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National Innovation System Required For Better Access To Medicines

Noted surgeon Dr. N K Pandey emphasised that sustainable development goals (SDGs) related to access to medicines and healthcare, should definitely be a priority for the government. Speaking at a conclave on the ‘Role of Industry Associations in Influencing Healthcare Innovations and Sustainable Development in India: Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy considerations’ organized by Open...

Taiwan To Legislate On Corporate Social Responsibility: Vice President

The Taiwan government is drafting an amendment to the Company Act that would require businesses to "internalise" good governance and social responsibility, Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said on Wednesday. At an award ceremony for businesses that have shown excellent corporate social responsibility, Chen said that as enterprises pursue profits, they should also take responsibility...

Development And Conservation Must Go Together: Pranab Mukherjee

Development and conservation must go hand in hand, President Pranab Mukherjee said as he underlined the need for "sustainable" development.

World Skill Competition 2017

Date: Oct ’17 Venue: Abu Dhabi Rural talents of Karnataka to represent India in the “Prototype Modelling Skill” category at World Skill Competition 2017.

My Failures Taught Me How To ‘Fail Faster’: Jimmy Wales

“The world is facing many difficulties and young people will be the solution,” Wikipedia founder tells the UNESCO NGO Forum in Riyadh

Effective Governance Will Sustain Asia-Pacific Economic Growth And Improve Its Quality: UN Report

Effective governance and improved fiscal management are essential to sustaining robust economic growth and improving its quality, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said in its annual flagship report launched on Monday. The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017 highlights that despite a...

Bajaj Wants Govt To Clarify On Tax Exemption On CSR Spending

Bajaj Group patriarch Rahul Bajaj has asked the government to clarify whether the Indian firms spending two per cent of their profits on corporate social responsibility, as mandated by the new company law, should get tax exemption on it. Citing the conflicts in the tax laws, the veteran industry leader on Saturday said that when...

NABFINS And Swades Foundation Join Hands To Initiate Customised Microfinance For Rural India

NABARD Financial Services Limited (NABFINS), a subsidiary of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) would be initiating its direct lending operations in Raigad in partnership with Swades Foundation. Swades Foundation is working on developing the local entrepreneurial ecosystem in Raigad focused on animal husbandry, food and agro-processing units, self-help groups based small...

Leverage CSR To Address Developmental Challenges: President

President Pranab Mukherjee urged India Inc to leverage corporate social responsibility (CSR) to address higher developmental challenges in India, saying the country needs visionary business leaders to catalyse the growth process. "I would like to remind industry that just as much as the funds, the country also needs your ideas, energy and drive. I urge you to leverage CSR...

GNFC Wins Golden Globe Tigers Award

State-owned Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd (GNFC) has won the prestigious Golden Globe Tigers Award for Excellence and Leadership in CSR in the category of ‘E-Payment Leadership’ for the implementation of digital transactions in its township at Bharuch, Gujarat. The award recognizes ‘Tigers’ in marketing, branding CSR & social innovation, education & academic...
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