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Four Methods Adopted by Corporates to Tackle Plastic Menace

According to a World Economic Forum (WEF) report, about 32 per cent of 78 million tones of annual plastic packaging production is being dumped in our oceans. A New Delhi-based Energy and Resource Institute has estimated that around 43 per cent of plastic manufactured is used for packaging and most of it is single-use. Recognising...

PNB MetLife employees extend support to young girls and women during the Joy of Giving Week

PNB MetLife celebrated the Joy of Giving week from 3rd October to 18th October, by conducting voluntary activities led by employees, to support young girls and women for education, health and hygiene and livelihood. Over 450 PNB MetLife employees took part in this week-long initiative from across Gurugram and Mumbai. As a part of this...

India’s Ease of Doing Business ranking Improved

India has jumped 14 places to rank 63 on the World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking 2020. The country also figured among the top 10 performers on the list for the third time in a row. This comes at a time when the economists, various national and international agencies are raising questions regarding the...

Khichdi Experiment Gives Back to Community

Khichdi Experiment, the flagship brand of Ola Foods, has kicked off the second phase of its ‘Feed the Hungry’ campaign, which saw it initiating the distribution of 25,000 meals, pledged by customers, at Bellandur in Bengaluru. The next rounds of food distribution will take place across five cities over the next few weeks. As a...

Urban Food Insecurity Deals With Issues Beyond Food

Urban poverty and poor diets are intricately linked with one another. With most of the world’s population living in or considering moving to the urban centres, it is imperative to understand the reasons behind a lack of access to healthy diets. The problems of food insecurity and malnutrition are driven by both the income and...

Aiming for Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050 – IAG

The transportation industry is responsible for a major chunk of carbon emissions in the world. Aviation accounts for about 2% of emissions. The impact of the aviation industry has been increasing in recent years. In fact, according to a European Commission (EC) fact sheet, if global aviation were a country, it would rank among...

CSR: Tackling Cyber-Bullying

The increasing access to affordable data service has given rise to cyber-bullying. Across the world, young children, in particular teenagers, being the most vulnerable have been victims of this faceless evil. One in every three young people has reported being a victim of cyberbullying, according to a survey conducted by UNICEF in as many...

India’s Performance in Global Hunger Index

The rate of child wasting in India increased by 4.3 per cent, placing the country at the top spot among all the countries of the world, according to the Global Hunger Index (GHI) released on October 15, 2019. The index has stated that around 90 per cent of children aged between 6 and 23 months...

C. B. Muthamma – The First Woman Diplomat of India

Women today are seen in every sector. Professions that were conventionally considered to be ‘men’s jobs’ are now crowded with women. The women of today do not face as much struggle or prejudice in pursuing the career of their dreams as they did two or three decades before. This has been possible because of...

India to Build 1400 Km Green Wall From Porbandar to Panipat

The Aravali range of India has been in the news for the longest time now for all the wrong reasons. Located close to the Thar desert, the green mountain range has been identified as one of the main degraded zones in the country, as a result of an increase in dust storms in the...

Jindal Aluminium Limited Empowers Women to Pursue a Career in Science

Jindal Aluminium Limited (JAL) has developed a state-of-the-art hostel for women at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, to aid women in their journey of building a career in science and Engineering. This facility was inaugurated by Pragun Jindal Khaitan - Managing Director, Jindal Aluminium Limited and Aluru Seelin Kiran Kumar - Former Chairman, ISRO...

Micron Technology and The Akshaya Patra Foundation Announce Strategic Partnership

The Micron Foundation, the non-profit arm of Micron Technology, is pleased to announce its partnership with The Akshaya Patra Foundation to provide wholesome mid-day meals to children in Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Micron will be contributing $100,000 towards Akshaya Patra’s endeavour to serve hot, nutritious and hygienic meals to 5,000 children in Government and Government-aided...

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