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Parliament Passes Bill That Extend Maternity Leave From 12 To 26 Weeks

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Parliament Passes Bill That Extend Maternity Leave From 12 To 26 Weeks

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday has passed the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 which would raise the maternity leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks for the first two children for the women working in public and private sector. A bill in the regard that will benefit about 1.8 million women in the country.

The new law applies to all establishments employing 10 or more people, and the entitlement would be only for the first two children. And for the third child, the entitlement would be for only 12 weeks. The bill would now be sent to the President for his assent before making it as an Act. The Rajya Sabha has already passed it during last winter session.

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha, months after the Rajya Sabha has approved the measure that takes India to the third position on the number of weeks given for maternity leave after Canada and Norway where the countries grant 50 weeks and 44 weeks, respectively.

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The Lok Sabha has passed the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 which would raise the maternity leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks for the first two children for the women working in public and private sector.

Bandaru Dattatreya, the Labour Minister has piloting amendments to the old law, said while framing the rules that he would try to ensure that the maximum benefits would reach the pregnant women.

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“This is my humble gift to the women, a day after the world has celebrated the International Women’s Day,” he said after of about 4-hour debate. During which some members has demanded paternity benefits too, arguing that these days most of the children were born in the nuclear families where both the father and the mother have to take care of the child.

Recognizing that women who adopt or use a surrogate to bear a child also need time to bond with the child during the initial months, the bill also extends a 12-week maternity leave for adapting and commissioning mothers. The commissioning mother has been defined as “the one whose egg is used in creating an embryo and to planted in surrogate’s womb.”

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Despite, the bill has left out surrogate mothers from the benefit, an issue over which the government had faced objection from the opposition benches in the Rajya Sabha during the winter session. The act also makes it compulsory for the companies in establishments with 30 women or 50 employees, whatever is less, to provide creche facilities either in the office or any place within a 500-metre radius.

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Maternity Protection Convention of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) commissions a minimum of 14 weeks of maternity benefit to women but also recommends that countries should increase it to 18 weeks. The bill is gender-neutral which will allow even a male employee to take his child to a creche when it is a remote distance from the mother’s workplace.

It also allows organizations to permit the woman to work from home if it is possible to do so. “It has been done to help the new mothers. However, we have left it for the employers to decide,” said a senior Union labor ministry official.

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Nipah Virus: Symptoms, Preventions, Facts and Remedies

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Nipah Virus (NiV) infection which is a newly emerging zoonosis which causes several diseases in both humans and animals. The origin of the virus is the fruit bats which belongs to the Pteropodidae family. Nipah Virus was initially identified during an outbreak of disease which took place in Kampung Sungai Nipah in Malaysia in the year 1998. After Malaysia, Bangladesh was affected by NiV infection in the year 2004.

People of Bangladesh was affected by NiV infection as a result of consuming date palm sap which was contaminated by the infected fruit bats. Human-to-Human transmission has been documented in Indian hospitals. Apart from Humans, NiV infection is also capable of causing diseases in pigs and other domestic animals. Till date, there are no vaccines found for either humans or animals. The primary treatment given for the humans are the Intensive Supportive Care.

Nipah Virus: Symptoms, Preventions, Facts and Remedies

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Symptoms of Nipah Virus

The below are the various symptoms of NiV infection:

  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Drowsiness
  • Disorientation
  • Mental Confusions
  • Coma
  • Potentially death

Facts about Nipah Virus

The below are the various facts about NiV infection:

  • The virus was first observed at Kampung Sungai Nipah in Malaysia in the year 1998
  • Fruit bats are the natural hosts of NiV infection
  • No vaccine available till date for the NiV infection
  • Primitive treatments are the Intensive Supportive Care
  • Nipah virus causes Coma in 48 hours
Nipah Virus: Symptoms, Preventions, Facts and Remedies

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Nipah Virus – Preventive Measures

The below are the preventive measures for NiV infection:

  • Don’t eat partly consumed fruits
  • Clean the fruits properly before eating
  • Be careful and take care of your kids during the Mango season
  • Keep personal hygiene
  • Keep your surroundings clean and tidy. Check properly and clean the household articles on daily basis.
  • Maintain distance from one who suffers from this virus

Nipah Virus- Remedies

As of today, there is no vaccine available for NiV infection. The only way to treat the patients is through the Intensive Supportive Care. Try to take care of your health and stay away from the NiV infection.

Effects of Nipah Virus

NiV infection slowly started spreading in Kerala, India. 6 people have suffered death in Kerala due to NiV Virus. The Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan is taking preventive measurements to save their people from the spreading Nipah Virus.

Neighbouring states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are also taking primitive measures from the NIV Virus. The virus is getting transferred through people now and it is one big thing to watch and rectify in future. NiV is very dangerous and it is human-killing virus.

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Iranian Teen Sahar Tabar undergoes 50 surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie | Images went Viral

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19-year-old teenager from Iran has undergone 50 surgeries in the space of just a few months to look like Angelina Jolie. The girl named Sahar Tabar considers herself to be one of Angelina Jolie’s biggest fans and has said she “would do anything” to emulate her. In just a few months, Sahar reportedly went 50 surgeries to resemble her favourite actress. and also went on a strict diet to maintain her weight does not go over 40 kg.

