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For many people, the beginning of a new year represents the beginning of a new chapter of their life. Setting health objectives such as losing unhealthy weight, adopting a healthier diet, and beginning a workout routine are common resolutions for some people. In most cases, however, health and wellness plans are extremely restrictive and unsustainable, resulting in the majority of individuals abandoning their commitments within a few weeks after starting.
Making resolutions, when done realistically, maybe a healthy and beneficial approach to set objectives and intentions for the upcoming year and beyond. Making the decision to make positive changes, such as quitting a harmful habit and adopting a healthy one, is always a wonderful idea. What we fail to recognize is that the problem isn’t that we aren’t capable of sticking to our resolutions; instead the problem is, that we aren’t motivated to do so. It is important to set up resolutions that can promote a healthy lifestyle and be followed for the rest of one’s life to avoid the cycle of making and breaking them year after year.
Here are a few New Year’s resolutions that you can actually keep:
Each Day, Learn Something New
Every day, make a commitment to yourself to learn something new in order to gain a better awareness of the world and how it operates. Thankfully, the internet makes it quite simple to acquire new skills. You can learn basic phrases of a new language, learn to cook, some dance moves from YouTube, easy exercises, shortcut tricks for mathematical equations, coding, and a lot more.
Every day, make a commitment to yourself to learn something. Photo by Green Chameleon on Unsplash
Increase Your Intake Of Whole Foods
Increased consumption of whole foods is one of the most straightforward and long-term approaches to improving overall health. Fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, grains and seeds, and fish are packed with the nutrients that your body requires to perform at its best. In accordance with the findings of a research, eating a diet rich in whole foods can significantly lower your chance of developing heart disease and other chronic diseases. It can also reduce your risk of developing specific conditions, such as type 2-diabetes.
Increased consumption of whole foods is one of the long-term approaches to improving overall health. | Photo by Hossein Farahani on Unsplash
Put An End To Your Procrastination
You were most likely unable to reach your objectives in 2021 because you put them off. Put an end to your procrastination and make 2022 the year you get things done. If you do so, you will be less likely to find yourself sitting about at the end of the year wondering why you never got around to working on your objectives.
Put an end to your procrastination and make 2022 the year you get things done. | Wikimedia Commons
Find Delight In The Little Things
Living life to the fullest does not just include achieving lofty objectives such as sky diving or learning to scuba dive, but it also entails pursuing smaller, more manageable goals. It also means learning to appreciate the simple things in life, as in learning to enjoy life’s little pleasures such as stepping outdoors at night to gaze the stars, strolling barefoot on grass, or greeting people with a smile.
Appreciate the simple things in life. | Photo by Merri J on Unsplash
Become More Confident And Conscious
Confidence may be described as your faith in your own talents and in your ability to achieve what you want. Confident individuals are happier, calmer, more likely to experiment, and more motivated to deliver success than those who lack confidence. Take credit for your actions, develop your inner advocate, and take persistent action towards attaining your objectives to feel good about yourself. Make 2022 the year your self-assurance leaps, but don’t become overconfident since no one appreciates an arrogant person. You must be self-assured as well as diligent in order to be successful. In fact, according to studies, conscientiousness is the personality attribute that is most often associated with success in life. Make a start by being more timely, more organised, and more considerate of other people’s feelings.
Boost your own confidence. | Photo by Alysha Rosly on Unsplash
A New Year’s Day is similar to a blank page in a notepad. You have complete freedom to write whatever you want in it. Prepare your New Year’s resolutions by writing them on the first page of your notebook. Take inspiration from the suggestions listed above. Make 2022 the finest year of your life by making resolutions to make it the best year of your life.
(Keywords: New Year, 2022, pandemic, resolutions, skill, language, dance, coding, whole foods, procrastination, appreciate, confidence)
S.E.E. has unveiled plans to build a space station module that contains a sports and entertainment arena as well as a content studio by December 2024, reports variety.com.
Named SEE-1, the module is intended to host films, television, music and sports events as well as artists, producers and creatives who want to make content in the low orbit, micro-gravity environment. The facilities will enable development, production, recording, broadcasting and livestreaming of content.
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S.E.E. intend to produce its own content and events in the module as well as making it available to third-parties. Axiom Space, who in January 2022 won NASA's approval to build a commercial component of the International Space Station (ISS), will undertake the construction of SEE-1. The module will dock on Axiom's commercial arm, named Axiom Station, which will also host other commercial ventures, including space tourism.
Space Entertainment Enterprise (S.E.E), the company co-producing Tom Cruise's upcoming space movie.Metro/wikipedia
Axiom Station will then separate from the ISS in 2028.
S.E.E., which was co-founded in the UK by entrepreneurs and producers Elena and Dmitry Lesnevsky, is currently planning a fundraising round.
"SEE-1 is an incredible opportunity for humanity to move into a different realm and start an exciting new chapter in space," said Dmitry and Elena Lesnevsky in a statement.
"It will provide a unique, and accessible home for boundless entertainment possibilities in a venue packed with innovative infrastructure which will unleash a new world of creativity. With worldwide leader Axiom Space building this cutting-edge, revolutionary facility, SEE-1 will provide not only the first, but also the supreme quality space structure enabling the expansion of the two trillion-dollar global entertainment industry into low-Earth orbit."
