Infant Protection Day

Infant Protection Day is celebrated on 7 November. The day aims to celebrate the day to spread awareness about the safety of infants and protect their lives by taking proper care of infants.

It should be made aware that due to the lack of proper protection and proper care, newborns face a lot of problems. 

According to The World Health Organisation’s report, In 2019, 2.4 million children died in the first month of their life. Every day there are approximately 7,000 deaths each day, which constitute 47% of all child deaths (under the age of 5 years), which estimates to one-third of deaths on the day of birth and approx three-quarter deaths within the first week of life.

Infant mortality in India:

India - infant mortality rate 2009-2019 | Statista

In India, the infant mortality rate is higher as compared to other countries due to the lack of health care. The government has announced an effective measure to prevent infant mortality by implementing it. Due to the lack of basic health services, lack of awareness, and the increasing burden of the population, there has not been an expected reduction in infant mortality.

Globally :

Although the total number of newborn deaths globally showed a decline in figures from 5 million in 1990 to 2.4 million in 2019, and the report stated that newborns face the greatest risk of deaths in their first 28 days.

Newborn care and safety :

Sleep problems common among infants, improve by age two: Study - The Week

Newborn care and safety are the activities and precautions recommended for new parents or caregivers. It is also an educational goal of many hospitals and birthing centers when it’s time to bring their infant home.

Infant need vaccines because the diseases they protect against can strike at an early age and can be very dangerous in childhood.

Sudden infant death syndrome :

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), also known as cot death or crib death, is the sudden unexplained death of a child of less than one year of age. Diagnosis requires that the death remain unexplained even after a thorough autopsy  and detailed death scene investigation. SIDS usually occurs during sleep. There is usually no noise or evidence of struggle. SIDS remains the leading cause of infant mortality in Western countries, contributing to half of all post-neonatal deaths.

The exact cause of SIDS is unknown. The requirement of a combination of factors including a specific underlying susceptibility, a specific time in development, and an environmental stressor has been proposed. These environmental stressors may include sleeping on the stomach or side, overheating, and exposure to tobacco smoke.  Another risk factor is being born before 39 weeks of gestation. SIDS makes up about 80% of sudden and unexpected infant deaths (SUIDs).  The other 20% of cases are often caused by infections, genetic disorders, and heart problems.

Prevention :

A number of measures have been found to be effective in preventing SIDS including changing the sleeping position, breastfeeding, limiting soft bedding, immunizing the infant and using pacifiers.

Sleep positioning :

Pinterest

Sleeping on the back has been found to reduce the risk of SIDS.[66] It is thus recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and promoted as a best practice by the US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) “Safe to Sleep” campaign. The incidence of SIDS has fallen in a number of countries in which this recommendation has been widely adopted.

Vaccination :

Higher rates of DTP immunization is associated with lower rates of SIDS supporting recommendations on timely DTP immunization.

Many other studies have also reached conclusions that vaccinations reduce the risk of SIDS. Studies generally show that SIDS risk is approximately halved by vaccinations.

Infants can be the change makers of tomorrow, these little hearts are to build a bigger dream of possibility, they are the future and we must protect them. This Infant Protection Day, let us make a promise to raise them in a better world.

“future of the society lies on the nobility of infants today“.

Infant Protection Day promotes the proper development of infants and children to protect the well being and health of both mother and child. Alarmingly the first few hours and days are the most critical ones, for both to be carefully handled for their healthy future. Hence being careful toward them becomes our priority.

The Face Behind The Blog.

Hello friends, I hope all are doing great…😊

I am thankful to Aishwarya Meti for nominating me for ‘ The face behind the blog’ tag. Check out ‘MY BEST VISION IN WORDS’ Blog for some great and very enjoyable reading content and Art work too. https://mybestvisioninwords.wordpress.com .

  • WHO AM I

My name is Poojashree. I’m 21 years old.

  • WHERE AM I FROM

I am from karnataka, India (south-Indian). My mother tongue is kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ). I am currently living in Bangalore.

  • WHAT’S A PERFECT DAY

My perfect day would be waking up @ 5am in the early morning and listening to chirping of birds 🎶🎶🕊️🐦 that’s how my day begins with 👸and doing things which gives me happiness and peace.

  • WHAT DO I DO

I am pursuing LEGUM BACCALAUREUS ( Bachelor of Law { LL.B}) now i am in 4th year studying in bangalore. Right now attending online classes.,,,😊

  • WHY DO I BLOG

I blog because , I like to share the knowledge and to gain the knowledge and also to improve my writing skills.

  • MY NOMINATION FOR THIS TAG ARE :
  1. SUDARSHAN PALIWAL
  2. MercuryTwin
  3. MY Life Treats
  4. RefreshingMingle
  5. voice of silence
  6. M’s blog

All my lovely blogging friends thanks for all your support and love. It’s difficult to pick because you all are deserve it. If you want to take part in it, you can go a head and post it if you are interested. All are invited to ‘ The face behind the blog’ tag.

