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Saugat Gautam

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Combating misinformation

Published On: March 18, 2020 10:16 AM NPT By: Saugat Gautam

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11 after over 118,000 cases of coronavirus were detected in over 110 countries. Though there has not been an outbreak of coronavirus in Nepal, Nepal will face challenges in containing the outbreak, if it occurs. Densely populated cities, inadequate health infrastructure and very few public health initiatives from concerned stakeholders are some of the challenges. Since Nepal does not have adequate health technology to combat the virus, it can create a huge panic if it enters Nepal.

Missing link

Published On: August 16, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Saugat Gautam

After the 2008 Koshi floods we saw flood victims burn donated clothes to use them as cooking fuel.

E-voting, anyone?

Published On: May 18, 2017 12:25 AM NPT By: Saugat Gautam

What we need right now is a healthy debate on voting system

Information gap

Published On: April 27, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Saugat Gautam

Better information management could have addressed issues such as poor coordination between development and government agencies.

Constructing public opinion via social media

Published On: June 14, 2016 02:20 PM NPT By: Saugat Gautam

Social media now has become an increasingly important part of our life. The awareness of using social media has moved way ahead than just creating, sharing or exchanging information.