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Empowering Entrepreneurship for Social Good

It is well known fact that India is a country of opposites. However, the paradox in entrepreneurship is rather inconspicuous .What is alarming is however is that while Indians are inherently entrepreneurial and they find it very difficult to set up and run businesses with ease. Constraints like access to technical knowledge, finance, market...

Ease Of Doing Business: India Risen From 130th To 100th This Year

According to the World Bank, India's rank on 'ease of doing business' scale has risen from 130th to 100th this year, helped by a slew of reforms in taxation, licensing, investor protection and bankruptcy resolution. "In 2014, we were 142nd and then (in) last two years, we...

Employee Volunteering: Building Teams While Impacting Communities

Emphasising on the importance of reaching out to others in need of help, Mahatma Gandhi had once rightly stated, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Such socially oriented volunteering not only benefits underprivileged communities but also rejuvenates volunteers. An increasing number of corporates, nowadays, are taking...

ICICI Bank commits Rs. 10 crore to the Indian Armed Forces

ICICI Bank, India’s largest private sector bank by consolidated assets, recently committed a financial assistance of Rs. 10 crore to the Indian Armed Forces. The contribution, payable in two equal tranches this year and next year, will be utilised towards welfare activities and betterment of the families of ex-servicemen who have lost their lives guarding the nation. Chanda Kochhar,...

Helping Corporates And Incubators Collaborate

Samhita Social Ventures and Villgro with support from GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) have launched Incubator Marketplace, an online portal, which will help companies and incubators identify and connect with each other.

Cement Sector Growing Through Sustainable Development Goals

The scale and ambition of the 2030 development agenda create further opportunities for the private sector to demonstrate the central role it plays in sustainable development.

Government To Set Up 49 Cancer Centres

Central and state governments are planning to set up 49 cancer centres in 3 years, all across the country. These will be added to the already functioning 39 cancer centres.

Government Asks Companies To Allocate 7% Of CSR Funds To Swachhta Hi Seva

The government has asked companies to devote a portion of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds to a cleanliness campaign launched on Friday by President Ram Nath Kovind. The Swachhta Hi Seva campaign will comprise a range of activities including a nationwide drive to mobilize people to participate in shramdaan (voluntary work) on improving sanitation,...

Senior Citizens- Their Smile Comes From Your Time

Out of the 104 million elderly persons in India; 53 million are females and 51 million males. A report released by the United Nations Population Fund and Help Age India suggests that the number of elderly persons is expected to grow to 173 million by 2026.

Adopt A Village: Success Lies In Implementation

The village development model aims to cover all bases: finance from the adopting party, participation of the local authority and cooperation and education of the residents.

Marriage Over Consent- Is It Your Only Option?

The Honourable Supreme Court in its ruling on Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) does not criminalise non-consensual sex, where the woman has been forced into intercourse by her husband. The ruling is flawed, and leaves women and even young girls vulnerable to rape and sexual abuse without any room for legal recourse.

A Positive Stir In The Parsi Community

Zoroastrianism, one of world’s oldest monotheistic religions, has followers who live in India as a minority. A nation celebrated for its diversity, India celebrates with the Parsis, their new year on 17th August. Originally the official religion of Persia, Zoroastrianism shifted bases to India and Pakistan, when Islamic forces invaded Persia. India has the...
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