  • RULES

1. Use the tag ‘The Face Behind The Blog’ ,to post a little bit about yourself.

As much or little as you like . Feel free to use the questions above or any others. Include your own picture.

2. Tag 2 or more blogs you love and leave an open invitation too.

Get to know the face behind your favourite blogs! After you’ve published your post, let your blog friend know you have tagged them.

3.Don’t forgot to tag.http://mybestvisioninwords.wordpress.com . So that she doesn’t miss out the fun.

Once again I would like to Thank Aishwarya Meti for nominating me.

India’s Water Risk By 2050

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy to undertake aerial survey of Kodagu today- The  New Indian Express

From taps running dry to flooding, cities could face dramatically increased “water risks” unless urgent action is taken to mitigate and adapt to climate change, shows a WWF survey.

According to the scenarios in the WWF [Water Risk Filter], 100 cities that are expected to suffer the biggest rise in water risk by 2050 are home to 350 million people, and nationally and globally important economies. Nearly 50 cities in China, and 30 in India, including Delhi, Jaipur, Indore, Amritsar, Pune, Srinagar, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kozhikode and Visakhapatnam, are such high-risk regions.

Water Vulnerable Megacities in India - Drishti IAS

Cities across India have been facing acute shortage of water due to rapid urbanization, climate change and lack of appropriate infrastructure, which continues to put stress on the existing infrastructure. Over the last few years, cities from Chennai to Shimla, have faced an acute crisis of water supply.

Problems such as lack of rainwater harvesting, which is key for water conservation, have been highlighted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat radio address. He said only 8% of rainwater is saved in India.

“The future of India’s environment lies in its cities. As India rapidly urbanizes, cities will be at the forefront both for India’s growth and for sustainability. For cities to break away from the current vicious loop of flooding and water scarcity, nature-based solutions like restoration of urban watersheds and wetlands could offer solutions. This is our chance to re-evolve and re-imagine what the future of the cities could be,” said Sejal Worah, programme director, WWF India.

India dominates list of 100 world cities with the highest overall water risk  | Deccan Herald

The study said multi-stakeholder engagements and ownership involving local communities will be key to creating and conserving sustainable water infrastructure and rejuvenating urban freshwater systems. It added that urban planning and wetland conservation needs to be integrated to ensure zero loss of freshwater systems in urban areas.

The survey added that while improving urban water infrastructure and cutting water consumption will help reduce water risks, nature-based solutions including restoring degraded watersheds, reconnecting rivers to their floodplains, and restoring or creating urban wetlands are critical.

“Companies, cities, and investors – even ministries of finance, are finally waking up to the growing water risks facing the economy and the need to take urgent action to reduce their risks and tackle shared water challenges,”. “By harnessing the new scenarios in the Water Risk Filter, companies, cities and investors can better assess, respond and plan for climate and water resilience —helping to reduce water risks to their own operations as well as cities.”

Child-Labour

All About Child Labour: An Indian Perspective
Child is meant to learn not to earn…..Stop child labour.

Child Labour is a global issue that prevents children from fulfilling their potential. ‘Child Labour’ is work performed by a child that is likely to interfere with his or her right to education, or to be harmful to their health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development. All work done by children under the age of 15 and dangerous work done by children under the age of 18 is illegal. Child labour id prohibited under international treaties and agreements.

Child labour, the ugly truth of our society - Sparsha Trust

Coronavirus worsens India’s child-labour issue : The coronavirus pandemic is forcing India’s children out of school and into farms and factories to work, worsening a child-labour problem that was already one of the most dire in the world.

According to Covid-19 and child labour: A time of crisis, a time to act, child labour decreased by 94 million since 2000, but that gain is now at risk. Global estimates in 2017 showed that 152 million children were in child labour worldwide. Some studies show that a one percentage point rise in poverty leads to at least a 0.7 percent increase in child labour in certain countries. A 2018 study by DHL International GmBH estimated that more than 56 million children were out of school in India – more than double combined number across Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The cost to India’s economy, in terms of lost productivity was projected at $6.79 billion, or 0.3% of gross domestic product. Of those children not in school, 10.1 million are working, either as a main worker or as a marginal worker, according to the International Labour Organisation.

MAHARASHTRA, INDIA - JANUARY 10, 2016: Indian Girls Selling Vegetables..  Stock Photo, Picture And Royalty Free Image. Image 101239626.

Global Trend : Global child labour had been gradually declining in the past two decades, but the covid-19 pandemic threatens to reverse that trend, according to the ILO. As many as 60 million people are expected to fall into poverty this year alone, and that inevitably drives families to send children out to work. A joint report by ILO and United Nations children’s Fund estimates that a 1 percentage point rise in poverty leads to at least a 0.7 percentage point increase in child labour.

