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5 of The Countries That are Using Wacky Practices To Make Increase Their Overall Population

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Do you know there are many countries that are taking into action the different wacky practices to ensure that their population grows up to a certain level? Will you imagine, they are even paying you and giving many exciting rewards when you give birth to your first child? Moreover, they are also charging more tax and imposing penalty or fine on singles and those who are childless above the age of 25. Also, there are many other unique initiatives taken by the government of these below-mentioned countries to encourage people to ‘do the do’ so that there is an increase in the birth rate in these countries.

Have a look at some of the countries that are taking some crazy measures to control and increase their population.

1. France: Family Code

France: Family Code

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In 1935, when the death rate exceeded by the birth rate. France took a stricter action to increase the birth rate there. In 1938, France created the “Family Code”, which gave citizens a capital bonus upon the birth of a first child. And you know what? They even taxed couples who do not have any child. They also have created a new policy in 1978 known as the “New Family Policy” that offered free state-run childcare to the newly born babies.

2. South Korea: 7:30 P.M. Lights Out Rule

South Korea: 7:30 P.M. Lights Out Rule

via: Reuters/Kim Hong-ji

Here in India, the government or your bosses are least bothered about your personal life and what you do after office hours? But the South Korean government is doing a great job in order to increase the birth rate. As the birth rate in South Korea is among the lowest in the world which is at 1.2 children per woman.

The South Korean government has started a rule in 2010 wherein on the third Wednesday of every month, “Family Day” in order to boost the sexual morale. The light in the office premises was cut off to encourage their employees to go home and have sex.

3. Russia- Money, Refrigerators, and Cars

On concerns over the decline in the birth rate after the falling of the Soviet Union, Russia has declared September 12 as the National Day of Conception in 2007. Under this, the citizens were given off for the day to relax and have babies in order to contribute to increasing the birth rate. And the couples who will celebrate this day and will have a baby after 9 months will get the opportunity to win cars, fridges, and even money.

4. Romania: Taxes singletons more

Romania: Taxes singletons more

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Most of the countries offer incentives to the couples who contribute to increase in the birth rate, while Romania is just doing the opposite, it is charging more taxes from those who are single and do not have any kid as punishment. In 1966, the country was close to a zero percent population, it was then the government has put a restriction on abortions. Even, they have made divorces impossible and have a heavy penalty on any childless person over the age of 25.

5. Japan: Robot Baby

robot baby “Yotara:

via: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images

During the 1900s, the population in Japan was very low. So, concerning the low birth rate in Japan, students at the University of Tsukuba have created a robot baby “Yotara”. The machine that they created was for a purpose and that is the people should get motivated for procreation after seeing this robot baby that looks real as it laughs, cries and sneezes as well. This will motivate peoples to have their own baby in real.

After a point in time when life seems to be settled and the things that you once desired has been accomplished you try to search for new horizons. One such new horizon was. It was only a year ago that I started this journey and now the journey has become a part of my existence.

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5 Reasons Why Singapore’s Education System is More Successful Than Any Other Nation in The World

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Singapore's Education System is More Successful Than Any Other Nation

Singapore is popularly known for its strong education system in the whole world. They have the best students as compared to other nations. Why are we not like them? If we talk about Singapore’s education system, they are following such things that we do not follow. These things are important to make our education system much better.

The education system here is much flexible than ours. Teachers here are more focussed on making their students learn rather than teaching them. There are many other things that make Singapore’s educational system much better and successful than any other nation in the world.

Do you want to know the reason behind this? Have a look

1. They have high teaching standards

This is the main reason why Singapore has the best education system and why we don’t have it. Here in Singapore, teachers are first properly screened, trained and developed professionally before finally hiring them.

If we talk about the students, only the top third graduates are selected who have a strong academic ability as they have to undergo training recommended by the National Institute of Education (NIE). After training completion, the teachers are also asked to attend a professional course of 100 hours.

2. They have a different learning strategy ‘Teach less and learn more’

The government of Singapore has adopted a unique learning strategy which is known as ‘Teach Less, Learn More’ to focus on educations’ quality, not on quantity. Parents also play an important role in shaping their child’s careers. They help their kids with the necessary educational resources, books, and extra classes. Even the libraries here are stuffed with lots of educational books to support these students.

Also read: 7 Exciting Things To Do At Singapore’s Changi Airport That You Might Not Know Till Now

3. They don’t keep focus only on marks

Do you know students in Singapore aged six to eight are not evaluated on examinations and are motivated to inculcate self-learning? The ministry here is focused more on reducing stress by not laying emphasis only on marks. Instead, they try to focus on traditional learning. Students here are encouraged to become lifelong learners.

4. They have a unique English literacy programme ‘STELLAR’

Strategies for English Language Learning and Reading or (STELLAR) is a literacy program conducted in Singapore in which students are made familiar with multilingual languages with the help of role plays and drama techniques.

Also read: The Future of Public Education According to The Pragmatic Thinker

5. They follow a Mastery of Maths System

Yes! We all are scared of doing those calculations. But students here are a pro in doing calculations. All thanks to the mastery approach mathematics where students learn mathematics using visual and hands-on aids like blocks, cards and bar charts. Besides this, they are also given enough time to learn the tricks and approaches as they can’t move to the next level before passing the previous one.

Conclusion

So, these were the main reasons that make Singapore’s education system so much successful and most unique. We also wish that we get such a system so that we also become brilliant like them.

