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Food Safety Norms In Online Delivery

Online delivery apps need to use some of their resources in training and capacity building of restaurants for improving food safety and hygiene rather than focusing only on deep discounts and aggressive marketing. Government agencies like FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) are responsible for setting food safety standards, conducting inspections, ensuring that...
Tata Chemicals Coral Reef

Tata Chemicals reveals what made the Coral Reef Restoration Project a success

Coral reefs, also known as sea rainforests, support a diverse range of marine species as well as the livelihoods of coastal communities. The Tata Chemicals plant in Mithapur is near the Gulf of Kutch Marine National Park, which is a Biodiversity Hotspot and protects coral reefs. Based on field observations and a review of...
Bicycle Mayors Bhairavi Joshi and Nikita Lalwani - World Bicycle Day

World Bicycle Day – Initiatives by Indian Citizens

World Bicycle Day 2021 is being observed today at a time when lockdowns are being eased out here, and lifted in other parts of the globe, lending the annual day renewed importance. Cycling is being viewed with fresh eyes as “green recovery” becomes a buzzword in the “new normal” of the post-COVID-19 world. Eco-friendly, ridiculously...
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa

Karnataka government is reaching out to corporates with new CSR portal ‘Akanksha’

Among the highest spenders on corporate social responsibility, the State of Karnataka enjoys the warm support of corporates, mostly comprising technology companies that are conscious of societal welfare. Private companies in Karnataka spend CSR funding largely on health, education and environmental initiatives. Organisations like Infosys, Wipro, Accenture, Biocon, Sobha, Bosch, ABB India, Titan have not...
PM CARES

Companies gain new CSR benefit for March 2020 donations to PM CARES Fund

Ever since the pandemic became the big news of 2020, donations for the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) have been pouring in from responsible citizens and corporates alike. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the ex-officio Chairman of the dedicated national fund formed for the purposes of...
FAQ on latest amendments

FAQ on Latest Amendments for Corporate Social Responsibility in India

The powerful Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has announced a slew of amendments to CSR provisions that will ensure stricter compliance by the companies and streamlined implementation for agencies. They will also ensure that companies will have a harder time wiggling out of compliance and actual spending year on year. From the activities that...

The ultimate report on CSR of ITC Limited

As part of our #LetsTalkCSR series doing a deep dive into social initiatives by top corporates, let's explore the CSR of ITC. The Group headquartered in Kolkata sits proudly on our list of top companies for CSR in 2020. Another report by Goodera ranked ITC Limited as the 7th largest spender on Corporate Social Responsibility...
world asthma day

World Asthma Day 2021 – Misconceptions related to COVID-19

Did you know that having asthma does not make you more susceptible to COVID-19? Since coronavirus affects the lungs and so does asthma, it's assumed that asthmatics are at higher risk but the latest research shows that there is no such evidence. So, you can heave a sigh of relief, literally! With World Asthma...
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Temporary Covid-19 hospitals will count as CSR

The second wave of Covid-19 is claiming more lives, and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has urged the private sector for support in this emergency. Not only are government and private hospitals running out of beds, oxygen and medical personnel, they are turning critically ill patients away. In this scenario, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs...
George Floyd Verdict

George Floyd case verdict is a win for social justice

The killing of black civilian George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers in broad daylight sparked worldwide protests for social justice. A year later, justice is served as former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted on all counts in the killing of Floyd. This is a historic moment for the Black Lives Matter movement...

Biggest Corporate Governance Failures in India

Many small businesses in India have been hit hard by the global pandemic. MSMEs are unsure if they can survive the multiple crises that keep on coming. COVID-19 has brought with it an increased risk of corruption not only in the public health sector but also in the private sector. Corporate governance failures have...
homeopathy

World Homeopathy Day – Complementary Medicine for Current Era

The pandemic has changed many minds about contemporary allopathic medicine. People across the world are switching to complementary medicine such as Homeopathy, Ayurveda and Unani medicines. Homeopathy has been documented to be effective in global pandemics in the past, including the deadly 1918 Spanish Flu and the Cuban epidemic. Doctors who included homeopathic treatment...

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