Hong Kong is a special administrative region (SAR) of China. Surrounded by the South China Sea on all sides except the north, which neighbours the Guangdong city of Shenzhen, Hong Kong has a free market economy in which the prices of goods and services are determined in a free price system. It is said that Hong Kong is a paradise for shopping, a unique place where the East meets the West and old meets new. So living in Hong Kong will be an amazing experience, everybody loves this cosmopolitan city. There is a moderately large population of Nepali people in Hong Kong.
Nepal has approximately 30 million people with a median age of 24.6 years. Of this approximately half of the working age people are either working or studying abroad. A country with citizens who proudly claim to be the daughters and sons of brave Gurkha took more than four decades to print a map with the land that was always ours.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all forced to self-isolate and stay at home in order to protect ourselves from coronavirus. Our lives have changed drastically since the lockdown began. Schools, stores, and restaurants are closed.
Today’s world is changing rapidly. Technologies are escalating and everything appears to be digitizing. One way or the other, our lifestyles have been integrated with the sphere of the internet, smartphones and social networking. The COVID-19 situation imposes a lockdown, where new adjustments need to be made for connecting and knowledge building.
Youth represent the largest segment in Nepali society. According to Nepal’s National Youth Policy, approximately 20.8 percent of the total population of the country falls in the age group 16-25 years while 40.68 percent of the population falls in the age group 16-40.
On May 23, Nawaraj Bk, along with a group of his friends from Jajarkot district, traveled to Soti in Chaujahari Municipality of Western Rukum district to bring Nawaraj’s girlfriend as his bride back to their home district. But they were attacked with weapons, stones and chased into the Bheri River. The dead bodies of five men including Nawaraj were discovered later while another man is still missing.
Human development should be seen as an extensive, innovative, appreciative and community procedure, rather than a simple expansion of health, education and income. The developing world should focus on constructing the basic human capabilities for a rational development. Human development is the key theoretical measure of socio-economic progress.
June 5 has been celebrated as the World Environment Day since 1974. The theme of this year's environment day is: "The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature." This year's celebration is going to be quite different from the previous ones due to the ongoing pandemic.
June 1, 2020 08:25 PM NPT
By: Irina Aryal
The lockdown imposed to control the highly contagious COVID-19 has been extended yet another time till June 14. As the viral infection has been increasingly affecting people across the country - even taking their lives - it is uncertain how long this order of home confinement will continue. The uncertainty is all the more telling in the education sector, which is expected to be the last one to open even if the movement restriction is lifted.