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Heatwave India

UNICEF Warns of Severe Risks to Children Amidst South Asia’s Heatwave

UNICEF has said that it is deeply concrened about the health and safety of babies and young children caused as a result of severe heatwave that has been engulfing several countries in South Asia. The rising temperatures, that is predicted to reach up to 47°C, pose significant risks to millions of children who are...

CSR initiative provides assistive devices to people with disabilities

Bangalore, India: Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), in its unwavering commitment to society, hosted its first ‘Samarth Assistive Devices Conclave’ today.Designed under Hyundai Motor India’s ‘Samarth by Hyundai’ social initiative, the event showcased company’s commitment to harnessing technology for empowerment. In collaboration with its NGO partner- Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, Hyundai Motor India...
Manipur Environment Day

Manipur Launches Various Campaigns Ahead of Environment Day

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, alongside various civic bodies across the state, has launched multiple initiatives to enhance the cleanliness of Imphal city and its surrounding towns. These efforts are part of a broader commitment to ensuring a healthy environment for all residents. Chief Minister's Inspection and Involvement On Sunday, Chief Minister N Biren Singh...
CSR

28% of Businesses Prepared for Impact Investing; Technology Emerges as Key to CSR Success, Deloitte Survey Finds

Despite a strong interest in impact investing, only 28% of organizations feel “very prepared” to navigate its complexities, according to Deloitte India’s CSR preparedness survey. Over 50% of organizations are engaging with India’s Social Stock Exchange and exploring innovative models like social bonds and pay-for-success initiatives. This indicates a significant interest in adopting impactful...
Voter

Election Day Deals in Mumbai: Boosting Voter Turnout with Enticing Offers

In an effort to boost voter turnout in the ongoing Lok Sabha election, the local administration, along with numerous restaurants, cafes, and other service providers, is rolling out enticing offers on polling days. India has successfully completed four out of seven phases of the Lok Sabha election so far, with the remaining phases scheduled...
Election Report

Election Report Card: Promises vs Achievements under Good Governance

Election is a very important tool in democracy. It is through election that citizens of a nation choose their representatives and select their leaders. Political leaders represent different political parties which work for various goals. In the general election held in 2014, the BJP-led NDA secured 282 seats and formed the government, making Narendra Modi...
Agrifood

Urgent Action Needed to Slash Agrifood Emissions: World Bank Report

The global food system is a major culprit behind rising greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. A new report from the World Bank, titled "Recipe for a Livable Planet," sounds the alarm on the need for transformative action in how the world produces and consumes food. The report states that annual investments of $260 billion...
Fuelwood Use

Fuelwood Dependence Persists in Jalpaiguri Despite LPG Push, Raising Environmental Concerns

A recent study has shed light on the continued reliance on fuelwood as a primary cooking fuel in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, despite government efforts to promote the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). The findings underscore the complex interplay between energy access, affordability, and environmental sustainability, emphasizing the urgency for locally acceptable and sustainable...
Nutrition India

5 Impactful CSR-Funded Nutrition Initiatives Transforming Lives in India

Amidst the ongoing challenges of malnutrition in India, several corporations have undertaken proactive measures through CSR-funded initiatives to address this critical issue. These projects not only aim to alleviate immediate nutritional deficiencies but also strive to establish sustainable practices for long-term impact. In this overview, we highlight five impactful projects that are actively driving...
Election Report Card

Election Report Card: Promises vs Achievements under Inclusive Development

Election is a very important tool in democracy. It is through election that citizens of a nation choose their representatives and select their leaders. Political leaders represent different political parties which work for various goals. In the general election held in 2014, the BJP-led NDA secured 282 seats and formed the government, making Narendra Modi...

World Thalassemia Day: Answers to Your FAQs on Thalassemia

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that affects the body's ability to produce healthy hemoglobin and red blood cells. Thalassemia disorders are particularly prevalent in Mediterranean countries, the Middle East, and parts of Asia and Africa. However, due to migration patterns, thalassemia is now a global public health concern. In recognition of World Thalassemia...

‘Sushruta’ health and wellness CSR programme for truck drivers launched

Amazon India has announced the launch of ‘Sushruta’, a comprehensive health and wellness program for truck drivers. Amazon works with over 350 trucking partners who employ thousands of truck drivers. The initiative aims to prioritize the health needs of these truck drivers, who spend a significant part of their working day on the road....

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