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CSR: Rescuing the future of Manual Scavengers in India

Statistics have suggested that it is safer to be a soldier in Kashmir than a manual scavenger in India. Quartz India has pointed out that manual scavenging has claimed more lives than the terrorists in the country. This is even after the law that made it mandatory to use safety equipment before taking up...

72nd Indian Army Day: Lauding the Soldiers Who Are Also The Saviours

The valour of the Indian army is to be celebrated every day as there are countless stories of the soldiers sacrificing their lives for the nation. A lot has already been said about our army's endeavours and victories on the battlefield but the army has played a huge role in one more problem that...

What Does Not Qualify as CSR in India?

The Companies Act 2013 mandates the corporate houses to spend 2% of their net profits on CSR. It has now been over six years since the law has been implemented. However, there is a lack of clarity as to what qualifies as CSR in India among the corporates as well as people in general. Dr...

National Youth Day – Ten Life Lessons From Swami Vivekananda

January 12 is observed as National Youth Day in India since 1985 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Vivekananda played a crucial role in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world. He played a significant role in reshaping the western perspective of India as well as in spreading knowledge on...

Resolution 2020 – Plant Trees

Climate change is an all-time trending topic across the world. Millennial population across the planet are standing up and demanding firm steps from the governments for environment conservation. While this activism is required to exert pressure on various institutions, it is meaningless if it is not substantiated with real action. Weekend getaways to places surrounded...

Climate Emergency: Bushfires in Australia

About 62,000 square kilometres of the area has been destroyed in the massive Australian bushfires. This area is a little more than the entire state of Himachal Pradesh in India. The blazes have ruined more than 1400 homes and killed at least 24 people. Experts have said that the bushfires are one of the...

What are the disadvantages of CSR?

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is considered to be a very important and beneficial tool for companies. It works not only in favour of the society but also for businesses in the form of building goodwill, attracting talent and even build a loyal customer base. While the advantages of CSR are multifold and many, it...

Fighting Gender Inequality Through Music: Story of Meri Zindagi Band

Andre Maurois, a French Author has said, “Art is an effort to create, beside the real world, a more humane world.” India as a country has tremendous potential to be a superpower in the near future. One of the major things that hold the country back from this is certain social norms which are highly...

Three ways Farms Can Solve Climate Crisis and Food Security at Once

On one hand, the rising population of the earth demands intensive agriculture practices to ensure food security of it’s inhabitants. On the other hand, it sucks the life out of the planet slowly and gradually by soil degradation and increased carbon emissions. Its dependence on singular crops, heavy ploughing machinery, fossil-fuel-based fertilisers and pesticides...

CSR News: Apple Invests in Acquiring Carbon-Free Aluminium

Aluminium is one of the most abundantly used metals. It is widely used in various sectors including transportation, consumer goods to power lines. It is also an important component in various electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and TVs. This is why it is always in high demand. Thus, it is imperative to...

Maharashtra Enables Women Leadership for Sustainable Development

Almost 70 per cent of the State’s geographical area lies in the semi-arid region, rendering it vulnerable to water scarcity. The plight of people living in these areas has been exacerbated, considering that three of the past five years have been declared as drought years by the government of Maharashtra. As a result of...

CSR Trends Expected in 2020

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an important buzz word in the business world. The practice of CSR has evolved and matured over time. CSR now includes strategic philanthropy, employee volunteerism, cause marketing, disaster response, peer-to-peer fundraising, non-profit board service, and even incorporating social responsibility into core business practices and offerings. 2019 was an action-packed...

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