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2010-10-05 09:10:00

SERVIR program brings satellite imagery, decision-support tools to Himalayan region WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have expanded their successful collaboration with international partners to launch an innovative, web-based environmental management system for the Himalayan region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The...

2010-09-01 07:59:00

LONDON, September 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile Union Ltd announces the launch of mtxpress Nepal, in association with Laxmi Bank, one of the leading banks in Nepal, and United Remit, a business unit of the Chaudhary Group and the leading retail remittance operator in Nepal. The mtxpress service allows people to send money safely and securely from the convenience of their home or workplace without the need to visit a retail location. After registration online, with a simple...

2010-05-12 23:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Nepalese in the U.S. who use international calling cards to stay in touch with family at home said they often get only half the of the calling minutes purchased, and that calling card fraud has cheated some of them by as much as $1,000. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100513/SF03782) The first-ever report on U.S. Calling habits to Nepal from the U.S. revealed that 68.6% of Nepalese in the U.S. believe they received fewer minutes than...

2010-05-05 15:03:14

A trial in Ghana has shown that vitamin A supplementation does not reduce maternal mortality"”contradicting previous findings from a trial in Nepal which showed a 44% decrease. The new study (ObaapaVitA) is reported online and in an upcoming edition of The Lancet and has been written by Professor Betty R Kirkwood, Professor in Epidemiology & International Health and colleagues in the Department of Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research at the London School of Hygiene and...

2010-04-14 08:15:00

LOS ANGELES, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GTX Corp (OTC Bulletin Board: GTXO), a leader in customizable, patented 2-way GPS Personal Location Services (PLS) solutions, received its first material order from Gforce Systems & Technologies (P) Ltd. Gforce will be marketing the GTX Corp miniaturized GPS personal locators which will be deployed for use by Government Agencies, Private Companies, Banks, International Organization as well as Embassies and Diplomatic Missions. The AVL...

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2010-04-09 06:00:00

A meeting between officials from China and Nepal has settled a longstanding dispute regarding the official height of Mount Everest, according to various media reports published Thursday. In 1954, the Survey of India measured Everest as being 29,028 feet tall. However, that was the measurement for the mountain using its snow height. In May 2005, Chinese mountaineers and researchers scaled the peak and found that its rock height was actually 11 feet less (29,017 feet). Nepal has long insisted...

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2009-12-07 06:35:00

A billion people rely on Himalayan glaciers for water, but some experts say that they are melting swiftly, which might eventually cause droughts to plague parts of Asia. Glaciers in the Himalayas, close to areas like Pakistan, India, China, Nepal and Bhutan, provide water for Asia's nine biggest rivers, necessities for the 1.3 billion people who live around them. Temperatures in the area have risen between 0.27 and 1.08 degrees every decade for the last 30 years, significantly speeding up the...

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2009-11-18 12:10:00

Many across Asia witnessed Tuesday night's meteor shower, but cloud cover blocked the view of many hopeful stargazers in India and Nepal. Thousands of people stayed up late to camp out underneath the stars in hopes of catching a glimpse of the Leonid meteor shower. One group of 30 amateur astronomers counted 78 Leonids over the course of a four-hour period from the Siriska sanctuary, about 95 miles south of New Delhi. "There was no moon in the sky, which is good for observation," Yogeshwar...

2009-11-09 13:01:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The award-winning documentary Life for a Child will make its world television debut on the Sundance Channel on World Diabetes Day - Nov. 14, 2009, at 8 p.m. EST/PST. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Edward Lachman, the film follows the journeys of children with type 1 diabetes amid the verdant mountains and swarming streets of Nepal, one the world's poorest countries. The children are supported with life-saving medication and...

2009-10-12 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actor Orlando Bloom was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador today, in recognition of his commitment to the rights of children around the world. "Advocacy from UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors helps build momentum to improve the lives of children around the world," said UNICEF Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman. "We are proud to have Orlando Bloom as one of the strong voices for vulnerable children." Mr. Bloom has already seen the work...


Latest Nepal Reference Libraries

Wild Water Buffalo, Bubalus arnee
2012-08-16 09:49:56

The wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee) is a member of the Bovidae family that is native to Southeast Asia. It is also known as the Asiatic buffalo and the Asian buffalo. Its range includes Nepal, India, Cambodia, and Thailand and once included other areas like Laos and Pakistan, but populations there have gone extinct. In India, populations are mainly restricted to protected areas including Manas and Dibru-Saikhowa National Parks and D'Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary, among other areas....

2012-06-14 13:08:11

Symbol: PHNE11 Group: Lichen Family: Physciaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   PHNE12 Phaeophyscia nepalensis (Poelt) D.D. Awasthi   PHNE13 Physcia nepalensis Poelt Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Physciaceae Genus   Physciella Essl. – physciella...

Himalayan Quail, Ophrysia superciliosa
2009-07-15 14:04:36

The Himalayan Quail, (Ophrysia superciliosa), is feared extinct as it was last verified in 1876. By 1904, this quail was considered very scarce, and to add to its scarecity, only two locations (northwest India and the western Himilayas) of the species are known. Even with numerous searches, their survival can not be counted out since they may be hard to spot. This medium-sized quail belongs to the pheasant family. Unconfirmed records have been noted from 1952 up to 2003. There is a...

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2009-04-07 16:08:20

The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain regions. The adult is large and has a prominent yellow-crested nape and throat. It is mainly a dark olive-green bird with gray underparts. The crown is brownish and the flight feathers are...

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2009-01-15 18:40:49

The Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus) also known as the Impeyan Monal or Impeyan Pheasant, is a species of bird found in the pheasant family Phasianidae. It is native to eastern Afghanistan through the Himalayas including Kashmir region of Northern Pakistan, parts of India, Nepal, southern Tibet and Bhutan. There may be an occurrence in Burma as well. Its habitat is upper temperate oak-conifer forests scattered with open grassy slopes, cliffs and alpine meadows. Their normal elevation...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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