Nurses, Doctors, IAS Officers: Meet the Heroes Helping Ladakh Brave the COVID-19 Storm

The first two COVID-19 positive cases in Ladakh were reported on 7 March 2020. Both patients had recently returned from their pilgrimage in Iran, a country devastated by the epidemic. Instead of taking her scheduled night off that day, Tsering Yangzom Skurbuchan (35), a senior nurse at the Sonam Norboo Memorial Hospital in Leh, volunteered … Continue reading “Nurses, Doctors, IAS Officers: Meet the Heroes Helping Ladakh Brave the COVID-19 Storm”

Before the storm hits: WFP scheme helps poor communities cope with climate change

Apr 02, 2020 Picture:  WFP cash assistance in the Philippines helps communities prepare better and recover quicker Whether fighting COVID-19 or a natural disaster, emergency preparedness can save lives. Utilised correctly, it can also play a vital role in empowering some of the poorest communities of the world. For Lourdes Dilariarte of Pilar, Sorsogon Province … Continue reading “Before the storm hits: WFP scheme helps poor communities cope with climate change”

Before the Storm Hits

Apr 02, 2020 Picture:  WFP cash assistance in the Philippines helps communities prepare better and recover quicker Whether fighting COVID-19 or a natural disaster, emergency preparedness can save lives. Utilised correctly, it can also play a vital role in empowering some of the poorest communities of the world. For Lourdes Dilariarte of Pilar, Sorsogon Province … Continue reading “Before the Storm Hits”

India and coronavirus: lack of access to handwashing facilities among poor makes fight even harder

India introduced a national lockdown on March 24 hoping to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. As April 2020 begins, the country has registered over 1,500 cases of COVID-19, the disease associated with the new coronavirus, according to the latest data available. These numbers translate into surprisingly low prevalence rates compared to the rest … Continue reading “India and coronavirus: lack of access to handwashing facilities among poor makes fight even harder”

Nepal: Turn Around and Realize Your Neighbor — China

Involuntarily, week by week Nepal’s population, joined by the global community, will find itself compelled to abandon hitherto starry-eyed views of ‘America’ as redeemer, source of truths, and all things good. (It’s already happening.) Working in your country for over … The post Nepal: Turn Around and Realize Your Neighbor — China appeared first on … Continue reading “Nepal: Turn Around and Realize Your Neighbor — China”

Les femmes et les naissances, aussi faibles que possible

Par Chris Hamilton – Le 16 décembre 2019 – Source Econimica D’abord, la carte du siècle… littéralement. Pour ceux qui sont plongés dans le fiasco actuel des prises en pension (REPO), des QE et de la monétisation… il est utile de prendre du recul et de clarifier ce qui provoque la défaillance du système économique … Continue reading “Les femmes et les naissances, aussi faibles que possible”

UnionPay International and Prabhu Bank joint launch special offers for financial services

Mar 27, 2020 KATHMANDU, Nepal, March 27, 2020 — UnionPay International announces today its collaboration with Prabhu Bank of Nepal to launch special offers for cash withdrawal and mobile/online/card payments for this crucial period of time. From today, customers with UnionPay debit cards issued by Prabhu Bank are able to enjoy three-fold benefits: First, no … Continue reading “UnionPay International and Prabhu Bank joint launch special offers for financial services”

Can robots help us overcome the coronavirus health crisis and lockdown?

The widespread use of robots has long been debated, in part because many critics see them as a threat to jobs and livelihoods. Despite such concerns, robots and artificial intelligence (AI) are already being used in sectors such a healthcare, education and retail. In time of crisis and catastrophes, however, robots and AI have proved … Continue reading “Can robots help us overcome the coronavirus health crisis and lockdown?”

