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Manual scavenging in India

CSR: Manual Scavenging in India

Manual Scavenging is the inhuman practice which involves cleaning of human excreta without any personal protective equipment with shoddy tools and most of the times involves handling with bare hands. The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Act, 2013” was passed by the central government. This act prohibits the employment of manual...
organ donation

CSR: The Priceless Gift Of Organ Donation

Organ donation rates in India are very low and we are struggling with severe shortage of organs for transplantation. Every 10 minutes, a new name is added to the waiting list. More than 30,000 individuals are in need of liver transplants in the country. However, less than 5% of these receive a liver before...
GM food in India

CSR: GM Food Crops In India

India is the second most populous country in the world which consists of one fifth of the world’s population. According to a UN report, India will become the most populous country in the world surpassing China, with its population reaching up to 1.6 billion people by 2050. There is already food crisis looming over...
Indian family

Unintended Pregnancy Decreasing; Quality Of Family Planning Care Improving Across India

India has made decent strides over the past 2.5 years in improving family planning access and use of contraceptives among both married and unmarried women. In certain states like Rajasthan, a majority of married women are using modern contraceptives lives pills, male condoms, female condoms, female sterilization, male sterilization, injectables, beads, LAM, emergency contraception...

Treating Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Patients

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Report 2017 revealed that an estimated 10.4 million people fell ill with TB in 2016: 56% of these were in five countries - India, Indonesia, China, the Philippines and Pakistan. In 2016, there were 600,000 new cases with resistance to Rifampicin (RR- TB), the most effective first-line...
food delivery

CSR: Food Safety Norms In Online Delivery

Regulator FSSAI has given a two-week deadline to online food delivery companies to delist unlicensed restaurants. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has also decided to conduct audit of online platforms of food aggregators to check if they are complying with food safety and hygiene norms, it said in a statement. In...
Skilling Youth for Internships Abroad

CSR: Skilling Youth For Internships Abroad

India has the world’s largest youth workforce today and it is estimated that there will be 104.62 million fresh entrants in the labour market by 2022. However, the current youth unemployment rate continues to remain as high as 10% with 31 million unemployed in India and more importantly, 43% of India’s youth are not...
Parkinsons scare among elderly in India

Parkinson’s Predicted To Be of Concern Among Elderly

Parkinson's is set to become a nightmare in healthcare. Although India is touted as the youngest nation, the country is bound to age rapidly post 2020. In fact if United Nations estimates are to be believed, between 2015 and 2030, the number of older people is projected to grow by 64%. This does not...
Veganism

Veganism For Health And Environment

Veganism has taken up the global food industry by a storm. People looking for healthier lifestyle have started to move towards adapting veganism. Many celebrities like Beyonce, Jay Z, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lopez, Sonam Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Sonakshi Sinha, Aamir Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez have committed to veganism. This has turned many more heads towards...
Trucks on Road

Speeding Trucks Causing Calamities

According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways headed by Nitin Gadkari, the current speed limit for the vehicles in M2 and M3 categories, such as trucks and cargos, on highways is 90kmph, on expressways is 100kmph and 60kmph within the city limits. However, one can easily witness loaded trucks on highways going...

Surge In The Urge To End It All

In an incident which sent shockwaves across the country, 11 members of the Bhatia family in Delhi’s Burari area were found dead in what was reportedly mass suicide. It appears that the family was involved in occult practices to attain salvation. Evidence points to tantric literature at the scene of the crime. In the posh...
swachh maharashtra challenge

CSR: Swachh Maharashtra Grand Challenge

Samhita Social Ventures and the Maharashtra Government have signed an MOU in the presence of Hon. Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis to implement the Swachh Maharashtra Grand Challenge in the district of Chandrapur. The Grand Challenge will identify, pilot and scale innovations across the sanitation value chain: behaviour change, sanitation entrepreneurship, school sanitation and faecal...
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