As Covid-19 Closes Schools, the World's Children Go to Work - The New York  Times

In these above picture the boy named Rahul, 11 years old, collecting plastic to sell to a recycler in southern India. His teachers said he has a high I.Q. and was doing well in school until it closed in March. Many parents say they are under tremendous pressure to put their idle children to work. Parents are not allowing children to attend online classes because for only one reason online classes are not affordable to poor families. Online education requires two things, a gadget(smartphone, tablet or computer), a internet connection. Both of these requires money and access to such resources. Since gadgets and internet connection can only be accessed by those who can afford them.

Cartoons on Child Labor - Blog | Cartoon Movement

These children, from 6 to 14 years old have been sent by their parents to rummage through garbage dumps littered with broken glass and concrete shards in search of recyclable plastic. They earn a few cents per hour and most wear no gloves or masks. Many cannot afford shoes and make their rounds barefoot, with bleeding feet.

Every child has a right to be protected from work that is harmful and exploitive. A poor child’s fundamental right to education thus stands violated.

“Small hands can handle the pen better don’t force child to work”.

“For a better Nation, stop child Exploitation” .

“Big buildings with small hands, child labour should be banned”.

.

.

.

.

Child labour is an issue in our modern day world that not only harshly ravages the lives of million of innocent children, but also affects all of us through its effects on the economy, family, and trade along with its connections to poor education and poverty.

HAPPY WORLD VEGAN DAY

Vegans create awareness on animal rights on World Vegan Day
GREEN WORLD AND CLEAN WORLD

World Vegan Day is celebrated annually on 1st November. It was first celebrated in the year 1994 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UK Vegan Society and the term ‘Vegan’. World Vegan Day was created by Louise Wallis, a British animal rights activist and the chair of The Vegan Society, to raise awareness about animal rights.

What is veganism ?

Veganism is a lifestyle that excludes all animal products and attempts to limit the exploitation of animals as much as possible.

RiseOfTheVegan.com

HEALTH BENEFITS OF VEGAN DIET :

Vegan diets tend to be rich in nutrients and low in saturated fats. Research suggests that the diet can improve heart health, protect against cancer, and lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.

However, people eating only plant-based foods need to be more aware of how to obtain certain nutrients, including iron, calcium, and vitamin B-12 that usually come from an omnivorous diet.

Vegan diets tend to include plenty of fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, and seeds. Eating a variety of these foods will provide a wide range of important vitamins, minerals, healthful fats and protein.

Vegan vs Vegetarian

The main difference between vegetarians and vegans is that although vegetarians do not eat meat (including cows, pigs, chicken, and fish), they consume dairy products, eggs, or both. The vegan diet excludes all products with animal-based ingredients.

The vegan diet is more restrictive, so people will need to think more about where their nutrients are coming from to ensure that they meet their daily dietary requirements.

Vegan Wallpaper (79+ images)
vegan foods are grown not born

Types Of Veganism

Prominent types of this lifestyle include:

  • Dietary vegans. Often used interchangeably with “plant-based eaters,” this term refers to those who avoid animal products in their diet but continue to use them in other products, such as clothing and cosmetics.
  • Whole-food vegans. These individuals favor a diet rich in whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds.
  • Junk-food vegans. Some people rely heavily on processed vegan food, such as vegan meats, fries, frozen dinners, and desserts, including Oreo cookies and non-dairy ice cream.
  • Raw-food vegans. This group eats only foods that are raw or cooked at temperatures below 118°F (48°C).
  • Low-fat, raw-food vegans. Also known as fruitarians, this subset limits high-fat foods, such as nuts, avocados and coconuts, instead relying mainly on fruit. Other plants are occasionally eaten in small amounts.

Ethics

Ethical vegans strongly believe that all creatures have the right to life and freedom.

Therefore, they oppose ending a conscious being’s life simply to consume its flesh, drink its milk, or wear its skin — especially because alternatives are available.

Ethical vegans are also opposed to the psychological and physical stress that animals may endure as a result of modern farming practices.

Artificial Intelligence in aid of Judiciary

1,081 Artificial Intelligence Wallpaper Photos - Free & Royalty-Free Stock  Photos from Dreamstime
AI

Artificial Intelligence [AI] is a computer system able to execute tasks that ordinarily require human intelligence. Many of these artificial intelligence systems are powered by machine learning. The Indian legal sector has seen very little creation in terms of technology and lawyers these days still depend on the methods and solutions that were designed years ago.

