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Million Jobs Mission

Collaborative Philanthropy For Creating A Million Jobs

Every year, some 12 million young Indians join the workforce, according to a recent EY study, and 64% of the population is likely to be of working age by 2020-21. That’s at the heart of India’s much-vaunted demographic dividend, which is supposed to propel its GDP—but there is a huge disconnect between job creation...
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Cybersecurity Jobs In India

After the historic move of demonetisation in 2016, the government of India has tried to push the country towards digitisation. This has led to a drastic increase in demand for the cybersecurity professionals. There was at least 1 cybercrime reported in India every 10 minutes the first half of 2016. However, the lack of talent...
Shinchan TV Show

CSR: Content Children Consume

Between the TV, computer, Internet, gaming consoles and mobile phone, kids are spoilt for choice. Some kids even have access to virtual reality headsets. According to IAMAI’s report, out of 400 million internet users in 2015, 28 million were children. That number has grown exponentially due to higher internet penetration and democratisation in electric...
breast cancer awareness

Making Cancer Curable

On the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are turning our gaze to this deadly condition. Cervical cancer and breast cancer are the most common cause of cancer deaths among women in India, but early detection and proper treatment can improve this prognosis and can make cancer curable. A study conducted by E&Y and...
SDGs and business

Aligning SDGs with Business: A Comprehensive Approach

2015 was a watershed year that witnessed 193 nations coming together to form a set of 17 “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs) to address contemporary developmental challenges and ensure a sustainable future. These global goals have played a crucial role in charting out a roadmap for nations to re-align economic policies and financial systems to...
fake calling scams

Beware of These Scam Calls

In a country like ours where mobile numbers and addresses are for sale in bulk databases, the field is open for fake scam calls and cyber fraud. Few privacy laws make it difficult to screen the frauds from the real deal. The worst hit are the elderly who may not be conversant with digital...

Beating Plastic Pollution: The Future-Now Framework

India recognizes its growing leadership in tackling global climate change. On the World Environment Day 2018, India committed to eliminate single-use plastic by 2022 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the citizens to shun low-grade polythenes and plastics. These initiatives would certainly help curb the negative impact of plastic pollution on the environment. It is important...

Corporate Social Responsibility And Its Concerns

India has historically had a challenging ecosystem with difficult terrains all across the country, from the north to the south and east to the west. Equally challenging have been the diverse cultural heritage and habits in different areas and the socio-economic disparity between the different strata of society. In the 21st century, as India finds...
Healthcare sakhis

CSR: Promoting Healthcare In Rural India

Healthcare and sanitation is a right to everyone. But because of lack of infrastructure, awareness and professionals, it is not accessible to about 60% of the population in India. About 70% of the population are living in rural areas in the country. With lack of healthcare and sanitation in these areas, the mortality rates...
Vinesh Phogat, wrestler

Killer Instinct Lacking In Sports

Vinesh Phogat has won India the first-ever Asian Games gold in women’s wrestling. She achieved this mean feat a few weeks after recovering from a serious injury. “It was a tough time emotionally and physically. But as they say, an athlete becomes stronger once she overcomes an injury. I think that phase has made...
CSR is the moral voice of business

CSR: The Moral Voice Of Business

Andrew Carnegie, steel tycoon and one of the greatest philanthropists whose business ethos was to "do well in order to do good" was one of the early advocates and steward of CSR. Mahatma Gandhi’s theory of trusteeship intended to avoid the evils and combine the benefits of capitalism and communism, to socialise property without...

Top 10 Companies Funding CSR In Education

Education represents the stepping stone to improve the quality of life, especially for the poor and the vulnerable. Access to quality education is fundamental to the growth of India. The ideology behind the top corporate social responsibility initiatives in education this year is to transform lives through the continuous enhancement of knowledge and empowerment. ...
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