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Nipah Virus Outbreak in Kozhikode, Kerala, India

On May 5th, 2015, in a village area of Kerala, India, a person named Mohammad Sabith(23) died of fever. He was admitted in the hospital. The Health department of the State of Kerala did not expect what was coming to hit them. Two weeks later, his brother was also seen showing the same symptoms. He too was admitted in the hospital. One of the elder lady in the family also got sick. This time the Health department became alarmed and they took the blood samples of the patients. They did not collect the blood sample of the first patient since they had no clue about the cause behind his death. They send the samples to Department of Virus Reasearch, Manipal Academy of Higher Education. The Health Department did not stop there. They took extreme care in isolating the patients and stopping any chance of spreading this virus.

On May 20th, 2018, the result from Manipal came which showed that the outbreak was nothing but Nipah virus. By this time the death toll has increased. One of the nurse w…

How Donald Trump became President of the United States of America ( USA )

              On 8th November 2016, Americans took part in general elections to elect their new President. This year the battle for Presidency was a different one. The election favored Donald Trump, the Republican candidate. Trump beat the opposition leader Hilary Clinton, the Democratic candidate despite the fact that Hilary Clinton won the popular vote. How is it possible to become President of USA even if you don't have the majority of vote ? The answer lies in the working principle of Electoral College. 


                Electoral college is a house of representatives. The citizens of Americans does not directly elect their President. They elect representatives to Electoral college. These members of electoral college in turn elect the new President. So its not the people's majority of votes that matter rather the number of representatives favoring a particular Presidential candidate that matters. Each state has a certain number of seats allocated to Electoral college. The bigger states have more seats while the smaller states have less seats. However a minimum of 3 seats are allocated to any state. Let's take a state where 30 Electoral seats are allocated. If the Republicans win 16 seats in that state, they have the majority of seats in that state. So they automatically will get the other 14 electoral seats too regardless of the fact that they lost in that 14 seats. This means that Republicans now have 30 seats from a single state. In this way you only need to win the biggest states where there is a lot of electoral seats. Hence we see the Presidential candidates running most of their campaign in big states such as Florida, California etc. Trump took advantage of this system and hence won the Presidential election. 

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