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World health leaders urge green recovery from coronavirus crisis

An Extinction Rebellion pop-up cycle lane in west London. Some countries are investing in better cycle lanes and electric vehicle charging points. Photograph: Guy Bell/Rex/Shutterstock Doctors and medical professionals from around the globe have called on world leaders to ensure a green recovery from the coronavirus crisis that takes account of air pollution and climate breakdown. More than 200 organisations ... Read More »

7 Financial Lessons the Crisis Will Teach Us

The text messages, DMs, and emails rapidly arrived, all of them expressing a similar concern: My finances are in trouble. In seemingly just a few weeks’ time, our world was turned upside down. A public health emergency raced around the globe, wreaking havoc on nations, cities and neighborhoods. The United States has not been immune: Markets tanked, jobs vanished and, ... Read More »

Non-addictive painkiller discovered for fighting opioid crisis

Scientists have found a non-addictive painkiller to help fight the current opioid crisis, though in an animal model. Known as AT-121, the new chemical compound has a dual therapeutic action that suppressed the addictive effects of opioids and produced morphine-like analgesic effects in non-human primates. “In our study, we found AT-121 to be safe and non-addictive, as well as an ... Read More »

Why Budget 2018 gets a C for addressing education crisis

Cape Town – The education of South Africa’s youth has been highlighted as one of the top three national priorities in Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s 2018 budget speech. Soria Hay, head of corporate finance at Bravura, says that, while Budget 2018 gets an A for the commitment to fee-free higher education and training for South Africa’s disadvantaged youth, it deserves ... Read More »

UNHCR report highlights education crisis for refugee children

Hakizimana Lydiella, 13, is a young refugee at Mahama camp in Rwanda’s Eastern province, where school-age refugees are integrated into the national school system alongside Rwandan students.  © UNHCR/Anthony Karumba GENEVA – More than 3.5 million refugee children aged 5 to 17 did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says ... Read More »

How Education Can Solve The Global Youth Unemployment Crisis

For much of the last decade, global leaders in business, government and the non-profit world have been sounding a loud alarm about a mounting youth employment crisis. With good reason. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are about 71 million unemployed 15-to-24-year-olds around the globe, many of them facing long-term unemployment. This is close to an historic peak of ... Read More »

7th pay commission: Punjab University under severe financial crisis

Punjab University has submitted its report to the HRD Ministry to introduce distance courses to bring in more revenue. Punjab University RELATED STORIES Visa issue behind massive fall in number of Indian students in UK IIMC to begin post-graduate course in Urdu journalism VIT surpasses IIS Bangalore and IITs in terms of research paper publication in 2016 Delhi government to ... Read More »

School dropout is India’s biggest crisis, says Singapore Deputy PM

Bringing to light the high dropout rate in upper primary schools, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, the Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, on Friday said that schools in India are facing the “biggest crisis”. Condition of Indian education through the eyes of Deputy PM of Singapore What is the “biggest gap” in Indian education? “The world’s second-most populous country also has the “biggest ... Read More »

Is there a banking crisis in the United States?

Getty Images The banking crisis: is there one? For the past three days, I’ve been trying to get my hands around this supposed “banking crisis,” particularly in Europe. I get why there is concern in Europe, but I don’t at all get the selloff in U.S. banks. You didn’t know there was a banking crisis? Everyone seems to think there ... Read More »