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Therefore, there will not be a delay period for accepted articles to be published online.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Update Publishing House en-US International Multidisciplinary Research Journal 2231-6302 Preliminary studies on parasitization potential of Braconid Wasp (Bracon hebetor Say) against certain Lepidopteran insect pest https://updatepublishing.com/journal/index.php/imrj/article/view/7538 <p style="text-align: justify;">A study on parasitization percentage of <em>Bracon hebetor</em> Say on certain lepidopteran insect pest on Rice moth (<em>Corcyra cephalonica </em>Stainton), Tomato fruit borer (<em>Helicoverpa armigera </em>Hubner),Tobacco leaf eating caterpillar (<em>Spodoptera litura</em> Fabricius) and okra fruit borer (<em>Earias vitella</em> Fabricius), studied at ordinary room temperature under <em>invitro</em> conditions and revealed that <em>C. cephalonica</em> was the most suitable host for the development of <em>B. hebetor</em> among the host species tested regarding the parasitization percentage was high in <em>C. cephalonica </em>followed by <em>S. litura, H. armigera</em> and <em>E. vitella.</em></p> A. Karthikeyan P. Pavithradevi T. Gavya K. Harini Copyright (c) 2022 A. Karthikeyan, P. Pavithradevi, T. Gavya, K. Harini http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2022-03-25 2022-03-25 1 3 10.25081/imrj.2022.v12.7538 Dispatch model for analysing the impacts of electric vehicles charging patterns on power system scheduling, grid emissions intensity, and emissions abatement costs https://updatepublishing.com/journal/index.php/imrj/article/view/7544 <p>Dispatching of generating resources at Power Stations is a complex task based on the balance of economics, contractual agreement, regulations, and environmental consciousness in terms of emissions produced in the course of electricity generation. The complexity of the task could be exacerbated with the integration of a large percentage of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the quest to reduce CO2 emissions in the transportation sector. In this paper, a dispatch model, which is suitable for analysing the impacts of charging patterns of EVs on grid emissions intensity and emissions abatement costs, is described and developed for dispatching generating resources/technologies. The dispatch model is based on the correlation between historical system load and capacity factors of generating units. The dispatch model is tested on data from the UK power system on a typical winter day in December 2015 with an assumed 50% integration of EVs on the system. Results show amongst others that charging of EVs in the off-peak period may affect the optimal deployment of generating technologies/resources with storage capacity and could produce a higher average grid emissions intensity.</p> Rilwan O. Oliyide Liana M. Cipcigan Copyright (c) 2022 Rilwan O. Oliyide, Liana M. Cipcigan http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2022-07-13 2022-07-13 4 13 10.25081/imrj.2022.v12.7544 COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake and Influence of Mass Media: A Cross-Sectional Survey on Community People of Bangladesh https://updatepublishing.com/journal/index.php/imrj/article/view/7856 <p>This work aimed to appraise the mass media influence on getting Bangladeshi people vaccinated during the second wave of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. A cross-sectional study was performed among 1012 eligible respondents using a self-administered questionnaire to obtain data collected in March and April 2021 that assessed 1) the participant demographics, 2) perception towards beliefs and attitudes of COVID-19 vaccination via 5 items, 3) perception towards COVID-19 vaccination barriers via 5 items, 4) exposure to different media for COVID-19 vaccine news via 5 items, and 5) media's credibility in providing key information on COVID-19 vaccines via 5 items. Data were analyzed with frequency, mean and standard deviation of responses on each statement. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was carried out. About 1012 participants were analysed (mean age ± standard error = 45.9 ± 10.6 years, range above 18 years). Most of the participants had positive responses with a high mean score for the media's credibility in providing key information on COVID-19 vaccines (4.46 ± 0.57), perception towards COVID-19 vaccination beliefs and attitudes (3.82 ± 0.78) and exposure to different media for COVID-19 vaccine news (3.76 ± 0.68). Participants’ exposure to different media and media's credibility was significantly associated with high adoption of getting vaccinated (AOR = 1.3, 95% CI: 1.1–1.3, p&lt;0.05; AOR = 3.1, 95% CI: 1.8–5.7, p&lt;0.001, respectively). Research has shown that credible information about vaccines found in the media raised a person's level of motivation by raising awareness and contributed significantly to vaccine adoption.</p> Smarnima Ghosh Jui Pronoy Vushon Dey Lincon Chandra Shill Fariya Monir Tonni Shakhawat Hussen Copyright (c) 2022 Smarnima Ghosh Jui, Pronoy Vushon Dey, Lincon Chandra Shill, Fariya Monir Tonni, Shakhawat Hussen http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2022-07-28 2022-07-28 14 16 10.25081/imrj.2022.v12.7856 The possible responsiveness of FDI to electric power consumption at different income levels https://updatepublishing.com/journal/index.php/imrj/article/view/7623 <p>Modern energy in the form of electricity is vital for economic activities such as getting clean water, and healthcare, getting stable and effective lighting, heating, and cooking. However, in developing countries, there is a huge shortage of electricity and big gaps in access, while access to electricity in developed countries almost reached a hundred percent. Hence, the purpose of this paper is to show the possible responsiveness of FDI to electric power consumption at different income-level. Hence, this study aims to address questions, including how is the relationship between economic activities such as FDI and electricity consumption at different income-level. For motivating the research, 131 countries' data have been collected from WDI and US-EIA from 1992 to 2016 and both quantitative and qualitative methods were used. The cross-country regression result shows that there exists an inverse-U shaped relationship between EPC and FDI net inflow because most high-income countries have a high level of EPC and therefore EPC becomes less important for them to attract FDI. But when we separate the total sample into two, EPC can significantly increase net FDI inflow for middle &amp; low-income countries because for these countries, especially for low-income countries, sufficient electricity supply is important for FDI inflow.</p> Wondimu Tekle Sigo Copyright (c) 2022 Wondimu Tekle Sigo http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2022-08-11 2022-08-11 17 24 10.25081/imrj.2022.v12.7623