Soursop/Graviola – A potential medicinal fruit crop

Soursop/Graviola – A potential medicinal fruit crop

Ramit Singh1 and Dr. Noyingthung Kikon2   INTRODUCTION Annona muricata L., commonly known as soursop, prickly custard apple, graviola, guanabana, paw-paw and sirsak, is a member of the Annonaceae family comprising approximately 130 genera and 2300 species. The genus name ‘Annona’ is from the Latin word ‘anon’, meaning ‘yearly produce’, referring to the fruit production […]

Church and Conflict in South Sudan

Church and Conflict in South Sudan

South Sudanese Christians celebrate Christmas mass at El Fasher church in North Darfur. South Sudan’s different churches have remained one of the country’s few stable institutions. (UN Photo)   James Jeffrey Inter Press Service   Throughout fifty years of struggles, South Sudan’s different churches have remained one of the country’s few stable institutions, and in […]

SMEs settling down after initial teething problems

Bappaditya Chatterjee IANS   After the “initial bumpy ride”, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), which had faced problems with GST compliance and cash flows, are gradually settling down with the new indirect tax regime, stakeholders say.   According to them, procedures of Goods and Services Tax (GST) are getting “easier” and the impact of […]

Pelé Beyond Football

Pelé Beyond Football

Pele (standing, back row right) at the UNICEF signing ceremony. (UNICEF Photo)   Kul Chandra Gautam Inter Press Service   Pele’s example has inspired millions of young people to join the ‘beautiful game’ and contribute to building a peaceful and prosperous world fit for all our children.   As billions of people around the world—including […]

Soccer innovators use the beautiful game to do good

Soccer innovators use the beautiful game to do good

Ruth provides the finishing touches to the Zambia Mphungu ball in Lusaka, Zambia, September 2017.   Lee Mannion Thomson Reuters Foundation   Far from the hullabaloo of the World Cup in Russia, innovators are using the universal appeal of soccer to set up businesses that do good.   Whether it is saving lives in Africa, […]

Video refereeing a boon and a bust at World Cup

Video refereeing a boon and a bust at World Cup

Referee Matt Conger from New Zealand watches the Video Assistant Referee system, known as VAR during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo)   John Leicester Associated Press As must have been the case with […]

Rights and Nature of Information under RTI Act 2005

Rights and Nature of Information under RTI Act 2005

Moatemsu Asst. Prof., St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama The Right to Information Act 2005 was enacted by the Indian Parliament to empower citizen easy access to information from the public authority. The Act provides a powerful tool to the citizen to promote transparency and accountability in the working of public authority by granting the right to […]

As Fukushima residents return, some see hope in nuclear tourism

As Fukushima residents return, some see hope in nuclear tourism

Tourists from Tokyo’s universities, plant rice seedlings in a paddy field, near Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, during a rice planting event in Namie town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan May 19, 2018. Picture taken May 19, 2018. (Reuters Photo)   Tim Kelly Reuters   On a cold day in February, […]

Gaming Disorder: A New Disease Experts say is Hard to Diagnose

Carmen Arroyo and Emily Thampoe Inter Press Service   The World Health Organization (WHO) has formally added “Gaming Disorder” as a disease recognized by the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) in its 11th revision of its official collection of recognized conditions.   However, since it is a very new condition, no one is really sure […]

Comic fights trafficking in Bangladesh’s Rohingya camps

Comic fights trafficking in Bangladesh’s Rohingya camps

An image from a comic to raise awareness of human trafficking in Rohingya refugee camps, published by the International Organization for Migration in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, June 22, 2018. (Photo Credit: IOM/Handout)   Jared Ferrie Thomson Reuters Foundation   For the young Rohingya woman, an offer to work at a beach resort sounded like a […]

My Worst Nightmare

Khrietuonyü Noudi Nagaland is plagued by many issues today. Matters like corruption, erosion of moral values, greed, lack of dignity of labour, search for easy money, widening gap between the rich and the poor, lack of punctuality, sincerity and commitment in work ethics etc abound in our midst. These are all grave issues which need […]

Laughter: A diagnosis, and some personal prescriptions

Vikas Datta IANS   Laughter is our audible reaction, usually involuntary, to something that amuses us — yet, it is a complex emotional expression that can also serve as a gesture of bravado, contempt or even desperation or a sign of mental imbalance. Consequently, it has been viewed variously down the ages and, likewise, so […]

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