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  • A Look at the Value of Pesticides That Nations Imported in 2014

    A Look at the Value of Pesticides That Nations Imported in 2014

      Pesticides are used in agriculture. Farmers use pesticides to get rid of agents that may harm crops such as insects, weed and fungi. Other than this, pesticides are at times used in other activities also such as to remove shrubs and weeds from roadways as well as to combat the growth of algae in
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  • Winners of the World Figure Skating Championships

    Winners of the World Figure Skating Championships

      The World Figure Skating Championship is a prestigious tournament that is held annually in the month of March. The Participants are awarded medals in four categories, which include the men’s singles, ladies singles, ice dancing and pair skating. The history of the events dates back to the late 19th century. The first championship was
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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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  • 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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  • Non-Solid Fuel Gaining Popularity Around the World

    Non-Solid Fuel Gaining Popularity Around the World

      Non-solid fuel, which comprise liquid and gaseous fuels, is widely used around the world. Some examples of non-solid fuels are kerosene, ethanol and natural gas. In many countries, a significant percentage of the population has access to non-solid fuels. However, in other countries a very large percentage of people still rely on solid fuels,
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  • Countries That have Won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

    Countries That have Won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

      The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film is a prestigious award and is presented every year by the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences. It is presented to a full-length motion picture that is produced outside of the United States. These motion pictures have mainly non-English dialogue. The first Academy Award
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  • Spring Festivals Celebrated Around the World

    Spring Festivals Celebrated Around the World

      Spring is a season of joy, fun and happiness. Spring season is a refreshing break from the cold, long and dreary winters. It is the season when lovely flowers bloom, trees spring to life with new leaves and the earth seems so fresh and charming. The weather is pleasant and with the hot summers
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  • The Number of Dentists in the United States per 100,000 People

    The Number of Dentists in the United States per 100,000 People

    In order to provide people with the best healthcare, it is essential that the government provides good infrastructure and qualified work force. However, it is also imperative that there should be a sufficient number of doctors or specialists to ensure that the population gets access to good healthcare. Dental care is a significant part of
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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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  • Which Countries Have the Most Deaths from Heart Disease?

    Which Countries Have the Most Deaths from Heart Disease?

      A healthy heart is imperative for a long and robust life. However, the prevalence of heart diseases varies from country to country. While in some nations, the incidence of heart diseases is more due to varying factors such as an unhealthy diet or living standards or high levels of stress, in others, it may
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