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Vodafone M-Pesa Partners With Govt To Empower SHGs in Rajasthan

Vodafone India, has entered into a strategic tie-up with Rajasthan Grameen Aajeevika Vikas Parishad (RGAVP), to empower women in Village Organisation (VO)/ Self Help Group (SHG). The partnership facilitates instant deposits to their saving account using the mobile wallet - M-Pesa. Currently, RGAVP gives small loans to women in poor families in the form of cash. Loans are given to the Village Organisation...

Samsung To Set Up MSME-Samsung Digital Academy, Train Youth

NEW DELHI: Samsung India and the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India, recently signed an agreement to open MSME-Samsung Digital Academy, to offer young students a skill development course based on the Tizen OS platform. The MSME-Samsung Digital Academy is being set up with an objective to create a pool of trained...

Planned Urban Growth Via wp

BENGALURU: United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) recently announced the launch of its sustainable urbanization project, Citizens for the City(www.citizensforthecity.in) by introducing India’s first ever Neighbourhood Improvement Partnership Challenge. UTC’s Citizens for the City project will aid planned urban growth by bringing stakeholders in sustainable urban planning together through research, reports, competitions and other initiatives. The Neighbourhood Improvement...

Nepal Earthquake: Indian Cos Come Forward To Aid Rescue Mission

With the death toll in earthquake hit Nepal now crossing 5000, Corporate India has stepped up and joined India’s massive rescue mission by sending material aid, manpower and funds.  SpiceJet slashed base fares for its evening flights to Kathmandu for two days starting Monday and announced it would operate two more special flights to...

Jet Airways Recognized For Ending Shark Fin Transport

NEW DELHI: Jet Airways has been awarded the Henry Spira Humane Corporate Progress Award for the company’s role in ending the transport of shark fins from India to international shores. The award is given out by The Humane Society of the United States. In 2014, Humane Society International/India, the international affiliate of The HSUS, began...

More Disclosures Requested From Oil Companies

By thewpjournal ThinkTank in International Stories The wp Journal is committed to assimilate and bring together the best of thinkers and advocates in the wp & Sustainability community across the world. Under this initiative w Read More Investors and nonprofits have requested five of the largest US oil companies (Valero, Exxon Mobil, Marathon Petroleum, Phillips 66...

The Water Man of India Wins 2015 Stockholm Water Prize

Rajendra Singh of India is named the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate, for his innovative water restoration efforts, improving water security in rural India, and for showing extraordinary courage and determination in his quest to improve the living conditions for those most in need. The announcement was made at the World Water Day celebrations...

wp Comes To The Rescue Of Critically Endangered Species

MUMBAI: Tata Capital Housing Finance Limited, a subsidiary of Tata Capital Limited, the financial services arm of the Tata Group, has partnered with WWF-India to lend their support to conservation programmes for three critically endangered species – the great Indian bustard, greater one horned rhinoceros and red panda. These would include raising awareness, conducting biological...

HP Collaborates With Akshara Foundation To Transform Education

BANGALORE: HP recently announced an innovative collaboration with Akshara Foundation that aims to improve the education experience for more than one million school children across the Indian state of Karnataka. Akshara Foundation is a leading Indian NGO that delivers innovative solutions in its pursuit to provide equitable educational access to young school children, with a mission to...

SunEdison ‘Solar Empowers’ Students in Chennai

CHENNAI: SunEdison, Inc. has announced the installation of a 100 kilowatt (kW) solar system on the premises of the Ramakrishna Mission Students’ Home as a part of its Social Innovations mission to bring electricity to 20 million people by 2020. The project will enable the students at the Mission to be more energy independent and, under...

‘Smart Cities’ Find No Place In Budget, But Renewable Energy Gets Boost

DESPITE the Modi government’s repeated commitments to building 100 smart cities in India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s budget announcement on Saturday made no reference to the ambitious project. However, the Prime Minister’s pet campaigns of Make In India, Digital India, Swachch Bharat, and Clean Ganga did feature prominently in the announcements, as did some...

Rail Budget 2015: India to Get Cleaner & Greener Railways

The Rail Budget for 2015 has been created in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiatives – Swachch Bharat Mission, Make in India and Digital India and has also introduced several environmentally sustainable components. Here are the key ‘green’ highlights of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu’s presentation of the Railway Budget. Environment Directorate – a special...
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