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Sharmaji Ka Beta – Why Smoke?

Sharmaji ka beta is a sensible person. He knows that smoking is not good for health. So he never did. However, lot of his friends and colleagues did. Everyday in office, his seniors and colleagues would go out for a smoke while Sharma would sit inside the office waiting for them to come back. Over...

Asleep At The Wheel!

While large organisations clearly understand the importance of creating and driving a focus on sustainability, many of them still fall asleep at the wheel. Addressing and driving sustainability is, today, an accepted focus area for most businesses, but while a few progressive corporations take sustainability seriously, many still don’t get it. It is not only...

Popularising The Act Of Necessary Sanitation

A couple of years ago, The Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised the need for adequate sanitation in India is his Republic Day speech. The then Union rural development minister, Jairam Ramesh said that India is one of the filthiest countries in the world. After spending Rs 19,626 crore in last 10 years on Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC), a large population of India...
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...

Collaboratively Working To Boost The Healthcare Sector

Development on the healthcare front is the need of the hour today. High healthcare costs and lack of affordable healthcare services often result in greater out-of-pocket expenditure for diagnosis, consultation and treatment which has been a challenge for the underprivileged section of the society. The healthcare segment needs a lot of contribution which can be addressed by public private partnerships and increased...

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...

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....

Natural Disasters To Become More Destructive, Without Action: UN Report

Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and intense and disaster risk is outpacing resilience in Asia-Pacific, the most disaster-prone region in the world, according to the latest report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). In recent months, the region has seen Typhoon Hato unleash large scale damage in...

Incentives For Firms Doing CSR Activities

Businesses in Dubai are being urged to step up their social services activities in exchange for special incentives, such as considerable discounts on government fees. During a roundtable discussion on Wednesday, Ahmad Abdul Kareem Julfar, director-general of the Community Development Authority (CDA) said these fees could be slashed by "up to 50 percent" in the...

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...

Building Communities, Building Nations

Imagine the generic scenario of a farmer in a rustic corner of India. He lives on a small farm in a remote tribal village, has received minimal education, and has no capital except his land, no resources and security, whatsoever. He feels all alone. But so does his neighbour. And all the other million farmers...

160 Companies to Face Penal Action For CSR Violations

Penal action will be initiated against 160 firms for failing to comply with CSR norms under the companies law, according to Union minister P P Chaudhary.
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