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India Celebrating the 10th National Voters’ Day

National Voters' day is celebrated in India on 25th January since the year 2011 to mark the foundation day of Election Commission of India (ECI). ECI is a constitutional body that was established in 2050 to overlook the smooth running of elections in India that guarantee universal adult suffrage to the citizens of India...

The Importance of CSR on a Global Scale

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is fast becoming a focal point of concern within the corporate world. While recognized for the benefits it offers an organization, it is also an invaluable system of giving back to the community or of paying it forward. Not limited merely to giving away charity, companies are now increasingly investing...

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...

CSR News: World’s Largest Solar Park is Now Operational

The 2050 MW solar park located at Pavagada in Tumakuru district of Karnataka has now become completely operational. Recognised as the world’s largest solar park, ‘Shakti Sthala’ has been developed by the Karnataka Solar Park Development Corporation Limited (KSPDCL), a joint venture between the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the Karnataka Renewable...

Govt. Powering Up Prosumers in India

Individual households and businesses are increasingly able to generate renewable energy for their own use. Advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) and falling prices for renewable energy appliances make this possible. All this has led to a new player in the energy system: the prosumers in India.  What Are Prosumers? Prosumers are end-use consumers of...

CSR Initiative by CCL Produces JEE Toppers

'CCL ke Lal and CCL ki Ladli’ – the flagship programme in education sector implemented under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by Central Coalfield Limited (CCL) has produced JEE Mains toppers. Under this programme, children who are appearing in their class 10 examination are selected through a test from across the state. All the selected students...

Karnataka Government Launch an App to Monitor CSR Contributions to Schools

The Department of Primary and Secondary Education of government of Karnataka has decided to develop an app to meet the needs of government schools under CSR programmes as well as bring in transparency among donors. The Namma Shale - Namma Koduge (My School, My contribution) programme aims to provide accessibility to donors across the globe. The...

Integrated Approaches to Urban Energy Planning

A growing number of cities are using integrated approaches that harness a range of renewable energy sources for accelerating the energy transition. This shift can be seen as a move from a single-technology approach to a whole-systems approach to urban energy planning. Here’s how local authorities in parts of the world are working towards...

Sport- The second inning in life

Sport, just like life always offers us a second chance; a second innings to play out each time. You look at an athlete who has come back after an injury and you can’t help but appreciate their resilience. No one can understand this concept better than a sportsperson. They make mistakes, even fail, but...

5 Easy Ways Companies Can Improve Their CSR in 2020

A new year, a new decade. In 2020, involved consumers are focused on reaching their personal, health, and professional goals. Similarly, while they do so, more and more of them are aligning with companies or brands that prioritize corporate social responsibility (CSR). As your business does some first-of-the-year reflecting, it’s important to ensure that its...

App to Address Opportunity Inequality in Chhattisgarh

It has been often pointed out that unemployability is a larger problem in India than unemployment. Niti Aayog in its report Strategy for New India @ 75, about 53% of youth coming out of India’s higher educational institutions are not employable. In order to address the problem of employability, the government of India launched...

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