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World Cancer Day 2023: How Bulbul Ray is offering ‘hope help and healing’ to cancer patients in Mumbai

Treatment of cancer costs a bomb. And accommodation in India’s financial capital Mumbai is costly, the world knows this. So, it becomes a huge expenditure for people coming to Mumbai for treatment of cancer from other parts of India. But what if, you get to live in Mumbai just for Rs 100 a day?...

How a Pune-based social enterprise is upcycling plastic using traditional charkha and handloom

After cutting open a packet of Maggi, we put the noodles in saucepan for boiling and throw away its plastic wrapper in the dustbin. After opening a packet of biscuit at tea time, we tend to put the biscuits inside a container and the plastic wrapper ends up in the dustbin. Same happens to...

Union Budget 2023-24: Reactions from industry leaders and experts

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget for the financial year 2023-24 in the Parliament on Wednesday. The nation is celebrating her announcement of providing tax exemptions up to Rs 7 lakh for salaried professionals. Apart from Income Tax relief, the Finance Minister also made a host of announcements. Key Highlights These include among others A...

Ayodhya-based brand offering compostable tableware made of sugarcane pulp

As the world battles for sustainability and people are looking for more eco-friendly alternatives, especially to plastic in their day to day lives, contributing a step ahead in this path is UttarPradesh-based Company Yash Pakka Ltd, which has started manufacturing an innovative range of eco-friendly, compostable and biodegradable tableware products under their brand CHUK. Established...

Barefoot College International empowering underprivileged children in India through Digital Community School

Imagine a 10-year-old child from a remote village in Manipur, Rajasthan or Assam reading learning about sustainability, climate change, reading books in English or solving complex mathematical problems! This is exactly what non-profit organization Barefoot College International (BCI) is doing among underprivileged children in India through their digital community school programme. Talking about the same,...

National Tourism Day 2023: Jammu & Kashmir is the new tourist hotspot post pandemic

“Agar firdaus bar roo-e zameen ast, Hameen ast-o hameen ast-o hameen ast. (If there is a paradise on earth, it is this, it is this, it is this),” the beauty of Kashmir can perhaps be best described by 13th century Indo-Persian Sufi poet-musician Amir Khusrau’s couplet. The tourism industry has experienced perhaps its all time...

Now you can video call or simply text Indore Police to file complaint

Have you been harassed, abused or cheated? Are you struggling to find your crutch while leaving for the police station or unable to find your hearing aid? If you are deaf-mute or specially abled ‘Divyang’ residing in Indore, you will not have to take the trouble of traveling all the way to a police...

CSR Leaders: Rohan Lobo from Deloitte India talks about their ‘Anaemia Mukt Mahilayien’ programme

Anaemia is a condition when the haemoglobin level in our blood becomes lower than the required amount. Left untreated, anaemia can lead to health problems like extreme fatigue, weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, irregularity in breathing, chest pain, cold hands and feet, skin colour turning pale, complications in pregnant women, heart problems and even...

Kolkata Police and The Bengal bringing smiles to senior citizens in ‘City of Joy’

Are you a senior citizen residing in Kolkata? Does your son/daughter live abroad or settled in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai or any other city? Do you suffer from loneliness or feel helpless? Do you feel unsafe? Are you worried about your ailing spouse? Are you worried about whom to contact in...

National Youth Day 2023: Problems faced by India’s youth after the Covid-19 pandemic

The Covid- 19 pandemic has not just been about health issues caused by the coronavirus, it has had far reaching impact on human society worldwide be it financial, physical, emotional or psychological. There has been no end to the misery caused by the pandemic. And India is no exception. As the new Covid-19 variant...

Mumbai startup reducing plastic waste with biodegradable cleaners

How about cleaning your kitchen while you contribute to reducing carbon footprint at the same time? How can you reduce the amount of plastic waste going to landfills while you clean your bathroom? Have you ever given it a thought? Well, this is possible! Mumbai-based startup Soluble System Private Limited is contributing to reducing plastic...

Young UP Police constable teaching underprivileged kids at Gonda daily

The formula of (a + b)2, Newton’s laws of motion, Hindi poetry or English grammar and sentence construction, children are learning everything in the lap of nature under the open sky sitting on the green grass under the shade of a Peepal tree. The children are underprivileged students hailing from remote villages of Uttar...

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