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  • Nations Which Won Their First-ever Gold at Olympics 2016

    Nations Which Won Their First-ever Gold at Olympics 2016

    The 2016 Summer Olympics, which was held in August in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, tested the mettle of athletes from around the world in various sporting events. The top three positions went to the United States, China and Great Britain, which bagged 121, 70 and 67 medals respectively. However, there were a
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  • The Gross Enrollment Ratio in Secondary Education Across the World

    The Gross Enrollment Ratio in Secondary Education Across the World

      A sound educational infrastructure is essential for the all-round development of the nation. Nations around the world have given significant emphasis to the development of education so that it can produce students who can help in the economic growth of their respective nations. But there are many nations where education is still a neglected
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  • Winners of the World Orienteering Championships

    Winners of the World Orienteering Championships

      Orienteering is a sport that combines both navigation and race. Here participants have to rely on a map and compass to navigate trough terrain that is usually unfamiliar and diverse. The origin of the sport dates back to the late 19th century in Sweden where it was a military training in land navigation. Over
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  • The Global Hectarage of Biotech Crops by Country, On A World Map

    The Global Hectarage of Biotech Crops by Country, On A World Map

      The past few years have witnessed an increase in the popularity of biotech crops, resulting in more and more countries resorting to this new technology. In fact, it is the fastest adopted crop technology in the history of agriculture, as countries have taken to a large-scale plantation of these crops. Simply defined, a biotech
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  • What is the Role of Manufacturing in Boosting Economic Growth of Countries?

    What is the Role of Manufacturing in Boosting Economic Growth of Countries?

    A robust manufacturing sector is vital for the economic growth of a country. The manufacturing sector is also a significant source of employment providing livelihood to millions of people. Given the importance of this sector many countries around the world are placing much emphasis on the growth of the manufacturing industry. The map provides information
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  • Countries where many people are still living in the dark

    Countries where many people are still living in the dark

    Electricity is a basic need of mankind and forms a core component for good living. Though the countries around the world have strived to provide their populace with this basic necessity, there are many nations around the world where a substantial part of the population still does not have access to electricity. According to a
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  • A Glimpse at the World’s Most Liveable Cities

    A Glimpse at the World’s Most Liveable Cities

      There are several factors that make a city worth living in. Just a few of these are safety and security, cost of living, infrastructure, level of educational institutes, and healthcare. The 2016 Global Power City Index, which has been published by the Mori Memorial Foundation’s Institute for Urban Strategies, evaluated major cities and selected
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  • India Has Witnessed the Most Environmental Protests

    India Has Witnessed the Most Environmental Protests

      Protests are a platform for people to voice their grievances against their respective governments, or organizations. Many a time, protests have been organized by people against projects that are harmful for the well-being of the environment. These protests may range from being relatively peaceful to the ones that have seen governments suppressing them, due
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  • Is Alternative and Nuclear Energy The Answer To World’s Environmental Problems?

    Is Alternative and Nuclear Energy The Answer To World’s Environmental Problems?

      The world is waking up to the threats of global warming and environmental pollution. Realizing that it is not too late to save the environment, many nations are resorting to the use of alternative and nuclear energy for a cleaner and greener world. Some nations have taken the threat to the environment seriously and
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  • Top Ten Winners of the Karate World Championships

    Top Ten Winners of the Karate World Championships

      Karate is one of the most famous forms of martial arts which uses techniques such as punching, elbow strikes, knee strikes, open hand techniques etc. Karate is practiced by a large number of people around the world as a tool for self defense. Many movies have also been produced relating to martial arts which have
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