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National Immunization Day 2021 – Most Promising COVID-19 Vaccines

January 19 is annually observed as National Immunization Day 2021 in India. This year, the day will take on added significance with the Pulse Polio Programme being overshadowed by the pan India COVID-19 vaccination drive. Over the next few months, a whopping three crore people who are at most risk will be inoculated. Here's...
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Road Safety Week 2021: Mahindra Group Takes a Strategic Approach

Homegrown automaker Mahindra Group has been creating awareness about road safety for years. Companies within the group participate in Road Safety Week every year. In 2020, the theme for its interventions for this cause was ‘Bringing Change Through Youth’. That week, employees were included in a special campaign across all locations. Mahindra Group ropes in...
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IDFC FIRST Bank Launches #ReachOutReachWithin Mental Health CSR Campaign

IDFC FIRST Bank has launched ‘ReachOutReachWithin’, a digital campaign on mental health awareness, with an objective to mainstream conversations around mental well-being. #ReachOutReachWithin aims to build awareness around the importance of mental health while also driving dialogue on bridging the gap in access to quality healthcare. As part of the CSR campaign, IDFC FIRST Bank...
Asian Paints CSR

The Complete Asian Paints CSR Report Depicts a Vibrant Vision

Asian Paints CSR is all about the holistic development of communities and a resilient future for the nation. With a presence in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the South Pacific, Asian Paints has aligned all its business ventures with the goal of making dream homes a reality for its consumers. The company is a...
Elan Group

Elan Group Holds CSR Drive for Construction Workers and Their Families in Gurgaon

Elan Foundation, the CSR arm of commercial realty developer Elan Group, organized a sanitization & hygiene awareness campaign with distribution of blankets, hygiene care and clothes for onsite labourers and their families at Elan Miracle, Sector 84, Gurugram. The CSR drive was organized in collaboration with Siddhi Philanthropic Foundation. The objective of the initiative was...
Elderly persons in India

Mental Health of the Elderly in India

A recent survey conducted by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has revealed that 30 per cent of the 103 million people above the age of 60 in India are suffering from some form or degree of depression. The first chapter of the Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI) report has estimated...
Vaccination

CSR Funds Cannot be Used To Vaccinate the Employees: Ministry of Corporate Affairs

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has rejected the proposal by corporates regarding directing the CSR funds for vaccinating the employees of the company. As India was engaged in combating the COVID-19 in the last year, there was a need for comprehensive collaboration for effective implementation of containment strategies. In order to ensure that this is...
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NMDC Funds 10 Mobile Medical Units in Karnataka’s Ballari District

Sumit Deb, CMD, NMDC flagged off 10 Mobile Medical Units (MMU) to facilitate access to public healthcare in Sandur and Hospet taluks, at Donimalai Complex Karnataka on January 2, 2021. The ceremony was attended by Devendrappa, MP Ballari; E. Tukaram, MLA Sandur; S.S. Nakul, IAS Deputy Commissioner, Ballari; K.R. Nandini, IAS CEO Zilla Panchayat, Ballari;...
new CSR project for truck drivers

New CSR Project For Truck Drivers to Ride Easy

Truck drivers have a thankless job. They trudge long and winding roads alone for a paltry sum. The terrain is often treaacherous, challenging their very lives if they take one wrong turn or fall asleep at the wheel. They brave extreme weather to transport goods for people they will never meet. Truckers are exposed...
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Migrants in Asia and the Pacific at higher risk of COVID-19 and its socioeconomic fallout, says new report

The COVID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic fallout pose great risks to migrants in the Asia-Pacific, a new United Nations report reveals. They are more likely to be exposed to the virus, lack access to health care and other essential services, be stranded in countries without work or social protection and face rising xenophobia. However,...
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Should Corporates Deploy CSR Funds to Inoculate Employees Against COVID-19?

The COVID-19 vaccine is on top of everyone’s minds right now, including those operating in the domain of corporate social responsibility. Biocon chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has asked the Indian government to allow corporates to utilise CSR funds to inoculate employees in their own organisations. Other industrialists are cheering Mazumdar-Shaw for making the request, while...

DBS Foundation Social Enterprise Grant awards Rs. 7.71 crore to 13 SEs in Asia

DBS Foundation announced that it has awarded close to SGD 1.4 million (Rs. 7.71 Cr) in grant funding to 13 social enterprises (SEs) across Asia in the 2020 cycle of its flagship DBS Foundation Social Enterprise Grant Programme. The grant recipients are from DBS' six key markets: India, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan. The...

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