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Cigna Foundation Global Grant Supports Crowdfunding for Surgeries in India

The Cigna Foundation has announced a $100,000 World of Difference grant to Samahope – a crowdfunding platform that allows anyone, anywhere to directly fund the work of doctors providing life-saving medical treatments for women and children in need around the world.  The grant exemplifies Cigna’s new global brand platform, “Together, all the way,” as...

L&T Joins Swachh Bharat Brigade, Pledges 5000 Toilets

INFRASTRUCTURE multi-national Larsen & Toubro has announced a wp initiative that would add traction to the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ programme recently launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day. Observing that the objectives of L&T’s ongoing wp programme were aligned to the mission of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, A.M. Naik, Group Executive Chairman, Larsen...

Allcargo Launches Leprosy Elimination Project

ALLCARGO Logistics, through its NGO Avvashya Foundation, has inaugurated the Leprosy Elimination Action Project (LEAP) at Koproli Primary Health Centre (PHC). The project was launched with a vision to support the people of Koproli who are victims of leprosy along with helping them in their economical development. Association for Leprosy Education, Rehabilitation & Treatment...

Coke, US Cos Collaborate To Give Africans Access To Medicines

THE Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced the expansion of ‘Project Last Mile’ to include 10 African countries over the next five years. This public-private partnership – currently focused on Tanzania...

‘I suffered from TB in 2000’, Says Big B

THE Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has launched the ‘Mumbai Mission for TB Control’ awareness campaign, with Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan as the brand ambassador. At an event to launch the campaign, Bachchan made the revelation of having suffered from tuberculosis in 2000, saying, “I have been a victim of this disease in spite...

Food Wastage In India A Serious Concern

INDIANS waste as much food as the whole of United Kingdom consumes – a statistic that may not so much indicative of our love of surfeit, as it is of our population. Still, food wastage is an alarming issue in India. Our street and garbage bins, landfills have sufficient proof to prove it. Weddings, canteens,...

CSR Comes To The Aid Of Quality Medical Education

Chennai-based TAKE Solutions has made a CSR contribution to the Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship (CIIE), the Technology Business Incubator of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad for seed investment in an early stage healthcare based impact company. The joint selection committee of CIIE and TAKE solutions chose Gurgaon-based start-up Bodhi Health...

A Bug-licious Solution for Food Shortage

Entomophagy, for the uninitiated, is the practice of eating insects. And if the growing ‘buzz’ around ‘bug food’ is to be believed, it may well be an addition to our diet that is worth serious consideration both in terms of health benefits and a possible solution to FAO’s ominous Global famine forecast.

Infosys Co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan Donates Rs. 225 Cr For Brain Research

PITTSBURGH: Global technology leader and Infosys co-founder Senapathy “Kris” Gopalakrishnan has donated $1.8 million (Rs. 225 crore) to Carnegie Mellon University to establish a research partnership between CMU and the Centre for Brain Research (CBR) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore. The partnership will strategically leverage the research strengths of both institutions while enhancing...
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