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CSR Draft Rules Strict on Charitable Trusts

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has released the Draft Companies (CSR Policy) Amendment Rules, 2020 proposing amendments to CSR policy rules of the Companies Act, for public comments. Among other things, the new CSR draft rules will clamp down on trusts and foundations to avoid misuse of CSR funds. In the past, charitable trusts...

Collective Global Action Needed To Tackle COVID-19

Coronavirus Pandemic has taken over the entire world in a matter of a few months. It has affected more than half a million of the people and claimed thousands of lives so far. COVID-19 is not the first pandemic that has been experienced by the world in this millennium. Despite this, a common global...

NGOs Fighting Covid-19 in India

There is a spike in cases of COVID-19 in India. Daily wage earners with marginal savings have temporarily lost their jobs and are unable to access food and essential items to sustain themselves. Evidence shows that adults aged 60 years and older or those with chronic medical conditions seem to be at highest risk...

Governments of the World Responds to Financial Distress Caused by Coronavirus

As the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, was announcing one of the longest and strictest lockdowns in the world to the protect the citizens of the country, the opposition was busy raising their demand for financial compensation for the poor of the country. While the government has rolled out some relief measures such...

India under lockdown for 21 days

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has imposed a pan India lockdown for 21 days in order to stop the spread of coronavirus. He addressed the nation through a live telecast speech last night. The restrictions came into effect from midnight. He added: "To save India, to save its every citizen, you, your family... every street,...

CSR Funds to Fight Coronavirus in India

In a week, India has seen a huge rise in the number of people affected by Coronavirus. A developing country like India which is still building its health infrastructure is way behind the developed countries of the western world and autocratic nations like China. Billionaires and corporations all over the world are making huge donations...

COVID-19 Portal to Provide Free Teleconsulting Services in India

The covid-19 outbreak has taken over the world with over with more than 270,000 positive cases of the disease. The rapidly spreading virus has affected over 186 countries as per Worldometers. This has not only generated ample panic but also affected the global economy in a negative way. The outbreak has tested the healthcare capacity...

Citizen Social Responsibility for Coronavirus in India

With a population of 1.3 billion people, India is the second most populous country. Yet, compared to the population size and density, the COVID-19 infection rate is relatively low. It will stay that way if there's citizen social responsibility for Coronavirus. As I write this, the tally of Coronavirus positive cases in India stands...

Top Celebrity Coronavirus Awareness Campaigns in India

Coronavirus or the Wuhan virus has struck the whole world and is affecting celebrities as well as normal people. The news of Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson testing positive for Coronavirus created a stir and people finally realized that no one is safe from the virus. The fact that there is no...

Viral test for Coronavirus in India: 5 Wrong Beliefs

As the novel Coronavirus continues to spread in India and across the globe, there is mass confusion over how to protect yourself from the pandemic. While it may be tempting to believe the Whatsapp messages forwarded by friends of friends supposedly from a medical source, it's better to look to trusted sources like the...

Coronavirus – A Man Made Disaster?

A new virus belonging to the Coronavirus family named as novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV has claimed over 53,458 lives globally. More than one million cases have been reported all over the globe. Research is on but very little is known about the disease or how exactly it can be contained. WHO has officially declared the...

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...

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