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Hospido breast cancer run

India’s First Virtual Run for breast Cancer Awareness

Gurugram‐based Hospido, a technology based cancer care platform, presents India’s first virtual run: Run2Beat for breast cancer awareness from October 17-31, 2020. Research suggests it takes 2 minutes to do a breast cancer self diagnosis, and through the run Hospido wants to create an awareness on early diagnosis of cancer. Run2Beat is a virtual run,...
Art & Craft sessions by Adhata Trust

Senior citizens of Adhata Trust celebrate World Elders’ Day 2020 virtually

Adhata Trust, a Mumbai-based NGO focused on the psychosocial welfare of senior citizens, celebrated World Elders’ Day 2020 virtually. The online event saw performances by Adhata members to the theme of ‘Khushiyon ki Home Delivery’, as members and participants logged in and eagerly cheered each other. The International Day of Older Persons is observed across...
International day of rural women

International Day of Rural Women: 5 organizations empowering them in COVID times

This modern century has brought significant changes in the status of women, and over the years, a number of initiatives have been undertaken by the government, businesses and social organizations to address the issues faced by women and bridge the gap created by society. However, there is still a long way to go before...
reskilling migrant workers

Top 4 organisations reskilling migrant workers for economic recovery

Pandemic and lockdown had forced many vulnerable migrants to walk back to their homes after having lost their jobs. Those who came to metro cities to make a living were called off from their jobs as there was no cash flow in companies. A major part of the migrant workforce in the suburbs and...
Biodiversity by the Bay

Biodiversity by the Bay brings together Indian musicians, comedians and designers to celebrate Mumbai city’s precious ecosystem

Biodiversity By The Bay is a festival of music, art and comedy to raise awareness around climate issues and celebrate Mumbai’s diverse ecosystem. The three-week festival is organised by the Ministry of Mumbai’s Magic and DeadAnt and is split into three sections of music, art and comedy. DeadAnt is India’s only entertainment, news, and new-media...

On World Migratory Bird Day, experts from Mumbai share recommendations to protect city’s Lesser Flamingos

Celebrating the iconic bird of Mumbai and discussing ways to protect the lesser Flamingos, a webinar titled, ‘The Flight of the Pink- How can Mumbai protect the lesser flamingoes’, was conducted today on the occasion of World Migratory Bird Day. The webinar was organized  as a part of the ‘Biodiversity by the Bay’ campaign, initiated...
Kids of SOS Children's Villages India

Don’t neglect emotional wellbeing of children in COVID times, say experts

Experts of SOS Children’s Villages of India have highlighted the need to strengthen the emotional wellbeing of children in COVID times which may leave a lasting imprint on their lives. Emotional wellbeing is an important part of mental health, but it is compromised in their formative years by factors related to the immediate environment...

World Mental Health Day 2020: Top NGOs in India for #MentalHealth awareness

The future and progress of the country depends on the younger generation. Youth can contribute to the progress of the country with new, innovative and positive thinking. However, the problem of mental illness has taken a toll across different age-groups, especially the youth. According to the WHO, one in four people worldwide suffer from a...
RAHI - hunger action month

World Food Day 2020: RAHI to celebrate October as Hunger Action Month

In recent months, due to pandemic and related events, people across the world, especially those from the lower economic strata faced severe economic hardship and many experienced aggravated hunger. With economic activities still not back in full gear, hunger and food insecurity continue to be major issue to deal with for many. The world also...

Understanding Impact of COVID-19 on Persons with Disabilities

Sarthak Educational Trust and National Abilympics Association of India flagged off- Dhristikone: Level up Strategy 2020 for Disability Empowerment to initiate a dialogue with national and international leaders and give an impetus on required initiatives to empower the disability sector since the pandemic stuck. In tandem with the movement towards disability inclusivity, the webinar...

Prakash Javadekar: Indian govt will give every house potable tap water by year 2024

“India has made tremendous progress in last 6 years in achieving all the important SDG targets. The government is committed to give every house potable tap water by 2024," said Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, during his opening speech at the Sustainable Development Goals Summit 2020. Dignitaries and speakers gathered...

Aequs collaborates with the University of Illinois to develop low-cost mechanical resuscitator AQovent

Aerospace precision engineering and manufacturing company Aequs announced the launch of AQoventTM, a medical-grade, low-cost, and mass-produced mechanical resuscitator. AQoventTM is an oxygen-driven emergency resuscitator that can provide constant-flow, pressure-cycled ventilation automatically to patients in respiratory distress.  Aequs is manufacturing these resuscitators in India based on the license procured on the concept design from the University...

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