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Very Few Corporate Houses Are Doing A Good Job: Vandana Luthra, Founder & Vice Chairman, VLCC

Empowerment for the girl child and women comes with education. This in turn creates employability and job skilling. Whatever work one does has to be done ethically and with the expertise of qualified people. It takes time to understand what the impact of investment and opportunity mapping to improve initiatives further. “People can be...
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Innovation Married To Sustainability. Are You There Yet?

Pick the odd one out: carbon fiber, steel, bamboo. The answer, of course, is none of them. You’ve probably sat on it, built with it, and maybe even eaten it, but did you know that your car could be next to benefit from bamboo – one of the world’s strongest natural materials? While big investment in research has led...

Abortion Kills 20 Lakh Women Every Year: Survey

Abortion remains highly restricted in India. The governing law, the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act (1971), permits abortions before 12 weeks of pregnancy by a registered medical practitioner or before 20 weeks of pregnancy with the approval of two registered medical practitioners, but only if the mother or child's mental or physical health is in danger. A slightly more liberal amendment is under consideration, but still does not allow abortion if the woman simply wishes to terminate the pregnancy.

Majority of Indians Think Role of Women in Society is to be Good Mothers and Wives: Study

As part of a Global Trends study, Ipsos examined global attitudes toward the role of women, parenting, and family across 22 countries by interviewing 18,180 adults. Majority of Indians surveyed (64%) think role of women in society is to be good mothers and wives revolving around home, according to the 2017 survey. When it comes to...

Sharp Drop in Ratio of Young Women in India Expected: Study

With the decreasing sex ratio in India, it has been reported by the Indian Government that the sex ratio will drop further in the coming years. The report, by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation was published earlier in the year. According to the report, the number of women every thousand men will drop...

Is Assam’s Two-Child Norm Implausible?

Recently, Assam’s health minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, unveiled the draft of a new population policy for the state. It proposes, among other things, to penalise people who have more than two children. However, the Government has sought public suggestions on the draft population policy, which would be put up in the public domain, before...

Dowry-Less Social Weddings: Reliving The Unsaid Obligation

Individual Social Responsibility is about continuing to make efforts inorder to make a difference in the lives of people. Earlier this month, a dowry-less social wedding ceremony was organised at Palakkad in Kerala. The biannual ceremony, witnessed 21 couples tying the knot during first edition of this year’s social wedding. “We have always believed in...

Increasing Equality A Key Factor To Unlocking Prosperity In Asia-Pacific

The report underscores the importance of addressing poverty through pro-poor urbanisation, effective management of rural-urban transitions, and investment in sustainable infrastructure.

Are You Creating A Positive Water Impact?

India newly signed a $175 million loan pact with the World Bank for National Hydrology Project that aims to improve management of water resources.  The project will strengthen the capacity of institutions to assess the water situation in their regions and reduce their vulnerability to recurring flood and droughts, saving hundreds of lives and...
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More Than The Mandate, It’s About Awareness That Causes Generate: Dilip Jayaram, CEO, Procam International

“There are some pages from the sport of running that can be imbibed in other sports,” said Dilip Jayaram, CEO, Procam International. He and his team have been an integral part of the Standard Chartered Marathon, which the city of Mumbai has witnessed for over a decade. In conversation with The CSR Journal, he...

Corporate Collaborations Can Aid Health Scenario

Today, the Indian government spends only about one percent of its GDP on healthcare, which is among the lowest globally for any country. Along with building highways, firing up our power plants and ensuring there is a roof over every Indian’s head, there is a need to focus on healthcare in the country. According to...
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Focus Of Values Cannot Be Overstated: Gul Panag, Actress & Social Activist

Gul Panag runs the Colonel Shamsher Singh Foundation, an NGO that works towards a variety of causes including gender equality, education and disaster management. It was founded seven years ago. In conversation with The CSR Journal, she highlights that there is a vast chasm between what people have and what they should have. On a more...
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