Google Earth’s newest Timelapse feature lets users look back from current day all the way to 1984 and see how both human activity and natural forces have changed the face of Earth over last 40 years. The feature makes use of some 24 million satellite photos gathered by Google Earth from NASA, the US Geological Survey (USGS), the European Union, and the European Space Agency (ESA).
Mubashir Saddique and his YouTube food channel on village food is definitely one of the most loved channels on YouTube in the country and its no chance that it has been noticed globally. With a following of 2.84 million subscribers since 2017 from different parts of the world, Mubashir has undoubtedly achieved great success within a short time.
NASA’s miniature robot helicopter Ingenuity made history by performing a successful takeoff and landing on Mars, achieving the first powered, controlled flight by an aircraft over the surface of another planet. The success of this new experiment could pave the way for new modes of exploration on Mars and other destinations in the solar system, such as Venus and Saturn’s moon Titan.
Forces in Pakistan are on a high alert after powerful clerics have called for a shutter-down strike across Pakistan today, Monday, in support of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP). The former head of the moon-sighting Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam’s Fazlur Rehman both announced their support Sunday night. TLP was banned by the government for outbreaks of violence and protesting last week.
From a waiter at a restaurant in Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) to a university graduate of SZABIST himself, Ansar Ali’s story is a perfect example of the power of community and how little efforts can go a long way. Ansar, who had a liking for education, was forced to drop out from high school and work after his father’s sudden demise.
Despite the repercussions of COVID-19 pandemic on almost all commercial sectors, construction sector in the country is witnessing a boom. Even so, Pakistan’s cement sector posted the highest-ever monthly growth of 44.39 per cent in March at 5.773 million tonnes from 3.722m tonnes in the corresponding period last year due to a massive increase in domestic consumption and exports.
Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan has been included by Wisden in its 2021 list of “cricketers of the year” for his performance during the English season last year. Rizwan was named among Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Jason Holder and Darren Stevens who have been named Wisden Cricketers of the Year in the 2021 edition of the Wisden Almanack.
Despite the government’s efforts to reform status of the Pakistani passport, Henley Passport Index has ranked the country’s passport as fourth weakest in the world, behind only war-torn Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. The index assesses the travel documents based on how many countries citizens can access without a visa, as well as, using information from the International Air Transport Association.
The federal government has deferred approval of Rs192 billion worth of Hyderabad-Sukkur motorway project due to proposed changes in its financing model. The project now seeks Rs76 billion from the budget compared to the original plan of constructing the road with private sector funding. The project was initially expected to be completed at a cost of Rs165 billion, which has now increased to Rs191.5 billion.
In a major achievement against the crippling virus, Lahore has become the first polio-free city in the country. The fifth environmental sample taken from the city for the poliovirus has tested negative. Earlier four environmental samples for the virus had tested negative. Lahore Deputy Commissioner paid rich tribute to the doctors, polio workers, and the parents for making the city polio-free.