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CSR News – Exclusive helpline platform for the blind and visually-impaired

While social distancing is the new norm in the wake of the global pandemic, it will be a sea of change in the lives of the blind and visually-impaired that revolve around touch and feel. In line with this vision, Khabri, a digital audio content platform, has rolled out an exclusive helpline portal/platform in...

CSR News: Mitsubishi Electric organized Sustainability Activities in Pune

Mitsubishi Electric has decided to continue its Corporate Social Responsibility activity in Pune, a hub for education, heavy engineering and technology companies, and amongst one of the fastest growing cities in India.  Mitsubishi Electric India’s CSR journey in Pune started in the year 2015, with tree plantation and since then, the company has been...

CSR News: GIC Re sponsors seating benches at railway stations and support ex-servicemen

The General Insurance Corporation (GIC) of India is funding the installation cost of 10,000 stainless steel seating benches at various railway stations at an estimated expenditure of 52 crore rupees. The activity is a part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at GIC RE. Nearly 70% of the installation is already done and the balance 3,000...

CSR News – Scholastic India Celebrated Children’s day With Underprivileged Kids

On the occasion of Children's Day, Scholastic India today conducted a pan-India campaign to promote reading among the underprivileged children by reaching out to multiple NGOs across various cities. They hosted storytelling sessions in sixteen NGOs across the country and donated books to underprivileged kids. While education is important, it is not just textbooks that...

President of India Confers Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presented Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards to selected companies. The President conferred national awards to winning companies in two categories namely, “Corporate Award for Excellence in CSR” and “Contribution of CSR in Challenging Circumstances”. In his address, President Kovind stated that CSR has now become an integral part of business...

World Vegan Day – Going Vegan For One Day A Week

Veganism is a growing trend among the millennials as well as influencers across the world. With all of its health and environment benefits, it has been among the most acceptable food and lifestyle choice for a large number of people. Considering its role in animal welfare and environment conservation, November 1st of every year is...

Preventive Climate Action or Disaster Management

Businesses are recognizing the risks associated with climate change. More severe weather patterns are already impacting the economy and making parts of the world more volatile. Such changes damage infrastructure, interrupt supply chains, hurt agricultural productivity and impact human health. The United Nations has estimated that the economic cost of climate-related disasters alone hit $2.245 trillion over the...

Ethical Dilemma in Growing Organoids

On Monday, October 21, at Neuroscience 2019, the Society for Neuroscience’s 49th annual meeting, held in Chicago, U.S., two neuroscientists warned the gathering that fellow scientists are “perilously close” to crossing the ethical red line of growing mini-brains or organoids in the laboratory that can perceive or feel things. Organoids are a group of cells...

CSR: Reviving Health of Our Rivers

Water is the most important resource for the survival of life. In fact, life for the first time was detected not on land, but water. Even today, when our scientists try to explore other planets for the possibility of life there, they look for the existence of water on it. Almost two-thirds of the earth’s...

ITM Institute of Hotel Management hosts 450 underprivileged kids on this International Chef’s Day

ITM Institute of Hotel Management at both their campus i.e. Navi Mumbai and Mumbai campus celebrated International Chef’s Day and World Food Day by preparing and serving food along with acclaimed Chefs from the Industry to the children from Premdan orphanage, Kharghar, St. Catherine Orphan Home, Spark-A-Change Foundation, and Schools on Wheels, Mumbai. The students...

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हरियाणा में सरकार तो बन गई, लेकिन महाराष्ट्र में सरकार बनने में पेंच फंसा हुआ है, महाराष्ट्र विधानसभा चुनाव में बीजेपी सबसे बड़ी पार्टी बन कर उभरी तो जरूर है लेकिन जनादेश और सीट दोनों कम होने की वजह से उनकी सहयोगी दल शिवसेना बीजेपी को आंख तरेर रही है। पांच साल सरकार में...

Genome Sequencing in India

It has been rightly said that ‘Prevention is better than cure.’  Especially in the context of healthcare. Technological advancement is taking slow but sure steps towards this ideal. Research laboratories working under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has announced the completion of genome sequencing of 1008 Indian individuals representing diverse ethnic groups...

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