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CSR Report: Nestlé India spent above 2% of average net profits

Nestle India Limited spent more than the prescribed 2% in corporate social responsibility programs in the financial year 2017-18. While the prescribed CSR expenditure as per Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 was 26.88 crore rupees, actual expenditure incurred during the year amounted to INR 26.91 crores. With its CSR Policy focus areas firmly...
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CSR report: Maharashtra receives largest amount of money for CSR

Maharashtra topped the list of states receiving the largest amount of money for CSR, followed by Gujarat and Rajasthan, while eight states saw a decline in spends, according to a report compiled by Prime Database. Inequalities reduction, national heritage, the Armed forces, sports, technology incubators and slum development were the most neglected areas when it...
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Nasscom meet to focus on CSR trends in IT industry

Indian IT industry apex body’s social arm Nasscom Foundation is hosting a conference in Bengaluru on December 10-11 to discuss corporate social responsibility (CSR) trends in IT industry. “The CSR Leadership Conference will discuss innovative approaches to CSR and help create a roadmap to a new, developed and inclusive India,” the Nasscom Foundation said in...
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Scientists Have Discovered How to Generate Electricity From Mushrooms

When Sudeep Joshi, a postdoctoral researcher at the Stevens Institute of Technology, sat down to a lunch of mushrooms with his colleagues, it struck him that mushrooms could be used in his experiments to generate electricity from cyanobacteria, according to the BBC. Joshi and his colleagues had been trying to draw electricity from cyanobacteria after...
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CSR: India’s first Carbon Neutral manufacturing plant in Igatpuri

While the international COP24 conference continues, there is another piece of good news on climate change action from a corporate house in India. The Mahindra Group took a big step forward in its commitment to becoming Carbon Neutral by 2040, with its Igatpuri manufacturing plant recently becoming India’s first Carbon Neutral manufacturing facility. This was...
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Candor TechSpace hosts conference with specially-abled achievers

Candor TechSpace, the leading provider of IT/ITES office spaces, hosted a special event to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities at Roseate House, Aerocity in New Delhi, on 28th November. The event saw distinguished persons from various walks of life engage in a stimulating dialogue on the role of infrastructure in facilitating the...
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What are the biggest roadblocks for the adoption of Solar energy?

Kolkata uses solar lamps on a large scale for household/domestic purposes compared to other tier 1 cities; while Bengaluru constitutes the highest number of solar water heater consumers amongst all the metros. These are the findings of a pan India study to gauge the awareness and penetration of household solar energy products in urban India...
Global Goals Jam 2018

World University of Design hosted Global Goals Jam 2.0

The World University of Design (WUD) organized a two-day exclusive Design Thinking workshop - Global Goals Jam 2.0 (GGJ) from September 21-22, 2018. The workshop was held in association with the Digital Society School of University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam along and UNDP (United Nations Development Programme). GGJ is an international platform for inclusive learning...
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Historic Meeting of 9/11 and 26/11 heroes

Mumbai witnessed a rare evening where the families of 9/11 and 26/11 shared the stage and came together in the spirit of promoting love, compassion and nonviolence. The evening witnessed Dr. Frank Straub, Director of Strategic Studies and newly created Centre for Mass Violence Response Studies at the Police Foundation (USA), presented his Medals of...
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PM Modi does not condone culture of criticising corporates

Standing up for India Inc, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he does not believe in the culture of criticising industry and corporates who he believes are doing exemplary social work alongside their business. Modi also wanted citizens to not just pay their taxes honestly but do their bit for social transformation. "In our country,...
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Children Lead Anti-Littering Sensitisation Campaign

Phenk Mat Mumbai, an initiative by Club Mahindra and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) supported by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) imbedded a social and sustained behavioural change in the youth of the city by internalizing the habits of cleanliness and making them the lifelong ambassadors for anti-littering behaviour. The campaign planned to internalise anti littering...
Toilets by We are Water foundation and Roca

We are Water foundation drives the swachhata mission across nation by constructing toilets

We Are Water foundation recently completed its ‘WASH’ project in 17 schools across Chennai, Vellore, Alwar, Rewari and Faridabad targeted at providing better sanitation facilities to schoolchildren. For this initiative, Roca joined hands with World Vision India, Habitat for Humanity India, Gramya Foundation and United Way of Chennai with an aim to improve and promote...
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