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Install Green House Solar Dryers And Generate Additional Revenues

Sustainable methods for food preservation are the need of the hour and in India, solar drying is one of the most preferred choices and a promising technology owing to its vantage on utilisation of renewable energy. This initiative will enable farming communities to build more sustainable business and also contribute to the development of agricultural sector in India.

Take Action Against Poverty: Mandela Day

UN General Assembly launched Mandela Day on July 18 in 2009, to commemorate Nelson Mandela's spirit of servitude. This day is observed in 149 countries.

Report Reveals Exploitation of Elephants in Asian Countries, Including India

Countries in Asia, including India, continue to grow the captive elephant industry for elephant rides and performances to meet irresponsible tourist demands. A new report released by World Animal Protection reveals that more than three quarters of nearly three thousand elephants used in tourist entertainment in Asia are kept in severely cruel conditions. Riding an elephant is one...

Asia-Pacific Must Boost Development Reform To Achieve 2030 Agenda: Report

Asia and the Pacific, a region with an impressive development  track  record,  will  need  to step up its overall development reform  effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, according  to  a  new  report  launched  by the United Nations Economic and Social  Commission  for  Asia  and  the  Pacific (ESCAP), at the High-level...

Planned or Unplanned Family- Which One Is Yours?

International organisations have for long advocated the need to perceive reproductive rights through the prism of human rights. While a rights-based approach to the subject does not yet exist, various international conferences even in the distant past have time and again referred to family planning, and reproductive health and rights as human rights issues....

Increasing Commitment For The Cancer Community In India

Around 2.5 million people in India are living with the disease of cancer. Every year, over 7 lakh new patients are registered, according to the National Institute of Cancer research and prevention. The good news is support for cancer patients are now strengthened further. Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) has decided to do so in...

Govt To Assess Impact Of CSR Activities Undertaken By PSUs

For the first time, the NDA government is planning to conduct a study for assessing the impact of corporate social responsibility projects undertaken by various public sector firms. The study, to be carried out by the Department of Public Enterprises, will cover 134 central public sector enterprises. It will identify the lack of initiative and implementation...

Going All-Solar Is A Steadfast Way Forward

Solar energy has taken the world by storm. From houses to offices, from schools to hospitals, more and more establishments are going solar. From an ecological perspective, the world is in a place where renewable energy resources are the better options. The return on investment of solar energy in India is ideal as it...

Banks Joining In: Artificial Intelligence

A lot of banks are introducing humanoid robots to answer customer queries in their branches in metro cities, like Bengaluru, New Delhi and Mumbai.

Eliminate Child Labour Use In Tobacco Farming

A significant improvement in school attendance has been reported by IPM India, as a result of its programs directed at reduction and elimination of the use of child labour by tobacco growers. The project on “Prevention of Child labour and Rural Development in tobacco growing villages of Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka” undertaken through a voluntary...

The Only Acceptable Act Of Division

With a variety of waste issues always making the rounds, the new initiative coming to light is that of waste segregation. The Swachh Bharat mission volunteers are going places to educate people about dry waste and wet waste. It is imperative for us citizens to take steps and gain knowledge about our household waste...

The Risk Cost of Your Selfie

Mobile handset maker Samsung India has pledged support to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’ drive to reduce road accidents, especially those that happen due to irresponsible usage of mobile phones. A nationwide campaign ‘Safe India’ to sensitise people about responsible use of mobile phones while on the road was unveiled. The new campaign film, #SafeIndia, seeks to make people...
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