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Arundhati Roy writes in the Guardian that literature is important because it gives us an escape and teaches us not only the mere factual information about a particular event and movements but connects us with the emotions of the victims and the oppressed. Literature in this sense is the most vital means of education. Knowledge for the sake of factual data is useless. Unless, we...

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Rhodes scholarship

The Rhodes scholarship is a programme for an international scholarship which was established in 1902 by English politician-businessman Cecil John Rhodes to promote solidarity among English-speaking nations and to instill in the future leaders a sense of civic-minded leadership and moral strength regardless of their career paths. The Rhodes scholarship’s leading recipients include politicians, academics, scientists, authors, and entrepreneurs. Although initially limited to male applicants...

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The most important task for any institution is to improve its immediate surroundings. Those who lack this capability can leave the task of having a lasting effect on the future. We are determined by our surroundings. If any institution is unable to create awareness among the people who it regularly interacts with, then its whole existence is useless. Be it a healthcare facility, a school,...

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The Powerwall and Powerpack are rechargeable lithium-ion battery, stationary energy storage products manufactured by Tesla. The Powerwall is intended to be used for home energy storage and stores electricity for solar self-consumption, at the time of use load shifting, as backup power, and for off-the-grid use. The larger Powerpack is intended for commercial or electric utility grid use and can be used for peak shaving,...

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Starting a life different from sports dreams

23-year old professional baseball player, Walker Olis was worn down by an injury and the daily grind of pro baseball. He was looking forward to exploring a new career which was not the same as his dream sport, baseball.   Olis, who was an outfielder from Burlington, Washington, said “I knew at that moment. It was bittersweet to be told that you failed.  However, at the same...

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In the modern world, violence is inescapable and inevitable. From the Middle East to Venezuela in South America, totalitarian and despotic regimes are coming up across the world and the people are fighting back. In this struggle for relevance, for the right to rule yourself, and for the right to live a free life, millions are putting their lives on the line and millions more...

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Our bodies require 60 per cent of water approximately and it is commonly recommended to drink 8 ounces of water per day. A new study co-authored by Northeastern University professor Charles Hillman revealed that a properly hydrated body has better reaction times. Being hydrated elevates not only your physical performance but also mental performance.   The study was conducted by Charles Hillman with Northeastern doctoral student, Daniel...

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The evolution of medicine has brought with it higher life expectancy and reduced disease susceptibility. Human beings are safer from diseases now more than ever before. The advent of innovative technology in the form of vaccines and fresh research means that the difference in conditions between now and a hundred years ago is itself stark. In fact, around 1919, the Spanish Flu had broken out...

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Antibiotics are unique

The introduction of antibiotics into medicine revolutionised the way infectious diseases were treated. Between 1945 and 1972, average human life expectancy jumped by eight years, with antibiotics used to treat infections that were previously likely to kill patients. Today, antibiotics are one of the most common classes of drugs used in medicine and make possible many of the complex surgeries that have become routine around...

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Health care insurance

Health-care is an important sector in any economy or region. The well-being of everyone is always important. Government regulations have ensured, over time, that all have access to it whenever and wherever required. One simply cannot underestimate the importance of a sound health-care system. In most countries, health-care comes under government supervision, or at least a part of it. Ensuring access by all is one...

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