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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...

Children’s Day 2019 – Building Child-Friendly Cities

We are commemorating Children's Day today with a focus on kids growing up in slums. While the country has made progress on developing city infrastructure, children have been given divided attention. Urban children, especially those from disadvantaged sections, are susceptible to ill-health, poor access to water and sanitation, insufficient education, urban disasters and lack...

Greta Thunberg Rejects Major Environmental Award

Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg has turned down a major environmental prize. "It is a huge honor," Thunberg said of the Nordic Council Environment Prize. "But the climate movement does not need any more awards." "What we need is for our politicians and the people in power to start listening to the current, best available science,"...

World Vegan Day – Reduce Your Foodprint

UN/FAO report Livestock’s Long Shadow found that about a fifth of all human-produced greenhouse gases came from meat, dairy and egg farming. The World Bank and IFC’s report Livestock and Climate Change checked their findings in 2009. They concluded the figure was nearer to a half of all emissions. The UN report counted the greenhouse gas from...

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...

PM Modi Continues to Co-opt Sardar Patel on His 144th Birth Anniversary

Continuing his co-option of Congress leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as the BJP-led government's icon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Patel on his 144th birth anniversary at the Statue of Unity in Kevadiya, Gujarat. The Prime Minister will also participate in the “Ekta Diwas Parade” and administer the oath of national integration before heading...

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...

Responsible Business for Sustainable Agriculture

Agriculture produces food, fuel and fibre. It is key to economic development and poverty alleviation at community, country and higher levels. As populations continue to grow and people have become wealthier, the global agriculture system has changed significantly to meet increasing demands. The agriculture sector comprises a diverse collection of actors, with farmers using a range...

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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