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Tropical Cyclones Due Most Damage in the U.S.

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Tropical cyclones have done the most monetary damage compared to other natural disasters in the U.S. since 1980, according to a study by NOAA. Over nearly 40 years, cyclones have caused about $920 billion in damage. While tropical cyclones, made up about …

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Austria Leads the Way in Organic Farming

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In 2017, seven percent of all agricultural land in Europe was used for organic farming. Organic farming was particularly popular in Austria, where nearly one-quarter of the total farmland was used for organic production. In comparison, Iceland and Malta only used a mere 0.4 percent of …

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The Global Top 10 Android Apps

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The top ten Android apps in the world last month had a combined download figure of 338 million. According to Priori Data, at the top of the list was the ever popular WhatsApp with 72 million. In fact, apps developed by Facebook account for the lion’s share …

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Achieving national food security system

Achieving national food security system

Achieving food and nutritional security has remained one of the core underlying objectives of all the policies, programs and strategies by the successive governments in Pakistan. After the 18th constitutional amendment, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MINFA) functions were …

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Boosting exports from Pakistan

Boosting exports from Pakistan

Historically, Pakistan has suffered from adverse balance of payment, because its exports are not enough to finance imports. The policy makers have been fiddling with different policies, from import substitution to export-led growth, but all in vain. The policy makers …

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