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  • In May 2014, local adventurer Mike O’Shea became the first person to fly from one end of Ireland to the other end using a paramotor. The paramotor is similar to a parachute but has a propeller attached to it to power the flying contraption.  Mike spent more than three days in the air and travelled up to 10,000 feet high on his 590km journey.

 

  • If you get sick, or are in pain, doctors can give you strong medicine to help. But in many poorer countries, those types of painkillers aren’t available and people are having to live without access to pain relief. Doctors say, in 2012, almost 18 million children, and adults, faced unnecessary pain when they got very ill. Last month, health officials from almost 200 countries met and promised to make pain relief a top priority. The Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance, many governments across the world refuse to give patients access to strong painkillers because of worries they will become addicted to them.

 

  • The people of Nepal celebrated the World’s Environment Day by ‘hugging trees’ with the aim to set a new Guinness World Record. The day saw more than 2,000 people, including parliament members, office workers but mostly students in their school uniforms, gathered in the country’s capital Kathmandu, as they participated in the event and held the trees for two minutes at the National Martyrs and Peace Park. Guragai (the event’s coordinator) added that they would be sending the required documents to Guinness, after which it would take about two months to get a recognition certificate.

 

  • The families of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are initiating a crowd-funding campaign to raise a fund of 3 million dollars to be handed out to whoever gives whistleblower information about the missing jet. Sarah Bajc, whose partner Philip Wood, 50, was on the flight when it disappeared on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, said that families of passengers onboard the missing MH370 are taking matters into their own hands. An additional fund of US 2 million dollars is also being sought for private investigators to pursue leads. The fund called ‘Reward MH370: The Search for the Truth’ will be launched on the indigogo website on Monday.

 

  • A 10-year-old boy from Durgapura took everyone by surprise as he cleared class X examination at such a tender age. Abhaas scored 60.83 per cent marks in the exam. His parents are teachers. They have taught him ever since he started going to school.  Abhaas aims to become a doctor.  The Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) results for class 10 examination were declared at 5 pm on Friday. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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