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  • How Free is the Internet Around the World

    How Free is the Internet Around the World

      The internet can be described as one of the most spectacular achievements of the modern age. It is of immense benefit as it helps disseminate knowledge and information, and also can be used as a medium to air one’s opinions in the form of blogs or news websites, etc. But on the flip side
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  • A Glimpse Into How Much the World Smokes Cigarettes

    A Glimpse Into How Much the World Smokes Cigarettes

      Everyone knows that cigarette smoking is addictive and harmful for health. Thousands of lives are lost every year due to the ill-effects of smoking. Despite this, a significant percentage of the world’s population is addicted to cigarettes. In the year 2014, an estimated 5.8 trillion cigarettes were smoked around the world. Of the estimated
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  • Death Rate for People With Asthma Rising Around the World

    Death Rate for People With Asthma Rising Around the World

    Asthma is a disease which affects the airways of the lungs. The disease leads to the narrowing and swelling of the airways, which are responsible for transporting air to and from the lungs. People suffering from asthma may experience breathing problems, chest tightness, coughing, and wheezing. Millions of people across the globe are suffering from
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  • USA Has The Most Scuba Diving Centers In The World

    USA Has The Most Scuba Diving Centers In The World

      Have you ever wondered how it feels to be at the bottom of the ocean? If yes, then you should try your hands at scuba diving. It is basically underwater diving where the diver has a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus. It is this apparatus which is known as scuba. It is used in military,
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  • The World’s Top-Saving Countries

    The World’s Top-Saving Countries

      Gross savings, simply put, can be defined as the difference between the gross national income of a country and its total consumption, plus net transfers. Gross savings are an important part of a nation’s economy and define its economic prowess. According to the World Bank data of 2015, gross savings formed 25 percent of
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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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  • Gaming Market Revenues Continue to Grow Around the World

    Gaming Market Revenues Continue to Grow Around the World

      The gaming industry is witnessing a continuous, year-on-year growth both in the number of games created and the increase in overall gamer population around the world. The figures speak for themselves. According to a data released by Newzoo, an estimated US$99.6 billion in revenues was generated by gamers in the year 2016. This is
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  • Countries Yielding the Most Cereal Crops Per Hectare

    Countries Yielding the Most Cereal Crops Per Hectare

      Cereals include wheat, millet, rice, buckwheat, maize, oats, rye, sorghum, barley and mixed grains. The cereal yield, when measured as kilograms (kg) per hectare of the harvested land, includes the aforementioned components. Production data on cereals is linked to crops harvested for dry grain only. According to the 2014 World Bank data, the island
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  • World Education Rankings: Which Country Does Best at Math, Science?

    World Education Rankings: Which Country Does Best at Math, Science?

      How many times have you feigned a headache or abdominal pain so that you do not have to attend the terribly boring Algebra class? Well, the question is not for the wizards residing in Singapore or Finland, because as per a recent data released by the World Economic Forum, the former has the best
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  • A Glimpse into How the Internet Grew in 2016 Over 2015

    A Glimpse into How the Internet Grew in 2016 Over 2015

      The percentage of internet users is growing with each passing year. It has been estimated that around 48 percent of the world’s population today uses the internet. During the past year, India has witnessed the highest percentage of internet penetration in the world. According to a Internet Live Stats data, India, which has one
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