Notes sur le nouveau coronavirus – Robert G. Wallace

Nous publions ci-dessous les « notes sur le nouveau coronavirus » du biologiste de l’évolution et phylogéographe marxiste Robert G. Wallace, auteur de “Big Farms Make Big Flu” publié en 2016, déjà abondamment cité par nos camarades chinois.es de Chuang, dont l’intervention sur la « guerre de classe microbiologique » fournit désormais un nouveau classique de la théorie … Continue reading “Notes sur le nouveau coronavirus – Robert G. Wallace”

Comment la crise sanitaire remet en cause la puissance chinoise

La Chine n’a jamais été aussi puissante qu’aujourd’hui. Même sous les Tang (618-907), le rayonnement de l’Empire et son influence n’avaient pas l’aura actuelle. Pourtant, l’émergence de la RPC induit une succession de crises et de tensions dans ses périphéries et à son centre. La crise du coronavirus (ci-après Covid-19) a provoqué une perturbation très … Continue reading “Comment la crise sanitaire remet en cause la puissance chinoise”

Mondialisation du Covid 19 : Tous égaux dans l’impuissance

A Sciences Po, le Pr Bertrand Badie, probablement un des meilleurs spécialistes de la mondialisation, la définissait comme une sorte de suppression de l’espace-temps, à cause ou grâce aux trois flux qui transcendent les frontières, les Etats et les souverainetés. Ces 3 flux sont les flux humains, les flux d’informations et les flux financiers. Et … Continue reading “Mondialisation du Covid 19 : Tous égaux dans l’impuissance”

Nepal, Russia Working Out Payment Options for Mi-17 Helicopters – Ambassador

“There is a problem of payment because of sanctions imposed by the US and European countries, so there is [an issue of] how to send that money to Russia”, the ambassador said. “The officials of the Russian Embassy in Kathmandu and the Foreign Ministry officials of Nepal, they met, and they are discussing the issue”, … Continue reading “Nepal, Russia Working Out Payment Options for Mi-17 Helicopters – Ambassador”

Monde arabe et monde musulman, quelle différence ?

Le 22 mars 1945 au Caire, un ensemble de pays signent la création de la Ligue des États arabes. Si leur intention est à la fois d’affermir des relations politiques, de défendre des intérêts économiques et de travailler sur les conflits au sein de leurs territoires, elle officialise aussi les liens culturels et religieux entre ses États … Continue reading “Monde arabe et monde musulman, quelle différence ?”

Marche nocturne féministe révolutionnaire, 7 mars 2020

Rejoins la marche nocturne féministe, EN MIXITE CHOISIE SANS MECS CIS-DYADIQUES, ce samedi 7 mars à 19h, Place de la Navigation, Genève ! Feu au cishétéroblancpatriarcat ! #Keskibrule ? LE PATRIARCAT BLANC CAPITALISTE HETERO-CIS NORMÉ !! Le 7 mars 2020, nous prenons la rue car nous en avons marre ! Marre de se faire décrédibiliser. … Continue reading “Marche nocturne féministe révolutionnaire, 7 mars 2020”

SSC Selection Notification Released: Sub-Inspector to Lab Technician, How To Apply

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released a notification dated 21 February 2020, inviting applications to fill more than 1300+ vacancies for various posts like clerk, Sub-Inspector, Lab Assistant, Store Keeper, Dietician etc. Important dates Submission of online applications: 21 February 2020 to 20 March 2020 Last date for receipt of application: 20 March 2020 … Continue reading “SSC Selection Notification Released: Sub-Inspector to Lab Technician, How To Apply”

Meet Adithya, The 16-YO Kerala Boy Who Saved 20 Lives When Their Bus Caught Fire

Every year, the Government of India honours 25 children from across the country for their “meritorious acts of bravery against all odds” with the National Award For Bravery. This year 22 children qualified out which Adithya became the first child from Kerala to receive the award. The award was definitely well-deserved as sixteen-year-old Adithya braved … Continue reading “Meet Adithya, The 16-YO Kerala Boy Who Saved 20 Lives When Their Bus Caught Fire”

Connecting the Coronavirus to Agriculture

A coronavirus. A new deadly coronavirus 2019-nCoV, related to SARS and MERS and apparently originating in live animal markets in Wuhan, China, is starting to spread worldwide. Chinese authorities have reported 5974 cases nationwide, 1000 of them severe. With infections in nearly every province, authorities warned 2019-nCoV appears to be spreading fast out of its epicenter. The characterization appears supported by initial modeling. The virus’s basic reproduction … Continue reading “Connecting the Coronavirus to Agriculture”

UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam: Imp Dates, Eligibility, Application Form & More

On 12 February 2020, an official notification was issued by UPSC for the Indian Forest Service (IFS) preliminary examination 2020. If you are keen on applying for this stream, here is what you ought to do. This year, the commission is going to recruit for a total of 90, a number which is liable to alteration. … Continue reading “UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam: Imp Dates, Eligibility, Application Form & More”

How value co-creation can change our world of ‘consume and dispose’ into ‘consume and pass on’

The outdoor clothing retailer Patagonia encourages customers to co-create value through repair workshops, clothing swaps, and more. Tentamart/ShutterstockMajor industrialized nations currently live in a “consume and dispose” world. This is great for firms’ bottom lines and abstract measures such as GDP, but the social and environmental costs of this way of life have been high … Continue reading “How value co-creation can change our world of ‘consume and dispose’ into ‘consume and pass on’”

“I Am a Sex Worker, but My Daughter Won’t Become One”

Tuesday, 28 January 2020: It was 12:30 pm. I was on the transit bridge that connects Ghatkopar metro station to its central railway counterpart. The Thane local arrived and I boarded it to head to the Central Mumbai suburb of Bhandup. Another 20 minutes of inhaling the local train air, I arrived at Bhandup. This … Continue reading ““I Am a Sex Worker, but My Daughter Won’t Become One””

Mission des Nations unies au Congo : La Monusco honore une centaine de policiers sénégalais

Mercredi, une centaine de policiers sénégalais ont été décorés par les Nations unies à Goma, en République Démocra­tique du Congo, dans le cadre de la stabilisation de la paix dans ce pays déchiré par plusieurs années de conflit. Une centaine de policiers du contingent de la Police sénégalaise au sein de la Mission des Nations … Continue reading “Mission des Nations unies au Congo : La Monusco honore une centaine de policiers sénégalais”

How to Apply for Chartered Accountancy Exam: Registrations Begin For 2020

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has started the registration for Chartered Accountancy (CA) May 2020 examination, which will be conducted from May 2-18 across 207 centres in India and five overseas centres in Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Kathmandu and Muscat. Aspirants will appear for the exams for admission to CA Foundation, CA … Continue reading “How to Apply for Chartered Accountancy Exam: Registrations Begin For 2020”

Kenya, Ethiopia, others join global measles vaccination drive to protect 45 million children in Africa, Asia

London, Feb. 6, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Up to 45 million children in seven developing countries will be immunised against measles in a series of major vaccination campaigns to try to halt a global surge in the viral disease, the GAVI vaccine alliance said on Wednesday. Measles cases have risen dramatically in all parts of the world in … Continue reading “Kenya, Ethiopia, others join global measles vaccination drive to protect 45 million children in Africa, Asia”

UPSC Civil Service Exam 2020: How to Apply, Important Dates & More

On 31 May 2020, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the IAS examination. With lakhs of candidates appearing for this examination year after year, in this article, we bring to you all the information that you need about it. Who can apply? Candidates holding a bachelor’s degree; For the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) … Continue reading “UPSC Civil Service Exam 2020: How to Apply, Important Dates & More”

TEDxGateway: 5 Passionate & Amazing People Who Prove That No Dream Is Impossible

This article has been published in partnership with TEDxGateway Passion, determination and hard work are three important things needed to achieve any goal or dream. However, having a role model who has made a name for themselves in the same field is equally important for the times when you feel like giving up. Why? Well, … Continue reading “TEDxGateway: 5 Passionate & Amazing People Who Prove That No Dream Is Impossible”

Icelandic Mountaineer John Snorri Attempting to be the First to Conquer K2 in Winter

No one has ever reached the summit of the notoriously dangerous mountain in winter Professional Icelandic mountaineer John Snorri Sigurjonsson and his international team are attempting to make history by being the first to summit K2 this winter. Others have tried in the past but never succeeded, and some have perished. K2 is the second-highest … Continue reading “Icelandic Mountaineer John Snorri Attempting to be the First to Conquer K2 in Winter”

