Scrutiny In Diplomatic AppointmentsBy The Rising Nepal
The government has named the ambassadors to 20 different countries at one go, the other day, beating all the past records. A big tally of 12 ambassadors has been subscribed from the political quota whereas eight come from the career bureaucracy representing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Building Climate Resilient Health SystemsBy The Rising Nepal
In an era of global health security, there are increasing concerns for urgent actions to keep humans and the planet healthy worldwide. This will require a global movement to create societies focused on health and wellbeing. This year’s world health day has particularly focused more on our planet and health. The climate crisis is a health crisis. Because climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health such as clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter....
COVID-19 Triggers Technological FeatBy The Rising Nepal
It would seem that epidemics can only go to the detriment of humanity, limiting its capabilities and slowing down development. However, in reality the situation is somewhat the other way around, at least in relation to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Let Women Lead Local LevelsBy The Rising Nepal
While the political leaders are engaged in infighting to acquire seats for the upcoming elections, numerous examples of Nepali women leadership at home, office, nation and the world were showcased by Nari, a woman magazine, via their one-day conference entitled Nirvik Nari, meaning fearless women, in Kathmandu the other day. Many women leaders, who have proven their leadership qualities as Deputy Mayors and Vice Chairpersons during their current terms, are at present struggling to get party tickets...
The French Unwilling WillingnessBy The Rising Nepal
For the last 20 years, French politics has been an unforgiving puzzle, whereby democratic votes result in neoliberal and xenophobic policies the French say they resent. Sunday’s presidential election first round is no different.
Achieving ResolutionsBy The Rising Nepal
Resolutions are definite and concrete aspirations for self-improvement, typically set for a New Year. Thus, New Year isn’t just an occasion to commemorate the beginning of a year, it is also a chance to set priorities in life which is where resolutions come in focus. Yet, resolutions are delicate. What seemed like a straight forward enough objective at the start of a year tends to get evasive as days turn into months.
Boost Agriculture ProductivityBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal is an agrarian country. Over 65 per cent of the population is engaged in agriculture and related activities. About thirty per cent of the total land is used for agricultural purposes. But the contribution of the agriculture sector to the country’s gross domestic product is about 35 per cent only.
Mongolia’s Razor's Edge Ties With RussiaBy The Rising Nepal
In purely geographical terms, in relation to Ukraine, Mongolia lies on the far side of Eurasia. But Mongolians have enduring ties with Ukraine and Russia that are evident in their responses to and engagements with the Russian invasion.
Trade War Hurts AmericansBy The Rising Nepal
While running for President of the United States, Joe Biden promised to end Donald Trump's failed trade war. "The only people paying the price are farmers and working people," Biden said while campaigning in 2019.
Confronting With ‘Shameful Past’By The Rising Nepal
As hosts to the Winter Olympics in February, China became the target of the West griping about that communist country’s human rights records. This is not the first that such an incident occurred. Sporting spectacles, including the summer Olympics, have every now and then been subjected to politicisation since very long.
Education System In Need Of ChangeBy The Rising Nepal
What we are still practicing in the academic institutions of Nepal is what Paulo Freire calls “the ‘banking’ concept of education,” which means “education becomes an act of depositing, in which the students are the depositories, and the teacher is the depositors. Instead of communicating, the teacher issues communications and makes deposits which students patiently receive, memorise, and repeat. Mugging up everything that the teachers preach in class does not help one be a better citizen...
Tourism Reviving SteadilyBy The Rising Nepal
As anticipated, tourism in Nepal has begun bouncing back steadily with COVID-19 infections and deaths subsiding. As the third wave of the pandemic driven by the Omicron variant was much milder than its previous strains in terms of hospitalisations and fatalities, tourism stakeholders had hoped that the country’s tourism industry would start reviving from this spring.
Measures To Eradicate HattipaileBy The Rising Nepal
One of the leading causes of disability around the world, Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is caused by three species of nematode worms (known as filariae) namely Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi and Brugia timori. The female Anopheles mosquito transmits microscopic filarial parasite from one person to another during its feeding process.
‘Living With COVID’ Could Affect Cases In UKBy The Rising Nepal
Access to free COVID tests ended for most people in England at the beginning of April. This includes both lateral flow tests and PCR tests. There are just a few exceptions: people with certain health conditions who may be eligible for new COVID treatments, patients being admitted to hospital, and people in high-risk settings such as care homes. Anyone else wishing to get a test now needs to buy their own.
Bridge Aid Sharing GapBy The Rising Nepal
After Russia began invading Ukraine around the end of February this year, the Ukrainians fled to neighbouring countries. Following that, charity organisations, aid agencies and individuals across Europe and America started collecting amenities for the Ukrainian refugees. The humanitarian partners did not just issue coordinated emergency appeals but also collected $1.7 billion themselves. This support was delivered to refugees in Poland and other neighbouring countries. It was also reported that...
Just Pursuit Of Civil SocietyBy The Rising Nepal
In a great moment of global geopolitical flux, civil society’s struggle to restore collective virtue of people can renew democracy and realise their self-worth not determined by forces of arms, fatalism, human nature or instrumental reason without a sense of feeling to public weal. Unjust state of affairs entails a coalition of civil society for multi-scale action aiming for a just order and peaceful coexistence of peoples and nation-states. As an infrastructure of democracy constituted through...
Avoiding COVID-19 ComplacencyBy The Rising Nepal
Geneva – History has shown that some of the most dangerous periods of pandemics come when life returns to normal too soon. A century ago, a premature “all clear” helped the second wave of Spanish influenza claim far more lives than the first, after a more virulent strain emerged. Today, many G7 and G20 countries are relaxing COVID-19 restrictions and shifting their focus away from pandemic response to pandemic prevention and preparedness (or to other issues entirely). But until every country...
Pandemic’s Toll on Mental HealthBy Aashish Mishra
Although we cannot say anything definitively right now, the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be declining in Nepal. The number of daily cases has fallen below 50 within the nation. More than five daily cases have been recorded in the country for a few weeks now. The government has also lifted all of the restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus and our society seems to be slowly but steadily recovering. But sadly, this does not apply to everyone. While the physical signs of the outbreak...
Global Impact Of Ukraine WarBy The Rising Nepal
The present war between Russia and Ukraine is the consequence of the latter's desire to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the European Union (EU). Russia took exception to its close neighbour's plan to join the two bodies, which Russia’s President Vladimir Putin perceived as a security threat. Theoretically speaking, whether an independent country wants to remain non-aligned or to join a military alliance is solely its right and no other nation can interfere in it.
Live In Harmony With NatureBy The Rising Nepal
Let us think and rethink about our present acts towards nature. Have we really acted in a nature-friendly manner? What happens when we humans cannot assimilate ourselves with nature? These simple but serious queries lead to other issues. These issues create a debate between human and nature.