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There are more than 5,000 planets outside our solar system, NASA confirms

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  • NASA has confirmed that more than 5,000 planets exist outside our solar system.
  • NASA says these are just known ones and actual number could be in billions.
  • Most planets are gaseous in nature.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently confirmed that more than 5,000 known planets exist outside our solar system, the Daily Mail reported. 

These planets are called exoplanets. Currently, the NASA Exoplanet Archive has a total of 5,005 planets.

There are a variety of exoplanets, including worlds like Earth and some gas giants like Jupiter.

NASA emphasised that 5,005 was a small number and that the actual number could be hundreds of billions. According to NASA’s database, most of the planets are gaseous, like Neptune.

One of the confirmed exoplanets is the ‘super Earth’ which has a mass of 3.51 Earths.

There are various methods to detect and identify exoplanets. One is called the Doppler method, which measures the vibration of stars due to the gravitational pull of other planets.

Another method is the transit method, which is the most common one. It measures the dimming of stars, which happens when a planet crosses the stars’ path.

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College administrators want that the Karachi inter-examinations be rechecked.

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Reaction followed the Sindh interim government’s approval of the students’ grace marks as a three-person inquiry team charged with examining anomalies in the results found widespread violations.

In order to ensure that justice was served in this case, college leaders opposed the decision to award the students grace marks and insisted on another examination.

It should be mentioned that the report of the committee appointed by the interim chief minister of Sindh disclosed that there was “tampering” with the results of English, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. For the incident, eight members of the Karachi Intermediate Board were found accountable.

Dr. Saeedudin, Naseem Memon, and other former chairmen were accused of manipulating the results of the Karachi inter examinations, and the Sindh government wrote a petition to the anti-corruption agency requesting that prosecutions be filed against those involved.

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Pneumonia outbreak: 10 further kid fatalities in 24 hours are reported from Punjab

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Ten more children in Punjab, the largest province, have died from pneumonia in the last 24 hours, continuing the alarming trend of paediatric pneumonia deaths.

In the same time frame, the Punjab Health Department reported an astounding 427 new instances of pneumonia in the province, with 149 of those cases occurring in Lahore alone.

According to the most recent data, Punjab has had 20,872 recorded instances of pneumonia this year, with 319 fatalities overall. During the same period, 4,050 cases and 58 fatalities had been reported in Lahore.

Medical professionals have issued a warning, blaming the increase in pneumonia cases mostly on Punjab’s dangerous smog, which is made worse by the city’s high levels of air pollution in the winter.

Immunisation protocols

In response to the dire circumstances, Punjab’s interim health minister, Dr. Jamal Nasir, mandated children’s inoculation against pneumonia on January 11.

Dr. Nasir emphasised that all government hospitals in the province offer free pneumonia diagnostic and treatment services.

Signs and reasons

He emphasised the frequent signs of pneumonia, which include fever, coughing up blood, colds, and trouble breathing.

Precautions against pneumonia were emphasised, including making sure kids wore warm garments and minimising their exposure to the cold. Children’s pneumonia has been linked to a number of conditions, including immune system weakness, extended exposure to cold, pollution, malnourishment, and not nursing.

Even in moderate cases, pneumonia can seriously endanger life. Phlegm and cough, fever, chills, excessive perspiration, shortness of breath during everyday activities, chest discomfort when coughing or breathing, exhaustion, appetite loss, nausea, and headaches are some of the symptoms. Age and medical factors might have an impact on how severe the symptoms are.

Actions and therapies

Chest X-rays are used by physicians to get precise information about the lungs in the early stages.

Patients with viral illnesses are administered antiviral medicines. Dr. Nasir advised everyone to get medical help as soon as any symptoms appear.

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Head of the SCO Executive: Pakistan Will Host More Than 80 Events This Year

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Up until November of this year, Pakistan will preside over more than 80 events in its capacity as chair of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Council of Heads of Government.

After assuming the Chairmanship of the Council in October, Pakistan has organised over 20 events, and we want to have 60 more till November, according to Altamash Wazir Khan, Director General of the SCO at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He stated that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the initiative’s centrepiece project, is making good progress.

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