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Road Running Culture Reinforces Awareness Of Social Causes

Running, and especially marathon running, is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Companies too are willing to sponsor and participate in them. The participants are a mixed bag. These are people who around work, school, fun, social media, and all the other hobbies that they’re interested in, have adopted running. To imbibe the...

The Conversation On Menstrual Hygiene Is Never Over

In a country where a majority of female population is devoid of basic facilities to maintain menstrual hygiene and it’s still considered a taboo, disease, sin, curse or a secret by larger portion of the society. A group of students from Gwalior have launched a campaign by writing messages on sanitary napkins to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging...

Building Sustainable Value Chains

According to a Bain & Company study, companies employing sophisticated supply chain methods enjoy 12x greater profit than companies with unstructured methods. Some of the largest companies in the world understand that having an attitude of sustainability extend beyond the enterprise to the supply chain makes business sense. From a sustainability perspective, it is...

Clean Toilets To Be Seen At PSBs

According to the reports by WaterAid, India, the world’s second-largest country by population, is once again at the top with the highest number of people without basic sanitation. In India, 56% of the population including a staggering 355 million women and girls are still waiting for a toilet making them the most vulnerable. According to a study by the researchers...

Indian Ultimate Frisbee Team To Participate In The World U-24 Championships

Move over cricket and hockey. India is now participating in the World Under 24 Ultimate Frisbee Championships to be held in Perth, Australia from 7th to 13th January, 2018. 41 countries will be participating in this prestigious event. The Team India U24 Mixed squad, supported by BookASmile, the charity initiative of  BookMyShow, comprises of 23...

Taking The Place By A Silent Storm

Hearing loss affects a high percentage of society. It may be due to diseases effecting middle ear or inner ear, may be congenital, age related or due to noise exposure. Various social and economic losses incurred by such individuals, laws and programs to help such persons are made from time to time. They have...

Less Than 2% Of Newborn Babies Screened Annually For 1-4 Disorders In India: Perkinelmer

Despite significant advances in healthcare, low neonatal mortality and child mortality rates are still a distant dream for India. In the country, less than 2% of newborn the babies are screened annually for 1-4 disorders. With the government focus on achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals on child and neonatal mortality, the support of corporates...

How Life Can Unexpectedly Turn Around In An Instance

Former captain and youngest member of the Tamil Nadu State Women’s Cricket Team. Preethi Srinivasan was listed among top 16 famous Indians with disability in 2014 and recently won awards from Femina and Rotary. Preethi started representing the state at just 8 years of age and captained the Tamil Nadu state cricket team to win...

End Discrimination On Grounds Of Disability And Applaud Them

Bharat Kumar was born  only with a right hand by birth. A Para-swimming champion, he has made the country proud by winning 50 medals. At the young age of 8 years, he was sent to Ghaziabad, to his paternal aunt because of poor financial conditions. His old parents are daily-wage labourers, who dig soil. Bharat...

The Joy Of Gifting During Christmas

In the true spirit of bringing cheer, which is really the cornerstone of Christmas celebrations, various corporates went out of their way to spread joy, especially amongst children. SMAAASH hosted a Christmas party for the children of Muskaan Foundation, a NGO dedicated to the people having multiple disabilities. Smiling faces were witnessed at the cannon shooting,...

Collaborative Nature Of Solutions Lead To Silent Direct Actions

The Ugly Indians, as a part of the larger Domlur tech-hub transformation initiative, have taken on the transformation of Government Kannada Model Primary School in Challaghatta, Bengaluru. Various corporates and residents in the area are being mobilised to carry out the cleaning up and beautification of the area, having widened their impact to over...

Either It Is People In Power Or The Power Vested In People

The Direct Benefit Transfer or DBT is an attempt to change the mechanism of transferring subsidies launched by the Government of India on 1 January 2013. This program aims to transfer subsidies directly to the people through their bank accounts. It is hoped that crediting subsidies into bank accounts will reduce leakages, delays, etc The change that happened since...
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