Zambia’s Emerald MiningBy The Rising Nepal
Zambia is the world’s second-largest producer of emeralds, after Colombia. It is also home to the world’s largest emerald mine – Kagem, located in the southern part of Zambia’s copper belt and majority-owned by UK-based Gemfields. The Kagem mine accounts for 25 per cent of global production of the green gemstone.
Preventing A StrokeBy The Rising Nepal
Stroke is a cerebrovascular disease affecting millions of people annually and leaving a significant proportion of survivors permanently disabled worldwide. A stroke affects the blood vessels that supply oxygen to the brain. The moment the brain does not receive enough oxygen, damage may start to occur. This problem occurs when the blood supply to the brain is decreased or blocked. The rupture or blockage limits blood and oxygen supply to the brain tissues. Lack of oxygen causes brain cells and tissues...
Post-pandemic Education MethodsBy The Rising Nepal
If we have to make a list of various sectors that have been ravaged by COVID-19, education sector probably tops the list. Schools, colleges and universities were shut down globally in order to stop the virus from spreading. As teaching-learning in classrooms came to a halt, all concerned people – students, teachers, operators of educational institutes, and educationists – have jointly come forward for a new learning and teaching modality for uninterrupted teaching and learning.
Win-win For AllBy The Rising Nepal
When viewed through the prism of Chinese history, the Olympic and Paralympic Games of 2022 are the culmination of an extraordinary evolution: starting from a peaceful sporting competition in 776 B.C. between bellicose Greek city states in the neutral venue of Olympia to an event that unites thousands of athletes from around the world in China's capital Beijing for a celebration of the human spirit. Ancient literary sources recorded that Koroibos – a cook, baker and athlete – won the stadion...
Buttressing Social Welfare StateBy The Rising Nepal
What is the welfare state for? Obviously, the justification of the vision of the welfare state lies in the promotion of harmonious development of society that guarantees just public order, liberty, justice and dignity of people. The social welfare state is conducive to the expansion of democratic space in society for the social, economic and political actors in their search for cooperative grasp of understanding. It provides the ground for citizens to obey its authority for its relative autonomy...
Change Your Diet To Increase LifespanBy The Rising Nepal
Everyone wants to live longer. And we’re often told that the key to doing this is making healthier lifestyle choices, such as exercising, avoiding smoking and not drinking too much alcohol. Studies have also shown that diet can increase lifespan. A new study has found that eating healthier could extend lifespan by six to seven years in middle-aged age adults, and in young adults, could increase lifespan by about ten years. The researchers brought together data from many studies that looked...
Call Out The PastBy Aashish Mishra
It is beyond encouraging seeing the space issues of culture get in the media these days. Newspapers routinely publish news of festivals on their front pages, televisions produce hour-long programmes about traditions and rituals and online portals put out informative series and multimedia packages about history and archaeology. “Culture and Arts” is no longer considered a “soft beat” to report on when nothing else is happening.
Evolving Global MulticulturalismBy The Rising Nepal
Many things around our birthplace are familiar – soil and rocks, bushes and forests, hills and mountains, ponds and lakes, rivers and seas, all are near and dear to us. So strongly attached we become to the birthplace that any attempt to detach us is a futile practice. Our world is full of geographical and cultural diversity. There is a vast tract of land we have never trodden and there are countless people we have never met. A few literary texts can exemplify the diversity of places, things, and...
Righting Injustice Of Africa's Water CrisisBy The Rising Nepal
Imagine that a crisis emerges in your home, workplace, or community. You neither created it nor benefited from it. And yet, you are bearing the brunt of the consequences, while those who did create and benefit from it continue to make the problem worse. For Africa, such an egregious injustice has become all too real. Though Africa contributes only 4 per cent of global greenhouse-gas emissions annually, it is among the regions most vulnerable to climate change and climate variability. Already, climate...
Row Over HijabBy The Rising Nepal
Freedom and rights might be the most commonly used words in the 21st century. We have evolved in such a manner that the existence of freedom and fundamental rights equals our own existence. This can be felt in the ongoing Hijab row of Karnataka in India.
