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Seven Indian engineers kidnapped in Afghanistan

KABUL: Seven Indian engineers and an Afghan national working for a power plant in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan were kidnapped on Sunday, officials said. Zabihullah Shuja, spokesman for Baghlan police, said the engineers were traveling to a government-run power station in a minibus when unknown gunmen abducted them and their Afghan driver. Two officials at the Indian embassy in Kabul confirmed the kidnapping of the engineers, all working for the Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) that operates power…

Japan’s cryptocurrency exchanges face shortage of engineers

TOKYO: When cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc explained how hackers made off with $530 million in digital money, it said part of the problem was beyond its control: Japan’s lack of software engineers. Coincheck said that no matter how hard it tried, it simply couldn’t hire workers with the skills to seal gaps in security. “We were aware we didn’t have enough people working on internal checks, management and system risk,” chief executive Koichiro Wada told reporters last month. “We strived to expand using…

95% engineers in India unfit for software development jobs: study

NEW DELHI: A latest survey by an Indian firm that assesses employability evaluation has said in its report that talent shortage is acute in the Information Technology and data sciences ecosystem with 95% of engineers are not fit to do software development jobs in the country. According to a study by employability assessment company Aspiring Minds, only 4.77% candidates can write the correct logic for a programme -- a minimum requirement for any programming job. Over 36,000 engineering students form IT related branches…

Scientists, engineers made Pakistan’s defence formidable: Army chief

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday said scientists and engineers have made Pakistan’s defence formidable, ARY News reported. This he said while visiting Strategic Plans Division today. He was received by Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lieutenant General Mazher Jamil and was given detailed briefing regarding various facets of Pakistan’s Strategic Programme. Read More: 'Army supports mainstreaming Fata as per aspirations of tribes' The COAS underlined the…

Ugandan engineers invent ‘smart jacket’ to diagnose pneumonia

KAMPALA, Uganda: A team of Ugandan engineers has invented a "smart jacket" that diagnoses pneumonia faster than a doctor, offering hope against a disease which kills more children worldwide than any other. The idea came to Olivia Koburongo, 26, after her grandmother fell ill, and was moved from hospital to hospital before being properly diagnosed with pneumonia. "It was now too late to save her," said Koburongo. "It was too hard to keep track of her vitals, of how she's doing, and that is how I thought of a way to…

Sukkur: Four injured in bomb blast near Chinese engineers’ vehicle

SUKKUR: At least four persons were injured in a bomb blast near the passing vehicle of Chinese engineers at National Highway here, ARY News reported. The bomb device went off near the petrol pump at National Highway near Sukkur when the vehicle carrying Chinese engineers working at the Rohri-Multan section of the motorway. Contingents of police and rangers, after the blast, reached to the spot and cordoned off the area. The law enforcement agencies have launched a search operation to trace the miscreants involved in…