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Educating The Girl Child Has To Go Beyond A Scheme

Education for girls has always been taken for granted in India. But with new initiatives and government schemes, things have taken an upward turn and people now realise the importance of girl education in India. Studies reveal that compared to 57.39% boys, 60.39% girls dropped out before reaching the upper primary level and against 78.40%...

The Great Indian Literary Festival 2018

Lit is In There was a time when Literature changed the course of society, igniting minds and hearts. No wonder, it played a big role in every freedom struggle. However, over shadowed by the ‘Best-seller race’ and ‘Page-3 English writer,’ real Literature, regional literature is almost dead. Presenting, The Great Indian Literary Festival, TGILF, India’s only...

Artificial Intelligence Solidifying At The Workplace

Once feared as making the role of the recruiter impersonal and robotic, Artificial Intelligence (AI) today gives recruiters the information they need to source and hire higher-quality professionals. Korn Ferry recently surveyed close to 800 talent acquisition talent professionals globally. Nearly 64 percent say AI has changed the way recruiting is done in their organisation,...

Punjab FM urges industry to spend CSR funds on health, education

Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Monday called upon industrial houses to spend on education, health and other sectors under their corporate social responsibility programs for uplifting the social and economic conditions of the people in the state. Badal made the appeal after inaugurating a new building at a government primary school here. The building has...

Skill Development Needs To Be Imbibed And Improved

According to the World Development Journal, economic growth for a developing country solves not only the issues of financial resources availability but also contributes towards improving living standards as a higher gross national product. India, as reported by World Bank in 2013, had a per capita income of US$1164 and ranked 112th out of 164...
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In conversation with Veena Mankar, Founder & Director, Swadhaar FinAccess

Swadhaar FinAccess is not for profit organisation aiming for financial inclusion through the imparting of financial education and the facilitation of access to financial services to the urban low-income communities, predominantly through women. In conversation with The CSR Journal, Veena Mankar, Founder & Director, Swadhaar FinAccess highlights the importance of using innovation in technology to...

Turn And Face The Change: Equipping India’s Workforce For A Brave New World

“If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.” These words were written by Jack Welch, the former CEO and Chairman of General Electric, for the company’s annual report in 2000. Change is the only constant and Welch’s words could apply to any era...
Educate for Change

Sharmaji Ka Beta – Educate For Change

Sharmaji ka beta was not only an ideal son, but a good husband too. He used to make sure to keep his wife happy and spend time with her, taking her out on dates frequently. One weekend, after a romantic dinner with Susan, the duo was driving back home, when their car had a flat...

36% Rural Youth Can’t Name India’s Capital, Finds Survey

Fourteen per cent of rural youth in the age group of 14-18 failed to identify the map of India, says the 2017 Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), brought out by Pratham. Significantly, 36% of those surveyed did not know that Delhi is the capital of India. The report underlines, that 79% answered the questions ‘Which...

Children of 450 Labourers Find A ‘Guardian of Hope’

Migrant workers travel to various parts of the country in order to find jobs and sustain their families. Their main aim is to help their families and children to secure a better living and future. Emaar India under their “Guardian of Hope” programme nurtures a joyful childhood for the children of construction labourers with the...

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...

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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