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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

Lake Rejuvenation: Individual Responsibility Towards A Larger Development Cause

In India, a good number of urban lakes are large cesspools. Water channels, lifeline of waterbodies, are largely encroached and converted into open drains carrying sewage water. A multi acre polluted water lake is certainly not a healthy ecosystem as it pollutes air with an unbearable stink, contaminates ground water and its frothing could potentially cause fires. It is time to avert a natural disaster that is looming large. There are four things that could be initiated to minimise sewage inlet to the urban lake bodies.

65 Yrs Old Mettlesome Taxi Driver Educates Underprivileged Children

Being forced to back out of school at the age of 7, Gazi Jalaludin had a clear mission; no other child should be deprived the power of education. From begging on the streets of Kolkata during his childhood to now being the man responsible for the free education of over 425 underprivileged children in West Bengal, he is a true hero and a person of mettle.

Major Gaps In Public Education System: AVPN Report

Anil Swarup, in his keynote address, shared best practices in education from across India and stressed on the need to adopt them to scale.

Government Asks Companies To Allocate 7% Of CSR Funds To Swachhta Hi Seva

The government has asked companies to devote a portion of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds to a cleanliness campaign launched on Friday by President Ram Nath Kovind. The Swachhta Hi Seva campaign will comprise a range of activities including a nationwide drive to mobilize people to participate in shramdaan (voluntary work) on improving sanitation,...

Water: Life Giver To Mankind And Industry

Armed with plastic buckets and mud pots, a heavily pregnant lady, ‘Aarti Meshram’ along with her nine-year-old daughter and six-year-old son trudge nearly two kilometres in the searing Vidarbha heat to join an endless queue of humanity for the ‘elixir of life’ – water being supplied through tankers. While Aarti required complete bed rest considering...

UN Environment Summit Opens With Focus On Sustainable Use Of Natural Resources

The first Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment called on governments in the region to forge a transformative alliance that will drive forward an innovative, productive, resource efficient low carbon and pollution free economy as a means to deliver the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. High-level officials from over 35 countries were present at the Summit...

Government Pushes For Electrified Vehicles By 2030

India also is gearing up to electrify all its vehicles by the year 2030, to reduce its carbon emissions. Auto giants of India like Ashok Leyland, Hyundai, Tesla and engine maker Cummins are planning ahead to make the most out of this task.

Spends With Benefits: Section 135 Becomes…Taxing

India is the first country in the world to mandate participation of companies in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) via legislation of Section135

Where Is The Government Lacking In Road Safety

Mumbai ranked fifth from fifty cities in India with population a more than a million, that witnessed the most number of road accidents. This is according to the data released by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Role Of Technology Solutions For Monitoring SDGs

Technology enabling the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals will potentially be one of the most powerful drivers of change in modern economies going forward.
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