Bihar maize farmers suffer as government dithers

By Mohammad Shoeb Kishanganj, Bihar,June 13, 2021 Low crop rate has inflicted financial stress on maize farmers in Bihar and Seemanchal. The pandemic, shutdown and rain make their plight worse. These farmers demand better crop prices and investment in food processing industries that will help boost prices of grains.They urge state and federal authorities to ensure fair prices for their crops. Lack of infrastructure, organised market, … Continue reading Bihar maize farmers suffer as government dithers

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IMF pegs Thailand’s growth at sluggish 2.6pc

Bangkok, March 16, 2021The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects Thailand’s economic recovery to be sluggish in 2021 with growth pegged at 2.6 per cent.The IMF forecast comes after virtual consultation with Thailand held from February 24 to March 11. IMF’s Lamin Leigh led the discussions.Thailand’s economy contracted by 6.1 percent in 2020 amid stringent measures to contain the COVID‑19 pandemic and a sudden stop in … Continue reading IMF pegs Thailand’s growth at sluggish 2.6pc

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Bucharest’s real estate swells over 3.5bn euros as major foreign buyers enter Romania

Bucharest, Romania, March 10, 2021.Major international investors led by American Morgan Stanley and Israel’s Adam Europe have propelled Bucharest’s emerging real estate to over 3.5 billion euros, the latest market study ‘The New Face of Bucharest’ done by Bucharest Real Estate Club (BREC).The upswing in real estate that started five years ago in the Romanian capital is now delivering projects poised for completion between 2020 … Continue reading Bucharest’s real estate swells over 3.5bn euros as major foreign buyers enter Romania

Scientists find where prion disease starts in eye

Findings will help research on human retinitis pigmentosa Hamilton, Montana, February 6, 2021 American scientists have found where prion disease precisely starts in the eye.National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists report the earliest eye damage from prion disease takes place in the cone photoreceptor cells. It specifically starts in the cilia and the ribbon synapses, according to their new study of prion protein collection in … Continue reading Scientists find where prion disease starts in eye

Physician goads youth to emulate Pataudi and Banks on world disability day

Doha, December 3, 2020Young sportsmen and women should emulate former stars like Tiger Pataudi and Gordon Banks by excelling in their chosen vocation and overcoming all challenges as they both did, an Indian community leader said on Thursday.Speaking on International Day for People with Disability (IDPD), Dr Mohan Thomas said, “Indian cricket captain Pataudi, and England goalkeeper Banks, both famous stars of the 1960s era, … Continue reading Physician goads youth to emulate Pataudi and Banks on world disability day

Pandemic rejuvenates India’s holy river Ganga

By Sudeep Sonawane & Dr Radhika NagrathHaridwar and Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, IndiaNovember 1, 2020.The coronavirus pandemic and the shutdown have cleaned India’s toxically polluted Ganga River. They have done what civil societies, state and federal governments’ several environmental projects and public money, running into billions of rupees, failed to do for decades.The largest of India’s 12 major river basins, the Ganga basin covers a land area … Continue reading Pandemic rejuvenates India’s holy river Ganga

Namibia’s Nambala vows to make history at Paralympic Games in Tokyo

Namibia’s Paralympic athlete Johannes Nambala vows to make history in his sports career at Tokyo 2020 Games.‘I have no doubt Tokyo 2020 Games will be a turning point for me as I will make history in my sports career. I hope to achieve this by raising the bar to a level I have not yet reached,” says Nambala.His determination to succeed in Tokyo follows his … Continue reading Namibia’s Nambala vows to make history at Paralympic Games in Tokyo

Experts develop a wireless device that makes clean fuel from sunlight, CO2 and water

October 26, 2020Cambridge, EnglandResearchers have developed a wireless device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional components or electricity.Development of Artificial Photosynthesis is a step closer with this research. Botanists term photosynthesis as the ability of green plants to convert sunlight into energy.A team from the University of Cambridge collaborated with University of Tokyo Professor Kazunari Domen’s … Continue reading Experts develop a wireless device that makes clean fuel from sunlight, CO2 and water

Manasi hopes featuring on TIME magazine cover will change perceptions on disability

“I’m privileged to represent the disability community that is so under represented in India. I am glad I got a voice because of my sport. I’m fortunate to use this voice to raise awareness about prosthetics, road safety, disability and inclusion,” says Manasi Joshi. Continue reading Manasi hopes featuring on TIME magazine cover will change perceptions on disability

Five reasons why global investors are quivering

<p class="has-drop-cap" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80"><br><strong>By Sudeep Sonawane<br>Surat, October 2, 2020</strong><br>Fear and uncertainty prevails among investors over five key reasons that affect markets and global stability.<br>The first is political. Global community health scare is second. The next two are stock market volatility and last is economic policy decision.<br>Investors are concerned over the probability of a disputed outcome of US presidential election on November 2, … Continue reading Five reasons why global investors are quivering