Gross Domestic Happiness- GDH

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We celebrated the UN World Happiness Day on March 20th. On the occasion,World Happiness Report 2016 was published by ranking 157 countries and their happiness levels. This is third reportsince it first published in 2012. Happiness is a feeling of contentment. Perfect happiness comes when all needs of the person are satisfied and fulfilled. Happiness is a combination of how satisfied you are and how good you feel on a day-to-day basis. Happiness, often, sounds mythological and spiritual word but it is more than that.

The report review the state of happiness in the world and show how the new science of happiness explains personal and national variations in developing the society. Denmark has been announced the happiest country with score 7.526, United States has been ranked (13) and United kingdom (23). Similarly Switzerland (2), Iceland (3), Norway (4) and Finland (5) are on the…

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My work background is in operational meteorology and in my career I have been involved in forecasting for everything from bananas to jumbo jets.I joined the Met Office 1974 as an observer at Glasgow Airport. After training as a forecaster, I worked as an Operational aviation forecaster at various defence sites and airports. In 1982, I moved to Glasgow Weather Centre as a forecaster and STV broadcaster till 1988. He then took up a post as Senior Forecaster London Weather Centre, then Senior Forecaster ITV where I qualified as a trainer in presentation techniques for the ITV Association. After being diagnosed with MS, he moved into management and became Head of London Weather Centre in 1997 followed by a period of front-line management for Southern England and Europe covering London and Cardiff Weather Centres and the Met Offices on defence stations from Akrotiri in Cyprus to St Mawgan in Cornwall. He took up the post of Met Office Chief Advisor for Scotland & Northern Ireland in March 2008 and moved to Edinburgh. I retired in September 2014. My one claim to fame is once performed a comedy sketch on TV with Manuel (Andrew Sachs) from Fawlty Towers in support of Comic Relief.

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