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Procter & Gamble India becomes ‘plastic waste neutral’

Procter & Gamble India today announced that it has become ‘plastic waste neutral’ in the past year (April 2021 – March 2022). P&G has collected, processed, and recycled over 19,000 MT of post-consumer plastic packaging waste from across the country which is more than the amount of plastic packaging in its products sold in a year. With this announcement, the company...

Continental’s ‘Women for Manufacturing’ Program reaches key milestones in empowering women

Technology company Continental’s “Women for Manufacturing” program, launched as a 150th-anniversary initiative, has been making inroads into women empowerment through targeted campaigns and programs. Together with implementation partner Centum Foundation, the project was rolled out in Bengaluru and Gurugram in June 2021. The program focuses on three target groups – high school girls, ITI & Engineering...

Parliamentary Committee Express Concern over Monitoring of CSR Spending

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance has requested the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) to examine the top ten private companies' corporate social responsibility spending, sector by sector and by parliamentary constituency, and provide a report within three months. Concerns over Monitoring Mechanism of CSR Funds The committee voiced its concerns about the CSR spending monitoring...

Sony Music Entertainment join hands with Green Yatra to plant 10,000 saplings in Mira Bhayandar

In addition to making the audience hymn to their tunes with the best music, Sony Music Entertainment has been contributing towards a greener and healthier environment. The label recently partnered with Green Yatra to organize a plantation drive in Mira Bhayandar and planted 10,000 saplings. The event inauguration and plantation were done by Mr. Rajat Kakar Managing Director, Sony Music Entertainment India, MBMC Mayor...

Danfoss strengthens its ‘Make in India’ commitment with new hydrostatic production line in Pune

Eaton Fluid Power Ltd., a member of Danfoss group, has launched an all-new production line for hydrostatics at its state-of-the-art facility in Pimpri, Pune, to cater to the demand of the local agriculture sector. Danfoss is the first organization to have manufacturing capability of hydrostatics transmission solutions in India. The inauguration was presided over by Mr....

Wadhwani Foundation and Magic Bus announce a strategic partnership to strengthen L.E.A.P

Wadhwani Foundation and Wadhwani Catalyst today announced a three-year strategic partnership with Magic Bus to strengthen their processes related to placement and retention in L.E.A.P, the youth skilling and job placement program of Magic Bus that has already transformed the lives of over 50,000 youth. Speaking on the partnership, Sanjay Shah, Chief Operating Officer, Wadhwani...

38% of World’s Electricity was Produced from Clean Energy Sources in 2021: Study

According to a new study, wind and solar-generated 10 per cent of global electricity for the first time in 2021. According to Ember, a climate and energy think group, fifty countries get more than a tenth of their power from wind and solar sources. Rise in demand for Energy in 2021 Energy demand surged in the...

Waste to Wealth: Surat Gets India’s First Road Made from Steel Waste

Every year, 19 million tonnes of steel waste is produced by steel plants across the country. Most of this waste ends up getting accumulated in landfills. However, a way to give new life to this steel slag has been found and executed. India’s First Steel Road A road made of steel waste has been built in...

Mission ICU reaches a milestone of installing 100 ICU beds in 10 locations, across the country

Mission ICU, a social initiative working exclusively towards building critical care infrastructure in the tier 2 towns and rural parts of India, has successfully completed the installation of 100 ICU beds in 10 months. In February 2022 itself, they embarked on a massive 40 bed installation across 4 tier 2 towns in Maharashtra, installing...

boAt and KSCF come Together to Empower Children of Urban Slum Communities

Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation (KSCF) along with Imagine Marketing Limited, under its flagship brand boAt, launched a talent development programme for children—Meri Awaz Suno (Hear Me Roar)—on Sunday across four urban slum communities in Delhi. The programme will be conducted across the slum communities of Sanjay Camp (Chanakyapuri), Indra Kalyan Vihar (Okhla), Israil and Inder...

UN regional forum opens with call for countries to drive SDG progress with urgency, ambition and scale

On the back of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent crises, the region is fast losing ground on its ability to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Ninth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) opened today in Bangkok with a resounding call for countries to ensure recovery strategies are inclusive, just and leaves no one behind...

Education Systems Need to Develop Crisis Sensitive Policies: UNESCO

Crisis can strike anywhere at any time, and the first thing that gets affected in such chaos is the education system of the region. This is because, during an emergency, education is the last thing on an individual’s mind. This is being observed in the war-torn country of Ukraine as the people flee and...

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