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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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  • Switzerland Tops the Global Talent Competitiveness Index

    Switzerland Tops the Global Talent Competitiveness Index

      The Global Talent Competitiveness Index is a report released by INSEAD in partnership with Human Capital Leadership Institute of Singapore and Adecco Group. The report measures the nations’ ability to compete for talent. The report also measures, how nations around the world grow, attract as well as retain talent. Countries that occupy the top
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  • What are the State and Local Sales Tax Rates in Each US State?

    What are the State and Local Sales Tax Rates in Each US State?

      In the United States, a sales tax is a tax that is levied on the sale or lease of goods and services. Sales tax is levied in almost all of the states of the country, barring a few. However, the tax rates are not uniform. Every state has its own sales tax rates, which
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  • Global Competitiveness Index: Switzerland Bags the Top Rank for the Eighth Year in a Row

    Global Competitiveness Index: Switzerland Bags the Top Rank for the Eighth Year in a Row

      The Global Competitiveness Index assesses the ability of the nations that are mentioned in the list to provide high levels of prosperity to their citizens. The index, which has been released as a part of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report for 2016-17, lists 138 countries on the basis of their competitiveness.
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  • World Risk Index 2016: Qatar Has the Least Disaster Risk

    World Risk Index 2016: Qatar Has the Least Disaster Risk

      Natural disasters can have a devastating impact on nations in terms of both economic damages as well as loss of human life. Further, weak logistic chains and lack of critical infrastructure result in natural events becoming a disaster. In case of a disaster, it is imperative that humanitarian aid from within the nation and
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  • Coal Mining: A Deadly Profession

    Coal Mining: A Deadly Profession

    Some of the hazards of working in coal mines include gas poisoning, gas explosions, rock bursts, suffocation and roof collapse, to name a few. The list of coal mining accidents is a long one. While some may be minor accidents, others have led to hundreds, and in some cases, even thousands of deaths. According to
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  • Modern Slavery: A Scourge of the World

    Modern Slavery: A Scourge of the World

      Slavery was one of the most abhorrent and disgusting man-made tragedy. It not only wrecked the lives of the people who had the misfortune to fall in its trap, but also that of the affected person’s family members. Slavery was once widely practiced; however, in the modern age all of the recognized countries have
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  • Global Hunger Index: Africa the Worst Affected by Hunger

    Global Hunger Index: Africa the Worst Affected by Hunger

      It has been estimated that right now there are approximately 800 million people in the world who are suffering from chronic undernourishment. Despite progress being made on this front, it would still be a tough battle to eradicate hunger entirely from the world. However, there is a disparity among nations regarding the Global Hunger
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  • Gender Gap: It Is Good To Be A Woman In Iceland

    Gender Gap: It Is Good To Be A Woman In Iceland

      The world has largely shaken off its patriarchal mindset. Many governments around the world have realized that the economic and social progress of their respective nations is linked to providing their womenfolk equal opportunities in the service sector, pay, educational attainment, political participation and many other aspects. Today, more women can be seen in
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  • Unemployment Plagues Women Around The World

    Unemployment Plagues Women Around The World

      In 2014, 6.4 percent of females across the world were unemployed. This figure was down from the 6.7 percent that was reported in 1991. This percentage indicates the female labor force that is without work, but is available for employment. According to the World Bank data, in 2014, the percentage of the unemployed female labor
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