Artificial Intelligence Wallpaper

Artificial intelligence can play a big part in enhancing the way lawyers operate and the law is looked at in India. In the context of the Indian judicial system, judicial delays and pend-ency are common and many ways have been suggested to tackle these issues. These include measures such as gaining judge strength, cutting down vacation time, and non-acceptance of frivolous cases. Various steps are being taken like referring cases for Alternative Dispute Resolution (or ADR) mechanisms, but they aren’t enough. The net result of delayed and ineffective justice remains the same. For a judiciary which has more than 3 crores pending cases, much more needs to be done.  It is, therefore, crucial to think of out of the box solutions, in addition to the formal ones, to restore the convincingness and efficiency of the justice delivery system and make the same sustainable. One such solution is using Artificial Intelligence in judicial matters. 

76,255 Artificial Intelligence Stock Photos, Pictures & Royalty-Free Images  - iStock

The Indian the legal system is continuously improving and with the use of Artificial Intelligence, lawyers can get unparalleled insight into the legal domain within seconds. Legal research is a skilled art which takes up a significant number of man-hours. However, AI can get research done in seconds. AI can reduce the cost incurred by law firms in legal research and enhance the quality of such research. It can provide lawyers with highly efficient and advanced tools helping them to become better in advising clients or prosecution. Thousands of cases that are fairly similar in nature are being filed every year. There are very few endeavours analyse how these cases are evolving at every stage. Judges need to be equipped with enough information about the possible ways that would help in faster disposal of the case. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is capable of supporting judges by signifying vital information regarding an ongoing case based on past cases of a similar nature. These tasks that AI will accomplish may range from common matters such as service of processes to complex ones like an evaluation of evidence. This will not only save the judicial time of the courts leading to better utilization of public money but may also help in reducing the impact personal biases of the judge in decision making. Examination of these variables can assist judges make better strategic rulings which can help reduce holdups in a case. AI can be mainly effective at the evidence stage. Research suggests that the evidence stage is vital in a case and takes up a large portion of the court’s time. Therefore, the use of Artificial Intelligence in judgment making in courts is a viable outcome for bringing down the tendency of cases in India.

What robots want: Using machine-learning to teach effectively

In the words of CJI SA Bobde-

Artificial intelligence, as I see, brings new hope to drive the public faith to our institutions. One of the most transparent measures to adjudge performance is your ability to dispose of cases.”

CJI SA Bobde said that the Supreme Court has decided to introduce a system of AI that would help in better administration of justice delivery. However, he made clear that people should form the notion that the AI would ever reinstate the judges. Despite the in the elegance of AI, there will be inaccuracies because of unstructured data sources. The e-Courts portal has been one of the most substantial steps taken for judicial reforms in the contemporary period. Since its launch, it has made a massive trove of data available online, at no cost for users. But every information cannot be made public knowledge via these portals.

AI will only have restricted use. It cannot be used in cases relating to divorce, maintenance, international disputes etc. Such cases require human contact and display of emotions which the mechanical system of AI won’t be able to portray or comprehend. Trained machines can never replace human judges. AI may be able to dispose of the cases easily, but it can never relate to a human touch which is essential in a case.

Halloween Blue Moon In 2020

HALLOWEEN FULL MOON: Blue Moon on Halloween before Daylight Saving Time
A treat for sky-watchers on October 31.

Halloween 2020: In a rare occasion, Halloween will coincide with the Blue Moon on the night of October 31. Beware werewolves! According to the NASA, the next Halloween Blue Moon will be in 2039!

Halloween Blue Moon In 2020: A Treat For Sky-Watchers On October 31

Full Moon on Halloween 2020: This Halloween on October 31, will be a night of Blue Moon

Halloween Blue Moon In 2020: A Blue Moon is rare but what would you say when it coincides with Halloween? A Blue Moon on Halloween sounds spookier isn’t it! Yes folks, a Blue Moon will be seen in the Halloween night sky on October 31. A Blue Moon is a second full moon in a calendar month. The last time such a phenomena was seen on Halloween was in 1944 and according to the NASA the next Halloween Blue Moon will occur in 2039! Halloween comes every year, but this year it’s definitely ‘once in a blue moon.’

Even though it’s called a Blue Moon, the moon doesn’t really look blue. The moon looks blue very rarely “due to particles thrown into the atmosphere by natural catastrophes”, says the NASA.

The Blue Moon on Halloween night will appear near the red planet Mars. If you are lucky, you may be able to see it if the skies are clear and the pollution levels are low.

A Blue Moon occurs about seven times every 19 years. The Blue Moon on Halloween is the second full moon after October 1.

2020 has really been a very special year for sky-watchers. This year we had 13 full moons including three super moons, four lunar eclipses and even a Blue Moon. The three super moons were seen in March, April and May.

The remaining celestial events of the year will be on November 30 and December 29. In November we will see the Beaver or Frosty Moon and a penumbral lunar eclipse and two days before we hop into 2021 we will watch the Cold Moon. A full moon in December is called the Cold Moon as the temperatures dip sharply and a Beaver Moon is the first full moon of November.