Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across Nepal have been closed since March 19 and it is not clear when they will open. They could remain closed for many more days. The major challenge at this point is to ensure that all children have access to education. Many experts have expressed their opinions on the issue. Some favor online teaching methods while others opine that Nepal is not yet ready for online teaching. It is important to be clear regarding the availability of radio, mobile phone, television, computer and internet facilities as well as the current use and possibility of digital learning materials and software while discussing the matter.
Clean water accessibility is a concerning issue brought by the alarming rate of population growth. The addition of more heads to the already existing seven billion humans compels researchers to rethink the management of water sources to address the global need. At this crucial time, Yadu Pokhrel – assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Michigan State University (MSU) is conducting a research on freshwater system management.
KATHMANDU, Mar 21: With ample cases where patients suffer and die in lack of timely health care services, a medical drone could hold key to improve access in remote Nepal. Mahavir Pun, chairman of National Innovation Center, argues so.