COVID-19 Pandemic has Slowed the Economic Growth of Pakistan

Two of the biggest South Asian nations —Pakistan and India started their economic journey around the same time after gaining Independence. To my surprise, there was a point in the 1960s when Pakistan’s per capita GDP used to be higher than that of India’s. However, over the years, India has not only surpassed Pakistan’s per capita GDP but has taken a commanding lead on almost every economic forum but Pakistani citizens are forced to confront the harsh reality of extreme poverty.

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The ‘New Normal’ Pacified By BTS Through Music

Regardless of the life stage, a person is at, music has always been a source of joy, passion, and peace. It creates a mental and inner state of heavenly serene tranquility which smoothly enables the creative productivity of a person and lets feelings of every sort overflow spontaneously. The result of it seems like art giving birth to another form of art. Humans feel peace in harmonious times and the beauty around can be seen without so much effort. However, they desperately search for it in times of great distress like today’s pandemic which is equally depressing for everyone and heavy on hearts. Everyone has their ways to have peace but music has always been believed to have the imperious power to fill heavy hearts with pure bliss and utter satisfaction.

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Artificial Intelligence: A Boon or Bane for Employment

Artificial Intelligence is the simulation of human intelligent behavior in machines that after simulation begin to think like humans and start making rational choices. Encyclopedia Britannica defines Artificial intelligence (AI) as ‘the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings.’ This term is frequently applied to the project of developing systems endowed with the intellectual processes that are characteristic of humans, such as the ability to reason, discover meaning, generalize, or learn from experience

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Survival of the Fittest

All of us can probably agree there have been moments where we have felt ourselves slither into a state of contingency since the COVID-19 outbreak. It happens very quickly, to put it metaphorically. As the coronavirus threatens the health and upends daily lives globally. COVID-19 pandemic, and resulting government measures to reflect ongoing work to integrate the social and economic impacts. Any society which has a high social distinction may have to face the most negative impact.

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Fragile Democracy and the Emerging Global Challenges

Our generation, which is on the threshold of old age, would at least remember the tragedies when political instability and regional political dynamics lured dictators to wind up the prevailing democratic setups in the country.

For instance, in the 1970s buoyed by the political movement against Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, then Chief of Army Staff General Ziaul Haq took the reins of the government after a coup d’état, at the midnight on July 04, 1977.

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Debunking the Vaccine Fear

The discovery of vaccines led to the control of many viral diseases once thought incurable. Although vaccination techniques have completely wiped out some infectious diseases around the globe i.e., smallpox. But many such diseases persist in some corners of the world i.e., polio while being eradicated from others.

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Doctors Lives Matter: A Very Sad And Tragic Incident In Multan

The recent incident of a consultant Psychiatrist killing his daughter and then taking his own life in Multan is very unfortunate and we all hear and mourn about such incidents and pray for the departed souls, then within few days, the matter is forgotten.

A Psychiatrist who has worked his whole life treating patients with all sorts of mental illnesses, when he himself needed help during times of crisis, no one could possibly reach out to him and help him through these difficult times.

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Student Protest and Demand for Online Examination

As the government announced the opening of universities from 1st February 2021, the universities announced on-campus semester exams. After the announcement of on-campus exams, a panic was created among students. In different cities and universities, students protested against the on-campus exam policy. Students from Lahore College for Women University, National University of Modern Languages, Arid University, BZU Multan, UMT Sialkot and KFUEIT Rahim Yar Khan demonstrated their demands in protests. In Lahore, a large number of students from public and private universities protested against their institutes for holding on-campus examinations. Carrying posters and banners saying “We want online exams” they reached the Governor’s House demanding the Governor to direct universities to conduct online exams. Now it becomes a countrywide issue and needs the attention of the authorities.

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Need for Endocrinologists with Rising Obesity and Diabetes Prevalence in South Asia

Authors: Dr. Jassimran Singh, Dr. Srivani Konatham and Dr. Lubna Mirza

I came to know about an online Endocrinology clinical rotation with Dr. Mirza in the United States from some of my friends. They had positive remarks about the rotation and its curriculum. I rotated in the Endocrine clinic for about two months in which I learned about various Endocrine diseases and their management; most common of which is diabetes type 1 and type 2, Thyroid disorders, Parathyroid diseases, Adrenal problems, and various other conditions.

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