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India pushes for greater uptake of electric mobility

In the gold rush for global domination of the electric mobility market, India has thrown its hat into the ring. The Modi-led government announced last month that it would offer US$1.4 billion in subsidies for both buyers and manufacturers of electric vehicles and impose higher import tariffs to spur domestic companies to build vehicles. The government...

BSDM sets sights on CSR in sustainable skill development

In a major push to utilize CSR for sustainable development of Skills, Bihar Skill Development Mission (BSDM) organized a summit titled Confluence of State Skill Mission and CSR for Sustainable Development of Skills. The summit was held on 19th March, 2019 at India Habitat Center by Bihar Skill Development Mission (BSDM) to create synergy between...
Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt gives INR 50 lakhs each to driver and personal helper to buy homes

The most important people in an actor’s life are not only their parents, but also their personal staff. Some actors are known to be generous to their drivers, bodyguards and makeup artistes. But it takes an extra kind heart to do what Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt did. Alia's driver Sunil and her helper, Amol are...
Save Water Save Life

30 Child Crusaders Kick Start Mission To Conserve Water in Maharashtra

Endress+Hauser India, Swiss automation major, along with students and villagers from the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, launched a statewide crusade for water conservation ‘Save Water, Save Life”. 30 students in the age range of fifteen years were announced as the first crusaders of the program. The day-long initiative witnessed the young champions receive training at...
silent march

Marching for Safety and Equality in the World of Work

Hundreds of domestic workers, construction workers, trade union members, advocates, civil society organisations, working women and youth participated in #March4Women, a silent march to demand safer and more gender-equal working conditions. This march was part of a larger campaign organised by CARE India and PAHAL, two non-profit organisations working to bring an end to gender-based...
adolescent girls

Collaborative action to empower India’s 250 million adolescents

Annual philanthropy convening ‘Dasra Philanthropy Week 2019’ was hosted by Dasra, a strategic philanthropy foundation, in New Delhi. It brought the empowerment of India’s 250 million adolescents at the forefront of the discussion between government officials, non-profits, sector experts, foundations and philanthropists. Through the lens on ‘collaborative action’ with the government, the convening spotlighted on government schemes like Rashtriya Kishor...
food wastage at social functions

Food Wastage At Social Functions: Delhi Government Drafts Policy

The Delhi government has drafted a policy to keep a check on the food wastage at social functions in the national capital. All organisers and caterers will have to register themselves with NGOs to manage the surplus and leftover food for distribution among the underprivileged, says the draft policy. "The caterer should make proper arrangements...
Digital Literacy

WhatsApp and NASSCOM Foundation collaborate for Digital Literacy in India

Leading up to the 2019 General Elections, WhatsApp and NASSCOM Foundation - the social arm of the industry body, National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) – have come together to impart digital literacy training to help tackle the challenge of misinformation. This partnership aims to reach approximately 100,000 Indians with training to...
TISS Program

TISS AESDII Announces Second Batch of ‘Development Perspectives, Managements and Practices’ Certificate Program

The five-day certificate program by TISS is an attempt at training more individuals to participate in social and national development at a professional level. CSR is now considered more than just an act of philanthropy. The CSR mandate has led to increased partnerships between the myriad development stakeholders including corporations and Not for Profit Organizations(NPOs)....
Maniabandha weaver

Tata Trusts launch Incubation & Design Centre for handloom and craft development in Odisha

The Tata Trusts have launched an Incubation & Design Centre for handloom and craft development in Odisha. The Centre will serve as learning and business development hub to help rejuvenate handloom clusters by providing a comprehensive end-to end programme. The centre will facilitate development of weaver-entrepreneurs and weaver-designers to build a community of micro-entrepreneurs. The...
Poker

PokerBaazi Premier League to sponsor 14 Underprivileged Girls with prize pool

PokerBaazi has announced its association with non-profit NGO Vidya Integrated Development for Youth and Adults (VIDYA). PokerBaazi will donate a share of the rake collected during the upcoming PokerBaazi Premier League Special Edition (April 21-28) towards the education and upliftment of 14 underprivileged girls for a year. According to the organizers, this tie-up with VIDYA...
UN Women summit

UN Women and Procter & Gamble announce #WeSeeEqual commitment to gender equality

Co-hosted with UN Women, P&G’s first IMEA #WeSeeEqual Summit brought together business and government leaders, and influencers to share inspiration and surface insights around the myths that prevent us from accelerating our progress for gender equality. The Summit brought together the leading voices to share perspectives on gender equality in its many facets including women’s...

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