Home Ministry’s Reform Plan Geared Towards Paradigm ShiftBy The Rising Nepal
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has formulated the home administration reform work plan 2078, and made it public this week expressing commitment to execute the defined priority actions with all earnestness and determination. With his competent higher echelon team of civil servants seated beside him at the ministry's meeting hall, Home Minister Balkrishna Khand shared the salience of the work plan which, according to him, constitutes one of the major steps forward in the process of strengthening...
Democracy: An Antidote To CorruptionBy The Rising Nepal
Corruption has been a global phenomenon. Democracy has been now the key defining element governance system globally. In fighting against corruption, democracy only is not sufficient. It hinges upon a series of conditions. Healthy exercises and existence of continuous formal political competition through periodical elections are not enough for achieving such noble destination. Evidence has proved well that level of corruption and level of democracy shows negative relations.
Pay Heed To SanitationBy The Rising Nepal
When I have nothing to do sitting at home, I always opt for a quick stroll either in a park or along the desolate street where no crowd can disturb me. I also love to wander about in jungles, where the chirping of birds soothes my soul and makes me feel rejuvenated. Since it is impossible to walk around jungles frequently, I spend considerable time around the park. And when someone from Pokhara talks about the park, one can guess it must be Basundhara Park.
Is Nepal Going Nordic Way?By The Rising Nepal
In 1992, American political scientist Francis Fukuyama came up with a new book ‘The End of History and the Last Man’. In the book, he argued that with the disintegration of Soviet Union and collapse of the Warsaw Pact bloc in 1991, the western liberal democracy triumphed as a victor in the ideological war against the communist empire. He described this scenario as the end of history arguing that the western liberal democracy will remain invincible and there will be no challenge from any quarters...
Tribute To Krantiyoddha Prem Krishna PathakBy The Rising Nepal
In 1975 as a 6th grader, I witnessed one of the hidden underground meetings where the Nepali Congress (NC) founder Bisheshwor Prasad Koirala was holding a secret meeting organised in by Prem Krishna Pathak in his residence at Old Baneshwor. At that time Prem Krishna Pathak, my father, was one of BP’s most favoured and trusted NC party workers. I have vivid memories of my secondary and high school periods when I used to welcome unexpected visitors, mostly hungry and disheveled people, who needed...
Falling In LoveBy The Rising Nepal
Cupid may be a cherubic toddler with a bow and arrow, but don’t be taken in by the innocence. Once the Cupid’s arrow forays, no one can escape the beatific surge of dopamine. It leads to the famous phrase in English language, “falling in love.” According to the Greek mythology, Eros was the god of love and his counterpart Cupid was the son of Mercury and Venus. While Mercury was the winged messenger to the gods, Venus was the goddess of love. Their progeny was thus the winged infant Cupid...
Ratify MCC Grant At EarliestBy The Rising Nepal
Even as a section of people and leaders have raised hues and cries over the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Nepal Compact, many in the country believe that cash and resource-strapped Nepal should accept the compact and implement the projects under it wholeheartedly to develop its key infrastructure sectors - power transmission lines and road maintenance. Any failure in accepting and ratifying the significant grant would send ripple across the donor nations that have been extending support...
Discourse On Cryptocurrency In NepalBy The Rising Nepal
Cryptocurrency, a digital currency, is banned in Nepal. Nepal Rastra Bank has issued a public notice warning people against engaging in cryptocurrency transactions. Despite the ban, some people are engaging in cryptocurrency deals. The Cryptocurrency Payment Gateway Triple A of Singapore has issued a report on cryptocurrency users across the world. According to the report, there are around 424,000 Nepalis engaged in cryptocurrency transactions. Howeve
Oklahoma MosaicBy The Rising Nepal
In different parts of the world, artefacts are found that raise questions from historians and archaeologists, since they do not correspond to the generally accepted version of the development of human civilisation. One of these mysteries is a strange structure in the form of a mosaic floor, found in 1969 during construction work in the US state of Oklahoma.
Between Inter-Nation PrioritiesBy The Rising Nepal
When the crisis over Ukraine seemed to hold on the balance, with the United States insistent that Russia was preparing to make a military move in Ukraine and Vladimir Putin denying anything of the sort, there was a call from a British anti-corruption campaigner in February to target oligarchs close to Putin.