Students display indigenous smart devices at GCU exhibition

LAHORE:31 January:Engineering students from different universities put on display their indigenous smart devices for patients and autonomous robots at the Inter-University Project Exhibition (IUPEX 2020) held at Government College University (GCU) here on Thursday. The one-day exhibition was organised by the GCU’s Electrical Engineering Department and Office Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC). About 22 smart devices were put on display which included robotic glove for rehabilitation of patients, QR code-based medicine vending machine, indigenous portable ECG machine, wireless power transfer system, hybrid electric motorcycle, library security system, Wi-Fi multipurpose autonomous drone and voice controlled wheel chair for the disabled. Speaking on the occasion, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi said creativity, innovation and technology development were the key to the economic prosperity of Pakistan. He appreciated that these students had worked very hard on their projects and also focused to make them cost effective. The VC announced that GCU would establish civil and chemical engineering departments at its new campus soon to further strengthen its engineering faculty. He also guided the students in detail about the further research on their projects. Philanthropist and entrepreneur Sabahat Rafiq also visited the exhibition and announced a donation of $5000 to the GCU Lahore for promotion of innovation culture among youth. ORIC Director Dr Junaid Zafar said IUPEX 2020 was not only aimed at providing opportunities to students of different universities to exhibit their innovate work to companies but also it educated and motivated other students to come up with more innovative ideas and technologies. He said more than 100 students submitted projects out of which only 22 projects were displayed. Different companies and funding agencies were also invited to IUPEX 2020 to witness and fund the projects. nursing result: The results of the annual examination of the first year organised by the Punjab Nursing Board have been announced in which the result of the Service Hospital remained 100 percent. According to a handout, Komal Saleem bagged first position with 663 marks, Nimra Noor and Kinza Tujamal secured second position with 662 marks while Ramsha Rafaqat bagged third position by securing 653 marks. Director General Nursing Punjab Kausar Parveen congratulated the position holders and prayed for their further success. She also announced commendatory certificate to the Services Hospital class teacher Asma Taj. Overseas committee: The Lahore Overseas Committee has been taking all measures to solve the cases of different nature of overseas Pakistanis. A meeting of the committee chaired by Chairman Jahangir Bara and additional Deputy Commissioner Asghar Joyia was held on Thursday. In the meeting, a 10-year long dispute between Canada-based overseas Pakistani namely Tayabba Iftikhar and Akram Barlas was resolved with the facilitation of the members of the committee. Tayabba Zia had constructed two shops and one flat on his three-marla commercial plot on Sanda Road. She gave the shops on rent to Akram Barlas 22 years back. With the passage of time, Muhammad Akram Barlas stoped paying rent and took his case to court. Ms Tayabba Iftikhar also submitted her case in the overseas committee one month back, on which, the committee summoned both parties and heard them and facilitated both parties in solving the case. In the meeting, Tayabba offered Akram Barlas to purchase her two shops for Rs3.3million and hand her over the flat keys to her. The offer was accepted. Both parties thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and the overseas committee for early solution to the case.The news.

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