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World leaders sign Zero Hunger Declaration at Davos

  World leaders sign Zero Hunger Declaration at Davos .

World leaders sign Zero Hunger Declaration at Davos

  World leaders sign Zero Hunger Declaration at Davos .

How to Keep and Maintain Self-Discipline

Self Discipline Think of all the greatest achievers in the world. Whether it’s a sportsman you admire, a rockstar you worship, a scientist you respect or an artist you envy, do you believe that they are where they are only because they are talented or god-gifted? Do you believe in the college myth that the topper at your college became so only because of his/her ‘big brain’? Yes, you are right to point out that they may possess some natural gifts that you don’t. Yet that’s not the sole reason for their achievements. What if Roger Federer had stopped playing tennis altogether because of the pains in his teenage years? He probably wouldn’t have become the legend he is today. Or what if Einstein had avoided studying maths after those comments from his teacher, which labeled him as an idiot? Perhaps, nuclear energy would still be a mystery to humanity. It took hundreds of hours of practice for Federer to become what he is today and it took long hours of pondering and studying for Einstein

How to Keep and Maintain Self-Discipline

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="320"] Self Discipline[/caption] Think of all the greatest achievers in the world. Whether it’s a sportsman you admire, a rockstar you worship, a scientist you respect or an artist you envy, do you believe that they are where they are only because they are talented or god-gifted? Do you believe in the college myth that the topper at your college became so only because of his/her ‘big brain’? Yes, you are right to point out that they may possess some natural gifts that you don’t. Yet that’s not the sole reason for their achievements. What if Roger Federer had stopped playing tennis altogether because of the pains in his teenage years? He probably wouldn’t have become the legend he is today. Or what if Einstein had avoided studying maths after those comments from his teacher, which labeled him as an idiot? Perhaps, nuclear energy would still be a mystery to humanity. It took hundreds of hours of practice for Federer t

Indian state wins coveted UN award

  God’s own country Known as God’s own country, Indian state Kerala, for the first time, has won the prestigious Ulysses Prize from United Nation’s World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) for its tourism project at Kumarakom and for bringing in excellence and innovation in the sector. The prizes were announced in Madrid, Spain and Kerala’s Kumarakom project won the prize in the category “Innovation in Public Policy and Governance”. The prizes were conceived to honour innovation, policy making and information dissemination the field of global tourism. The Kerala government official attributed the success to locals, communities, self help groups and business in the tourism sector who coordinated and cooperated well to make the project a success. Under Kumarakom project, the locals, including vendors, farmers and small business were supplying their farm produce to the thirteen hotels and resorts in the area for their daily use. Speaking at the function, UNWTO secretary-general Taleb Rifai said

Indian state wins coveted UN award

  [caption id="attachment_3173" align="alignleft" width="300"] God's own country[/caption] Known as God's own country, Indian state Kerala, for the first time, has won the prestigious Ulysses Prize from United Nation's World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) for its tourism project at Kumarakom and for bringing in excellence and innovation in the sector. The prizes were announced in Madrid, Spain and Kerala's Kumarakom project won the prize in the category "Innovation in Public Policy and Governance". The prizes were conceived to honour innovation, policy making and information dissemination the field of global tourism. The Kerala government official attributed the success to locals, communities, self help groups and business in the tourism sector who coordinated and cooperated well to make the project a success. Under Kumarakom project, the locals, including vendors, farmers and small business were supplying their farm produce to the

Sir James Dyson to create jobs for 3,000 engineers

  Sir James Dyson to create jobs for 3,000 engineers – Telegraph .

Sir James Dyson to create jobs for 3,000 engineers

  Sir James Dyson to create jobs for 3,000 engineers - Telegraph .

India celebrates its 65th Republic Day

After August 15, 1947 (when India earned its freedom from British Empire), January 26, 1950 remains the most important in the history of India and its people; since this was the day when India enacted its Constitution and done away with British rule completely. In 2014, India celebrated its 65th Republic Day across the nation as President Pranab Mukherjee greeted the public on the occasion. The day was celebrated in India’s capital, New Delhi, where a ceremony was held near India Gate at Rajpath as India’s first citizen received guard of honour from Indian Armed forces in the company of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who was the chief guest this year. The President honoured personnels from armed forces who laid down their lines in the line of duty bestowing upon gallantry awards on them posthumously, in addition to that children who performed acts of bravery were also rewarded. The event also saw India flaunting its military might and cultural fervour. While the Indian Army put on

