International Multidisciplinary Research Journal https://updatepublishing.com/journal/index.php/imrj <p>The International Multidisciplinary Research Journal is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes articles in all the multidisciplinary scientific research fields.</p> <p><strong>Submission</strong></p> <p>The journal welcomes the submission of original manuscripts (Please see <a href="/plagiarism-policy.php">Plagiarism Policy</a>) that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. The journal publishes Review Articles, Regular Articles and Short Communications. For detailed guide for preparation of manuscript please visit <a href="/guide-for-authors.php">Author’s Guide</a> and for submitting, please sign in the <a href="/journals/index.php/cb/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions">Online Submission</a> page. If the author experiences any difficulties during online submission, contact imrj@scienceflora.org for support.</p> <p><strong>Peer Review</strong></p> <p>All articles will be peer-reviewed. The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research, its significance to the scientific community and interest to a wide audience.</p> <p><strong>Frequency</strong></p> <p>International Multidisciplinary Research Journal follows the Continuous Publishing Model, means; the articles will be added to the volume continuously without any issue barriers. This helps the journal in the rapid publication of acceptedÂ&nbsp;articles. Each year contains one volume with the unlimited number of articles.</p> <p>Manuscripts will be published online as soon as the authors approved the final proof. Therefore, there will not be a delay period for accepted articles to be published online.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> en-US contact@updatepublishing.com (Managing Editor) contact@updatepublishing.com (Managing Editor) Thu, 14 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0530 OJS 3.3.0.8 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Coverage of Environmental Issues in Local Newspaper: an Analysis on Two Dailies of Rangpur, Bangladesh https://updatepublishing.com/journal/index.php/imrj/article/view/7030 <p>This study examines the coverage of environmental issues in the local newspapers of Rangpur, Bangladesh. The results are based on an analysis of the content of environmental coverage in two local daily newspapers (The Daily Juger Alo and the Daily Prothom Khobor). The result depicts that The Daily Juger Alo and the Daily Prothom Khobor published an average of 1.91 and 1.22 stories per day, respectively. The top focused issue of these newspapers was natural disaster. Almost all the 258 (89.27%) stories were published without deep investigations or in-depth analysis. However, based on the average daily coverage of environmental issues, the authors conclude that environmental journalism is a strong subfield in local newspapers of Rangpur, Bangladesh. Future studies need to consider a large number of samples.</p> Md. Rahmatullah, Md. Tabiur Rahman Prodhan, Md. Nazrul Islam, Md. Sajjat Hossain Copyright (c) 2021 Md. Rahmatullah, Md. Tabiur Rahman Prodhan, Md. Nazrul Islam, Md. Sajjat Hossain http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://updatepublishing.com/journal/index.php/imrj/article/view/7030 Mon, 03 May 2021 00:00:00 +0530 Assessment of physical and mental well-being among students of Bangladesh during COVID-19 Pandemic https://updatepublishing.com/journal/index.php/imrj/article/view/7215 <p>The outburst of COVID-19 influenced the lives of all segment of society as people were requested to self-quarantine in their homes to stop the outspread of the virus. The lockdown had consequential impacts on mental health, triggering psychological problems encompassing frustration, stress, and depression. The outbreak of Covid-19 has significantly affected the lives of all parts of the society. One of the most instant changes launched was the closure of educational institutions to decelerate the spreading of the virus.&nbsp;Students no longer had availability of institution-based physical activities such as physical education, recess, and walking to/from universities/colleges/school.&nbsp;Inadequate physical activities and enormous sedentary behavior amid students exhibits a noteworthy problem because health behavior patterns can result in heightened risk for a number of hazardous health conditions (e.g., overweight/obesity, type II diabetes, and metabolic syndrome) in later. The objective of this study was to explore the pervasiveness of physical and mental health condition among Bangladeshi students during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also focuses on recognizing the stimulus of various states of physical and mental conditions throughout COVID-19 pandemic. The cross sectional data was gathered by means of interviews or self-responses among the university students from various districts of Bangladesh on July to August 2020. The study was performed with structured questionnaire. To reduce threats of Covid-19 infection, in this investigation, participants were interviewed over telephone instead of face to face interaction. In order to explore the effects of this pandemic on the lives of students, we performed a survey in which a total&nbsp;of 576 participants were participated. In this survey, among them 377 (66%) are male and 197 (34%) female. It was discovered that 92% of participants appreciate participating in physical activities &amp; rest of them (8%) don’t like to participate in physical activities. In addition, our study also revealed 46% of the students having trouble in sleep and 45% students feels concentration problem. The findings of this study show that greater numbers of the students are not in sound physical or mental conditions. They are bored, helpless, anxious and depressed than previous.&nbsp; This study shows that the mental conditions of female students are more affected by Covid-19 compared to male students. 82% of female students are stressed about their study, future life and so on. 46% female students are feeling helpless, 61% become upset and 60% feel bored during lockdown and close of education institution. COVID-19 is striking threat both on physical and mental health since its outbreak. During this challenging time, it is necessary to continue taking care of physical and mental health.&nbsp;</p> Aurpita Shaha, Mintu Sarker, Md. Nazmul Islam, Trishna Khatun, Md. Abdul Bashir, Md. Shamim Hossain Copyright (c) 2021 Aurpita Shaha, Mintu Sarker, Md. Nazmul Islam, Trishna Khatun, Md. Abdul Bashir, Md. Shamim Hossain http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://updatepublishing.com/journal/index.php/imrj/article/view/7215 Wed, 01 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0530 Design and Development of a Single-Axis Solar Tracking System https://updatepublishing.com/journal/index.php/imrj/article/view/7246 <p style="text-align: justify;">With solar tracking, it will become possible to generate more energy since the solar panel can maintain a perpendicular profile to the rays of the sun. Even though the initial cost of setting up the tracking system is considerably high, there are cheaper options that have been proposed over time. This research discuss the design and construction of a prototype for a solar tracking system that has a single axis of freedom. Light Dependent Resistors (LDRs) are used for sunlight detection. The control circuit is based on an ATMega328P microcontroller. It was programmed to detect sunlight via the LDRs before actuating the servo to position the solar panel. The solar panel is positioned where it is able to receive maximum light. As compared to other motors, the servo motors are able to maintain their torque at high speed. They are also more efficient with efficiencies in the range of 80-90%. Servos can supply roughly twice their rated torque for short periods. Through tracking, there will be increased exposure of the panel to the sun, making it have increased power output. The trackers can either be dual or single axis trackers. As a single tracking system is cheaper, less complex, and still achieves the required efficiency, so it was used.</p> Md. Taslim Mahmud Bhuyain, Robin Kuri, Nayeem Al-Tamzid Bhuiyan, Md Sahadat Hossain Sagor, Riazul Haidar Copyright (c) 2021 Md. Taslim Mahmud Bhuyain, Robin Kuri, Nayeem Al-Tamzid Bhuiyan, Md Sahadat Hossain Sagor, Riazul Haidar http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://updatepublishing.com/journal/index.php/imrj/article/view/7246 Tue, 07 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0530