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World Tourism Day 2020: Sustainable Travel in Post COVID India

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, work, eat as well as travel. At the time when the pandemic was at its peak globally, the travel industry suffered a major blow as people practically stopped travelling for months to follow quarantine, isolation and social distancing. Now as the travel restrictions are being...

Top CSR Initiatives in Skill Development in India

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way we work. In India, even before the pandemic, the issue of unemployability of youth was considerable. However, now with the new work dynamics that include remote work (work from home) and automation, the gap between the availability of jobs and compatible employees with the appropriate skill...
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We Need to Focus on Holistic Healthcare: Upasana Kamineni Konidela of Apollo Foundation

Upasana Kamineni Konidela is Vice-Chairperson CSR of Apollo Foundation. She is a next-gen entrepreneur from the Apollo Hospitals Family who believes in creating socialistic sustainable businesses that create a meaningful impact and also give back to society as a whole. The Apollo Hospitals Group spearheads many breakthroughs first-of-its-kind initiatives in healing India; two of which...

Did you know COVID-19 led to Increase in Child Marriages?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all in some or the other way  and it just does not seem that the effects of this deadly virus are going to end anytime soon. It led to lockdowns, job losses, mental health issues and whatnot. All these have led to an uncertain future for the majority...

CSR: LEGO Commits to be a Sustainable Toy Brand

As the world suffers from the impacts of plastic pollution, people are becoming more conscious about choosing products that minimise plastic pollution. Such activism by consumers has inspired many businesses leading them to a path to sustainability. One such company is LEGO. LEGO has announced that they will be replacing the plastic packaging from their...

China is Building a New City with Better Preparedness for Future Pandemics

COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way one lives. Isolation and quarantine have been very difficult for many who have been unable to find a balance between the desire to enjoy modern amenities and being self-sufficient. The pandemic has shaken up the belief system of humans that led us to think that such a pandemic...

Purvanchal Region in Uttar Pradesh Gets 3000 Solar Powered Borewells

Some states in India receive bad rep for their historical blunders and you normally associate Uttar Pradesh with crime and bad politics. The incumbent government has been taking some great sustainable decisions which will lead to the long-term development of the state. The Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government recently announced that it plans to...

Corporate Social Responsibility: Apple and Singapore Government Reward Citizens for Keeping Healthy

Singapore is known for being the information and technology hub in the Asia Pacific as well as taking revolutionary decisions to bring about the overall development of its citizens. It is one of the richest countries in the world and ranks 4 as per GDP at purchasing power parity. Work-Life balance in Singapore This high tech...

Preventing COVID-19 Vaccine Nationalism Will Save the World

The race to find the vaccine against COVID-19 is heating up and there are a handful of candidates who are way ahead of the rest. Sadly, the vaccine will eliminate one problem and create another. Which countries get the vaccine and how much? This problem could flare up the already testing relations which have...

International Day of Democracy 2020 – The Celebrated Democracy of India

In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe 15 September as the International Day of Democracy—with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy. The UN invited all member states and organizations to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner that contributes to raising public awareness. International Day of Democracy 2020 - Theme The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis...

Why Adopting Hindi as an Official Language is a Good Idea

In June 2019, the Government of India introduced a Draft Education Policy that promoted a three language theory for school children. The proposal consisted of making Hindi mandatory for all school children across the country. The proposal faced strong opposition from the states of West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, because of which,...

International Day of Clean Air For Blue Skies 2020 – CSR to Prevent Air Pollution

Clean air is a Fundamental Right under ‘Right to Life’ in the constitution of India as interpreted by the Supreme Court. As the country takes sure steps towards progress and development, the air quality starts getting compromised. Air pollution has catastrophic effects on the health and wellness of an individual. Recognizing the upcoming threat, in...

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