What’s in Store for Graduates in Organic Farming

As the Indira Gandhi National Open University introduces a Certificate Course in Organic Farming, here’s a look at the current demand for organic produce in India and Global markets and why there is need for Government & Corporate backing for the Indian Organic Farming dream to materialize.

Dial 108 To Live: More States To Add Unified Emergency Number?

J&K among states considering adopting GVK EMRI, India’s largest emergency management service, and part of infra major GVK’s wp activity, after service is shown to reduce maternal mortality rates in states where it is functional.

Modi On I-Day: Sanitation A Priority

SANITATION seems to have become the buzzword ever since Prime Minister Narendi Modi has assumed office, or perhaps even before. In his first, what could be called a thanksgiving speech at the ghats of the river Ganga after winning his Lok Sabha constituency earlier this year, Modi had empathetically emphasized on the need of...

Heal me, Dr. Food!

Hospitals in the US are shifting to fresh, organic food to improve the health of their patients. Corporate houses in India could similarly harness the vast tradition of Ayurveda, adopting and strategically implementing the concept of ‘Food as Medicine’ as a business or wp activity.

Big B vs. TB – Watch & Spread the Word

Since large scale awareness is essential to prevent TB, who better than the megastar Amitabh Bachchan to command the attention of the common man and create awareness on the subject. In this Campaign video, Mr. Bachchan talks of early diagnosis and cure – a vital message delivered effortlessly and effectively with the power to...

Champions Of The Toilet

One out of every two people practicing open defecation globally lives in India. In fact, India has more than double the number of people practicing open defecation (OD) than the next 18 countries combined. The practice negatively affects health and is a leading cause of diarrhea, which kills 300,000 children each year in India,...

Wockhardt Adds 100th Mobile Van To M’tra Healthcare Service

WOCKHARDT Foundation reached a milestone achievement of adding the 100<sup>th </sup>Mobile 1000 health van, to its rapidly expanding healthcare services. The latest van will ply in Vaijapur village in Aurangabad. Launched in 2007, Wockhardt Foundation’s ISO 9001:2008 approved Mobile 1000 programme has been successfully administering high quality, free, primary healthcare services to growing number...

Give Way for Ambulance

The Mumbai Traffic Police, in association with RADHEE Disaster and Education Foundation and Shriram Transport Finance Company Ltd has started an initiative “Give Way for Ambulance” to generate awareness among people. The event was addressed by Joint Commissioner of Police Traffic – Dr. B. K. Upadhyay, Additional Commissioner of Police Traffic – Mr. Quaiser Khalid, Founder...

Cigna Foundation Global Grant Supports Crowdfunding for Surgeries in India

The Cigna Foundation has announced a $100,000 World of Difference grant to Samahope – a crowdfunding platform that allows anyone, anywhere to directly fund the work of doctors providing life-saving medical treatments for women and children in need around the world.  The grant exemplifies Cigna’s new global brand platform, “Together, all the way,” as...

L&T Joins Swachh Bharat Brigade, Pledges 5000 Toilets

INFRASTRUCTURE multi-national Larsen & Toubro has announced a wp initiative that would add traction to the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ programme recently launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day. Observing that the objectives of L&T’s ongoing wp programme were aligned to the mission of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, A.M. Naik, Group Executive Chairman, Larsen...

Allcargo Launches Leprosy Elimination Project

ALLCARGO Logistics, through its NGO Avvashya Foundation, has inaugurated the Leprosy Elimination Action Project (LEAP) at Koproli Primary Health Centre (PHC). The project was launched with a vision to support the people of Koproli who are victims of leprosy along with helping them in their economical development. Association for Leprosy Education, Rehabilitation & Treatment...

Coke, US Cos Collaborate To Give Africans Access To Medicines

THE Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced the expansion of ‘Project Last Mile’ to include 10 African countries over the next five years. This public-private partnership – currently focused on Tanzania...

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