Boosting Cooperative SectorBy The Rising Nepal
Today, cooperatives are considered one of the three pillars of the national economy of Nepal, a fact recognised by the Constitution of Nepal, 2015. The contribution of the cooperative sector to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is three per cent. Its contribution to the financial sector stands at 20 per cent. There are around 35,000 cooperatives throughout the country with employment opportunities given to around 70,000 people. The number of cooperative members is around 6.5 million, including...
Pandemic And PopulismBy The Rising Nepal
Records for new coronavirus infections are being established across Europe as the Omicron variant rips through communities at an unprecedented rate. The World Health Organisation (WHO) cautioned that Omicron might cause a "tsunami" of illnesses that would overwhelm healthcare facilities when combined with the Delta variant. With the emergence of Omicron in the fifth
Biden Confronts Trump FootprintsBy The Rising Nepal
A year in office this week on January 20, the United States President Joe Biden is keen to improve his public standing as an effective leader, even as public opinion surveys and analysts indicate that neither he nor Vice President Kamala Harris is any big asset for the 2024 race for the nation’s top job. Such sobering facts have shaken up the Republican Party, notwithstanding having its man at the White House after a gap of 12 years.
Pursue Effective Economic DiplomacyBy The Rising Nepal
Economic diplomacy in its traditional sense refers to decision making and advocating of national interest using economic tools available to a nation. Versatility, good judgment and sound business skills are prerequisite for its effectiveness. Since the 21st century, Economic Diplomacy (ED) has been considered a challenge and a trend of development. Career diplomats attempt to limit it within their jurisdiction, interpreting it as a part of international relations and foreign policy. Experts have...
Empowering Women And Changing MindsBy The Rising Nepal
Violence against women is an issue that societies are becoming increasingly aware of. Nevertheless, the problem is still tabooed and concealed in developing countries in particular. Disabled women face the most serious challenges: experts report that due to their supposed helplessness, these women are three times more likely to become victims of violence than women without disabilities. Civil-society organisations and policymakers are looking for ways to address this problem and find solutions.
Keep Your Bones HealthyBy The Rising Nepal
Bones are composed of living, growing tissue. Bones support the body structure and protect our vital organs. They also store calcium and other minerals essential for various physiological activities. When calcium is needed, it breaks down bones and rebuilds new ones. Until the age of 30 years, the body builds more bones than it breaks. Bone breakdown occurs faster than bone formation after the age of 35 years, which causes a gradual loss of bone mass. As the bone mass decreases, it may give rise...
How To Remain Resilient Despite StressBy The Rising Nepal
A bit of stress can be good for your mental and physical wellbeing, but too much can lead to anxiety, depression and other health problems. It can also make you age faster. So learning to become more stress-resilient is important if you’re not in a hurry to grow old fast.
The Fiesta To Boost TravelBy The Rising Nepal
This year’s Maghe Sankranti, also known as Makar Sakranti, was celebrated across Nepal on Saturday. This is the festival that promotes travel among people. In Tharuhat, the festival is quite popular as Maghi. This is a main harvest festival.
Public Space Makes Authority ResponsibleBy The Rising Nepal
A responsible regime undertakes the duty to perform its popular and constitutional mandate and international obligations. A flourishing democracy calls for not only the promotion of individual rights but also social responsibilities to enhance and nurture the common good of society. In the common good, each person has equal stake, the weak and the poor have more because they have less private resources and agencies to defend themselves. The critical eyes and voices of public sphere where people associate,...
Strained Supply Chain Hurts EconomyBy The Rising Nepal
Pre-pandemic “just in time” manufacturing, a model pioneered by Toyota at the end of World War II, has exposed the global economy to inevitable shock. As new variants of COVID-19 emerge every six months, the pandemic is seemingly becoming endemic even though a remarkable progress has been made in vaccination. An unequal allocation of vaccines, however, has undermined global efforts to contain this viral disease.
