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FDEC Commences Roll-Out Of Malaria Demonstration Project

The Foundation for Disease Elimination and Control of India (FDEC-INDIA), Indian Council of Medical Research and Govt. of Madhya Pradesh announced Phase 1 roll-out of Malaria demonstration project in Mandla, Madhya Pradesh. This Phase will focus on community awareness and education programs among the community residents in Mandla. Minister of State for Health, Fagan Singh Kuleste...

Sweden Keen To Collaborate On Climate Issues

Sweden is keen to collaborate with Maharashtra on waste management, smart cities, and renewable energy. "I exchanged views with both the governments at the centre and in the state on global climate change efforts, ongoing international negotiations and the potential for bilateral cooperation," visiting Swedish deputy minister on climate Eva Svedling said here today. The minister...

Climate Change: In Big Relief, FAO Says Agriculture In India On Right Path

Indian agriculture can overcome problems of climate change and take the path of sustainable and climate-smart agriculture (CSA) by using mitigation techniques and adapting technology and new crop patterns, according to Shyam Khadka. Khadka, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) representative in India, was speaking at a conference organised by the Confederation of Indian...

Empower Children To Be Change Ambassadors

About 10,000 school children, 50 schools through 100 workshops are now enabled to become ‘Health Champions’ for their peers and communities. ‘She’s Ambassador’ is a health and leadership program to develop health champions. It aims to empower young people to make educational and sustainable decisions favourable to healthy lifestyles and social development. Mumbai Obstetrics Gynaecological...

Only Law Can’t Guide Fairness In Business, Inner Value System Can: Suresh Prabhu

Union Railway Minister Suresh said, being fair in any business is the key to maintaining equality and a better business culture. He was speaking as the chief guest at the 29th Council for Fair Business Practices (CFBP) Jamnalal Bajaj Awards. Prabhu pointed out inequality and the gap between haves and have-nots as the root causes...

Three Years Of CSR: Spending On The Rise, Yet Hurdles Remain

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) rules, implemented in April 2014 under section 135 of the Companies Act, have generated a buzz for their innovative approach to social development, and helping channel funds from companies towards such activities. But even as annual CSR spend is on the rise, the impact on the ground and effective deployment of...

Nepalese Enterprises Have To Spend 1% Of Profit In Social Causes

Nepalese government will soon start implementing the provision of newly introduced Industrial Enterprise Act that the industries need to allocate at least 1% of their annual profit for social welfare. Clause 48 per the Industrial Enterprise Act 2016 states, big or medium scale enterprises as well as small enterprises having annual turnover over 150 million...

Karnataka Struggles For CSR Funding To Save Forests

What is the likelihood of seeing a company board or hoarding in the middle of a lush forest? And even if there was one, it is unlikely that tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of a tiger will give it any attention. Perhaps, it is this lack of visibility that has become the biggest barrier...

‘Arise By Aricent’ To Impart Employable Skills To Engineering Students

Added to a list of initiatives is the launch of ‘Arise by Aricent’ an initiative to create employability opportunities for 3400 college students, by up-skilling engineering undergraduates across Delhi-NCR, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. The Delhi-NCR region will have 1300+ students trained under the ARISE program. Under the program, the students are trained in the...

Participatory Dialogue On Maternal & Child Health Organised in Mumbai

Ambuja Cement Foundation, the CSR arm of Ambuja Cement, organised a knowledge sharing forum on Maternal and Child Health on the occasion of World Health Day that is celebrated on April 7 every year. The participatory dialogue to promote ‘Maternal and Child Health - Evidence, Reflections, Way Forward’ served as a platform for leading organisations,...

Asia Pacific Adopts Regional Road Map To Accelerate SDGS

Asia-Pacific countries have adopted a road map for regional cooperation on implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD 2017) that concluded in Bangkok recently. The road map lays out priority areas, implementation arrangements and a process for tracking progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), building on the agreements reached at the last two APFSD meetings. It will, with the support of the...

Cabinet Approved Ratification Of ILO Conventions. What Would This Mean For Our Children?

The Union Cabinet on Friday took long pending steps to strengthen laws against child labour. It approved ratification of the Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) and Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182) of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval...
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