Fish for Food and Nutrition Security in South Asia: Part 3

By: Dr Ram C. Bhujel, Director of Aqua-Centre, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand & Sr. Consulting Editor, ICN International BANGKOK: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) aims to end hunger and ensure access to nutritious and sufficient food by all people all year round by 2030. Fish and seafood: There are several hundred species which are caught from the wild and consumed by human as sources of food which play important roles in supplying animal protein and other nutrients especially minerals. Acceptability of new species depends on their deeply rooted culture, tradition…

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Schools and Emergency Evacuation

By: Dr. Kumar Raka, Editor-ICN Group  School Safety Programme is one of the most important components of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). In order to save children’s lives and protect damages in infrastructures and investments costs in the education sector, all the States should be committed and started implementing school safety programmes in line with the Guidelines of Govt. of India. The Supreme Court of India directed all state governments to ensure that the Centre’s guidelines on safety and security of children are implemented in “reality” in every school of the country.…

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Learn Concepts Follow The Sufficiency Life Style

By : Varapon Suthipheat , Consulting Editor ICN International & Paradee Patummapattananont, Executive Editor ICN International Thailand : “Sufficiency economy” is a philosophy that His Majesty the King has given a royal guidance. Has been living for Thai people for more than 25 years since before the economic crisis, and after emphasizing solutions to survive and to live stable and sustainable under the current trend Globalization and change are considered in accordance with the definition. Sufficiency must consist of 3 characteristics at the same time as follows: Modesty means moderation…

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Fish for Food and Nutrition Security in South Asia: Part 2

By: Dr Ram C. Bhujel, Director of Aqua-Centre, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand & Sr. Consulting Editor, ICN International BANGKOK: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) aims to end hunger and ensure access to nutritious and sufficient food by all people all year round by 2030. Fish and seafood: There are several hundred species which are caught from the wild and consumed by human as sources of food which play important roles in supplying animal protein and other nutrients especially minerals. Acceptability of new species depends on their deeply rooted culture, tradition…

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Time to Think: Need for ‘Medical Response Teams’ as International Assistance during Catastrophic Earthquakes

By: Dr. Kumar Raka, Editor-ICN Group & Rebecca Brindza, Editor-ICN International (Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it – George Santayana) Tel Aviv: Earthquakes are one of the most devastating forms of natural disaster. They usually strike without warning, produce widespread damage, and can cause massive loss of life. The recent quakes that struck Haiti (2010), Japan (2011), Nepal (2015) and Iran & Iraq (2017) showed that temblors of sufficient magnitude can wreak havoc. The catastrophic situation often press demand for international assistance. There have been widespread debates…

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Fish for Food and Nutrition Security in South Asia: Part 1

By: Dr Ram C. Bhujel, Director of Aqua-Centre, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand & Sr. Consulting Editor, ICN International BANGKOK: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) aims to end hunger and ensure access to nutritious and sufficient food by all people all year round by 2030. Similarly, 2nd Goal aims at ending all forms of malnutrition by 2030. However, still approximately 22% of the world children i.e. 151 million under-5 are still stunted. One third of women have anemia, a sign of shortage of iron, and a hidden hunger. According…

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Fish: To Eat Or Not To Eat

By: Barnali Bose, Editor-ICN World KOLKATA: When recently a popular Bengali actress of the Mumbai film Industry proudly declared that her favourite food is fish curry and rice, I smiled to myself. It brought to mind my experience in a state of west India years back on this particular issue. Acquiring  a decent house on rent, for a Bengali there, was as difficult as looking for a needle in a haystack. Keeping Bengali tenants was a taboo(it perhaps  still is),the reason given being “You Bengalis eat fish.” The look of sheer unconcealed…

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The True Essence Of Childhood : An Introspection

By: Barnali Bose, Editor-ICN World  Dear all, let us on this special day, pause for a moment and think, think what would be the best gift we can give our children. KOLKATA: Today,the 14 th of November,the birth anniversary of Nehruji, has been dedicated to our dear children, whether our own or those,who, we nurture at school. For us, parents and  teachers, however every day  is Children’s day,isn’t it? Our lives revolve around our children. It is for children that we are able to play the role of a parent or…

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Are You Pushing Your Child Too Far?

By: Barnali Bose, Editor-ICN World KOLKATA: That day, I had gone for a stroll along a deserted street, there being no park closeby. After walking for a while I decided to give my tired feet some rest. Spotting a bench on the way,I sat down.Suddenly I heard voices emanating from one of the buildings  behind me. I turned to look and saw two obscure figures on the balcony of a high rise. A lady was sternly telling a young boy, “How many times have I told you that in today’s world…

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Hey, Do You Know Your Idiosyncrasies?

By: Barnali Bose, Editor-ICN World KOLKATA: In your daily interactions, various words and phrases you use and hear being used, a few of them more often than others. You might have come across some of them while reading.  If you pause to think, you will notice that quite a few of these, you hardly use anymore or hear them being used. One plausible explanation is that they might have become obsolete or perhaps their use is confined to a particular subject or area and you have drifted away it.  Despite…

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