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JGU hosts the ‘Northern Conclave for Building CSR Partnerships’ in association with TISS

O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) hosted a three day-long Northern Conclave for Building CSR Partnerships in association with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) from November 1-3. The sustainability conclave organised collaboratively by JGU- CECRAS (Centre for Excellence in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability) and TISS AESDII (Assessment and Empanelment Standards for Development Institutions in India)...

PNB Housing Finance donates healthcare equipment to AIIMS

PNB Housing Finance Ltd, in an effort to provide quality healthcare to patients from the economically and socially deprived sections of society, donated healthcare equipment to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi today. As a part of the program, the company has donated surgical Plasma Sterilizers to Departments of Neurosurgery and Cardiothoracic...
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WABAG’s 140 MLD STP inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi in Varanasi

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated a sewage treatment plant (STP) at Dinapur, Varanasi with the capacity of 140 million litres per day (MLD) on November 12. The contract valued at INR 235.53 crores is executed by VA TECH WABAG LIMITED (‘WABAG’), a leading pure play water technology Indian Multinational Company. The company will also be responsible...

APM Terminals Pipavav initiates “Pashu Uday” Project in Amreli

Livestock plays an important role in the economic development of families in rural India and leads to women empowerment as they are intensely involved in the livestock management and their day-to-day upkeep. Livestock products are an important and sustainable source of income for the villagers. As a part of its CSR initiative, APM Terminals Pipavav...

Standard Chartered reaches USD100 million goal to tackle avoidable blindness

Standard Chartered announced that it has reached the goal it set in 2011 to raise USD100 million for the fight against avoidable blindness and visual impairment. The goal has been reached two years ahead of the Bank's 2020 target date. The news was shared with employees, clients and charity partners at an event at the...
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Over 5 lakh candidates placed under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

Owing to the successful implementation of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 2016-20), the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) continues to strive towards fulfilling the vision of a “Skilled India”. The scheme has witnessed an exponential increase in generating employment opportunities with 5.25 lakh placements. During the last financial year 2017-18, there has...
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The CSR Journal columnist amongst Asia’s 26 Top Sustainability Superwomen

Namita Vikas, Group President & Global Head, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, YES BANK has been included in ‘Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen’ list curated by CSRWorks, Singapore. A regular columnist for The CSR Journal, Vikas has been recognized for leading the sustainability initiatives at YES BANK under its ‘Responsible Banking’ ethos and contributing to...
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Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris Has Highest Number of Earthcheck Gold Certified Hotels Globally

Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris has set a global benchmark in hospitality for environmental sustainability with 67 of its hotels being awarded Gold Certification by EarthCheck out of a total of 79 EarthCheck certified hotels. EarthCheck is an international leader in environmental benchmarking and certification. Commenting on the achievement, Dr. P.V. Ramana Murthy, Executive Vice...

TCS ‘Billion Steps Challenge’ draws 200,000 participants globally who log a record 3 billion steps

Tata Consultancy Services announced that its ‘Billion Steps Challenge’ to employees evoked an overwhelming response, with over 200,000 participants across the globe registering and collectively logging a record three billion steps. At over 2.4 million kms, this distance is equivalent to three return trips to the moon, or going sixty times around the Earth,...

HDFC Bank’s HRDP empowers 7 villages in Wardha district

HDFC Bank today announced the completion of its Holistic Rural Development Programme (HRDP) in 7 villages in the Wardha district of Maharashtra. This programme has reached out to 6,000 people living in these villages. HRDP is a flagship CSR initiative of Parivartan, HDFC Bank’s umbrella brand for all its social development programmes. Five villages are...

The CSR Journal columnist Dr. Moin Qazi appointed member of NITI Aayog Committee

Dr Moin Qazi, noted financial academician and our very own columnist at The CSR Journal, has been appointed a new member of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog Committee on Financial Inclusion for Women. NITI Aayog serves as the principal think-tank of Government of India for policy formulation. The NITI Aayog Committee on Financial...

HGS ties up with Plan India for Comprehensive School Improvement Programme in Mumbai and Pune

Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) has launched a new CSR initiative, HGS’ Comprehensive School Improvement Programme (CSIP), which aims to promote quality and holistic education for underprivileged children in Mumbai and Pune. HGS has tied up with Plan India, a nationally registered not-for-profit organization striving to advance children’s rights and equality for girls to create...
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