Nasa’s Mars rover Perseverance completes rock depot

Kathmandu: Nasa’s Perseverance rover has finished building a rock depot on Mars. It’s laid down a series of tubes on the ground containing a variety of rock and environmental specimens. The depot will serve as a reserve cache to be brought back to Earth in the event Perseverance is unable to complete the next stage… Continue reading Nasa’s Mars rover Perseverance completes rock depot

Air pollution increases across the country

Looking down into Kathmandu from Bhagbhairab Temple, Kirtipur

Kathmandu: Air pollution has increased across the country. Compared to other regions, Kathmandu Valley has the highest air pollution. Similarly, pollution condition is worse in Dhankuta and Dang. Air Quality Index (AQI) is over 160 in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. AQI refers to the amount of particles smaller than 10 and 2.5 microns, carbon monoxide,… Continue reading Air pollution increases across the country

Most of the public vehicles in the valley failed the pollution test

Kathmandu: Most of the public vehicles in Kathmandu Valley have failed the pollution test. On Friday, when the Department of Environment, Metropolitan Traffic Police and the Department of Transporation Management conducted pollution testing of vehicles with pollution measuring devices, it was found that most of the vehicles failed the pollution test. In the pollution test… Continue reading Most of the public vehicles in the valley failed the pollution test

COP-27 begins in Egypt

Kathmandu: COP 27, the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, has begun in the touristic city of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. About 30,000 people will participate in the conference. Along with the issue that developed countries will be pressured to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, this time the topic of… Continue reading COP-27 begins in Egypt

Kilimanjaro’s and Africa’s last glaciers to go by 2050, says UN

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Kathmandu: Glaciers across the globe – including the last ones in Africa – will be unavoidably lost by 2050 due to climate change, the UN says in a report. Glaciers in a third of UN World Heritage sites will melt within three decades, a UNESCO report found. Mount Kilimanjaro’s last glaciers will vanish as will… Continue reading Kilimanjaro’s and Africa’s last glaciers to go by 2050, says UN

Nasa ready to launch new era of Moon exploration

T-38 planes, a fixture of astronaut training at Nasa, fly over the SLS on launch pad 39B at Kennedy. Photo Courtesy: NASA via BBC

Kathmandu: The American space agency is counting down to the lift-off of its giant new Moon rocket – the Space Launch System. SLS is the most powerful vehicle ever developed by Nasa, and will be the foundation of its Artemis project which aims to put people back on the lunar surface after a 50-year absence.… Continue reading Nasa ready to launch new era of Moon exploration

First Native American woman to travel to space

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Kathmandu: Next month Nasa will send a new crew into space. And for the first time there will be a Native American woman aboard. According to a report publised by BBC news, Astronaut Nicole Aunapu Mann, of the Wailacki of the Round Valley Indian Tribes, will be mission commander – responsible for all phases of… Continue reading First Native American woman to travel to space

Number of foreign students studying MBBS in Nepal increases

Kathmandu: The Medical Education Commission has said that the number of foreign students studying MBBS in Nepal has increased. According to the Commission, 265 foreign students were enrolled for study this year and this number is six times more than last year. Access to medical education is gradually increasing in the reach of ordinary people,… Continue reading Number of foreign students studying MBBS in Nepal increases