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Manual Scavenging in India

Manual Scavenging – A Law Without Enforcement

“In no country, people are sent to gas chambers to die,” remarked the Supreme Court of India in September 2019 regarding manual scavenging in India. Four to five people lose their lives every month in the country in manual scavenging. On this World Day of Social Justice, let us understand everything about Manual scavenging...
National Deworming Day

India observing National Deworming Day

February 10 and August 10 are observed as the National Deworming Days (NDD) in India every year since 2015. It was initiated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in order to work towards eradicating intestinal worms also known as Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STH), among children in the age group of 1-19 years. NDD is the largest public health program implemented on...

Coronavirus – A Man Made Disaster?

A new virus belonging to the Coronavirus family named as novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV, has claimed over 1,873 lives in China. The outbreak of the deadly virus is continuing to spread outside China and has also reached India with three confirmed cases so far, in the state of Kerala. In this regard, the state of...

World Cancer Day 2020: CSR for Cancer Care in India

World Cancer Day 2020 bring us no closer to ending the specter of cancer. According to stats by Cancer India, one Indian woman dies of cervical cancer every 8 minutes. Out of every 2 Indian women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, one woman is killed by the disease. Tobacco (smoked and smokeless) use accounted...

CSR of NTPC to the Rescue Where CT Scanner and MRI Machine Lay Defunct for 2 Yrs

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in India is bringing good news to patients who have to travel far and wide for their diagnoses. The latest development in this regard comes from the Raigarh district in Chhattisgarh. People in and around Raigarh had to shell out big bucks and run from pillar to post to get...

Beauty Sickness in India

Beauty sickness in India starts surprisingly early, as soon as young girls are taught that their primary form of currency in this world involves being pleasing to the eyes of others. Beauty sickness is what happens when women’s emotional energy gets so bound up with what they see in the mirror that it becomes harder...

CSR News – Collaborative multi-million dollar behaviour change campaign – MTV Nishedh

In a distinct and ambitious drive to inform and educate around healthier social norms, break societal stigmas and give voice to some of the most taboo topics for young people, The MTV Staying Alive Foundation, partnering with Viacom18, brings a new campaign to India in January 2020. https://youtu.be/MQhPQSGLv3k MTV Nishedh, will focus on fostering healthier attitudes...

Resolution 2020 – Help Children in Need

Making the world a better place starts with children. Kids are the future... of each family, our nation, and our planet. Every child deserves to be loved and cherished and to grow up in a healthy, happy environment. Is your resolution 2020 to help children in need? From volunteering in schools to making donations for...

CSR News: HPE eHealth Centres Facilitate Over One Million Patient Visits in India

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced that its eHealth Centres (eHCs) have collectively facilitated over 1 million patient visits across India. Offering a digital healthcare solution, the vast eHC network offers remote diagnosis free of charge in underserved communities, reaffirming the company’s long-term commitment to the country and its mission to advance the way...

CSR: Rescuing the future of Manual Scavengers in India

Statistics have suggested that it is safer to be a soldier in Kashmir than a manual scavenger in India. Quartz India has pointed out that manual scavenging has claimed more lives than the terrorists in the country. This is even after the law that made it mandatory to use safety equipment before taking up...

National Youth Day: Child marriage and teenage pregnancy biggest barriers to youth empowerment in Jharkhand

On National Youth Day this Sunday, a new report titled ‘The Situation of Adolescents in Jharkhand’ identified that child marriage and teenage pregnancy continue to be the two key challenges for unlocking the potential of the young population in Jharkhand. 10to19 Dasra Adolescents Collaborative conducted a survey of 15,963 adolescents and youth (10-21 age group) across...

Renewable energy could be the solution for air pollution in India

Air pollution in India is particularly challenging. It is triggered by rapid economic development, urbanisation and the widespread burning of coal for power and heat. In 2018, India was home to half of the world’s 50 most polluted cities. Exposure to air pollution has been linked to mental illnesses such as depression and bipolar...

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