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Yes, today is  World Toilet Day  on 19 Nov 2018.

Let me say something positive for today.

I think  Singapore has  cleaner public toilets compared to Hong Kong.

I guess the men working as  toilet attendants in Hong Kong get no training and  they think they  are just attendants and not cleaners.

Or maybe the drafter of  technical   spec for  contract supply of   male toilet attendants  forgot to include the word  "cleaner".
NEW DELHI: Hundreds of "manual scavengers" die each year cleaning out sewers in cities across India but a machine unveiled for Monday's (Nov 19) World Toilet Day could help to end that tragic record.

Thousands of mostly low-caste Indians are employed in one of the world's dirtiest jobs unclogging human waste from underground pipes.

More than 1,300 have died, mainly suffocated, in the past three years, according to the Sulabh International charity.

The men are called "manual scavengers" because they mainly scrape the waste with their bare hands without any protective gear or masks.

The machine launched by Sulabh injects high pressure water into the tunnels and tanks and then collects the waste with a mechanical bucket operated from ground level.

A remote control inspection camera generates high-resolution images of the sewer system.

U.S. billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates unveiled on Tuesday in Beijing a futuristic toilet that doesn't need water or sewers and uses chemicals to turn human waste into fertilizer.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates points at a jar containing human faeces during his speech at the Reinv
Microsoft founder Bill Gates points at a jar containing human faeces during his speech at the Reinvented Toilet Expo showcasing sewerless sanitation technology in Beijing, China November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter