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Wealth In Your Waste

As a developing country India has huge potential towards using waste as a resource, Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer of the Mahindra Group, tells you more about this opportunity.

Going All-Solar Is A Steadfast Way Forward

Solar energy has taken the world by storm. From houses to offices, from schools to hospitals, more and more establishments are going solar. From an ecological perspective, the world is in a place where renewable energy resources are the better options. The return on investment of solar energy in India is ideal as it...

Banks Joining In: Artificial Intelligence

A lot of banks are introducing humanoid robots to answer customer queries in their branches in metro cities, like Bengaluru, New Delhi and Mumbai.

Eliminate Child Labour Use In Tobacco Farming

A significant improvement in school attendance has been reported by IPM India, as a result of its programs directed at reduction and elimination of the use of child labour by tobacco growers. The project on “Prevention of Child labour and Rural Development in tobacco growing villages of Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka” undertaken through a voluntary...

The Only Acceptable Act Of Division

With a variety of waste issues always making the rounds, the new initiative coming to light is that of waste segregation. The Swachh Bharat mission volunteers are going places to educate people about dry waste and wet waste. It is imperative for us citizens to take steps and gain knowledge about our household waste...

Warriors Of The Greens

The Maharashtra government has launched its project, the Green Army, one of the biggest plantation drives the nation has ever seen. Sudhir Mungantiwar, Minister of Finance and Forest Department, urges people to plant as many as 50 crore plants in the state. All citizens are encouraged to participate in this initiative.

Drones for Mapping Rural Areas

India is gravitating towards an urge to track growth and evaluate impact across urban and rural areas. Evidence based decisions are increasingly becoming critical to interventions and delivery of services. In such a scenario, access to reliable grassroots data becomes crucial for holistic and inclusive policy making and successful implementation. The first mile problem is...

The Risk Cost of Your Selfie

Mobile handset maker Samsung India has pledged support to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’ drive to reduce road accidents, especially those that happen due to irresponsible usage of mobile phones. A nationwide campaign ‘Safe India’ to sensitise people about responsible use of mobile phones while on the road was unveiled. The new campaign film, #SafeIndia, seeks to make people...

Green Finance Charter Signed With European Development Finance Institutions

An investment symposium on ‘The Opportunity of Green Finance in India’ was recently organised where the four banks signed a charter to champion green finance in India. YES Bank, FMO (the Development Bank of the Netherlands), along with DEG (the Development Bank of Germany) and Proparco (the Development Bank of France), signed the charter. Through...

A Step Towards Safety In The Online Sphere

While privacy problems on the internet persist globally, women especially in India feel threatened by cyber offensives and crimes online. Trolling, privacy violation and infiltration are a few among the many concerns shared by the women users of the internet.

The Story Behind India’s Sporting History

There is a prominent narrative that we hear when we mention sport and India and it is that we as a country seem to lack a “sporting culture”. While we are all aware of the country’s rich cultural heritage, diversity and unique traditions, what is arcane to the masses is that sport has also...

CSR To Be Compulsory For UAE Companies

UAE companies will have to allocate funds and be involved in social responsibility initiatives by end of 2017, a top official said. To implement the Year of Giving strategy, the Ministry of Economy launched 11 initiatives on Monday to create workplaces that take up philanthropy as part of its core values and helped the government keep a database and monitor the companies' compliance to philanthropy.
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