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NITI Aayog’s ‘unsustainable’ index

The SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) India Index: Baseline Report was placed in the public domain last December by NITI Aayog. By way of a background, since January 1, 2016, the UN set out 17 sustainable development goals and 169 targets before 193 countries as an agenda for the next 15 years. The UN’s SDGs...
Vizhinjam port

Why has the Adani Group not kept its CSR promises, Kerala fishermen ask

Adani Enterprises Limited on February 25 won the bid to manage and operate the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport after it quoted the highest price among all financial bids. However, four years ago, in August 2015, Adani group, the Gujarat-based corporate giant had signed the work contract agreement for development of the Rs 7,252 crore Vizhinjam...

India pushes for greater uptake of electric mobility

In the gold rush for global domination of the electric mobility market, India has thrown its hat into the ring. The Modi-led government announced last month that it would offer US$1.4 billion in subsidies for both buyers and manufacturers of electric vehicles and impose higher import tariffs to spur domestic companies to build vehicles. The government...
Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt gives INR 50 lakhs each to driver and personal helper to buy homes

The most important people in an actor’s life are not only their parents, but also their personal staff. Some actors are known to be generous to their drivers, bodyguards and makeup artistes. But it takes an extra kind heart to do what Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt did. Alia's driver Sunil and her helper, Amol are...
food wastage at social functions

Food Wastage At Social Functions: Delhi Government Drafts Policy

The Delhi government has drafted a policy to keep a check on the food wastage at social functions in the national capital. All organisers and caterers will have to register themselves with NGOs to manage the surplus and leftover food for distribution among the underprivileged, says the draft policy. "The caterer should make proper arrangements...
responsible business

Indian government releases guidelines on responsible business conduct

Ministry of Corporate Affairs has revised the National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business, 2011 (NVGs) and formulated the National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct (NGRBC). These guidelines urge businesses to actualise the principles in letter and spirit. These principles are: 1. Businesses should conduct and govern themselves with integrity in a manner that...

The Stanford $5 challenge which most students fail

Most Stanford students fail this challenge. Here's what we can learn from their mistakes. You’re a student in a Stanford class on entrepreneurship. Your professor walks into the room, breaks the class into different teams, and gives each team five dollars in funding. Your goal is to make as much money as possible within two...

CSR: India to Subsidise sales of EVs

With rising pollution levels, the countries across the world are pushing for more sustainable solutions in order to reduce the carbon footprint from every sector. One of the major contributors to an increased level of carbon emissions is the transport industry. The US publisher ward has estimated that there were over 1.015 billion motor vehicles...

CSR: An App To Conduct Fair Lok Sabha Elections by ECI

The election commission of India announced that the 2019 general elections will be held in 7 phases. The elections will be held from April 11th to May 19th. The results of this election will form the 17th Lok Sabha. It is not a piece of classified information that several power-hungry politicians engage in various malpractices...
UP CM at launch of ICICI Academy of Skills

ICICI Academy’s centre in Gorakhpur will boost youth employability

The new centre is the second for ICICI Academy in the state and the 26th in India According to the India Skill Report 2018, only 47% of those coming out of higher educational institutions are employable. Skilling challenges occur due to a certain disconnect between training institutions and industry. Playing a part in filling such crucial...
CSR for Women Empowerment

Telangana corporates spend 2% of CSR funds on women

As is the case every year, big corporates might be going all out to celebrate International Women’s Day. However, a recent report called Telangana CSR Outlook Report 2018, released by NGOBOX, shows that when it comes to giving out Corporate Social Responsibility funds, women empowerment only got about 2% of the total chunk of...
Manisha Koirala leads walk against tobacco and cancer in Assam

Bollywood actress and cancer survivor Manisha Koirala stands up to cancer

On Women's Day, we salute strong women like Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala, who has battled cancer and is now doing everything she can so that others can stand up to it. She wrote the book Healed, which deals with Koirala's journey through cancer, the intricacies of the disease and the treatment involved, so that people...

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