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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...

#NoConditionsApply: A Campaign Addressing Gender Inequality

When we speak of womanhood, what comes to mind is a single state of being; as if it were an undifferentiated gender. However, through years, the society has created labels and tags that exist within this gender. The married and the unmarried, the happily married and the divorced, the straight and the lesbian, the...

An Attempt To Make E-governance Schemes Beneficial

The Narendra Modi government, since its inception in 2014, has emphasized the importance of India taking up the digital revolution. In 2015, PM Modi had launched Digital India, a campaign to ensure that government services are available to citizens through an improved online interface. It was a way of ensuring that the government and...

Menstrual Hygiene Is Every Girl’s Right

The Kerala government has taken an ambitious step in the sphere of menstrual hygiene. The state will provide free sanitary napkins to all girls in government schools, studying in classes 6 to 12. The scheme is called ‘She Pad’ and it aims to reach 300 schools in 114 panchayats this year. In a Mirror...

HCL Foundation To Invest In UP’s Village Development Project

HCL Technology’s corporate social responsibility arm HCL Foundation would pump in Rs 110 crore into a village located in Uttar Pradesh’s Hardoi district. The funds will be utilised for the ‘Samuday’ development project that was launched in the district around two years ago. The project, which covers around 720 villages and around 90,000 households, is aimed at registering improvements across various...

Goa Ranks Top, Bihar At Bottom Of Gender Vulnerability Index

Goa ranked top and Bihar featured at the lowest in Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI) released by Child development NGO Plan India. The composite index has been developed within research for the NGO’s Plan for Every Child campaign which is aimed at comprehensively understanding the dimensions of various problems affecting children, particularly girls, in difficult...

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...

Channelling Investment Into Sustainable Development, Uncertainties Expected

The trade outlook for the Asia-Pacific region is positive for this year but some uncertainties are forecast for 2018, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said in its report. The report entitled, ‘Channelling Trade and Investment into Sustainable Development’ emphasises that cutting trade costs and deepening regional cooperation...

A Continuous Deterioration In Healthcare, For How Long?

Healthcare has been a major concern for the rural sector in the country. Access to medical help in cases of emergencies is an issue the government has not been able to tackle, despite its surveys and policies. A big problem is the financial risks that rural households face due to lack of adequate facilities....

Mumbai Police To Accept Funds From Corporate Houses

Mumbai Police is set to establish a police foundation for the betterment of the force and the welfare of the police personnel. According to a Times of India report, CM Devendra Fadnavis-led home department of the Maharashtra government gave permission to the police commissioner Datta Padsalgikar to register the foundation as a public trust....

Falling Hunger Rank Sees Relief Initiation in Haryana

The recently announced Global Hunger Index (GHI-2017) is indeed an alarm bell for India. The country ranked 97 in GHI-2016 but has slipped to 100 this year. Concerned about India’s falling rank on the Global Hunger Index, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation’s Haryana chapter is launching a campaign against hunger. This will aid in eradicating hunger...

India Tops In CR Reporting, But Quality Of Disclosures Needs Improvement: Study

India has emerged as the top country for reporting corporate responsibility information in the annual financial report of companies, but the quality of disclosures has to improve, according to a KPMG survey. KPMG has published this survey on CR Reporting since 1993. The 2017 survey is the 10th edition, with research carried out from across 49 KPMG...
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