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Scientists To Work On Zero Pollution Firecrackers

Every year Diwali, the festival of lights is celebrated with great pomp show nation wide. An additional concern that has entered the festive scenario is the environmental setbacks faced due to it. The smog in metropolitan cities due to air pollution is a statement on what our atmosphere is treated like. It also endangers...

How Corporates Can Help Clean The Ganga

In a bid to engage corporates in the rejuvenation of the Ganga river, the Union Water Resources Ministry has set up an interactive web page on the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) online platform.The aim of this page is to facilitate corporate houses to undertake various activities related to the Ganga cleaning project....

Government To Launch 25 Projects For Mental Health Care

The government had worked on healthcare projects for mental wellbeing of the citizens, along with Indian Council of Medical Research and the World Health Organisation in 2016. Many of these might come to fruition before the end of this year. 25 projects, by researchers from across the country, on suicide prevention, alcohol abuse, depression...

Helping Corporates And Incubators Collaborate

Samhita Social Ventures and Villgro with support from GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) have launched Incubator Marketplace, an online portal, which will help companies and incubators identify and connect with each other.

The Urgent Need For Recycling Used Batteries

Major retailers such as Asda, B&Q, Currys PC World, Marks & Spencer and Morrisons are campaigning to spread awareness among people to recycle dead batteries.

India Presents National Wildlife Action Plan 2017-2031

The central government released India’s third wildlife action plan, to chalk out India’s strategy for wildlife conservation in the next fifteen years. The first wildlife action plan was unveiled in 1983 and the second in 2002.

Government To Set Up 49 Cancer Centres

Central and state governments are planning to set up 49 cancer centres in 3 years, all across the country. These will be added to the already functioning 39 cancer centres.
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To Access CSR Funds Is A Very Big Challenge: Dr. Subhadra Anand, CEO, Save The Children India

Dr. Subhadra Anand, CEO, Save The Children India, talks about the challenges faced in the education sector and in the provision of quality education to all children. She emphasised the importance of collaboration with other organisations with the same vision. "Without working with other organisations, it is impossible to increase your reach and impact",...

Why Our Rivers Need Help

To save the depleting rivers of the country, Rally For Rivers is a people’s participation movement, launched by Isha Foundation.

Lack Of Quality Education In India: ASER

The quality of education provided to children in India is on a downward spiral, according to the Annual Status of Education Report 2016 (ASER). This survey is a household-based survey being conducted since 2005

NFHS-4 Indicates At Full Immunisation Coverage

NFHS-4 states that throughout the country, children within the age of 12-23 months have been fully immunised for BCG, measles and 3 doses of polio each. There was an increase in the coverage of vaccines for DPT by 18%, from the last health survey.

Breast Cancer Can Be Fought Only Through Awareness

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, India is likely to have more than 17.3 lakh new cases of cancer and over 8.8 lakh deaths due to the disease by 2020.
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