World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is commemorated on March 24 every year. The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) theme for World TB Day 2023 is 'Yes! We can end TB!'. It aims to inspire hope and encourage high-level leadership, increased investments, faster uptake of new guidelines, adoption of innovations and accelerated action to combat the TB epidemic. This year i
There is no doubt that the media is one of the most important parts of any society. Besides providing fresh information to the people, it has also helped in ending wars, quelling strife an
It is a well-established fact that many actions need to be taken instantly to cope with the effects of climate change on lives and livelihoods of people. In recent years, countless international conferences were organised in different parts of the world to tackle issues related to climate change.
Policy Research Institute (PRI) - the public policy expert organisation - has come up with a comprehensive study report dealing with various aspects of establishment, operation and management of universities in
The assessment of the impact of a researcher is an important process to be carried out during the recruitment by research institutions and universities. A researcher's impact is mainly measured on the basis of his/her research papers. The number and quality of research papers, followed by subsequent citations and proportion of the contribution by the concerned researcher, are the main factors that are looked into for the assessment of the researcher's impact.
As disasters happen more frequently and with greater force, it is becoming increasingly important to take risks seriously. Around the world, we need better communication mechanisms, based on accurate maps
The election of the third president on March 9 signals furthering the process of the institutionalisation of the republican order which began in 2008 following the abolition of the 240-year-old monarchy by t
Trafficking of priceless resources from Nepal, including statues with spiritual and religious values, human and natural resources have been taking place for several centuries. On 20th March 2023, Finance Uncovered (FU), a
In the vast world of literature, there are those that purport to increase one’s reading speed and up the numbers of books one can read. Some of such books are named How to Read a Book in an Hour. Yet, it seems a bit dubious in its outlook. Reading a book is about relishing its many nuances, particularly with the literary ones. Most seasoned readers would prefer to take their time reading books whether they are novels, sto
Agriculture currently accounts for 72 per cent of freshwater withdrawals. On current trends, an additional 35 per cent in water resources will be needed by 2050 to meet the growing demand for food, fibre and feed. At the same time, demand for other uses is increasing. These numbers clearly don’t add up.
Nepal's transitional justice process recently received renewed attention after the Supreme Court (SC), responding to a writ petition, ordered the defendant to provide clarification on the issues raise
The Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) issued a Lender of Last Resort Policy on March 12. The policy aims at providing facilities for a financial institution in dire straits. Whenever a financial institution is in
Thanatophobia, or the fear of death, is something that almost every person faces. From the point of view of existential philosophy and psychology, this is one of the givens of life and a source