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Nobel physics Prize 2013 goes to Englert and Higgs

The Nobel Prize in physics has been announced to be given to physicists Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain for their theoretical discoveries on how subatomic particles acquire mass. What is the special contribution of Englert and Higgs to physics? Both the scientists have been credited for their theoretical works on Higgs ..

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EM-DAT data: Surge in natural disasters linked to population density

As per a recent study report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), an increase in people living in perilous conditions, poverty, environmental degradation and climate change have been rendering India vulnerable to intense disasters. These conditions that lead to precipitation extremes are giving a rise to water-related catastrophes. As per EM-DAT data, India confronts the ..

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Prince Philippe is Belgium’s 7th King

Belgium’s King Albert after a 20-year reign stepped down the throne which has been overtaken by his son Philippe who took the oath before parliament to become Belgium’s seventh king at the royal palace in the presence of Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo who holds the political power in the 183-year old parliamentary democracy.

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‘Van Rompuy’ again elected as European Council President

The mandate of European Council’s current President Van Rompuy has been increased by another 2.5 years. This was decided at a meeting of the Leaders of EU in Brussels. The former Belgian Prime Minister was the only candidate for the post.

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