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Here are 5 Good news of the week that are worth reading

From the UK adopting a 4-day week policy without any pay cut to Mumbai men who protect the image of India at the global level by standing against the Korean girl harassment, Here Are 5 Good news of the week that are worth reading.

Good news: Supreme Court gets all-women judge bench

Enrollment of women in the judiciary system gets a boost as the Supreme Court is set to have an all-woman bench. This is happening for the 3rd time in history. Chief justice of India DY Chandrachud set up this bench. This bench has judges Hima Kohli and Bela M Trivedi.

The bench of justices Kohli and Trivedi are expected to hear a batch of cases about the transfer of cases and matrimonial cases.

India’s maternal mortality ratio has improved to 97 from 130

Indian government’s efforts to boost maternal health have yielded excellent outcomes as the nation witnessed a significant decline in the MMR from 130 in 2014-2016 to 97 per lakh live births in 2018-19.

The latest Sample Registration System (SRS) MMR Bulletin publication has revealed these figures. There is a progressive reduction in the MMR from 130 in 2014-2016, 122 in 2015-17, 113 in 2016-18 and 103 in 2017-19.

Good News: UP got its first woman Police Commissioner 

The first woman officer to hold a position as a Police Commissioner in Uttar Pradesh is IPS officer Laxmi Singh. The 2000-batch officer replaced Alok Singh in Gautam Buddh Nagar.

With her appointment, a new wave of change is expected in UP regarding women’s safety and organised crime rates. In the announcement, the state government brought in the posting of three new police commissioners, which included the first-ever woman Police Commissioner in UP. Singh took the position previously held by 1995-batch IPS officer Alok Singh, who has now been posted as the additional director general of police (ADGP) in the state capital Lucknow.

UK company agrees to four-day-a week Campaign 

Hundreds of companies in the United Kingdom have agreed to a permanent four-day work week without cutting pay. The 100 companies employ 2,600 people, but the 4 Day Week Campaign hopes to transform the country.

Supporters of the four-day week claim that the five-day pattern is a relic of an earlier economic era. A four-day week would increase productivity and enable firms to accomplish the same tasks in less time. In addition to attracting and retaining employees, early adopters of this policy found it highly beneficial.

Out of the 100 organisations, Atom Bank and international marketing company Awin, which have about 450 employees in the UK, are the two most well-known companies in the country that have signed up to implement the four-day working week.

According to reports, they have received accreditation from the 4-Day Week Campaign, demonstrating that they have cut staff members’ working hours rather than just packing the same number of hours into fewer days.

Khush Khabri: Not all men are wrong, as Proved by these 2

Following the arrest of two men for stalking and molesting a South-Korean vlogger HyoJeon Park in Mumbai, Atharva Tikkha, came forward to assist her despite the harassment from the accused.

Twitter user Girish Alva posted the video in which Tikkha tells the woman that he saw her live stream and hurried to the scene. Afterwards, he allegedly asked the two accused not to harass the woman. Eventually, the two accused left.

Park later tweeted a thank-you video for the two men, Aditya and Atharva, for assisting her in posting the video and saving her from harassment.

Have a Happy Weekend!

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