India celebrates its 65th Republic Day

After August 15, 1947 (when India earned its freedom from British Empire), January 26, 1950 remains the most important in the history of India and its people; since this was the day when India enacted its Constitution and done away with British rule completely. In 2014, India celebrated its 65th Republic Day across the nation as President Pranab Mukherjee greeted the public on the occasion. The day was celebrated in India's capital, New Delhi, where a ceremony was held near India Gate at Rajpath as India's first citizen received guard of honour from Indian Armed forces in the company of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who was the chief guest this year. The President honoured personnels from armed forces who laid down their lines in the line of duty bestowing upon gallantry awards on them posthumously, in addition to that children who performed acts of bravery were also rewarded. The event also saw India flaunting its military might and cultural fervour. While the Indian Army

Alentejo has unemployment decreased by 5% in the end of 2013

The number of people that were registered in the Unemployment Center of the Alentejo region decreased 5% on December 2013. Also, this number decreased 2,6% in November. In September there were about 1265 job offers, which helped the unemployment to decrease. This decreasing rate has been appearing in the data from the last year, especially since August. Although this is a good new in some way, it’s a bad in other.  What we are seeing in this numbers is that people, thanks to the crisis, are emigrating. People are called to mensal presentations and to ensure they have been looking for work, if they don’t come, it’s supposed that they have emigrated (if they had found a job, the unemployment center would know). Especially young adults are emigrating, because after graduating college there’s no job for them, not even on a supermarket. Since some parents can’t afford (many are unemployed as well) to have their kids at home without any income, most of them emigrate to have a better life, ev

Alentejo has unemployment decreased by 5% in the end of 2013

The number of people that were registered in the Unemployment Center of the Alentejo region decreased 5% on December 2013. Also, this number decreased 2,6% in November. In September there were about 1265 job offers, which helped the unemployment to decrease. This decreasing rate has been appearing in the data from the last year, especially since August. Although this is a good new in some way, it’s a bad in other.  What we are seeing in this numbers is that people, thanks to the crisis, are emigrating. People are called to mensal presentations and to ensure they have been looking for work, if they don’t come, it’s supposed that they have emigrated (if they had found a job, the unemployment center would know). Especially young adults are emigrating, because after graduating college there’s no job for them, not even on a supermarket. Since some parents can’t afford (many are unemployed as well) to have their kids at home without any income, most of them emigrate to have a better life, ev

The City of Education: Rajshahi

Education is the backbone of every nation. To develop any nation, it must need educated work force and it is the key of national progress. Do you know any place in the world, which is recognized for their educational identity? I think there is only one city in the world called the city of education though I am not sure. Yes, I am talking about the city of Rajshahi in the country of Bangladesh . You may ask why we call it the city of education . This is actually very simple, because of the huge establishment of educational institutions. In Rajshahi we have 41 Kindergarten schools, 911 Primary Schools, 30 Junior High Schools, 215 Secondary High Schools, 63 Colleges, 2 Government Universities, 7 Private Universities, 1 Teachers Training Institute, 1 Physical Training Institute, 20 Polytechnic Institutes, 1 Blind/Disable School, 36 Mass Education Centers, total 489 various kinds of Madrasas, 36 Girls Schools, 36 Girls Colleges and 1 Medical College. Totally, in Rajshahi, we have 1890 educ

The City of Education: Rajshahi

Education is the backbone of every nation. To develop any nation, it must need educated work force and it is the key of national progress. Do you know any place in the world, which is recognized for their educational identity? I think there is only one city in the world called the city of education though I am not sure. Yes, I am talking about the city of Rajshahi in the country of Bangladesh . You may ask why we call it the city of education . This is actually very simple, because of the huge establishment of educational institutions. In Rajshahi we have 41 Kindergarten schools, 911 Primary Schools, 30 Junior High Schools, 215 Secondary High Schools, 63 Colleges, 2 Government Universities, 7 Private Universities, 1 Teachers Training Institute, 1 Physical Training Institute, 20 Polytechnic Institutes, 1 Blind/Disable School, 36 Mass Education Centers, total 489 various kinds of Madrasas, 36 Girls Schools, 36 Girls Colleges and 1 Medical College. Totally, in Rajshahi, we have 1890 educ

Pakistan to concentrate on Coal Reserves for Energy Production

Pakistan houses one of the largest coalfields in the world, spreading over 9,000 kilometer square. The Thar Desert in the Sindh province is estimated to have over 175 billion tonnes of coal. According to Shamsuddin A Shaikh, the Chief Executive Officer of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC), this is equivalent to 50 billion tonnes of oil, more than the oil reserves of Saudi Arabia and Iran put together, and can be utilized to produce more than 100,000 MW of electricity for 200 years. It is now an established fact that utilization of domestic coal is going to be the cheapest and most effective way for power generation in the long run. According to the National Transmission and Dispatch Company, the power demand will rise to 45,400MW in 2019-20, and 134,800MW in 2034-35. Whereas the country in unable to meet the increasing demand through the current power generation techniques, 40 percent of which rely on imported furnace oil_ a totally non affordable solution for an country going th

