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World Wetlands Day: Anup Mathew on Mangrove Conservation

World Wetlands Day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971 in Ramsar, Iran. The 2020 theme for World Wetlands Day is an opportunity to highlight wetland biodiversity, its status, why it matters and to promote actions to reverse its loss. On this account, Mr Anup Mathew, Sr. Vice President &...

Expectations from Union Budget 2020

“In the midst of the economic slowdown in the country, the retail industry performed fairly well. From the budget 2020, we expect the government to re-consider GST rate on apparels and clothing, thus ensuring more money in the hands of the middle class leading to an increase in demand and consumption. This will positively...

CSR: SDG Action Manager To Meet SDGs by 2030

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 global goals that are adopted by 193 United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. These provide a unique chance for all sectors to rally around...

CSR: Safai Bank of India – An Answer to Tackle MLP Waste

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has made the citizens of India conscious about careless disposal of plastic waste. Each section of the society is slowly but surely being trained about the importance of segregation of waste and recycling plastic waste. The citizens segregate all kinds of packaged plastic waste in one bin and feel accomplished over...

CSR: Need For Reviving the Wind Energy Sector

Climate crises have forced the countries of the world to take an active interest in the renewable energy sector. In the purview of this, the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) made a commitment to install 175 gigawatts (GW) renewable energy by 2022, in 2015. However, it set a rather listless target...

CSR News: Green Credit Scheme for Sustainable Business in India

The debate of development vs environment has left the world in a dilemma. Especially for a country like ours, which is bursting at its seams with energetic young people, wanting to make a better life for themselves, but fail because of moral and environmental obligations. For a country, where on one side are people...

National Girl Child Day 2020

National Girl Child Day is celebrated across India on January 24 every year which was started by the Government of India and the Ministry of Women and Child Development in 2008. The sex ratio at birth (SRB) in India is 896 females per 1000 males. The huge disparity in the lower number of girls is not a...

National Voters’ Day India: Five Reasons Why Every Citizen Should Vote

When India gained Independence, the British did not believe that it would sustain as a single nation owing to the extreme difference in cultures across its various states. They also did not believe that the country could sustain as a democracy for a long time because the majority of the population of the country...

India Celebrating the 10th National Voters’ Day

National Voters' day is celebrated in India on 25th January since the year 2011 to mark the foundation day of Election Commission of India (ECI). ECI is a constitutional body that was established in 2050 to overlook the smooth running of elections in India that guarantee universal adult suffrage to the citizens of India...

CSR News: World’s Largest Solar Park is Now Operational

The 2050 MW solar park located at Pavagada in Tumakuru district of Karnataka has now become completely operational. Recognised as the world’s largest solar park, ‘Shakti Sthala’ has been developed by the Karnataka Solar Park Development Corporation Limited (KSPDCL), a joint venture between the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the Karnataka Renewable...

Karnataka Government Launch an App to Monitor CSR Contributions to Schools

The Department of Primary and Secondary Education of government of Karnataka has decided to develop an app to meet the needs of government schools under CSR programmes as well as bring in transparency among donors. The Namma Shale - Namma Koduge (My School, My contribution) programme aims to provide accessibility to donors across the globe. The...

App to Address Opportunity Inequality in Chhattisgarh

It has been often pointed out that unemployability is a larger problem in India than unemployment. Niti Aayog in its report Strategy for New India @ 75, about 53% of youth coming out of India’s higher educational institutions are not employable. In order to address the problem of employability, the government of India launched...

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