The Key To Global Climate SuccessBy The Rising Nepal
Washington, DC – Recent advances in green technologies have made reaching net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050 not only technically feasible but also economically worthwhile. Meeting this goal – which has started to anchor expectations now that an increasing number of countries have adopted it – is necessary to keep global warming well below 2° Celsius relative to pre-industrial levels. But countries must start rapidly reducing emissions now.
Understanding IoTBy The Rising Nepal
New media, like smartphones, computer-related appliances, the internet and various internet-based platforms like websites, apps, social media, are no longer new. They are giving way to newer and better media that are more interconnected. In fact, interconnectivity is the future as experts estimate that we have more than 50 billion devices around the world that are connected to the internet and each other. While a third of them are devices like smartphones, tablets, televisions, refrigerators and...
Sino-US Cooperation Must For MultilateralismBy The Rising Nepal
Henry Kissinger, speaking at the event on 9th of July marking the 50th anniversary of the US-China relations, underlined that to understand the premise which led to the visit of China in 1971 is still valid. The needs for cooperation have not diminished. Setting differences aside, mechanism, procedures and policies can be built and adopted for a peaceful outcome ahead. The G7 meeting in Cornwall last month was unique: it focussed on ways to assert the US’s primacy in world affairs and to bolster...
Inequality Is A Risk To StabilityBy The Rising Nepal
As a large number of poor nations face an inequality to vaccines, there have been calls for bringing some relief package to deal with COVID-19 devastated economies around the world. Unless widespread vaccination is assured the advanced economies, though starting to rebound after reopening, cannot sustain. The pandemic has drained the fiscal resources of poor countries over the past one and a half year. Assessment of the economic damage wrought in by the pande
Taliban On The MarchBy The Rising Nepal
The uprising of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan is a strong force to reckon with. In recent days, the Muslim fundamentalist militant group has been turning more violent. Afghan civilians, especially women and girls, are now getting panicked with the flare-up of attacks across Afghanistan by this terrorist outfit. The Taliban's level of confidence seems to have enhanced after the United States decided to draw down forces from Afghanistan. While the US believes the Afghan government is capable...
NC Faces New ChallengesBy The Rising Nepal
Nepali Congress (NC) is all set to convene the party congress during the upcoming months. As it has been postponing its conventions time and again due to one or the other reasons, the party will have to face the consequence of breaching the mandatory constitutional provision should it go for postponing the scheduled 15th national convention this time too due to this or that excuses. The special feature of the Constitution of Nepal, 2015 is that it enshrines prov
Work And Digitisation More Searches For EveryoneBy The Rising Nepal
According to American law, particularly important companies such as railways, electricity providers and telephone companies must accept all customers and treat everyone fairly because provision of the relevant services by two or more providers is not easy to achieve or is not economically efficient. As Ohio attorney general, I filed a lawsuit last month to get a court statement that Google has now grown to be just such a company - a public utility for online search.
Friends On FacebookBy The Rising Nepal
My Facebook friends might have found me quite unusual when I sometimes send friend requests and at other times without providing any pre-information, I unfriend them. Upon receiving my friend request, apparently being surprised and confused, one of my previous Facebook friends wrote this in the messenger box: "Hello, sir. Have you sent me a friend request? We are already friends. Just wanted to make sure...was that you?" In response I wrote, "Yes, Ma’m. Recently I had unfriended many of my friends...
End Comedy Of Political ErrorsBy The Rising Nepal
The judiciary is the system of courts that interprets, defends, and applies the law of the land. It is a mechanism of resolution of disputes. The doctrine of the separation of powers defines the division of a state’s government into different branches each with separate independent powers and responsibilities. The powers of one does not conflict with another. Typical division includes three branches – a legislature, an executive and a judiciary, which is known as the trias politica model. There...
