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JanaJal water ATM

CSR: Water ATM, The Versatile Solution

A water ATM reduces the dependence of citizens on packaged drinking water, which otherwise is an expensive option, especially for those living in rural areas. The United Nations recognizes access to clean water as a basic human right. Yet, the World Resources Institute (WRI) found that over 100 million people in India are living in...
Palak Muchhalvideo

It’s Not Always Necessary To Be Rich To Help Others: Palak Muchhal, Award Winning Playback Singer And Philanthropist

You know her as the voice behind hits like Meri Aashiqui and O Khuda, or as the judge on The Voice India Kids. However, Palak Muchhal has also been a saviour for over 1,500 kids whose heart surgery she raised funds for. “It’s not always necessary to be rich to help others. When I started...
Sports betting to be legalised

CSR: Legalising Sports Betting And Gambling, The Perspectives

As shocking as it sounds, gambling could soon become legit. The Law Commission, in a report to the government, has recommended legalising sports betting and gambling. With the greater acceptance of liberal values in India, it’s harder to support a moralistic ban. The role of gambling in revenue generation is not new, even during Kautilya's...
CSR campaigns for International Tiger Day

CSR Campaigns For International Tiger Day

The tiger isn’t merely a charismatic species or simply another wild animal living in some faraway forest. It is an incomparable animal which plays a critical role in the health and diversity of an ecosystem. Unfortunately, if the tigers go extinct, the entire system would collapse and it will be a catastrophe for mankind. Fortunately,...
Kargil war heroes

CSR: Saluting War Heroes On Kargil Vijay Diwas

The 19th Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations began at Drass War Memorial in Jammu and Kashmir to commemorate India's emphatic victory against Pakistan. Officially marked on 26 July, the Kargil Vijay Diwas is actually celebrated for three days; from 24th to 26th July. The day marks the victory of Indian forces over Pakistan in the hills...
Skilling Youth for Internships Abroad

CSR: Skilling Youth For Internships Abroad

India has the world’s largest youth workforce today and it is estimated that there will be 104.62 million fresh entrants in the labour market by 2022. However, the current youth unemployment rate continues to remain as high as 10% with 31 million unemployed in India and more importantly, 43% of India’s youth are not...
Rugged Sahyadri Ultra Trail Race

Rugged Sahyadri Ultra Trail Race

The annual Rugged Sahyadri Ultra Trail Race is scheduled for 5th August this year. The total distance of the race is 50 km. However, this race also plans to give beginners a chance, so there will also be a shorter 10 km race from Panhala Fort. The race trail has been chosen from the...
Designer babies raise ethical issues

CSR: Designer Babies, The Ethics and Morals of Gene Editing

In a scenario that sounds eerily like a science fiction movie plot, designer babies could soon become an everyday reality. Families will conceive children through genetic selection – choosing superior characteristics and reducing susceptibility to genetic diseases. Britain's most respected medical body has given the green light to genetically engineering embryos for non-medical reasons....
Abusive sons can no longer stay home

Justice Served To Abusive Sons Of The Elderly

Elderly people can now be rest assured and live in a safer environment at home. No adult child can force his senior citizen parents to allow him to stay in their house. A senior citizen can appeal with the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act (Senior Citizens Act), 2007 to evict...
Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana

Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana For Girl Child Has Wider Appeal

If you’re the fortunate one to be the parent (or guardian) of a girl child under 10, put the Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana at the top of your investment priority list. The government has slashed the minimum annual deposit requirement for accounts under the Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana to INR 250 from INR 1,000 earlier, a...
Sushmita Sen with her adoptive daughters

More Single Women Adopting In India

Is it essential to be married in order to be a good parent? Does being single make a man or woman less capable of raising a child? These are pertinent questions to ask as we celebrate Parents Day on July 22. If the idea of a single person bringing up kids seems incongruous, consider...

CSR Gives Shot in the Arm to India-Vietnam friendship

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang’s visit to India from March 2-4, at the invitation of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind is another encounter in the long-standing friendship and multi-faceted relationship of cooperation between the two countries. The relationship has become ever stronger since the two countries established a strategic partnership in 2007. In September 2016,...
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