Munna Bhai MBBS
World Health Organisation recommends first six months exclusive breast milk whereas International Labour Organisation standard for paid maternity leaves is minimum 12 weeks and recommended 14 weeks.
Maternity leaves policy differ among all the countries.
Infant Mortality Rate can be improved with six months breast milk.
Paid Maternity leaves policy is followed as per International Labour Organisation standard. This standard was revised in 1952 and calls for a minimum 12-week leave although a 14-week leave is recommended.
Example of India:
Maternity leaves policy existed for 12 weeks as per Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. First six months breast milk is important for the child and it was evident with the Infant mortality rate trend. The policy makers in India understood the problem. So, Central Govt. employees were granted 185 days paid maternity leaves from the year 2008. However, still private employees are availing 12 weeks paid maternity leaves.
Request to update ILO standards for maternity leaves policy to 6 months will take time.
But without breaking policy, working mom can avail maternity leaves. 12 weeks paid and remaining unpaid maternity leaves. This will make the new generation and mankind safer and sustainable.
Your inputs/effort will be great to the mankind.
Air pollution due to vehicle emissions cause several deaths.
Get vehicle readings from odometer on your vehicle’s dashboard. This will tell how much you have driven your vehicle.
The Circumference of Earth taken from Equator is 40,000 km and so how many rounds of Earth you have traveled so far?
You very well know the ways to improve and it’s time for practical.
Frequently evaluate your vehicle’s odometer reading and give a sincere effort on improvement.
Generally visiting any apartment or office, I used to wait for a while at the entrance. I have to authenticate my identity to the person called Security Guard. I am bit more observant of the Security Guard and that observations lead me to respect the security guard.
Every security guard has a very pleasing gestures and etiquettes. They welcome with a greeting, and ask in a very respectful manner. I don’t understand some of the visitors don’t listen to what security guard is asking. Few visitors believe it is time waste to answer his questions or wait for a while. I feel the job of security guard is bit difficult, struggling and go for long hour duty.
I don’t have to say but I see design of security guard room is more like a dog’s house. Most of the security guard rooms are very small sized with no comfort or mobility. Staying such place is far difficult for anyone. Many security guards don’t like staying in such place and place them outside the security guard room – staying under the tree makes it more sensible to them. I see few of the security guard room have air coolers so this may give happiness to them but very few have the water availability so the actual beneficiaries of cool air are very few. The security room designer should think of humanity first and not what is demanded by humans.
Few things in the security guard room may improve his life. I see they have phone instrument belonging to 20th century. Advanced phone with display and speaker facility/headphone should be provided making it easy for attending the numerous calls. Additionally, a security guard should have a mobile provided by the owner. Every page in the multiple registers needs lines drawing for different columns. Few carbon papers layering on multiple pages will reduce their effort. Analogously, I see their registers as tables in databases and them as Database Administrator. I took an observation in their registers and recommended a change to my office colleagues. I saw there is a space spared before the column heading on each page. So, I suggested my colleagues to spare first 5 rows in Excel and keep the column headings at the row 6. The spare first 5 rows were then used for banners or dashboards. This helped the business significantly.
Sometimes, I like to say thank you to them but it will be hard for me to explain the reasons but over the years, I have started respecting them.
Action: Respect the security guard in the same way he does. Be patient during security checks/procedures. Observe others behavior with security guard in your office and/or in apartment. Talk about it in your community. Share it on social networking sites. Like it only if you mean it. Feel free to add your observations in comments or anything that is called thought.