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How to Sleep Well during COVID19 Pandemic

Due to the multifaceted consequences of the pandemic, numerous people are losing jobs or facing a crisis in their career and family lives. As the educational institutes are closed, many students are getting addicted to technology, like virtual gaming on smartphones, which is disrupting their daily life activities and diet. All of these problems are causing depression and anxiety in ... Read More »

The Digital Path to Citizen-Centric Finance

By Achim Steiner and Maria Ramos NEW YORK/JOHANNESBURG – Today, “mobile money” – a service enabling people to send, receive, and store money on a cellphone – allows a market trader in Kenya to borrow a modest amount at sunrise to buy her stock, and then pay it back at sunset from her daily earnings. This seemingly simple micro-level exchange ... Read More »

Biological Diversity is Fundamental to Human Health

By Samira Sadeque UNITED NATIONS, May 22 2020 (IPS) – This year’s International Day of Biological Diversity falls amid the coronavirus pandemic and the slow easing, in some nations, of a global lockdown. While the lockdown has forced most people to stay at home, there have been reports of more wildlife being spotted – even in once-busy city centres. Read More »

COVID-19: Online classes bring social divide to the fore

Khulna, May 17 – The government’s decision to run distance-learning programmes after it shut down educational institutions amid coronavirus outbreak is gradually bringing out the social disparity. Only students with smartphones and digital devices equipped with internet connections are able to take advantage of the online classes, leaving behind those from poor families. Read More »

Climate Action Can Help to Fight Pandemics

By Aaron Bernstein BOSTON – The COVID-19 crisis has brought economies around the world to a standstill. Huge swaths of manufacturing have been idled, and sectors such as aviation and tourism are largely shuttered. Amid all the economic ruin, some have pointed to a supposed silver lining: cleaner air. But while it is true that today’s lower air pollution will ... Read More »

No return to business as usual: Mayors on Covid-19 recovery

C40 mayors issue call for a healthy, equitable and sustainable economic recovery to COVID-19 pandemic. London, 07 May – Mayors from many of the world’s most powerful cities have warned that the recovery from COVID-19 “should not be a return to ‘business as usual’ – because that is a world on track for 3°C or more of over-heating.” Read More »

SAU Fab lab’s contribution to control Corona

M ZAHIDUL HAQUE THE Fab Lab (Fabrication Laboratory) at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU), Dhaka was established in January 2017 under the Higher Education Quality Enhance Project (HEQEP), implemented by Bangladesh University Grants Commission and funded by the World Bank. ‘A Fab Lab is typically equipped with an array of flexible computer-controlled tools that several different length scales and various materials ... Read More »

The crises of 2020 will delay the transition to clean energy

By Humberto Márquez CARACAS, Apr 29 2020 (IPS) – The oil slump, global recession and uncertainty about the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic will fuel the appetite for cheaper fossil fuel energy and delay investments in renewables, affecting the targets of the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read More »

Scaling up Covid-19 response now to avoid higher costs later

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu & Ayhan Kose After a decade of uninterrupted growth, the global economy came to a sudden halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The question now is not whether there will be a global recession but how deep it will be—and how quickly countries can overcome the health crisis and pave the way for economic recovery. Read More »

IGP gives protective gears to Dhaka Metro Police

Dhaka, April 25 – Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed has provided protective gears to Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) to ensure the personal safety of police personnel while on duty. The IGP handed over the equipment to DMP Commissioner Mohammad Shafiqul Islam at the police headquarters (PHQ) on Saturday afternoon. Read More »