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The COP26 meeting in Glasgow may usher in a new era of sustainable development

The COVID-19 pandemic showed us that human existence is fragile and perilous. However, if we do not take action now against climate change, the damage could be even greater and more lasting than the effects of the pandemic. Decisions made now are crucial in shaping the future of people and the planet. We must not go back to the old ... Read More »

Glasgow climate summit | Coal ‘phase-down’ is a right, says Environment Minister

A day after the 26th United Nations Conference of Parties (COP) in Glasgow ended on Saturday, Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav, in a personal blog, dwelt on India’s last-minute intervention that played a key role in the final text of the agreement that called for coal to be “phased down” rather than “phased out”. “Fossil fuels and their use have ... Read More »

Efficacy of typhoid conjugate vaccine in Nepal: final results of a phase 3, randomised, controlled trial

Summary Background Typhoid fever is a major public health problem in low-resource settings. Vaccination can help curb the disease and might reduce transmission. We have previously reported an interim analysis of the efficacy of typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) in Nepali children. Here we report the final results after 2 years of follow-up. Methods We did a participant-masked and observer-masked individually ... Read More »

‘It’s a Question of Competence’: San Francisco to Hold Recall Election of 3 School Board Members

The campaign to recall three members of the San Francisco Board of Education has submitted enough valid signatures to put the questions before voters next year, in a referendum on the district’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and its stewardship of the city’s schools. San Francisco’s Department of Elections announced Monday that recalls against Alison Collins, Gabriela López and Faauuga Moliga will ... Read More »

How online gaming has become a social lifeline

Gamers have known for a long time something that everyone else is starting to figure out: there’s community connection on the other side of a screen. “Our entire lives have led up to this,” my friends joked with me in mid-March. I was sitting in my tiny New York City apartment, panicky and coming to terms with the reality that ... Read More »

What is a Blog? – Definition of Terms Blog, Blogging, and Blogger

Do you know what a blog is? If you don’t, then you’ve come to the right place. In 1994, when blogs began, a blog was more of a personal diary that people shared online. In this online journal, you could talk about your daily life or share about things that you were doing. Then, people saw an opportunity to communicate ... Read More »

Family fitness tips: 4 fun workouts you can do with your kids at home to maintain a healthy weight

New Delhi: As we continue to stay at home because of the novel coronavirus outbreak, it’s important to find ways to stay active every day as much as we can. Making exercise part of your family’s daily routine will help you and the kids feel good, keep the weight off during the lockdown. In fact, working with your kids can ... Read More »

Give a big boost to your health with this simple drink

As the name suggests, ginger water is a drink which has both ginger and water, and ideally nothing else. (Source: Getty/Thinkstock) Everybody knows what ginger tea is, and what its health benefits are. But have you heard about ginger water? And can it be as beneficial to health as the ginger tea? As a spice, ginger does a great job ... Read More »

Getting a loan? Your business should be attractive to finance

During my interactions with bankers, one thing that repeatedly finds a mention is that even if a bank wants to lend, small businesses often make it very difficult for themselves to raise money. In fact, my interactions with many small businesses show that a lot of work needs to be done to convince a bank to lend. Many borrowers fail ... Read More »

The secret weapon of a hardcore mobile gamer is a guild of grandmas

When I was a teenager, I spent hours upon hours building friendships in World of Warcraft. We went on raids, hung out on voice chat, and even met in real life. They were tangible, solid connections with other people — some of which I still hold to this day. Mobile games like Homescapes want to mimic this structure: Players are instructed to join ... Read More »