11 Things Happened In 2016 That Helped Humanity Grow 

2016 was better than we think it was!

11 Things Happened In 2016 That Helped Humanity Grow 
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The year 2016 will be remembered crucially because of the changes that it brought into the world. From Leonardo DiCaprio winning the Academy award (Oscar) after four nominations, to Donald Trump becoming the President of the United States of America, this year has marked the beginning of a new 'era' in the decade. 

As far as global reviews are concerned, the year wasn't good enough and had a drastic impact on the world in a negative way. The Uri attacks, firing at Orlando (Florida), the demise of artists like Alan Rickman and David Bowie and also, the long term promised gain on the back of short-term real pain, the demonetization of higher currency notes by the government of India.  

No doubt people have a negative opinion on this year.

Nevertheless, every coin has two faces and here in this story, we are going to tell you the perks that came with this remarkable year of the 21st century. 

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1. Cancer treatment

1. Cancer treatment

New chemotherapy breakthroughs have increased the five-year survival for pancreatic cancer from 16% to 27% (and is getting better).

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2. Muslims protests against ISIS

2. Muslims protests against ISIS
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Nearly 70,000 Indian Muslim clerics have signed a fatwa against ISIS and other terror groups saying they were 'not Islamic organizations'.

3. Growth in Tiger population 

3. Growth in Tiger population 
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The number of these 'Big Cats' has been reportedly increased this year. A five percent growth overall has been discovered in the world population of tigers, when compared to the population in the previous year. Also by the end of 2010, there were 3,200 tigers in the world, whereas, in 2016, the tiger population is increased to 3,890. 

4. Recovery of Ozone layer

4. Recovery of Ozone layer
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The hard work is paying off. The Ozone layer has now started to fix itself, and more good results can be expected by the next 10-15 years if nothing goes wrong.

5. Decrease in deaths due to heart diseases

5. Decrease in deaths due to heart diseases
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The death rate of heart patients in the United States of America decreased up to 70 percent. 

6. Same-sex marriage approved by the Anglican church

6. Same-sex marriage approved by the Anglican church
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The Anglican church has agreed to recognize same-sex unions the same as opposite-sex unions. This step had the majority of votes from all three orders of the Church, Lay, Clergy and the Bishop.

7. Robotic limb transplant is now more efficient

7. Robotic limb transplant is now more efficient
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Scientists figured out how to link robotic limbs with the part of the brain that deals with limb activity. This way people don't have to think about how they will move their limb, it can just happen like it's actually the part of their body.

8. Child mortality decreased

8. Child mortality decreased
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5.9 million children under age five died in 2015; that means 16,000 death every day. But in 2016, the mortality rate decreased by 53 percent, worldwide. 

9. Michael Jordan's $2 million donation

9. Michael Jordan's $2 million donation
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The all-time basketball sensation, Michael Jordan donated $2 million to bridge the gap between police and communities. Jordan will provide $1 million each to two separate organizations that he believes will facilitate the change that is required in the United States.

10. Banks extend a helping hand

10. Banks extend a helping hand
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Bank firm have announced to pay college tuition for the children of employees who died in the 9/11 attacks to pay their tribute. This helping hand was extended on the 15th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Centre.

11. 'Ice Bucket Challenge' helped in research of ALS causing genes.

11. 'Ice Bucket Challenge' helped in research of ALS causing genes.

The trending- 'Ice Bucket Challenge' was successful enough to fund the research of the gene that was responsible for the disease called ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and as a result, the gene is no longer a mystery. 

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