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Philanthropist Yusuf Hamied donates 8.7 crores to Royal Society of Chemistry in India

Indian businessperson, scientist and philanthropist Dr. Yusuf Hamied, has announced the launch of the new Inspirational Science Programme with a significant donation of 8.7 crores to the Royal Society of Chemistry in India. News of the funding comes as Dr. Hamied and the Royal Society of Chemistry celebrate the successful completion of the Yusuf Hamied...
Election

CSR Arm of Kerala Firm to Contest Lok Sabha Election

Twenty-20, a corporate social responsibility arm of the Anna-Kitex group, one of the largest private sector companies in Kerala, has decided to field a candidate from the Chalakudy Lok Sabha seat. During the last panchayat elections, Twenty-20 had won 17 of the 19 seats from Kizhakkambalam panchayat that falls under the Chalakudy parliamentary constituency. There are...

NCPA presents Nrityaparichay

National Centre for Performing Arts, India's premier cultural institution, has restored their CSR initiative “Nrityaparichay”. A three day programme, Nrityaparichay takes place on March 11, 14 and 15 at NCPA, Nariman Point and showcases an array of different dance forms performed by underprivileged students from various schools across Mumbai. Dance plays an important part of...
app launch

UBS and Pratham roll out financial literacy app Meri Dukaan

In line with its commitment to making a positive impact in the community, UBS launched a gamified financial literacy app – Meri Dukaan – in partnership with the Pratham Education Foundation. In its pilot phase, Pratham will launch the app in 100 training centers across the country. UBS India community affairs and the UBS Optimus...
HDFC Bank launches Navachar (Innovation) Pustika

HDFC Bank launches Navachar (Innovation) Pustika

HDFC Bank launched a manual of innovative teaching ideas called Navachar Pustika. Navachar Pustika (Innovations Handbook), is a compilation of innovative teaching ideas contributed by teachers themselves. These zero cost, high impact ideas are part of HDFC Bank’s ‘Teaching-the-Teacher’ (3T) programme under #Parivartan, the umbrella CSR of the Bank. The 3T programme is run in partnership with Sri...
responsible business

Indian government releases guidelines on responsible business conduct

Ministry of Corporate Affairs has revised the National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business, 2011 (NVGs) and formulated the National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct (NGRBC). These guidelines urge businesses to actualise the principles in letter and spirit. These principles are: 1. Businesses should conduct and govern themselves with integrity in a manner that...
Justin Trudeau

The global nature of social activism

In 2018, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came to the World Economic Forum at Davos to tell corporate leaders, "We’re in the new age of doing business. You need to give back. You need to be part of the solution." The expectations for companies and brands have never been greater. Social purpose, sustainability, and corporate...
$5

The Stanford $5 challenge which most students fail

Most Stanford students fail this challenge. Here's what we can learn from their mistakes. You’re a student in a Stanford class on entrepreneurship. Your professor walks into the room, breaks the class into different teams, and gives each team five dollars in funding. Your goal is to make as much money as possible within two...
Rise against hunger

United Airlines and Rise Against Hunger India unite to end world hunger

United Airlines, the global partner of Rise Against Hunger India (RAHI), has joined hands with RAHI to pack 10,000 meals today, for street kids and orphans.  United Airlines has taken the initiative with Rise Against Hunger to package 2 million meals globally and this is their first initiative in India. Around 60 United Airlines employees came...
Tata Chemicals Kasturi

Tata Chemicals celebrates Kasturi initiative, awards exceptional women farmer leaders

Tata Chemicals today celebrated Kasturi journey, an initiative of Tata Chemical Society for Rural Development’s (TCSRD) at a special event, where 14 exceptional women farmer leaders were awarded for their efforts in developing a national network of women ‘agripreneurs’. TCSRD event saw participation from18 institutions working for women farmers in different states as farmers, trainers,...
Tuberculosis Bacteria

Johnson & Johnson Announces 10-year Initiative to Help End Tuberculosis

Ahead of the first-ever United Nations (UN) High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (TB), Johnson & Johnson announced a comprehensive 10-year initiative in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal target of ending the TB pandemic by 2030. With the goal of saving an estimated 1.8 million lives and preventing 12 million new TB infections...
microbiologist

Preventing hospital-acquired infections and addressing antibiotic resistance

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Antimicrobial resistance happens when microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) change when they are exposed to antimicrobial drugs (such as antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals and antimalarials). Microorganisms that develop antimicrobial resistance are sometimes referred to as “superbugs”. As a result, the medicines become ineffective and infections persist...

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