information Techno­logy to reconnect the erstwhile Federally Adminis­tered Tribal Areas (Fata) to the cyberworld, observing that people there could not be denied access to the internet. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah admitted a petition filed by a student, Syed Mohammad, and sought a […]

Court asks FIA to investigate fake virus news in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court has asked the FIA to investigate the circulation of a fake news on social media about a couple, both additional district and sessions judges, getting infected with Covid-19. A complaint of the concerned additional sessions judge was forwarded to FIA’s regional director in Peshawar by an additional registrar (administration) of […]

Google tips its hat to healthcare workers

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KARACHI: Pretty much like the dictum ‘justice delayed is justice denied’, words of gratitude extended to someone with the slightest bit of procrastination can be considered as no gratitude. It was timely of Google on Monday to say thank you to healthcare workers all over the world by coming up with an animated doodle highlighting […]

Social media outlets see surge in number of Pakistani users

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KARACHI: Amid social distancing and lockdowns, more Pakistanis are looking to connect on social media, becoming increasingly reliant on video outlets for work as well as entertainment, and seeking government apps to address Covid-19 concerns, data analysed by Dawn indicates. While the overall internet traffic in the country has increased by 15 per cent according […]

Teleschool goes on air today to compensate for academic loss

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday inaugurated a national broadcast education channel to mitigate the loss faced by the students due to the closure of educational institutions till May 31 in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Teleschool — the dedicated TV channel — will be aired through a beam provided by Pakistan Television (PTV) […]

Google prepares for sustainable recovery from the outfall of COVID pandemic

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ISLAMABAD PR – Around the world, the spread of COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on health, lives and jobs, including Pakistan. We’ve had to make fundamental changes to the way we live and work, and the economic impact is affecting businesses everywhere. Yet we’ve also heard humbling and inspiring stories of healthcare workers on […]

Coronavirus self-assessment mobile app launched in Pakistan

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A mobile application, “CoronaCheck”, that allows users to conduct self-assessment at home was launched here on Thursday by the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH).s The self-assessment tool – an interactive chatbot driven by artificial intelligence (AI) – allows users to understand their symptoms to see if they have contracted COVID-19 and how to seek help […]

App launched to evaluate Covid-19 symptoms

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KARACHI: The Aga Khan University (AKU) has launched a mobile app to help people easily evaluate Covid-19 symptoms with an in-home screening tool and educate them on how to take care of themselves, if they are infected with the virus. The app CoronaCheck uses an interactive chatbot, driven by artificial intelligence, which allows users to […]

FIA cyber crime wing asked to take action against social media posts

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SUKKUR: The Deputy Commissioner, Shaheed Benazirabad, Abrar Ahmad Jaffar, has written a letter to the cyber crime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take action against those who were creating panic on social media by posting wrong data about COVID-19 as well as some misleading posts against the district administration Benazirabad. Meanwhile, the […]