Three scientists win Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on quantum dots

Three scientists have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on quantum dots.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the award in Stockholm saying Moungi Bawendi of MIT, Louis Brus of Columbia University, and Alexei Ekimov of Nanocrystals Technology Inc., were honored for their work.

The dots or tiny particles, they worked on, have unique properties and are used in television screens, LED lamps and other electronic gadgets besides medical imaging.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Sarfa Ranga Cold Desert Jeep Rally 2023 begins on Friday in GB

The Sarfa Ranga Cold Desert Jeep Rally 2023 begins from tomorrow in District Shigar Gilgit-Baltistan.

According to the Tourism and Sports department GB, the three-day cold desert jeep rally will continue from tomorrow to Sunday October 8 and the track of the jeep rally has made 80 km.

It’s added that more than 100 drivers and bikers of 10 categories are participating in the rally including Women drivers. Regional sports polo, boating, zakh and Mai Fung, and local music are also part of the three day event.

Source: Radio Pakistan

PM seeks global cooperation in addressing adverse effects of climate change

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has urged the world to step forward and help developing countries like Pakistan to cope up the adverse effects of climate change.

He said this while inaugurating the National Emergencies Operation Centre (NEOC) in Islamabad on Thursday.

The Prime Minister lauded the establishment of NEOC that will help in coordinated efforts to not only manage the natural disasters in the future, but will help in disaster risk reduction and mitigation of damages. He said climate change is a real challenge that will keep haunting the future generations unless concrete steps are taken. He said despite being one of the least contributors of carbon emissions globally, Pakistan is one of the top countries affected by climate change.

The Prime Minister also praised the coordinated efforts of all state institutions during the devastating floods of 2022, especially the National Disaster Management Authority. He recalled that nearly one third of the population of the country was affected by floods in 2022 and 30 billion dollars were estimated to be the economic losses. He also praised the role of NCOC both in COVID-19 and 2022 floods.

The Prime Minister was told that NEOC will serve as hub of all technological inputs related to climate change, disasters management and predictive modeling for national emergencies. First of its kind in Pakistan and the region, this is Pakistan’s indigenously conceptualized capability, which will evolve capacity to predict future disasters with credence and accuracy about likely locations, time of impact and damage intensity. It would generate coordinated response, guiding lower tiers of provincial and district level disaster management authorities.

The need was felt for a platform which should perform the functions for developing a national collage of disasters monitoring, high end technology driven capability. It can estimate vulnerable areas needs and determine the gap to be pre-coordinated support from global partner through all time ready holistic national outlook in the form of real time National Common Operating Picture.

The ceremony was attended by national and international dignitaries who appreciated Pakistan government in establishing a high end outcome, fast-paced development of NEOC in record time and the swath of multilateral utility it promises of mutual growth and protection of strategic investments.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Shadab Khan Blames the Delicious ‘Hyderabadi Biryani’ for Pakistan’s Poor Fielding

Pakistan all-rounder Shadab Khan has jokingly blamed the delicious ‘Hyderabadi Biryani’ for their poor fielding during the ICC Cricket World Cup warm-up game against Australia at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.

Shadab, during the press conference after their warm-up match against Australia, was asked if the Pakistan team had eaten the famous Hyderabadi Biryani during their stay in the city, to which he responded that they are having it daily.

“We are eating Hyderabadi biryani daily, and perhaps that is why we are getting a bit slow (Laughs),” Shadab stated.

Shadab Khan, who led the side in place of regular skipper Babar Azam against Australia on Tuesday, said the team is enjoying their time in Hyderabad.

Meanwhile, Pakistan lost their second warm-up match to Australia by 14 runs, falling short in a 352-run chase. They had been defeated by New Zealand by five wickets in the first warm-up game.

He also highlighted the positive aspects of both warm-up games.

Pakistan’s vice-captain said, “The result is not important. We took a lot of positives. Our attitude was good, result not in our hands. I think our 11 is sorted, we just wanted to give time to the bench to show their skills. When you play against Australia and New Zealand, you get confidence. We got a little bit of experience of conditions.

Pakistan’s World Cup campaign will begin on October 6 against the Netherlands at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad.

Source: Pro Pakistani

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 kicks off in India on Thursday

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 kicks off in India, tomorrow.

In the opening match of mega cricket event, defending champion England will take on New Zealand in Ahmedabad tomorrow while Pakistan will play its first match against Netherlands on Friday at Hyderabad.

The 13th edition of the Men’s ODI World Cup comprises of 45 league matches and three knockout matches.

Ten teams, including Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka will compete against each other in the tournament

Source: Radio Pakistan