Current Events Essay

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Though I wasted two hours time watching a stupid movie named ‘Reality Bites,’ a directorial debut of Ben Stiller I found consolation through a soundtrack by The Knack ‘My Sharona’ song.

What a waste of death it has been for the late Inxs singer Michael Hutchence for I can’t remember any noteworthy and listen worthy songs of theirs beyond a few and one such song is ‘Beautiful Girl.’

Europe’s biggest and more serious health challenge is mental and neurological disorders, finds a recent study. More than 160 million, around 38.2 per cent of the EU population suffer from some form of mental and neurological disorder. The study finds the burden is aggravated when the disorders remain untreated. The three- year multi-method study carried out by the College of European Neuropsychopharmacology in partnership with European Brain Council covered a population of 514 million people from 30 European countries including EU plus Switzerland, Iceland and Norway. People from the age 2 to 65+years were covered in the study showing the prevalence among all age groups and the most frequent disorders are anxiety disorder (14%), Insomnia (7%), depression (6.9%), Alcohol and substance abuse (> 4%), Attention Deficit and Hyper-activity Disorder (ADH) (5% in young), Dementia (1% among those aged 65 and above, 30% among those aged 85 and above), and Somatoform disorders (6.3%).

Brazil prefers quantity over quality in scientific research output. Experts moan research output failed to address social needs with very little contribution. Researchers say rise in number of published papers driven by rise in number of PhDs may have compromised quality.

Global initiative to stop producing sand-blasted jeans fails. Many major brands still continue manufacturing sand-blasted jeans. Workers in developing countries working for these fashion cloth brands are exposed to silicosis disease while sand-blasting the jeans.

A Russian jet carrying a local ice-hockey team crashes into Volga River immediately after taking off from the city of Yaroslavl killing 36 people.

Pakistan's taliban suicide bombers kill 20 people in the southwest city of Quetta.

Powerful blast outside a Delhi high court complex kills 12 and injures 62, Pakistan-based terrorist group Harkat-ul-Jihad Islami claims responsibility.

The Monday-Friday newspaper with circulation of 1, 15,827 becomes the first newspaper in Canada to launch a ‘News Café.’

Canada’s Winnipeg Free Press has seen it all and done it all from traditional newsroom through online newsroom to social media newsroom where its social media editor Lindsey Wiebe conducts online chats sitting at a desk in a café bar, well! Winnipeg Free Press’ own café bar, inviting readers to join the chat. However, to her surprise, the readers showed up to the café to join the “Online” chat has grabbed everyone’s attention in the eighth largest city in the Canada.

Engineering researchers at the Michigan State University develops low-cost cancer...

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