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Team Varenyum come to the aid of street animals

In these challenging times when humanity has been relentlessly battling a viral epidemic, some people have shown exemplary courage and selflessness in helping others. In a bid to fight the menace of COVID-19, a team of individuals dedicated to the cause of humanity have undertaken several relief initiatives. Sarva Dharma Samvaad and Varenyum have been...

COVID-19 makes going vegan more attractive

Newly-vegan actress Rakul Preet Singh admits to “feeling lighter” ever since she stopped consuming animal products. She is also proactively being a responsible celebrity after going vegan. Rakul Preet is collaborating with international nonprofit Million Dollar Vegan to share 1,000 vegan meals a day with people in Dharavi. Masoor biryani and vegetables are on...

CSR News: Wonderchef supports SPACE Foundation animal shelter

The COVID-19 crisis has hit us all in unexpected ways. One thing that escapes notice is, however, is the impact it has had on voiceless animals. Unbeknown to many, a number of owners have abandoned their pets for reasons varying from fear of infection to affordability and migration. Thousands of stray cats and dogs in...

CSR News: Amatra Hotels helps stranded animals

Amatra Hotels, a Gurgaon-based luxury hospitality chain has initiated a CSR programme to help stranded people and animals during these challenging times of COVID-19. Amatra has set-up a doghouse in its Amatra By The Ganges property in Haridwar to take care of several stray dogs in the vicinity who were finding it tough to get...

World Oceans Day 2020 – Innovations to Save Oceans

Following close on the heels of World Environment Day last Friday is World Oceans Day 2020. Observed officially on 8th June every year since 2008―and unofficially by many countries since 1992―it's an opportunity. One to remember our Citizen and Corporate Social Responsibility towards our Blue Planet. It is a time for aquariums, fisheries and...

World Environment Day 2020 – CSR #ForNature in India

The unpredictable arrival of Cyclone Nisarga, the locust invasion in Northwest India, the devastating Cyclone Amphan in Orissa and West Bengal, the earthquake in New Delhi and the ongoing global pandemic. If recent events have taught us anything, it's the interdependence of all human beings and the living world in which we exist. In...

World Environment Day: De Beers’ Forevermark CSR initiatives protect wildlife

On International Environment Day, Forevermark, the diamond brand from the De Beers Group, reiterates their commitment to protecting wildlife and keeping responsible sourcing at the very centre of their business to build a beautiful tomorrow. Forevermark’s promise of beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced diamonds goes a lot deeper than just ensuring the diamonds are conflict-free. It...

#RIPHumanity: Pregnant Elephant Dies After Eating Fruit Stuffed With Crackers

A pregnant wild elephant died tragically in the Silent Valley Forest in Attappadi Reserve Forest in Kerala. The giant was allegedly fed a pineapple stuffed with crackers, which burst in its mouth as it chomped on it. “Her jaw was broken and she was unable to eat after she chewed the pineapple and it exploded...

New UN report reveals slow progress on SDGs in Asia-Pacific

There is overwhelming evidence that the Asia-Pacific region needs to accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and substantially reverse current negative trends, especially those which are depleting and degrading its environmental resources, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific...

World Wildlife Day 2020: The Ultimate Guide

Today, we celebrate World Wildlife Day, which has become the most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife! What is World Wildlife Day? On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March – the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild...

Resolution 2020: Green Volunteering in India

Making eco-conscious lifestyle changes — whether it’s eating more vegetables and less meat or avoiding single-use plastic — is an awesome thing to do for the planet. But if you want to take your environmental contribution to the next level in 2020, joining a community for green volunteering in India is the way to...

Resolution 2020 – Make New Furry Friends

You call yourself an animal lover yet haven't really done anything for your four-legged friends. However, sporadically feeding strays doesn't count! Well, 2020 could be the year that desire changes into action. In our first of the series, Resolution 2020, we propose making new furry friends. When most people think of helping animals, they think...

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