A Desperate Wait For VaccinesBy Ajita Rijal
With the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic threat hanging over us like a Damocles' sword, our nation's desperate wait for the COVID vaccine shows no sign of subsiding at present, impeding our authority in achieving its desired vaccination campaign goals. The inoculation of entire population in a phase-wise manner against the dreadful contagion is key to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Though there is some respite latel
Sustainable Flood Management In NepalBy The Rising Nepal
Flooding is one of the most tangible and distressing consequences of the climate crisis. It increasingly affects communities across the world. The toll on human suffering and economic costs is shocking. Over the last two decades, billions of people have been affected by floods and landslides. These disasters can lead to intergenerational poverty, migration, and geopolitical instability. In addition, it is vital that societies adapt and that governments prioritise, accelerate, and scale up their response...
Mining For Prosperity And Concerns For EnvironmentBy The Rising Nepal
On January 10 2020, a 24-year-old environment rights defender was brutally murdered for protesting illegal river mining in Nepal. Sadly, threats and violence are not isolated incidents on mining activity. The environmental destruction by mining is rampant. But mini
Opportunities, Challenges And StrategiesBy The Rising Nepal
Nowadays, we are virtually travelling around the globe sitting at home. The praxis of pedagogy has been shifted to virtual mode from the conventional physical mode of teaching and learning. Time and space have gone out of the stage; time has been fluid and space has become bigger and multiple. Webinars, online workshops, conferences and the use of mobile is excessive among students and teacher educators. Many students are doing their lessons in different subjects on a mobile phone at home. We have...
Talking About‘Winning Psychology’ In SportsBy The Rising Nepal
DN Ghising, the author of the under-review book, is a former karate player turned instructor. This is, in fact, a profile which shows he possesses enriched background and experiences about sports. In his book, he talks about sports exclusively from the viewpoint of winning psychology. So, the published book entitled, “Khel – Jeet Manobigyan” can be welcomed as a right publication from a right person. To relate this book to our national context, we need to ask ourselves a key question related...
Waning Crescent Moon Above MercuryBy The Rising Nepal
The night skies of this month would provide overwhelming opportunities to marvel at planets, constellations and stars that would be dramatically decorating the heavens. The fleet-footed planet Mercury would reach its greatest western elongation from the Sun on 04 July. This would be the best time to view Mercury. It would be emerging low in eastern sky shortly before the sunrise and be gliding from constellation Taurus (bull) towards Gemini (twins). The waning cr
COVID-19 Second Wave: Eye Opener To RisksBy The Rising Nepal
That Nepal is under pernicious threat of the coronavirus pandemic is a foregone conclusion. The revelation that the country has discovered a new strain of viruses following the second wave of the pandemic has turned the country's pandemic issue on its head. The presence of a more dangerous variant- the Delta strain, which, according to the experts, carries the ability to transmit among masses rapidly and can kill many, has sent a chill down the spine of our health authorities and common people alike. While...
The Calcutta ConnectionBy The Rising Nepal
When Job Charnock established Calcutta, now called Kolkata, as the British trading post in 1686 he was cursed by everyone, from his soldiers to his subordinates for choosing this shithole, humid, mosquito-infested thickly forested swampland as a base.
Local Levels Hard Pressed To Define PrioritiesBy The Rising Nepal
Local governments – rural municipalities (Gaupalika) and municipalities (Nagarpalikas)- are keeping in hectic schedules this time of the year now. They are required to endorse their respective annual programmes and budget through their assemblies (legislatures) within the next week. However, these democratic political institutions are hard pressed to define their priorities and choices for the next year amid the COVID-19 offensive and looming populist lure of the elections to be held during the...
Is Nepal A Rich Country?By The Rising Nepal
Nepal is a rich country. It boasts diverse altitudes from 59 meters (Mukhiyapatti Musharniya in Dhanusha) to 8849 meters (Sagarmatha peak in Solukhumbu), climatic variation ranging from tropical in the south to alpine in the north. According to Nepal Fifth National Report to Convention on Biological Diversity (2014), a total of 118 ecosystems have been identified in Nepal, including 112 forest ecosystems, four cultivation ecosystems, one water body ecosystem and one glacier/snow/rock ecosystem. Covering...
Ways To Overcome Listening BarriersBy Pushpa Priya
Listening is a crucial component of the daily communication process. It is the most basic of the four languages development: listen, speak, read and write. Adults spend 80% of their waking hours engaged in communication. Better listening is the most important to both individual and organizational growth.
COVID-19: Impact On Agriculture And Way ForwardBy The Rising Nepal
COVID-19 has left no sectors untouched and agriculture is not an exception to this. The coronavirus, being a new virus to the world, the countries around the globe struggled much to find the strategies to control it as it popped up for the first time in human history. Along with contract tracing, testing, and quarantining, the lockdown has been one of the promising ways to save the countries from its scourge. As lockdown is continuing and has brought myriad adverse effects in human lives, this essay...
Pandemic: What Can We Do?By The Rising Nepal
The world is currently going through one of the worst possible humanitarian crises, the biggest of our generation. Not even a single one of us could have predicted or somehow prevented this crisis. Every part of the world has faced an adverse effect due to the outbreak of COVID – 19.
Boosting Financial And Digital LiteracyBy The Rising Nepal
Financial literacy is simply an ability to understand financial matters such as earning, budgeting, saving, investing etc. It is a way of developing financial knowledge and skills, and apply them for effective financial management. It includes personal as well as organizational financial management skills such as how to make income, how to budget, how to track expense, how to save and how to invest effectively along with understanding the time value of money. Peop
Insurance Business: An Opportunity To RiseBy The Rising Nepal
Insurance is a term that signifies a contract between two parties. These parties may be individuals, groups or organisations that have to perform under terms and conditions prescribed by the concerned companies with a certain premium.
Art Of WritingBy The Rising Nepal
As a writer, I am always enthralled by great works of literature. Literature can enrich lives as they impart sagacious wisdom from the ancient world to current times. As a part of collective humanity, literature evokes the most profound humane elements.
Useful Publication For Tourism StudyBy The Rising Nepal
The word 'development' carries a multi-dimensional meaning. It is that word that has been beckoning us towards a condition where we have to march on, try to find the best meaning of life and do our best for betterment. The experiences of human civilization also tell us that 'development is an unending process. We keep doing, we sometimes even fall; but for sure we learn. In essence, this comprehensive process is called development. So, to come to the context of the development of Nepal, we must...
Tokyo Olympics: Will It Be Held?By The Rising Nepal
Olympics are now just over two months away and calls to ditch the Games in the face of the pandemic are getting louder by the day. So why isn't Japan talking about cancelling the Games? The answer as it turns out, is not that simple.
Karnali Province unveils policy and programmesBy The Rising Nepal
Chief of the Karnali Province Govinda Prasad Kalauni on Saturday unveiled the provincial government’s policy and programmes for the fiscal year 2021/22 at a meeting of the Provincial Assembly. The policy and programmes mainly focus on prevention of and response to COVID-19 this year and has given continuity to the past programmes. The provincial government has stated that saving lives of the people is the top priority of the government.
99 species of reptiles, amphibians recorded in Chure rangeBy Indira Aryal
At least 99 species of herpetofauna (reptiles and amphibians) were recorded from the entire Chure Range of Nepal. That accounts for 55 per cent of the total herpetofauna recorded in the country. A study titled “Amphibians and Reptiles of Chure Range of Nepal” carried out by President Chure Terai-Madesh Conservation Development Board and National Trust for Conservation Nepal (NTNC) revealed that among the 99 species of herpetofauna, 24 species were amphibians belonging to six families and 75...