"Axiom Station, the world's first commercial space station, is designed as the foundational infrastructure enabling a diverse economy in orbit," said Michael Suffredini, president/CEO of Axiom Space.
"Adding a dedicated entertainment venue to Axiom Station's commercial capabilities in the form of SEE-1 will expand the station's utility as a platform for a global user base and highlight the range of opportunities the new space economy offers."
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"SEE-1 will showcase and leverage the space environment in an unprecedented way," Axiom chief engineer Dr Michael Baine said. "The inflatable module design provides for around six meters diameter of unobstructed pressurized volume, which can be adapted to a range of activities - including an onboard state-of-the-art media production capability that will capture and convey the experience of weightlessness with breathtaking impact."
Richard Johnston, COO of S.E.E. added: "From Jules Verne to 'Star Trek,' science fiction entertainment has inspired millions of people around the world to dream about what the future might bring. Creating a next generation entertainment venue in space inspire opens countless doors to create incredible new content and make these dreams a reality."
(Keywords: New film studio, space, 2024, Richard Johnston, COO of S.E.E, "From Jules Verne to 'Star Trek,' science fiction, entertainment, space environment)
By Rohit Vaid
Till now, activities associated with laying of power and telecom transmission and distribution lines, roads, highways, railways and construction of facilities such as hospitals, affordable housing, power generation units, water treatment plants, SEZs and certain type of hotels amongst others were given such status.
Besides, these sectors are a part of harmonised master list for infrastructure sub-sectors. However, in April 2021, exhibition-cum-convention centre was included in the list. "Given the focus around electric vehicle, and need for significant investment in charging stations, if the government adds the sector in infrastructure list, the benefits arising out of it will be significant," said Vishal Kotecha, Director, India Ratings and Research. "Infra tag on sectors increases ability to raise funds, access to dedicated funds and lenders, foreign capital, lower interest rates among others."
Given the focus on electric vehicles, the advantages of including the industry in the infrastructure list will be enormous. Free SVG
In recent years, lenders have taken a severe hit on their books consequent to cater to the unique financing requirements of the infra sector. This necessitated regulatory changes and government support from time to time. "The pandemic has hit the retail, hospitality and automobile sectors hard and the need for credit and liquidity support is real and urgent," said Vipula Sharma, Senior Director - Ratings and Head - Infrastructure Ratings, Brickwork Ratings.
"Any likely move to reclassify lending to these sectors as infrastructure lending will enable the banks to lend at concessional rates and extended timeline which in turn would give the sectors time to recover from the three years of repeated extended closures and rebuild their businesses. It would also enable access to funds from a larger set of institutions and funds."
Furthermore, as the economy continues to recover from the prolonged pandemic, the sustainability of the recovery is clearly the key fiscal and monetary policy objective. Consequently, Centre would need to focus on not only enhancing public capital expenditure further in infrastructure but also encouraging the private sector including foreign players to invest in the sector.
The economy is still recovering from the pandemic, and the recovery must be sustained. Unsplash
Lately, the Centre has already taken an initiative to kickstart private sector capital expenditure through the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) programme that has already covered 13 sectors with an aggregate outlay of Rs 1.97 trillion spread over the next few years. "We believe there is a case for considering 'infrastructure sector' status to the healthcare and the EV charging eco-system. The criticality of adequate healthcare infrastructure across the country has increased significantly after the pandemic and the 'infrastructure' tag can be extended to not only hospitals but also diagnostic centres," said Suman Chowdhury, Chief Analytical Officer, Acuité Ratings & Research. "As regards EV, the government has started to provide cash subsidies for EV purchases but the need of the hour is to build the charging infrastructure in an expeditious manner. The 'infrastructure' tag can clearly help attract funds to the EV ecosystem." (IANS/ MBI)
(Keywords: lending, power, hospitals, rate, capital, government, pandemic, funds, budget, ratings, sector, infrastructure)
A team led by chief scientist Ravi Shankar, is working on two combinations to provide the safest medication to coronavirus patients. "Experts say that a combination of antivirals with different mechanisms can be more effective to counter the viral pandemic. We are working on two combinations - Umifenovir with Molnupiravir (an antiviral) and Umifenovir with Niclosamide (anti-parasitic)," he said.
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Molnupiravur drug has received only Emergency Use Authorisation in India and abroad. Though its usage showed reduced hospitalisation during clinical trials, its biggest drawback are the side-effects, he added.
"Now, we are trying to keep a low dosage of Molnupiravir in its combination with Umifenovir which may weed out the side-effects such as the risk of cartilage and muscle damage. If successful, it will make Umifenovir more effective in Covid-19 treatment," said the chief scientist. The other combination is Umifenovir with Niclosamide.
Niclosamide is known for its efficacy for Covid treatment but the biggest challenge is that its high dosage is required for treatment and that leads to side-effects. A safe and efficacious combination of Umifenovir with Niclosamide is being researched on for the exact dosage in the combination that can give positive results, he added.
CDRI director Prof Tapas Kundu said: "CDRI is working round-the-clock to develop drugs that can help in treating all variants of Covid-19, besides being economical and safe for people. We have achieved a major breakthrough with Umifenovir and are hopeful of developing a new drug to win the pandemic battle."
Molnupiravur drug has received only Emergency Use Authorisation in India.Wikipedia
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