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  • Open Data: A Tool to Empower Everyone

    Open Data: A Tool to Empower Everyone

      Open data, which means the free availability of data for people to use and republish as they like, is important for the enhancement of knowledge. Open government data is free from the restrictions of patents, copyright and other such measures. Though the concept of open data is not new, but it has gained prominence
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  • Analyzing the Global Gender Gaps in Economic Participation and Opportunity

    Analyzing the Global Gender Gaps in Economic Participation and Opportunity

      The past few years have witnessed advancements being made by women in all walks of life. Today more women can be seen in the workplace. In many nations around the world, women have also come to acquire leadership roles. The woman of today has much more opportunities and economic freedom as compared to what
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  • Countries With the Highest Percentage of Smartphone Owners

    Countries With the Highest Percentage of Smartphone Owners

    In today’s world, smartphone has become an integral part of an individual’s life. Apart from staying connected with family and friends, one can also indulge in a number of other activities on a smartphone such as browsing the internet, accessing Facebook, YouTube and a lot of other things. The past few years have witnessed an
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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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  • Hopman Cup Champions from 2000 to 2017

    Hopman Cup Champions from 2000 to 2017

      Hopman Cup is a prestigious annual international tennis tournament held in Australia in early January. The Hopman Cup, which began in 1989 and is a highly popular tournament in Australia, is an eight-team indoor hardcourt tennis tournament. Unlike Davis Cup and other international tennis tournaments, in Hopman Cup, mixed-gender teams comprising both men and
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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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  • An Insight Into the Number of Deaths From Skin Diseases

    An Insight Into the Number of Deaths From Skin Diseases

      Skin is one of the most important as well as the largest organ of the human body. The skin is the body’s outer covering and protects the ligaments, muscles, bones, as well as the internal organs. Apart from regulating the body temperature, it also allows sensations such as heat, cold, touch etc. However, as
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  • Films that Won the Academy Awards From 2001 to 2017

    Films that Won the Academy Awards From 2001 to 2017

      Every year, dozens of Hollywood movies hit the theaters around the world. Some of these sink without a trace while others go on to become box office hits and earn a couple of awards. One of the most prestigious awards that directors, actors and other people of the film industry look forward to are
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  • Nations with the Most Medals at AIBA World Boxing Championships

    Nations with the Most Medals at AIBA World Boxing Championships

      Boxing is one of the most popular sports that is played all over the world. Boxing events witness huge crowds and also large television audience. Amateur boxing is a prestigious sport, which is played both at the commonwealth Games as well as at the Olympic Games. Also played in many international events, boxing has
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  • Electricity Generation From Natural Gas by Country

    Electricity Generation From Natural Gas by Country

      Natural gas is an important source of electricity and is much more environment-friendly when compared to coal. Due to low carbon content in methane, natural gas emits much less CO2. Moreover, the last few years have witnessed improvements being made to turbines, thereby leading to efficiency in gas-fired power stations. Though, a number of
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