Intent Does Not MatterBy The Rising Nepal
Imagine that you are sitting alone in a park. Suddenly, a person calls you and throws a ball in your direction. It hits you in the face. Hurt and angry, you ask why he did that. He replies, “Oh, you looked lonely and sad and I thought I’d cheer you up.” “By hitting me with a ball?” you question.
An Urge For “Garden City”By The Rising Nepal
In the fifth century of Christian era, St. Augustine wrote The City of God, a heavenly city, against “The City of Man”, an earthly city, which he thought was sinful. In Christian philosophy, the earthly city is a sinful place because sinful man made it. The City of God on the contrary can be inhabited by people who forgo earthly pleasure which passes in a moment in search of eternal truths. When the author wrote this book, he meant that the conflict is between God and Devil, the latter of which...
Submerged By COVID-19By The Rising Nepal
Berkeley– The wildfire spread of the Omicron variant adds a new element of uncertainty to the global economy. But when it comes to emerging markets, the consensus view is that these countries’ prospects remain bright. J.P. Morgan Global Research expects their collective GDP to grow by 4.6 per cent this year, faster than its 2015-19 trend. S&P Global Ratings is even more bullish, projecting that emerging economies will expand by 4.8 per cent.
COVID Spares NoneBy The Rising Nepal
It is just the second week of the New Year 2022 and COVID-19 has already returned with a big bang. With unique variants emerging in different parts of the world, it has become quite difficult for us to make counts of which virus strain exactly is doing the rounds. But, right now the most transmissible Omicron variant along with the Delta strain seems to have teamed up to exacerbate crises in many countries, including Nepal. And it is spreading like wildfire among political leaders, too.
Civil Society At The CrossroadsBy The Rising Nepal
This writer shuffled through the report titled "Study on Civil Society in Changing India: Emerging Roles, Relationships and Strategies" the other day which was initiated, led and later completed, among others, by a consortium of which Delhi based Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA). It is to be noted that PRIA is a globally adulated civil society organisation (CSO) established more than four decades ago which has made a distinct, defining and impactful contributions in the areas of governance,...
Time To Shift Academic ConcentrationBy The Rising Nepal
The present-day school and college curricula always have their focus on improving the students’ test scores. Higher digits have up to now given the teachers, parents and students the best emotional satisfaction. Higher the digits on mark slip, the more is the satisfaction.
My Linguistic JourneyBy The Rising Nepal
It's winter and towards the late afternoon, I come out of my house carrying a black shoulder-bag that contains a notebook and a pen. My jacket's pocket also has two sheets of white paper and a pen. It’s not that I love going out in the freezing winter while other people are staying at home, most probably, either in their beds or by the fire or some kind of heat. I'm on a mission. I have some tough university assignments to do. As an almost complete novice in linguistics, I've got to have some experience...
Nepal Faces New Geopolitical RealityBy The Rising Nepal
Right from the time when Homo sapiens moved from African jungles to Asian and European landmass forming dots of civilizations, the concept of nationhood evolved. Since the first state evolved in Sumeria, (Tigris and Euphrates river basin in present Iraq), several states were born and disappeared from the map of the world. The process of birth and disappearance of states continues even now albeit in a slower pace.
The Predator Network Of Human TraffickingBy The Rising Nepal
One of the most heinous crimes on earth is trafficking people for sex trade. Girls, boys, women and men have been victims of this crime. Similarly, both men and women have been perpetrators. The conviction of Ghislaine Maxwell - former British Socialite - of recruiting and grooming teenage girls for sexual encounters with the disgraced late financier and her ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein between 1994 and 2004 has exposed to the world how the rich and famous women and men are involved in exploiting...
Screen AddictionBy The Rising Nepal
Our minds tend to be drawn towards the cynical. It explains the proliferation of negative news in the current times. Today we have social media that has become a haven for spreading sensational news. It has introduced the term doomscrolling or doomsurfing. Both of them refer to the excessive consumption of negative news on the screens such as mobile phones, tablets, iPads and so on.