Pakistan to concentrate on Coal Reserves for Energy Production

Pakistan houses one of the largest coalfields in the world, spreading over 9,000 kilometer square. The Thar Desert in the Sindh province is estimated to have over 175 billion tonnes of coal. According to Shamsuddin A Shaikh, the Chief Executive Officer of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC), this is equivalent to 50 billion tonnes of oil, more than the oil reserves of Saudi Arabia and Iran put together, and can be utilized to produce more than 100,000 MW of electricity for 200 years. It is now an established fact that utilization of domestic coal is going to be the cheapest and most effective way for power generation in the long run. According to the National Transmission and Dispatch Company, the power demand will rise to 45,400MW in 2019-20, and 134,800MW in 2034-35. Whereas the country in unable to meet the increasing demand through the current power generation techniques, 40 percent of which rely on imported furnace oil_ a totally non affordable solution for an country going th

Attached to the River

The technical and engineering aspects of rivers, rather than aspects that go beyond the political boundaries of nations influence these treaties The River Padma A hundred years of cultural heritage of the vast community of Rajshahi , which was predominantly dependent on the river Padma , is on the verge of disappearance due to the change in the flow of the mighty river over the last two decades. Peoples of Rajshahi and actually the complete civilization of Rajshahi are attached to the River Padma. The Farakka barrage has caused a catastrophe for many in Rajshahi and other districts the Padma flows through. A recent study on the Padma River in Charghat upazila of Rajshahi conducted by ActionAid Bangladesh shows how the cultural rights of people are being undermined under the territorialisation concept. Throughout the decades, Bangladesh has been known as a riparian country. The economy, society, culture, and psychology of the people of this country have been dominated and shaped by the

Attached to the River

The technical and engineering aspects of rivers, rather than aspects that go beyond the political boundaries of nations influence these treaties [caption id="attachment_3124" align="aligncenter" width="474"] The River Padma[/caption] A hundred years of cultural heritage of the vast community of Rajshahi , which was predominantly dependent on the river Padma , is on the verge of disappearance due to the change in the flow of the mighty river over the last two decades. Peoples of Rajshahi and actually the complete civilization of Rajshahi are attached to the River Padma. The Farakka barrage has caused a catastrophe for many in Rajshahi and other districts the Padma flows through. A recent study on the Padma River in Charghat upazila of Rajshahi conducted by ActionAid Bangladesh shows how the cultural rights of people are being undermined under the territorialisation concept. Throughout the decades, Bangladesh has been known as a riparian country. The econom

Great Success of Bangladeshi Scientists in Buffalo Genome Sequencing

A Bangladeshi company, Lal Teer Livestock Limited and and World’s premier genome sequencing center, Beijing Genomics Institute jointly unraveled the water buffalo genome. A historic function was held at Hotel Radisson in the city with presence of renowned scientists and donors. In Bangladesh, buffalo is the main source of animal protein. With two million buffaloes,  Bangladesh is the ninth country in terms of buffalo population. Buffalo contributed more than 60% of the total milk in India and Pakistan, but in Bangladesh their contribution in dairy field was not significant yet today.  Great success of Bangladeshi scientists in Buffalo genome sequencing have created a greater possibility to develop better breeds of buffalo which is vital both for milk and meat. Ataur Rahman, Director of Department of Livestock Resources acknowledged the buffalo genome decoding by Lal Teer researchers. It’s a great achievement as it was the first buffalo genome decoding in the world. Earlier genome of lo

Great Success of Bangladeshi Scientists in Buffalo Genome Sequencing

A Bangladeshi company, Lal Teer Livestock Limited and and World's premier genome sequencing center, Beijing Genomics Institute jointly unraveled the water buffalo genome. A historic function was held at Hotel Radisson in the city with presence of renowned scientists and donors. In Bangladesh, buffalo is the main source of animal protein. With two million buffaloes,  Bangladesh is the ninth country in terms of buffalo population. Buffalo contributed more than 60% of the total milk in India and Pakistan, but in Bangladesh their contribution in dairy field was not significant yet today.  Great success of Bangladeshi scientists in Buffalo genome sequencing have created a greater possibility to develop better breeds of buffalo which is vital both for milk and meat. Ataur Rahman, Director of Department of Livestock Resources acknowledged the buffalo genome decoding by Lal Teer researchers. It's a great achievement as it was the first buffalo genome decoding in the world. Earlier geno

