With the sudden invasion of crossover SUVs in Pakistan, sedans are starting to become a rare breed. And if we talk about the mid-size sedans, they are rarer still, due to their high prices. Hyundai Nishat most probably already knows this, yet still, as per a recent update shared by Pakwheels.com, the company is planning…
The Pakistan Rupee (PKR) continued its upward journey against the US Dollar (USD) on the second day of the week. This marks the fifth consecutive day of improvement for the rupee against the greenback. The rupee appreciated by 12 paisas against the USD in the interbank currency market today, closing at Rs. 153.24 to the…
Since the early 1990s, Atlas Honda’s motorcycles have remained largely the same, with just a few design changes like ‘new graphics’ stickers that are changed every year. There have been a few more significant changes whereby Atlas Honda slightly changed the external design of the motorbike while keeping its frame and engine unchanged, and is…
The federal government has directed all private educational institutes in Islamabad to reduce monthly fee by 20% amid the ongoing deadly third wave of Coronavirus. According to the official notification issued by the Education Ministry, private institutes are required to decrease the monthly fee by 20% with effect from April 2021 till their reopening. ALSO…
General Electric (GE) has announced the appointment of Masroor Mahmud as its CEO for Pakistan. He is mandated with driving the company’s growth in the country and aligning business strategy across all GE sectors with the government’s vision for development.
In addition, Masroor will focus on enhancing talent development, ensuring risk management, and building a strong brand, through long-term, strategic partnerships.
A GE veteran of 14 years, Masroor has held several leadership roles in finance, commercial, and operations, working across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the U.S. He began his career with GE in 2006, when he joined the Financial Management Program in Europe. Subsequently, he was selected to the Corporate Audit Staff where he progressed to take on multiple global assignments in the Aviation, Power, Corporate, and Research divisions.
Nabil Habayeb, President and CEO of GE in the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey, said, “GE has had a presence in Pakistan since th..
Taiwanese tech giant Asus has updated its gaming laptop lineup with the Flying Fortress 8, which may just be the cheapest option in its price range given its high-end specifications. It has a 144Hz display, a GTX 1660Ti GPU and a Core i7 processor, all for $800. Specifications like this might be difficult to find on laptops that cost even $1000.
The Flying Fortress 8 comes with a 15.6-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 1080p resolution. The keyboard has RGB backlighting and the keystroke is 1.8mm. Asus says that the laptop’s design is based on a stealth fighter. Which stealth fighters sport RGB remains a complete mystery.
Under the hood, it is packed with Intel’s 10th generation of Core i5 and i7 processors with 512GB SSD and 8GB DDR4 RAM but there are also options to go up to 16GB RAM and 1TB storage. GPU options include the powerful GTX 1650 Ti as well as the 166o Ti.
As for connectivity, it does not disappoint, there are three USB A ports, one USB C port, an HDMI port, an..
The global coronavirus pandemic has created a rift in business, work, and life as we know it. The event has not only disrupted work-life but has also put an end to our social lives.
Where many are working from home, millions around the world have been laid off due to dwindling revenues. However, this is not a reason to give up on you career, business, or entrepreneurial dream. You can consider it as an opportunity to pick up new skills, which is quite easy thanks to plenty of MOOCs (Massive open online course) offering great value.
As Alibaba group’s Jack Ma puts it:
For people in business, 2020 is really just a year for staying alive. Don’t even talk about your dreams or plans. Just make sure you stay alive. If you can stay alive, then you would have made a profit already.
Here we are with part 2 (Part 1) of the online platforms you can benefit from via free online courses to brush up your skills during this downtime.
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Rumors related to Samsung’s flagship phablet series, the Galaxy Note 20, started pouring in as early as six months ahead of its launch. Last month, a famous tipster, Max Weinbach, leaked a couple of design and display related specifications of the series.
This time around, Ross Young, founder, and CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), via his official twitter account, has leaked information about the display for the upcoming phones.
The tweet details that the vanilla Note 20 is expected to feature a 6.42-inch display, up from 6.3-inch in Note 10, with 2345 x 1080 resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, up from 19:9 and a similar 401 PPI pixel density.
Young also unveiled that the series will come with a 120 Hz refresh rate, which is not a surprise. To optimize battery consumption, Samsung has used a Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide (LTPO) display that uses low power. Hence, the smartphone is expected to provide better battery life even at the 120 Hz refresh rate mode.
In cognizance of the global nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for a multi-stakeholder global perspective and approach to address it, Foreign Minister Qureshi introduces FM Connect Digital: The Thought Leaders series.
The FM Connect Thought Leader platform will see the Foreign Minister hosting a diversity of round table digital discussions with intellectuals, writers, academics, thinkers, and researchers across the globe.
For the inaugural FM Connect digital session, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi invited four global thought leaders for a discussion premised on Post Covid-19 realities on the global geopolitical and socio-economic landscape.
These thought leaders included:
Dr. William Ury, co-founder of Harvard University’s Program on Negotiation and one of the world’s leading experts on negotiation. He is currently a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Harvard Negotiation Project and a bestselling, award-winning author.
Professor Kishore Mahbubani, a Singa..
Covid-19, commonly referred to as the novel coronavirus, has affected the world adversely. With the unavailability of a vaccine and the absence of any proven treatment, all possible preventive measures are executed to safeguard the infected individuals.
To flatten the curve and control the outbreak, some measures including social distancing and countrywide lockdowns have been initiated across the globe.
Doctors and hospitals around the world are working nonstop to treat the infected patients with different degrees of symptoms from moderate to acute. These are surely unprecedented times and none of us was prepared for this calamity. In these testing times, internet connectivity has been declared as part of the essential services.
The internet traffic in Pakistan has surged 15% amid Covid-19 lockdown, according to Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA). And, the ISPs are making all-out efforts to ensure that during these tough times, everyone stays connected with the world.