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NDRF Rescue Operation

NDRF’s Disaster Response in 2020

18th Jan is celebrated as National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Raising Day across the country. On the occasion of 16th NDRF Raising Day, let us look at the role of NDRF in disaster management in 2020. NDRF During Cyclone Amphan As the country was grappling with the COVID-19 outbreak, the people of Bengal and Odisha were...
Shaina Ganapathy, Head - Community outreach, Embassy Group

Shaina Ganapathy from Embassy Group Talks about the Power of Collaboration in CSR

With an aim to build a sustainable ecosystem and actively contribute to the Social, Economic, and Environmental Development of the communities in which it operates, the Embassy Group has been focusing its CSR initiatives in addressing the education and healthcare challenges in collaboration with the government. The group has been pioneering in collective CSR...
Road Safety - Honda 2Wheelers

National Road Safety Week: CSR Initiatives of Honda 2Wheelers to Address Road Safety in India

India is among the world’s biggest two-wheelers markets. In fact, surveys have shown that one in three households in India owns a two-wheeler. As the roads get more and more crowded with vehicles, it is important to take measures for road safety to avoid mishaps and loss of life as well as property. Honda 2Wheelers...
Indian Youth

National Youth Day 2021: Initiatives by India Inc for Re-Integration of Youth in the Post COVID Recovery Phase

12th January is celebrated as National Youth Day in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda and his thoughts are still an inspiration to youth. He believed that the role of youth was very significant in the process of nation-building. In the current times, the youth of the country are highly...
Road Safety

National Road Safety Week 2021: Diageo India’s CSR Initiative Addressing Road Safety

The World Health Organisation report on Global road safety has estimated that India suffers a loss of $58 billion because of road accidents every year. India is burdened with 12.5 per cent of the total road accidents across the world. To curb such incidents and spread awareness about road safety, January 11th to 17th...
Safalta ki Kahani

Hindi Diwas: Inspirational Hindi Medium Students

Hindi is the most spoken language in India. Even outside of the country, there are several countries where the language has massive popularity. Its popularity and acceptance across the world have compelled the United Nations to launch a newsfeed on Twitter in Hindi. In fact, India is lobbying to include Hindi as one of...
Indian Diaspora

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: NGOs Supported by the Indian Diaspora

9th January is observed as ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Divas’ every year in India to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India. The day is celebrated to commemorate the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai on the same day in 1915. The overseas Indian community is very much...
R&D in Agriculture

The Need to Improve Research and Development in Agriculture in India

India has set its target to double the farmers' income by 2022 from its base year 2015. In order to achieve the target, the sector would need to display the growth of ten per cent each year from 2015. However, not for a single year have we been able to reach the target. In...
Elderly persons in India

Mental Health of the Elderly in India

A recent survey conducted by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has revealed that 30 per cent of the 103 million people above the age of 60 in India are suffering from some form or degree of depression. The first chapter of the Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI) report has estimated...

CSR Funds Cannot be Used To Vaccinate the Employees: Ministry of Corporate Affairs

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has rejected the proposal by corporates regarding directing the CSR funds for vaccinating the employees of the company. As India was engaged in combating the COVID-19 in the last year, there was a need for comprehensive collaboration for effective implementation of containment strategies. In order to ensure that this is...
Circular Economy

Circular Economy: The Way Forward for Post-COVID Recovery

2021 is set to be a year of recovery and rebuilding what broke in the previous year. In this year, India will need to not only work towards reviving its economy but also do it in a manner that is sustainable and environment-friendly. The new year is set to be an important year for environment...
2021 CSR Trends

Top CSR Trends to Expect in 2021

The year 2020 was a year that showed us a different facet of life. It made us realise how ill-prepared we were to face a disaster, despite that, how we emerged a winner by adapting to the new and changed circumstances. Life post-corona is referred to as ‘new-normal’ considering the fact that it would...

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