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In Czech Republic, mothers or fathers can take up to 4 years of paid parental leave – Infographic

Mercer is an American global human resource and related financial services consulting firm, headquartered in New York City. Recent, the company has launched an interesting infographic showing the leave policies of different countries.

“All countries in Mercer’s report provide some level of parental leave, but the scope of difference can be quite astounding,” said Samantha Polovina, the Mercer Principal responsible for the report. “For example, one country may mandate a few days or weeks of leave, while another allows four years — much of it paid.” Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Usman Zafar Paracha - November 16, 2013 at 7:49 am

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What is the best place and worst place for older people in the world?

Old man (Credit: gary/Flickr)

Old man (Credit: gary/Flickr)

Main Point:

Researchers have reported the Global AgeWatch Index to present the varying quality of life and wellbeing of older people from around the world. Study further below to know the best place and worst place for older people in the world. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Usman Zafar Paracha - October 1, 2013 at 7:01 pm

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Warmest years in the 1400 years of history

Warming Earth

Main point:

Scientists have reported that the last 30 years of the 20th century, i.e. from 1971-2000, were the warmest years in the last 14 centuries in the history of the Earth. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Usman Paracha - April 22, 2013 at 6:23 am

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Population growth would stop after 2050 as shown by the model

Estimated and projected world population according to different variants, 1950-2100 (billions, 2010 Revision). The model matches with the low fertility variant. (Credit: UN)

Estimated and projected world population according to different variants, 1950-2100 (billions, 2010 Revision). The model matches with the low fertility variant. (Credit: UN)

Main point:

Researchers have predicted through a mathematical model that the world’s population will not grow after 2050. Read more…

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Western region of Antarctica is one of the fastest warming regions of the World

Map showing warming in Antarctica (Credit: Julien Nicolas / Ohio State University)Researchers have found the rapid warming of the western part of the ice sheet of Antarctica.

This research has been published online in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Researchers have observed that the western region of the Antarctica is facing nearly two times faster warming than the previous opinions. They recorded temperature from Byrd Station, a scientific station in the center of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS), and found the increase of 4.3 degrees Fahrenheit (2.4 degrees Celsius) in average annual temperature since 1958. This increase is about three times faster than the average temperature increase in the world.

This research shows the contribution of the West Antarctica to the rise of water levels in the world.

“Our record suggests that continued summer warming in West Antarctica could upset the surface mass balance of the ice sheet, so that the region could make an even bigger contribution to sea level rise than it already does,” David Bromwich, professor of geography at Ohio State University and senior research scientist at the Byrd Polar Research Center, said in a statement. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Usman Paracha - December 24, 2012 at 10:52 am

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