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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

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.

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.

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.

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

The Rising Need To Invest In Skill Development

The government has missed its targets of jobs creation and employment every year, due to increase in automation and inability to cope. CSR funds going into the sector of skill development are 5%.

Corporate Houses Should Help In Development: Jaitley

Corporate houses should step forward and carry out works for the welfare of people, said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who attended a function organised by Bharti Foundation to dedicate over 17,000 toilets it had built to more than 80,000 beneficiaries under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. He said corporate houses, public sector firms and government...

Lack of Infrastructure and Governance is Holding-Back Sports Tourism in India

The tourism sector stands at Rs. 14.02 lakh crore industry in India, as of 2016; comprising of about 9.6% of India’s GDP. India, which ranks 24th in International Tourist Arrivals, has seen a major lift of 16 places in the latest UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) rankings. While, as the growing belief suggests, sports...

Business Environment In India Is Better But Not Good: Michael Porter

A handful of corporate titans, young entrepreneurs and researchers on Wednesday got an opportunity that even some students of Harvard Business School do not get. They got a crash course in business and economics from Michael Porter. The business strategist and economist teaches at Harvard. A student who wants to attend his lectures has to clear...

Leverage CSR To Address Developmental Challenges: President

President Pranab Mukherjee urged India Inc to leverage corporate social responsibility (CSR) to address higher developmental challenges in India, saying the country needs visionary business leaders to catalyse the growth process. "I would like to remind industry that just as much as the funds, the country also needs your ideas, energy and drive. I urge you to leverage CSR...
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