Author: Osama Tabasam

Islamabad aims to build digitally-enabled public schools with Google and Tech Valley

Islamabad aims to become the gold standard for digitally-enabled public schools after signing an MOU with Google and Tech Valley. It is part of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision for a digitally transformed Pakistan, called “Digital Pakistan.” Moreover, Tech Valley is going to implement Google Work Space based on cloud computing infrastructure in 200 schools across Islamabad Capital Territory.

Indian doctors warn of yellow fungus seen in Covid patient

It is the first time a “Yellow Fungus” has been identified in a human person in a COVID patient in India. This comes after an outbreak of black and white fungi has ravaged hospitals across the country, which is experiencing one of the worst outbreaks around. The symptoms of yellow fungus are more hidden and start internally, which can be dangerous as it could delay diagnosis.

Marvel ‌introduces new immortal superhero team in Chloe Zhao’s Eternals

Marvel released a trailer for the upcoming film Eternals on Monday. By viewing the first trailer, fans can finally see what the upcoming Marvel film Eternals is about. Whereas, the film was directed by Oscar-winner Chloe Zhao and debuted a teaser showcasing some of the cast members. Despite the trailer’s limited information, fans are already excited by its vision of a super team.

Reko Diq case: International court unfreezes PIA assets

British Virgin Islands: The High Court of Justice has unfrozen PIA’s assets in a case initiated by Tethyan Copper Company (TCC) for attachment of Pakistan’s assets in the Reko Diq case. In December last year, HCJ Justice Gerd Wall Bank froze a 40 percent stake in Minhal Inc., Roosevelt Hotel in New York, and Scribe Hotel in Central Paris at the request of the TCC.

KPK‌ ‌government‌ ‌to‌ ‌raise minimum wage for all public and private employees by 25%

The KPK government has increased minimum wages by Rs 4000 for public and private workers. With the new change in place, the monthly wage for daily workers will be increased from RS 17000 to RS 21000. The summary approved by KP Chief Minister is likely to be effective from July 1st, 2021.

Pakistani mountaineer Asad Memon aims to summit Denali

Pakistani mountaineer Asad Memon has set his sights on conquering his fourth summit of the Seven Summit Challenge, following his first attempt ‌two‌ ‌years‌ ‌ago. Denali, the highest mountain in North America, will be Memon’s target next month. Memon is hoping to climb Denali, the third most isolated peak on Earth after ‌Everest‌ ‌and‌ ‌Aconcagua.

UNGA president Volkan Bozkir arrives in Pakistan today

In response to the invitation from Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, UN General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir is arriving in Islamabad today (Wednesday) on a three-day visit. A Foreign Office statement said Bozkir would speak in detail with the minister during his stay in Islamabad. During the discussions, They will address a wide range of political, economic, and social issues.

WHO says Indian Covid-19 variant has spread to 53 countries worldwide

World Health Organization report shows that the Indian Covid-19 variant has spread to 53 countries. According to unofficial data in the UN health agency’s weekly epidemiological update, the WHO has also received information that the B.1.617 variant has been found in seven more countries. This makes the total for 60 sites as of this week.

US Secretary of State Blinken announces aid to Gaza, vows to reopen the Jerusalem consulate

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US would reopen its Jerusalem consulate, a diplomatic link between the United States and the Palestinians. In addition, Blinken reiterated that Washington intends to ensure Hamas does not benefit from humanitarian aid, which could be a difficult task in a tightly controlled enclave.

Vaccine campaign begins tomorrow for citizens ages 19 and older

NCOC chief Asad Umar said citizens aged 19 and over would register for the Covid-19 vaccine from Thursday. Therefore, he called the start of the vaccination campaign for this age group to get a vaccination for all. “At today’s meeting of NCOC, we agreed to open vaccination registration to all those aged 19 and over,” Umar tweeted.