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Plight of Children in India Amid the Pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic has disadvantaged the entire world in more ways than one can count. Of all the people that have been affected by the pandemic, the lives of children have been disrupted in the worst possible way at this time. According to a report released by the United Nations, children are the biggest victims of...

The Advent of eCSR Amid COVID-19 in India

Corporate Volunteering or Employee Volunteering has been a significant component of a company’s CSR policy. In fact, it plays a major role in CSR project executions for several companies. Volunteering activities for employees are encouraged by most corporates as it helps build character, leadership skills, humility and a spirit of fraternity among the employees....

PETA India Initiaties a Campaign Against Animal Sacrifice

Religion has been an extremely sensitive issue in India. Every rule comes after religion. Even for enlightened individuals, rational thinking, ethical and compassionate behaviour becomes secondary while following religious rituals. This is why any comment on religion by anyone becomes a major controversy. In such volatile times, organizations and individuals refrain from commenting upon...

Lessons from the 2001 Earthquake – Management and Preparedness

Different parts of India experienced seismic activity on the early morning of July 16, 2020. An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter Scale hit Rajkot in Gujarat at 7:40 am. Just after that, tremors were also felt in Assam at 7:57 AM. An earthquake was also observed in Himachal Pradesh with...

ICAI has released Technical Guidelines on Accounting for CSR Expenditure

The CSR Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has released the Technical Guide on Accounting for Expenditure on Corporate Social Responsibility Activities on 1st July 2020. In India, CSR is mandatory after the enactment of the Companies Act, 2013 by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. In lieu of...

Ambuja Cement CSR brings CONCRETE Changes in the Life of 2.6 million People

Since its inception, Ambuja Cement has made India proud by making India self-sufficient in meeting her infrastructural needs. The company which is one of the most well-run companies in India has equally focussed on developing the community around which it operates. Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives of Ambuja Cement reach out to 26.4 lakh people...

Frauds in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Activities in India

An EY Forensic & Integrity Services’ report has said, Companies could see frauds in their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs as they may not have the bandwidth to conduct due diligence or monitor these amidst Covid-19 pandemic. The frauds in CSR projects is not a new process. There is an obvious gap in the law...

World Population Day 2020: Issues of Having a Large Population

Population is often considered to be the root cause of all the problems in many countries. China, the most populous country of the world, has therefore been trying to control the population growth by incentivising couples opting for only one child. In India too, similar policies have been adopted by certain states. World Population...

BHEL’s CSR Initiative to Make Indian Railways Atmanirbhar in Energy Needs

India’s intent to move to clean energy and to not depend on fossil fuel is solid. The country has assumed a leadership role in the One World One Sun One Grid project that aims at harnessing the power of solar energy and reduce reliability on fossil fuels. It is proving its worth by adopting...

Forest Officer Improves Life of Forest Dwellers By Leading Transformation

Leadership in the right direction, assertion and tremendous empathy can pave way for transformation. This has been achieved by Anshu Pragyan Das, Deputy Conservator of Forests (DCF) Ecotourism. Muduligadia, a small village in Nayagarh district of Odisha consisted of about 35 households. The residents of the village had for years engaged in gathering forest resources...

World Zoonoses Day 2020 – Tackling Zoonoses to Prevent Future Pandemics

Zoonoses have claimed many lives across the globe in the last few years. COVID-19 pandemic has been the worst among them all for having affected millions of people, causing over half a million deaths and collapsing the global economy. The consequences of these diseases have made it inevitable for man to study and understand...

India May Become Free of COVID-19 by Independence Day 2020

India has taken a giant step towards discovering the cure of COVID-19. A Hyderabad-based biotech company, Bharat Biotech has received a nod to developing India’s first vaccine against the novel coronavirus. The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation has given approval to the company for conducting clinical trials for its vaccine, that has been named...

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