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6 Best-known Platforms Where You can Share Your Stories and Your Real-life Experiences

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6 Best-known Platforms Where You can Share Your Stories and Your Real-life Experiences

In earlier times, networking only means to meet and communicate with peoples. But time has changed now. Today, networking is all about social media where people can post anything to everything connected to them. They can share their experience, real-life story, a motivational or inspiring story or some painful experience which they have gone through their life. The social media nowadays is not only restricted to only promoting brands and websites but also we all can share our experiences whether good or bad which will surely help someone else who comes across them. So, you know which are the best websites where you can share your stories with fellow peoples? You might have heard about these websites before.

To name some of them- Quora, Facebook, SHEroes, and Womansera, etc are there. Have a look.

1. Quora

Quora

Well, every one of you might be aware of this wonderful platform which has an answer to almost everything and anything. This is a question and answer platform that allows users to ask, answer and even edit the answer to questions. This is truly a very exciting platform where one can share anything and write about it, whether they are your experience, real-life struggle or professional knowledge. If you are finding a problem regarding any question you can also post your query and request an answer for that.

2. SHEroes

SHEroes

SHEroes is a women’s community platform where millions of women share and discuss things related to their real-life stories, health, careers, relationships, achievements and moments.  They also have an app that offers dedicated support to women who can talk to their counselors on all aspects of their growth journeys.

3. Womansera

Womansera Magazine

via: Facebook

Womansera is a very popular magazine where women can find the latest info on fashion, beauty, health and relationship advice. Here, women and girls also confess about their real-life problems seeking answers and advice on the same.

4. YourStory

YourStory

YourStory is a platform where you will find all about budding entrepreneurs and their struggle related to starting their startups. It has many verticals including HerStory, SocialStory, and SMBStory. Here, on this platform people can also write about their experience and submit.

Facebook

Facebook is not just a social media platform. It is a place where people can literally share everything from their real-life stories to their achievement anything. There are a few pages where anyone can share their experience with sweetness & bitterness of life. These stories show the hidden side of society, life, struggle, and achievement. You can follow these pages to get motivated. Facebook is the best place to exchange your ideas as well.

6. Humans of New York

Humans of New York

Humans of New York is a blog, they interact with people on the streets of New York and publish their interviews on their blog as well as facebook page named Humans of New York.

7. Humans of Bombay

Humans of Bombay

7. Youthkiawaaz

Youthkiawaaz

Last but not least, here comes Youthkiawaaz which is a platform for all the young Indians to pen down their views on anything or which is trending in order to spread awareness and take action on issues that matter. The platform has over more than 75000 young peoples who have written their stories and share their valuable opinions on some of the toughest issues.

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8 Reasons Why Kerala is The First State to Lead Like No Other State

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8 Reasons Why Kerala is The First State to Lead Like No Other State

God’s own country, Kerala which is popular for its beautiful scene, lakes and coconut trees. Not only it has beautiful scenery to offer, but Kerala is also that state which leads in many things, unlike other ones. Kerala is one perfect example that stands out for anything and everything if we talk about education, technology, gender equality, sex-ratio, etc.

Let’s have a look at why Kerala is always on the number one and in which things? Have a look

1. Kerala is the first Indian state to achieve 100% primary education

Kerala is the first state to achieve 100 percent primary education. This has been achieved through the primary education equivalency drive of the state literacy mission known as ‘Athulyam’. The literacy program has been proved a huge success. Its main objective was to achieve total plus-two education in the state.

Also read: 9 Reasons I Love My India More Than Any Other Country

2. Kerala is the first state to introduce a policy for transgender

In 2015, the Kerala government has announced a policy in order to protect the rights of transgender individuals. As part of its initiative, the Kerala government has also planned to introduce separate gender columns while applying for government jobs.

3. Kerala is the first to open transgender school and cafe

Kerala is the first to open transgender school and cafe

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In a bid to support the transgender community, Kerala has also opened its first school and cafe for the transgender community to help them in continuing their education and give their exams for class 10th and 12th.

Also read: Top 4 Tourist Places in Kerala

4. Kerala is the first one to launch a sex offender registry

The first of its kind initiative has been launched Kerala to address the increasing immunity of sex offenders. The reason to set up this registry is to provide full security to all the women in the state.

5. Kerala is the first digital state in India

Kerala is the first digital state in India

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Kerala has been declared as the first digital state in India. Within a few years, the state has achieved 100 percent mobile connectivity and 75 percent Internet literacy. Besides this, the state also has the highest record of digital banking, bank accounts linked to Aadhaar card and e-governance along with the excellent broadband connectivity.

Also read: 8 Bridal Wedding Attire From Different Countries Which Can Flip Your Perception

6. Kerala is the first state to have a complete yoga village

Kerala has a village known as the village of Kunnamthanam which is now a complete yoga village. The main aim is to make yoga an integral part of the lives of the people.

7. Kerala is the first state where women outnumber men

Kerala is the first state where the number of women outnumbers men in the state. For every 100 men, there are 109 women in Kerala which you will not find in any other state.

Also read: 5 Most Beautiful and Richest Temples of India That You Need To Visit Once In A Lifetime

8. Kerala is the first state to have the dowry-free zone

Kerala is the first state to have the dowry-free zone

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The small village in Kerala, Nilambur is the only village in the whole country that welcomes you with a signboard that says: Dowry Free Zone. Several movements were held to make the village dowry-free in a year. Many projects and sensitization programs were also carried out to wean the people away from the practice of dowry.

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