Now You can Snap Photos By Your Pocket Drone, A Great Adancement Of Technology

Air Drone is going to launch pocket drone to bring a revolutionary changes in technology. A personal flying robot will help you to capture photos and videos from the sky. Now anyone can take a spectacular aerial images that was previously unseen and hard to capture. AirDroids co-founded by Reuter, a San Diego drone evangelist recently launched its first product, pocket drone.  The popular crowd funding site, Kickstarter launched this project. The previous technology was very costly and software was difficult to operate. Creators Timothy Reuter, T J Johnson, and Chance Roth claimed that their drone is designed in a easy and user friendly way. It’s very cheap in comparison to the DSLR camera of the aerial photographer. They can buy a pocket with controller for $495 and without controller it will cost $495. This pocket drone is easily controlled by an included report, Android phone or tablet with USB port or third party RC controller. It’s very user friendly and it will take only 20 secon

Now You can Snap Photos By Your Pocket Drone, A Great Adancement Of Technology

Air Drone is going to launch pocket drone to bring a revolutionary changes in technology. A personal flying robot will help you to capture photos and videos from the sky. Now anyone can take a spectacular aerial images that was previously unseen and hard to capture. AirDroids co-founded by Reuter, a San Diego drone evangelist recently launched its first product, pocket drone.  The popular crowd funding site, Kickstarter launched this project. The previous technology was very costly and software was difficult to operate. Creators Timothy Reuter, T J Johnson, and Chance Roth claimed that their drone is designed in a easy and user friendly way. It's very cheap in comparison to the DSLR camera of the aerial photographer. They can buy a pocket with controller for $495 and without controller it will cost $495. This pocket drone is easily controlled by an included report, Android phone or tablet with USB port or third party RC controller. It's very user friendly and it will take only

The educational talent of Pakistan

The fact that Pakistan is a country rich in educational talent is proved once again by the outstanding achievement of Moosa Feroze Tarer, from Mandi Bahauddin in Pakistan. He secured 1st position in an online World Mathematics Competition held in Australia. It is worth mentioning that he was in competition with no less than 1.4 million participants from across the world. He secured 4,405 points in total whereas the second position in the 11-13 years age category was also secured by a Pakistani student Hasnain with 4,303 points. In the 14-18 years age category as well, Pakistan managed to snatch the 2nd position as a Pakistani student named Osama secured 3318 points. The 13 year old boy, now referred as Math Wizard, has been awarded a gold medal in Australia and appointed the Math Ambassador for the country. Moosa said that he had been trying to win the competition since 2009 and also clinched the 5th spot in 2011. He was also awarded bronze and silver medal in Kangaroo International Co

The educational talent of Pakistan

The fact that Pakistan is a country rich in educational talent is proved once again by the outstanding achievement of Moosa Feroze Tarer, from Mandi Bahauddin in Pakistan. He secured 1st position in an online World Mathematics Competition held in Australia. It is worth mentioning that he was in competition with no less than 1.4 million participants from across the world. He secured 4,405 points in total whereas the second position in the 11-13 years age category was also secured by a Pakistani student Hasnain with 4,303 points. In the 14-18 years age category as well, Pakistan managed to snatch the 2nd position as a Pakistani student named Osama secured 3318 points. The 13 year old boy, now referred as Math Wizard, has been awarded a gold medal in Australia and appointed the Math Ambassador for the country. Moosa said that he had been trying to win the competition since 2009 and also clinched the 5th spot in 2011. He was also awarded bronze and silver medal in Kangaroo International Co

Potential diabetes 'cure' to end misery of insulin jabs

  Potential diabetes ‘cure’ to end misery of insulin jabs | Health | News | Daily Express .

Potential diabetes 'cure' to end misery of insulin jabs

  Potential diabetes 'cure' to end misery of insulin jabs | Health | News | Daily Express .

Additional 850 Nepali peacekeeping troops to be deployed in South Sudan

Nepali peacekeeping troops working at South Sudan Amidst the growing turmoil in South Sudan, the UN has confirmed that an additional 850 Nepal Army personnel are going to be deployed to support the peace process in the country. Of them, 350 army personnel of the Nepal Army are going to be transferred from the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). The army men would be deployed in the field as part of the UN peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Preventing an ethnic war The decision to increase the peacekeeping army size comes from the UN amidst a degrading conflict situation in the country. It’s estimated that millions of civilians have been displaced from their homes since the heightening of the conflict. The internal conflict of the country has risen to a serious point since the power tussle between president Salva Kiir and the deposed vice-president, Riek Machar. While Kiir is backed by the ethnic Dinka population to which he belongs, Machar is backed by