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Ease of Health Care Approach

By Dr. Swati Mahajan and Akshat Garg, AVPN The pandemic has had a silver lining – it reminded every stakeholder of the relevance of resilient, reliable, and professional healthcare, for all. While health for all has long been an aspiration goal for the Government of India and civil society, progress has often been slow and unsatisfactory. One...

Role Of Large Scale Assessments In Improving India’s Digital Education System

By Sandeep Kavety, Head of Product, ConveGenius Insights  COVID-19 – possibly the largest pandemic the world has ever seen – led to an economic crisis probably more radical and global than ever before; as well as disruption of learning on an unprecedented scale. Millions of children and youth have been affected by the closure of schools...

Why the World Needs More Sustainable Practices

27th February is observed as World Sustainable Energy Day, when conversations take place around the globe on renewable energy sources and technologies that optimise energy usage. It is the responsibility of the present generation to leave a better world behind for future generations, and sustainable technology plays a big role there. The construction industry,...

Child Care NGOs should Shift from Intervention to Prevention to Strengthen the Child Welfare System

India’s child welfare system faces some unique challenges, because of the sheer size of the demographics, among other factors. According to the 2011 Census, about 13.12 per cent of the population is in the age group of 0-6 years, while 30.76 per cent of the population is in the age group of 0-14 years. On...

MCA pains India Inc. today so that India gains tomorrow

By Lehar Tawde, Co-founder, ConnectEd Technologies On 1st April 2014, India became the first country in the world to make it mandatory for certain companies to undertake specified philanthropic efforts towards social, environmental and human development concerns that plagued the country. As part of newly introduced Section 135 of the Companies Act, every company with...

International Mother Language Day 2022 – For A Multilingual Education System in India

By RCM Reddy, MD and CEO, Schoolnet “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn” – Ignacio Estrada The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, says that “Wherever possible, students till Class 5 in schools should be taught in mother tongue/regional language/local language.” UNESCO has been encouraging mother tongue...

Physical, Mental & Emotional Well-being of Employees: Corporate Wellness is the new mantra

The ways of engaging with your employees today is very different from what it used to be before the pandemic. Work is distributed amongst workforces spread across geographies in a hybrid mode – from homes and offices, where working within the traditional office timings is no longer prevalent. Working hours have got extended in...

What will be the next health crisis in India?

By Dr. Swati Mahajan and Akshat Garg In 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) agreed on an ambitious Five Year Strategic Plan known as the ‘Triple Billion Targets’. Under this initiative, by the year 2023, the WHO proposes to achieve three targets: - 1 billion more people have access to universal health coverage - 1 billion more...

Online learning for the underprivileged: Simple steps towards a brighter future

The pandemic has changed the world of education dramatically. The closure of schools and switch to hybrid model of learning have laid bare the existing digital divide. Underprivileged children, who don’t have access to basic resources of online learning are now challenged by the perils of the pandemic and they deserve maximum attention. According to...

Community education, an effective tool to beat diabetes in India

India is considered a diabetes capital of the world. Some 77 million live with diabetes, an equal number are said to be undiagnosed and a similar number pre-diabetic. In metros 3 out of 4 adults are either diabetic or pre-diabetic. Indians get diabetes 10 years earlier than people in the West, in their 30s/40s. Since...

Realizing Cement’s Potential to Power the Energy-Efficient Dream of India

When it comes to establishing sustainable practices in the cement sector, climate change and energy security are two of the most pressing global issues which not only require collective dialogue but also collaborative actions to ensure equitable socio-economic development. Being one of the most energy-intensive industries, nearly 30% to 40% of the total manufacturing costs...

ESG: The Game Changer for Corporate Value Generation

More often than not, businesses, as well as government policymakers, consider sustainability to be a cost, but the opposite is often true. According to a report by the Business and Sustainable Development Commission, the implementation of the global Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations by the year 2030 would generate business opportunities worth...

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