Inde. Pourquoi le plan de Modi contre les musulmans ne passe pas

En refusant la nationalité aux réfugiés musulmans de trois pays frontaliers, le premier ministre vise en réalité les musulmans indiens, dont il veut faire des apatrides. Face à une telle onde de choc, ceux-ci se mobilisent avec une ampleur inédite contre les excès du nationalisme hindou. Les musulmans ne comptent peut-être que pour 14 % de … Continue reading “Inde. Pourquoi le plan de Modi contre les musulmans ne passe pas”

In Just 2 Months, Bihar IAS Officer Breathes New Life Into Dying River

The mighty Lakhandei river descends from the mountains of Sarlahi in Nepal, winds its way for 50 km before it enters India through Sitamarhi district in Bihar. The river waters the entire region of Sitamarhi, traversing a serpentine path of nearly 18 km before meeting the Bagmati river at Katra. The total length of Lakhandei … Continue reading “In Just 2 Months, Bihar IAS Officer Breathes New Life Into Dying River”

La trêve de Noël de la Première Guerre mondiale

Par Will Grigg − Le 21 décembre 2019 − Source The Libertarian Institute Pendant une période tragiquement courte, l’Esprit du Prince de la paix a étouffé les exigences meurtrières de l’État. En août 1914, les grandes puissances européennes se sont lancées dans la guerre avec une joyeuse insouciance. L’Allemagne, une puissance montante aux vastes ambitions, a écrasé … Continue reading “La trêve de Noël de la Première Guerre mondiale”

Nepal’s magic mushrooms

Jan 05, 2020 Picture:  The traditional cultivation of oyster mushrooms in Nepal, which has required burning large quantities of wood, has been replaced by the environmentally friendly use of solar power, thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Mushrooms are nutritious, do not require soil in which to grow, and represent … Continue reading “Nepal’s magic mushrooms”

Nepal : De la prison pour avoir provoqué la mort d’une femme qui avait ses règles

Au Népal, cette coutume porte le nom de chhaupadi : lorsqu’elles ont leurs règles, ou lorsqu’elles viennent d’accoucher, les femmes sont contraintes de vivre dans des étables. Elles n’ont le droit ni cuisiner ni de manger avec leurs familles, comme l’expliquait un article du New York Times datant de 2013. Le chhaupadi vient de nouveau … Continue reading “Nepal : De la prison pour avoir provoqué la mort d’une femme qui avait ses règles”

Kashmir to Kerala: 10 Viral Stories of 2019 That Restored Our Faith in Humanity

Tonnes of stories in 2019 grabbed headlines, many went viral. Each one made its own impression on people—some made us cry, some served as a wake-up call and most rekindled our hopes in humanity. The Better India (TBI) covered numerous stories of changemakers; people who proved that small acts of kindness can bring a huge … Continue reading “Kashmir to Kerala: 10 Viral Stories of 2019 That Restored Our Faith in Humanity”

Haïti : après avoir violé les mères, des Casques bleus auraient abandonné «des centaines d’enfants»

On le sait depuis 2015 : des soldats de l’ONU ont violé des femmes et de très jeunes filles en Haïti alors qu’ils étaient envoyés dans ce pays pauvre, instable et en proie à des catastrophes naturelles, en tant que Casques bleus pour une mission de stabilisation, baptisée Minustah. D’autres ont tarifé ces relations sexuelles … Continue reading “Haïti : après avoir violé les mères, des Casques bleus auraient abandonné «des centaines d’enfants»”

Rajapaksa’s ‘nyet’ on Mattala is a bitter pill to swallow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) with newly-elected Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (L), New Delhi, 29 Nov. 2019 Since the setback in Nepal three years ago when the Indian diktat on the contents of a new constitution for that country was brusquely dismissed by that country’s communist leadership, Modi government faces a similar rebuff from … Continue reading “Rajapaksa’s ‘nyet’ on Mattala is a bitter pill to swallow”