Psi-Fi VIII 8th Installment: becomes Pakistan's longest lasting National Science Competition

Sana Gilani 05:14 PM | 18 Jan, 2017
Psi-Fi VIII 8th Installment: becomes Pakistan's longest lasting National Science Competition
The Spades Society’s premier annual event, Psi-Fi, returned for its eighth installment this year, making it one of the country’s longest lasting national science competitions. Promoted online and in schools as well as universities everywhere as an event which is #ConqueringNewRealms, the Olympiad lived up to its long-established reputation and its promise, attracting well more than a thousand delegates in total from schools and universities all over Pakistan.


For the duration of the 4-day Olympiad, held from 11th to 14th January 2017, delegates were provided accommodation in the safety and convenience of the LUMS campus, with amazing food and wonderful events. The competition consisted of 15 separate events, with perhaps the most popular and most participated ones being the quiz-based Tour de Mind, the Sherlockian-deduction styled Diagnosis Dilemma, the mediaeval war nod Siege, and the Macgyver-esque car race that was Gear Up.


In all the events nevertheless, participants demonstrated immense capacities for enthusiasm, creativity and teamwork, and continued unfailingly to impress Psi-Fi’s organisers and sponsors with their capabilities for scientific inquiry and method. Beyond that, however, the Psi-Fi team is proud to see a sustained fulfilment of its broader objective, which is to bring brilliant, scientifically inclined minds from all over the country together in an environment where they can not only challenge each other, but collaborate and start building lasting and productive friendships with like-minded people.


Psi-Fi  was held in the best way possible with a rousing Carnival and concert set up for the delegates inside the LUMS campus, featuring the artist Raga Boyz and Noori and food stalls boasting signature Lahori treats like gol gappay and jalebis as well as a variety of games to help the delegates unwind after 4 days of grueling competition.


Psi-Fi drew to a close on the evening of the 14th with a blast: a wonderful formal dinner “The Forbidden Forest” as it was named.




Sana Gilani
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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 2, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on June 2, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 299 302
Euro EUR 321 325
UK Pound Sterling GBP 375.5 380
U.A.E Dirham AED 80 81
Saudi Riyal SAR 79 79
Australian Dollar AUD 198 200
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.25 766.25
Canadian Dollar CAD 226 228
China Yuan CNY 40.26 40.66
Danish Krone DKK 41.04 41.44
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.39 36.74
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.25 2.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 927.17 936.17
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.79 174.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 740.96 748.96
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.37 79.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 315.04 317.54
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – June 2, 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 230,000 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 229,000 PKR 2125


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