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Riaz Haq's Blog – October 2010 Archive (5)

India's Information Technology Sector Dwarfed by Textiles

About 60% of India's workforce is in agriculture. Textile industry is the second biggest employer, accounting for a fifth of India’s exports, and employs almost 10 percent of India’s workforce, or some 35 million people, and has the potential to add another 12 million new jobs --dwarfing the 1-2 million jobs created by the much-heralded IT and BPO sector, according to a…

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Added by Riaz Haq on October 30, 2010 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Are Diseases and Malnutrition Lowering IQs in South Asia?

Poverty, hunger, unsanitary or unsafe conditions and inadequate health care in South Asia's developing nations are exposing their citizens to high risk of a variety of diseases which may impact their intelligence. Every year, World Health… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on October 25, 2010 at 9:28am — 2 Comments

Pakistan Cut Poverty and Hunger in Musharraf Years 2000-2008

Poverty and hunger often go together. The affordability of food is usually a bigger issue than its availability in most poor nations, according to research published by Indian-born economist and Nobel Laureate Dr. Amartya Sen. With few exceptions, rising incomes and reductions in poverty rates are known to lead to lower hunger levels.



Pakistan experienced significant declines in… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on October 17, 2010 at 10:08am — 2 Comments

Do Pakistani Students Lack Abstract Knowledge, Critical Thinking Skills?

Here are some excerpts from a Friday Times Op Ed by University of Wisconsin's Dr Howard Schweber who

taught students at a private university in Lahore, Pakistan and found them bright, resourceful and highly confused. He particularly singles out lack of general education and consequent lack of critical thinking skills as problems:



My first impression of Pakistani students was that they are, well, just that – college students. How… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on October 16, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Surging Economy Propels India to New Heights on CWG 2010 Medals Table

Is there a correlation between a nation's economic performance and its success at international sports competitions? Has India's economic resurgence contributed to its achieving remarkable second place status on the medals table at the Commonwealth Games 2010 that just concluded in New Delhi?







Economics professor Daniel Johnson and his student… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on October 14, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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    Oscar-winning Pakistan Techie Shines in Hollywood

    Academy Award winning Hollywood hits Frozen, Life of Pi and The Golden Compass have one thing in common:  Each used extensive computer-generated imagery (CGI) created by Pakistani-American Mir Zafar Ali who won Oscar statuettes for "Best Visual Effects" in each of them.…



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    Posted by Riaz Haq on April 23, 2014 at 10:30am

    Pakistani-American Dr. Asad Qamar of APPNA Among Highest Paid Doctors in America

    Dr. Asad Qamar, a graduate of Lahore's King Edwards Medical College, received $18.2 million in payments from US Medicare program in 2012, making him the second highest billing doctor in America. Dr. Qamar is a member of APPNA, Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent in North America. He was a candidate for the presidency of APPNA in… Continue

    Posted by Riaz Haq on April 11, 2014 at 10:37am

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