Diseases come and go. When it emerges as deadly and sinister it completely rubs out the human life. Throughout human history the outbreak of diseases has ruptured and paralyzed everyday normalcy of humankind resulting in terror, tragedies, miseries and human suffering. At the present juncture, one of our closest neighbors China (and other nations)—a country inheriting the oldest civilizational past and an aspiring global power—is suffering and struggling with disease outbreak.
NEW HAVEN – The world economy has clearly caught a cold. The outbreak of COVID-19 came at a particularly vulnerable point in the global business cycle. World output expanded by just 2.9 percent in 2019—the slowest pace since the 2008-09 global financial crisis and just 0.4 percentage points above the 2.5 percent threshold typically associated with global recession.
The government has imposed 10 percent tax on all types of books imported from other countries, ever since the decision was announced in the budget of this fiscal year. This has had a huge impact on Nepali academia. Students, publishers and book sellers have opposed this move but Nepali printing industries have stood in its favor.
More than 70,000 nursing professionals are legally registered with National Nursing Council of Nepal. Nursing professionals are the key actors of Nepali health care system. Their knowledge, skills and decisions determine the quality of health care. They are equally responsible for preventive and curative health care.
At a recent meeting of Nepali high school and college educators, I was asked what we should be teaching our students. I was asked because I’ve taught in a government high school in Nepal and at a US engineering campus. As the director at Fulbright, I worked with top Nepali and American students.
The 900MW Arun-3 Hydropower Project accomplished its key milestone—Financial Closure (FC) on February 6, 2020. A consortium of seven banks, including two Nepalese banks—Nabil and Everest—put a total of NPR 101 billion to the project, which has the total investment of approximately NPR144 billion. With the FC, the project has guaranteed its financial capability and we will witness its commercial operation by 2023 given any technical hitches don’t stall its construction. Arun-3 has become the largest project in terms of capacity and investment in Nepal.
WASHINGTON, DC – Would you believe the following story if you heard it? Imagine a small, rural town with one general store that sells to, and buys from, the farmers living in the surrounding area. Owing to their large families, the farmers have been running up a tab at the store, and they now owe the store a great deal of money. So, they organize a protest to demand that the store raise its prices on seed, fertilizer, and the like, while reducing the price it will pay for the farmers’ grains.