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Pakistani boy makes world record in O-level exam

CHINIOT: A Pakistani kid, Qamar Muneer Akbar, registered his name among the world record holders by acing in British Ordinary Level (O-levels) Chemistry exams. Interestingly, the eight-year-old boy from Chiniot broke the record of his sister Sitara who made this feat in 2011. While, at the age of 10, she had first set the record for passing O-level Biology. Akbar expressed his wish to make his country proud. The little genius insists that country could witness positive change if education was made public for all.…

Alfred Nobel used dynamite fortune to create prizes

STOCKHOLM: Swedish inventor and scholar Alfred Nobel, who made a vast fortune from his invention of dynamite in 1866, ordered the creation of the famous Nobel prizes in his will. His 1895 testament stipulated his fortune was to be placed in a fund destined to honour "those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind".┬áHe died a year later in San Remo, Italy. Nobel had decreed the bulk of his estate should be invested in "safe securities" and, as a result, some 31.5 million Swedish…