Human Cost Of NATO’s Exit From AfghanistanBy The Rising Nepal
Narges and Hasina – not their real names – are 15-year-old best friends I met recently in Kabul. Narges told me about her dreams of studying for a degree in maths, and Hasina gave me a painting of a girl gazing into the faint purple of a dawn sky, a shooting star streaming over her head. They had the giggly, shy enthusiasm of teenagers with their life opening up ahead of them. But they also have relatives living in areas that recently fell under Taliban control. And as I le
Internet ScamsBy The Rising Nepal
When I first started writing as a freelancer, I joined a renowned freelancing site. The site provided people an opportunity to work as freelancers and earn a payment. It sounded promising and had come recommended, so I created my profile and started sending quotes. I got response from several potential employers, one of which seemed lucrative. So I started writing but the prompts that I was requested to write seemed a little bizarre. In a course of several days, I wrote short write-ups in subjects...
Dealing With COVID-19 CoinfectionsBy The Rising Nepal
The COVID-19 pandemic has been around us for one and a half years. Scientists are still scrutinising the disease. During the studies, they have explored complications associated with the disease. They have found that those who have recovered from the dise
COVID-19 Leaves Children In DilemmaBy The Rising Nepal
There is a popular saying - bhavishyaka karnadhar – which figuratively means future of nation and is often referred to the young people. The need of education for children and the fear of contracting COVID-19 have left us in a dilemma. All the stakeholders, including schools, guardians, teachers and students, are worried about such a situation. Attempts with distant and online teaching/learning methods have become successful partially. Imparting education in physical presence with cleanliness,...
Thriving Research CultureBy The Rising Nepal
A recent scientific gathering organised by Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC) delved into this statement through presenting various research documents. It is a positive sign that the research culture is gaining momentum in Nepal. The diversity in topics and research designs showed the different achievements and challenges of the various fields. Every research demands time, expertise and resources to reach its intended target. Therefore, it would be a waste of valuable information if we do not find...
No To Media MuddleBy The Rising Nepal
Roiled in bias and embroiled in controversy, the media is not above criticism. In the practice of journalism, tabloid taste for titillating tales and lurid details might enrage its victims but provides grist to the rumours mill, whetting the appetite of the target audiences yet more. When the media get felled to the lure of partisan policy, independent investigation becomes an early casualty because of the news outlets’ involvement in motivated interests. At times, the situation d
Statelessness In A PandemicBy The Rising Nepal
LONDON – Maijaan Nessa, a 38-year-old Muslim woman, was born in India to Indian parents. She has lived there, in the state of Assam, all her life. But, seven years ago, she was declared a foreigner, arrested, and detained. While she languished in detention, her distraught eldest son died by suicide. Despite this devastating personal tragedy, and the barriers created by poverty and illiteracy, her Bengali Muslim husband and the rest of her family continued to fight for her release until, almost...
Restore NAC GloryBy The Rising Nepal
The global aviation sector has been struggling hard for survival after incurring an unprecedented loss with the eruption of COVID-19. This sector is an essential part of tourism. Nepali airlines, including the national flag carrier, too, are not an exception. What is more worrisome is that the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is now on the verge of bankruptcy.
Saving COVID Patients From FungusBy The Rising Nepal
A vast majority of people in developing countries have still not received their first shot of COVID-19 vaccines. The percentages of people vaccinated in low-income countries are worrisomely low. This inequitable access to jabs has left millions of people still vulnerable to the virus. It has given a chance to the virus to mutate and spread back across the world. The new and more pathogenic variants are causing havoc among people in countries even with a large number of vaccinated people. They have...
Fragility Of Human CivilisationBy The Rising Nepal
If the coronavirus pandemic has taught us anything, it is this: the human civilisation is far more fragile than we have known or believed. Technological prowess that came with the scientific knowledge has for centuries enabled mankind to achieve many a feat. With the mastery of knowledge about natural forces, we have not only learned to insulate ourselves from a litany of problems threatening our survival and longevity, but we have also been able to accusto
Mango DiplomacyBy The Rising Nepal
There are various ideas and ways the countries employ to boost their ties with their neighbours and friendly states. One such way is sending gifts and souvenirs to the neighbours to have sound ties. In the past, the victorious states and empires used to force the defeated ones to present gifts and valuable items to the former. However, in the modern time, such a mandatory practice of sending gift from the tributary states no longer exists.