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  • Countries where Public Executions are still held

    Countries where Public Executions are still held

      In a few countries, executions are still practiced as a method of deterrent. Some countries perform these executions in public places for all to witness. Use of state-sponsored public execution as capital punishment, is reported to be active in; North Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Yemen. The practice has been condemned by several
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  • Medal Tally by Country at the Rio 2016 Olympics – US Dominates, China Finishes Second

    Medal Tally by Country at the Rio 2016 Olympics – US Dominates, China Finishes Second

    The Rio Olympics, which were held from August 5 to August 21, 2016, witnessed a participation of more than 200 countries. The United States topped the charts by getting the highest number of medals. The nation bagged a total of 121 medals, of which 46 were gold while 37 were silver and 38 bronze. China
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  • Analyzing the Ecological Footprints of Each Nation

    Analyzing the Ecological Footprints of Each Nation

      All of the resources that we use for our daily needs come from the earth. The basic necessities that are essential for our survival such as food, electricity, among others are produced within the confines of nature. These are produced using raw natural resources. Thus, an ecological footprint can be defined as a measurement
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  • Mapping the Social Progress Index of Each Country

    Mapping the Social Progress Index of Each Country

      The Social Progress Index, which is published by Washington-based non-profit organization Social Progress Imperative, measures the ability of the countries to provide the social and environmental needs of their people. The well-being of the people is measured through social and environmental outcomes. The performance of the nations is judged through the areas of basic
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  • The Most and Least Food Secure Nations in the World

    The Most and Least Food Secure Nations in the World

      Food is the most essential component that sustains all forms of life. Though some nations have an abundance of food, others face a severe shortage. Citizens of the nations which are food secure always have social, economic as well as physical access to food, which is both sufficient and nutritious. This enables them to
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  • Household and ambient air pollution: A Health Hazard

    Household and ambient air pollution: A Health Hazard

      Household and ambient air pollution is an environmental as well as health risk. Millions of people die every year due to household air pollution, which results from cooking with unclean fuels, or ambient air pollution, which rises from traffic, waste burning or residential fuel combustion or industrial sources. If the rising levels of air
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  • Exploring the 2017 Energy Architecture Performance Index Rankings of Nations

    Exploring the 2017 Energy Architecture Performance Index Rankings of Nations

      The World Map Depicts the Global Energy Architecture Performance Index   The World Economic Forum (WEF) has been annually releasing the Energy Architecture Performance Index where each nation is ranked on its ability to provide energy across three dimensions of the energy triangle. These are economic growth and development, environmental sustainability, and energy access
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  • A Glimpse at How Nations Score on the Fundamental Rights Indicator

    A Glimpse at How Nations Score on the Fundamental Rights Indicator

      Fundamental Rights are the backbone of democratic societies. To ensure the success of democracy, it is imperative for governments to protect fundamental human rights. Some universally recognized rights which are considered fundamental are the right to self determination, right to freedom of movement, right to freedom of thought, right to peaceful assembly and others.
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  • The Percentage of Total Labor Force Unemployed, Explained

    The Percentage of Total Labor Force Unemployed, Explained

    It is estimated that at any given time, a significant section of the labor force is unemployed due to a varying number of factors such as retrenchment, illness or any other factor. In fact, when it comes to the unemployment of the labor force, it simply means the number of people having no work –
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  • The Least Expensive Cities in the World

    The Least Expensive Cities in the World

      The Economist Intelligence Unit recently released the cost of living survey which compares the prices of 160 goods and services in 133 nations across the globe. On this basis, it ranks the world’s most expensive and least expensive cities to live in. Of the 133 countries surveyed, four of the least expensive cities are
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