Nepal Government Felicitates Sh Nand Lal Sharma CMD, SJVN

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA : Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director, SJVN, was felicitated by Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister of Nepal, Sher Bahadur Deuba at function held at the Singha Durbar, Kathmandu to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Investment Board of Nepal.  Janardan Sharma, Hon’ble Finance Minister & Vice Chairman, IBN, Ms. Pampha Bhusal Hon’ble Minister for Energy, Water Resources & Irrigation Sushil Bhatta CEO, IBN also graced the occasion along with other dignitaries from Nepal & Abroad. During the ceremony Hon’ble Prime Minister praised  Sharma…

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The Pandemic

By : Abhinav Malhotra, Associate Editor-ICN World Insights to Covid-19 and its Health impact In the words of Ed Yong, a science journalist, “We long to return to normal but Normal led to this” As Yong rightly mentions, our model of accelerating into the future comprising of increased deforestation, intensive animal farming & unsystematic urbanization has been known to increase the risk of Zoonotic viruses entering humans and spreading with alarming ease. Here we are talking about the latest virus that has disrupted life around the globe, named Covid-19. A…

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The 3rd Wave

By : Dr. Samayug Bhowmik, Bureau Chief-ICN West Bengal KOLKATA : Already we have witnessed how many of us suffered and lost family members or loss of a nearer one either in first or second wave or in both during previous Covid 19 pandemics. Now death starts by Delta Plus at the beginning of the 3rd Wave. This Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 was first reported in India in October 2020 and has now spread to over 111 countries across the world. According to the latest update of the World Health…

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The Day Of Ashura Is Being Observed On 10th Muharram With Fasting And Prayer

Ashura marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed martyred in the year 680 while refusing the Caliph Yazid’s right to rule the Islamic world. NEW DELHI: One of the most significant events during the month is Ashura.Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is also known as Muharram al-Haram, or the Sacred Muharram. Muslims around the world will be taking the time for introspection, thinking over their previous year and how they might wish to better themselves. This is on the 10th day…

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SJVN INKS MOU FOR 679 MW LOWER ARUN PROJECT WITH GOVT OF NEPAL

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA : A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed for the development of the 679 MW Lower Arun Hydro Power Project between SJVN & Investment Board of Nepal (IBN) in Kathmandu,  Nepal today. The MoU was signed by Nand Lal Sharma Chairman & Managing Director SJVN and Sushil Bhatta CEO, IBN in the  presence of Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal, Bishnu Prasad Paudel  and Ambassador of India in Nepal, Vinay Mohan Kwatra. Nand Lal Sharma informed that,SJVN Limited had bagged the 679 MW Lower…

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Nurses Rise to the Pandemic Challenge

“International Nurses Day”   By Dr Shama Lohumi As we celebrate International Nurses Day on May 12, it is important to have a look at the pandemic-marred Year 2020, which put the skills, patience and endurance of healthcare professionals to a severe test. Incidentally, it was declared as the “year of the nurses and midwife” to mark the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale by the World Health Organization (WHO). It turned out to be an exceptional year during which nurses were in the forefront of the war against the pandemic and as per…

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Brexit : Relevance and Ramifications

By :  Abhinav Malhotra, Associate Editor-ICN World In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.  Franklin D. Roosevelt The term Brexit is an evident portmanteau of “Britain” and its “Exit” from the European Union. The entire Brexit Conundrum seems to be an esoteric affair but in this article, we’ll understand the semantics of it in a simplified manner. First, we need to throw light on the European Union and subsequently about the inevitable Exit of Britain. Way back in 1993, The…

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First World War, The Devastating Tragedy Of The World

By : Mohd. Salim Khan, Associate Editor-ICN  SAHASWAN/BUDAUN : First world war took place from 28th of July 1914 and it ended on 11th of November 1918. It is one the most devastating & heart trembling incidents of the world. In this world war there was an International conflict between central power and Allies.Cenctral power mainly : Germany, Austria, Italy, Hungary and Turkey and on the other side Allies mainly: France, Russiya, England and from 1917 America. On account of industrial revolution most of the powerful countries want such dominions…

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INDIA CELEBRATES HOLI TO KEEP THE LIGHT OF LOVE BURNING IN HEARTS OF PEOPLE!

By : Kauser Khan, Associate Editor-ICN  LUCKNOW: The colour of festival always helps in bringing the beautiful smile on the faces.People enjoys its every moment truly with much fervor and ethusiasm. Across the world wherever Indians or people of Indian origin are present Holi is celebrated with gusto and bonhomie. People play with colours, light a bonfire called Holika and celebrate the victory of good over evil. Well, the essence of any festival is to take a break from the daily humdrum of life and make it interesting. The other major…

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LONG ROUTE DRIVERS & THEIR HEALTH

By: Dr. Akhtar Nasim, Sr. Principal Scientist CSIR-CRRI & Prof. ACSIR (University) & Consulting Editor ICN Science & Tech NEW DELHI: Recently, the health of truck drivers has become a major concern at international levels.Over the years there has been deterioration in driving conditions; simultaneously there is increasing pressures of adhering to the demanding schedule and to make on time deliveries.The drivers have to deal with the failures of the transport system, which results in increased stress levels resulting in adverse impact on the health of drivers. Prolonged sitting, exposes the driver…

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