Managing Asthma AttackBy The Rising Nepal
ASTHMA is a chronic disease of the lungs. Being an inflammatory disease of the airways, it causes difficulty in breathing and makes physical activities challenging or sometimes even impossible. The inflammation of the airways causes narrowing inside the lungs that restrict air supply. A person suffering from asthma may exhibit symptoms such as tightness in the chest, wheezing, breathlessness, coughing, and increased mucus production.
Coerced ConformityBy The Rising Nepal
THE power of people is well documented. From toppling governments to bringing reforms, the world has seen it all. A country progresses when all the citizens believe in the same core values. The growth is accelerated and problems are identified on time. However, when this strength in the mass is misused, it may have some negative consequences. A perfect example is the phrase we have all heard, "what will people say". This phrase has caused conflicts and has been used effectively when a dream is misunderstood...
Value Premises Of Democratic RegimeBy The Rising Nepal
The democratic regime embraced by the Constitution of Nepal, 2015 promises 31 rights for citizens, including liberty, work, labour, food, education, health, equality, social justice, social protection, social security and private property. It entitles them to full citizenship and a social wage -- minimum wage, education, job and health insurance, training opportunity, vacation facility, retirement and disability benefits, etc. These are great social levellers and essential virtues to ensure the livelihood...
Mosquitoes Might Be Attracted To Fixed ColoursBy The Rising Nepal
There’s no question that finding yourself covered in mosquito bites quickly takes the shine off a pleasant summer evening. But mosquitoes are more than a nuisance. They’re also the deadliest creatures on Earth, owing to the diseases they spread.
Exercise At HomeBy Aashish Mishra
Many of us know that we lead a sedentary life. We know that simply walking or jogging may not be enough. Yet, we cannot do anything about it because we do not have the time or money or both to join a gym or enrol ourselves in fitness courses. But that should not be the reason we don’t exercise.
Accelerating Economic GrowthBy The Rising Nepal
A higher economic growth is necessary for the prosperity of developing countries like Nepal to increase per capita income and generate employment necessary for enhancing the living standard of people. Nepal needs to accelerate economic growth to catch up with the advance countries. However, how can economic growth be accelerated? Not so easy answer, though the government always desires to have a higher economic growth as reflected in the budget statements.
Civil Society’s Role In GovernanceBy The Rising Nepal
Civil society in Nepal has played a significant role in the political and economic transformation in the last three decades. Under a highly democratic federal system, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) possess considerable potential in further developing the nation. CSOs emerged in the first half of the 20th century in an effective and modern form. They played vital role in the sectors of social welfare, community development and the institutionalisation of democracy after the 1990 political change....
Shun Negative CriticismBy The Rising Nepal
Criticisms are a part of our life. No individual can be hundred per cent correct in everything that they do. At times, someone who is always running high on success might not be able to identify his or her mistakes. This is when criticism can become a reality check for them.
Successful Mayors Make It To The TopBy The Rising Nepal
The dynamics of both globalisation and localisation operating simultaneously in the contemporary world has wrought upon the structural changes in the distribution framework of the state authority. As a result, the state authority has been diffused and restructured substantively as a consequence of which locus of governance has made a shift and hence moved, among others, downwards to the local level. With this change, local governments in several unitary and federal countries have become resourceful...
Post-COVID Approaches To Nepal’s TourismBy The Rising Nepal
Every cloud has a silver lining. There is always another hope in life. Waiting for the next tide in journey of humanity is life, but time and tide wait for none. The COVID-19 pandemic seems to be receding gradually and the risk of danger zone is almost ended. However, a high level of awareness is necessary as the risk is still high. With a high level of health precaution, maintaining sufficient physical distance, it is the best time to restart the tourism industry. The most sensitive industry in...
Shaping A Shared FutureBy The Rising Nepal
Societies and economic systems must be transformed towards greater sustainability and resource efficiency. That is the single biggest challenge humanity faces. Experts are proposing various solutions. The German political economist Maja Göpel is one of them. She has been working on related issues for years. She questions established mindsets and wants to change attitudes.
Gone Wrong, In System Or In Actors?By The Rising Nepal
As we are bracing for three-tier of elections this year, it may be worthwhile to mention a Turkish proverb. The proverb goes: “The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the axe, for the axe was clever and convinced the trees that because his handle was made of wood, he was one of them”. This age-old adage is equally apt even today given the way elections are held and representatives are elected mostly in developing countries. Axes continue to chop the trees and the trees keep on...
Political Consensus Needed For MCCBy The Rising Nepal
I remember protests staged by the Nepali people against autocratic systems to reestablish democracy in the country. As a result the country now has a federal republic system. However, the tension that had been created along the New Baneshwor and Bijuli Bazaar sector from on 20th February 2022 in protest of the tabling in the Parliament of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant to Nepal was definitely not in the spirit of the democratic system the nation has embraced. The demonstrations...
Writing SkillsBy The Rising Nepal
Writing is an effective means of communication. Beginning students learn their alphabets first with proper pronunciations and gradually learn to spell and spin words into sentences, then paragraphs and pages. There is no refuting how important writing skills are in today’s time and age. From school exams and papers to university degrees, most of the learning is carried out through writing.
Hiking Reference Interest RateBy The Rising Nepal
The Department of Cooperatives has fixed the reference interest rate for cooperatives at 14.75 per cent since Kartik of 2077 BS. This means the cooperatives are not permitted to charge interest on loans beyond this rate. The provision of the reference interest rate is encapsulated in the Cooperative Act, 2074 BS. The rate of interest can, however, be amended keeping abreast of the situation. There is a liquidity crunch in the market now. The crisis has been lingering for quite a long time. Consequently,...
Case For Sustainability Of TelemedicineBy The Rising Nepal
The rise of telehealth -- delivery of medical services through electronic means of communication -- has remarkably emerged owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the US, the Centres for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) recommended that healthcare facilities and providers offer clinical services through virtual means such as telehealth as a result of which growth in telehealth usage peaked in April 2020 but has since stabilised at 38 times higher than before COVID-19 hit. Needless to say, the US was...
Water Came To Earth From The DepthsBy The Rising Nepal
Scientists disagree about the appearance of water on Earth. So, until recently, the hypothesis was quite popular that initially the water reserves on the planet were of cosmic origin. Recently, our compatriot, Skoltech professor Artyom Oganov, together with his colleagues from Nankai University (China) - Professor Xiao Dong and his team, expressed a new hypothesis: water came from below, from underground.
Woes Spawned By Lack Of WillBy The Rising Nepal
The will to change will always prevail, sooner or later, whatever the twists and turns in the events and processes involved before the eventual outcome emerges. Rather than wailing over woes, the call is for commitment to cope with the existing challenges. Writing for the Indian Wire news outlet the other month, Jayati Ghosh pointed out the existing deep discrepancy in a poor country like India, with highly affluent elite. The glaring inequality comes under sharp focus in a country that proudly proclaims...
Biden's Misery IndexBy The Rising Nepal
Opinion polls show that Americans are gloomy about the current state of the economy, which 68 per cent rate negatively. Not surprisingly, President Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats are focusing on the good news – a low unemployment rate and improved household balance sheets – rather than on the biggest weak spot: inflation.
Tourism On Recovery PathBy The Rising Nepal
With COVID-19 becoming less virulent, there is a ray of hope that the situation may return to normalcy in the days ahead. Global tourism that has suffered the most from the century’s biggest ever public health crisis is expected to recover in the near future. Ever since the outbreak of the current pandemic more than two years ago, different sectors, including tourism, have been out of gear. However, a silver lining has lately appeared along with a drastic fall in the number of COVID-19 infections...