Sahar Tabar has been posting pictures of her transformation on Instagram. Currently, Sahar has amassed more than 3,25,000, followers which are increasing with each passing minute and many have left unflattering comments on her pictures.

Sahar Tabar Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sahartabar_official/

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Sahar Tabar goes 50 surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie

Sahar Tabar goes 50 surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie

Sahar Tabar goes 50 surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie

Sahar Tabar goes 50 surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie

Sahar Tabar goes 50 surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie

Sahar Tabar goes 50 surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie

Sahar Tabar goes 50 surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie

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World AIDS Day 2017 | Themes, Awareness, Facts, History, Activities and More

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World AIDS Day 2017: Global leaders have signed up in 2015 with the aim to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030 to the Sustainable Development Goals. The goal of UHC is to ensure that all people in the world should obtain the good health services they need without suffering financial risks and its framework lies at the centre of all health programmes.

The global World AIDS Day 2017 theme is  “Right to health”. The World Health Organization had arranged the concerts and Events in over 30 Countries to highlight the need for all 36.7 million people living with HIV and those who are weak and affected by the epidemic, to attain the goal of universal health coverage.

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World AIDS Day 2017

World AIDS Day 2017

Under the slogan “Everybody counts”, WHO will advocate for access to safe, effective, quality and affordable medicines, including diagnostics and other health commodities and the health care services for all people in need, while also ensuring that they are protected against financial hardship.

AIDS and Basic Facts about HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the virus that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) that attacks the immune system, which is our body’s natural defence against illness. HIV patients suffer from some form of skin rashes in their lifetime. The virus destroys a type of white blood cell in the immune system. The weakened immune system can lead to opportunistic infections or infections that are more rampant than normal.

  • There is an effective antiretroviral treatment available for people with HIV in which they can live a normal and healthy life.Regular testing and treatment for HIV are important.
  • HIV is found in blood, vaginal, semen, and breast milk. It cannot be transmitted through sweat, saliva, urine.
  • Using condoms during sex is the best way to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
  • If you inject drugs, use a clean needle and syringe, and never share equipment with others.
  • If you are pregnant and living with HIV, the virus in your blood could pass into your baby’s body, or after giving birth through breastfeeding.
  • Taking HIV treatment virtually protects this risk.
AIDS and Basic Facts about HIV

AIDS and Basic Facts about HIV

THEMES OF WORLD AIDS DAY

The themes of AIDS Day was created on every year by the UNAIDS, WHO and a large number of grassroots, national and international agencies which involve in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

1988 – Communication
1989 – 
Youth
1990 – 
Women and AIDS
1991 – 
Sharing the Challenge
1992 – 
Community Commitment
1993 – 
Act
1994 – 
AIDS and the Family
1995 – 
Shared Rights, Shared Responsibilities
1996 – 
One World. One Hope.
1997 – 
Children Living in a World with AIDS
1998 – 
Force for Change: World AIDS Campaign With Young People
1999 – 
Listen, Learn, Live: World AIDS Campaign with Children & Young People
2000 – 
AIDS: Men Make a Difference
2001 – 
I care. Do you?
2002 – 
Stigma and Discrimination
2003 – 
Stigma and Discrimination
2004 – 
Women, Girls, HIV and AIDS
2005 – 
Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise
2006 – 
Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Accountability
2007 – 
Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Leadership
2008 – 
Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Lead – Empower – Deliver
2009 – 
Universal Access and Human Rights
2010 – 
Universal Access and Human Rights
2011 – 
Getting to Zero
2012 – 
Together we will end AIDS
2013 – 
Zero Discrimination
2014 – 
Close the gap
2015 – 
On the fast track to end AIDS
2016 – 
Hands up for #HIVprevention

THEMES OF WORLD AIDS DAY 2017

THEMES OF WORLD AIDS DAY 2017

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AIDS and HIV Awareness

The awareness can be created by conducting concerts, events and programs, by social media, etc., You can wear the Red Ribbon on AIDS day to spread awareness to the people, and can give to your friends, Co-workers and families. It’s vital that everyone understands the dangers of AIDS/HIV.

AIDS and HIV Awareness

AIDS and HIV Awareness

Not just as a way to avoid contracting it, but to reduce the fear that surrounds this horrible condition. World AIDS day will help the peoples to remind that HIV is gone away, but there is a vital need to increase the money and to create awareness.

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AIDS Prevention Activities

  • Support by wearing red ribbon and raise the HIV awareness
  • Distribute the red ribbons to your friends, Co-workers and families
  • Join various fundraising schemes if you can’t secure finances for your events.
AIDS Prevention Activities

AIDS Prevention Activities

  • Distribute brochures and educate people about prevention fo AIDS and HIV
  • Host event and concerts in support of spreading awareness about the deadly disease.
  • Involve as many stakeholders as you can local governing bodies, NGOs, afflicted individuals, and convince them to implement pro policies regarding rights and protection for HIV infected individuals.

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