In view of the growing popularity of Munsyari in the upper Himalayan region in Pithoragarh district as a bird watching destination, a multi-purposebird tourism centre is being developed at the eco park, Divisional Forest Officer Vinay Bhargava said on Thursday. … [Read more...] about Uttarakhand’s Munsyari to welcome a bird tourism centre soon
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NEW YORK: Iconic world sites from the New York Stock Exchange to the Church of the Nativity reopened their doors on Tuesday from the coronavirus pandemic, but new alarm bells rang in Latin America over a spike of infections. In a symbolic return of a high altar of capitalism, the New York Stock Exchange -- which had gone exclusively virtual for two months -- allowed a limited number of traders to return to the trading floor, wearing masks to reduce the risk of infection. The reopening boosted the mood as the benchmark Dow Jones index surged more than 2.2 percent, casting aside grim predictions that the world could be entering a new Great Depression after millions of job losses. Visiting Wall Street, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for swift work on long-mulled mega-infrastructure projects such as subway extensions in the hard-hit metropolis. "Let's do something creative, let's do it fast. Let's put Americans back to work," Cuomo told reporters. There were also signs of hope at … [Read more...] about From Wall Street to Bethlehem, iconic sites reopen from virus
By Kamal NarayanCEO, IHW CouncilIt is clear by now that the ongoing corona virus pandemic, which has affected nearly four million people and have devastated leading economies across the globe, will have a lasting impact, like many of its predecessors. The biggest change, however, is likely to come in our behaviour and attitudes, as any large-scale health crisis has induced shift in human behaviour. Quarantine, the word most of us are well-accustomed with now, was one such shift in behaviour developed when Black Death ravaged Europe and claimed a third of its population. The process of keeping any vessel coming from affected regions away from Venice is one of the first instances of isolating healthy humans from potentially infected ones. Interestingly, after the Europeans brought viruses and bacteria, such as smallpox, measles, typhus, and cholera, to the ‘New World’ and for which Native Americans had no immunity, the US Congress passed a federal quarantine legislation in … [Read more...] about Covid-19 : Shift in attitudinal and behavioural paradigms is the new reality
In early April, I came up with the logic and now it is fully supported by science in other countries that universal mask wearing enforced for every man, woman and child outside home is better than lockdown. That should have been our immediate strategy, but then making people wear masks, convincing people...the technical answer to that is we have a lot of asymptomatic people who are spreading the infection. If they wear a mask, they are blocking the respiratory droplets. But we don’t know who they are. If everyone wears a mask, then they [the asymptomatic] do too. In spite of wearing a mask, infectious people could spread some infection, because a mask is not 100% foolproof, tiny droplets may escape, fomite transmission [by objects getting contaminated] may take place. But that’s where the uninfected wearing masks may reduce the possibility of picking up the infection. With universal mask wearing you don’t have to be strict about all socio-economic activities coming to … [Read more...] about Can India’s workforce have a safe return to business?