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What are the biggest roadblocks for the adoption of Solar energy?

Kolkata uses solar lamps on a large scale for household/domestic purposes compared to other tier 1 cities; while Bengaluru constitutes the highest number of solar water heater consumers amongst all the metros. These are the findings of a pan India study to gauge the awareness and penetration of household solar energy products in urban India...
Global Goals Jam 2018

World University of Design hosted Global Goals Jam 2.0

The World University of Design (WUD) organized a two-day exclusive Design Thinking workshop - Global Goals Jam 2.0 (GGJ) from September 21-22, 2018. The workshop was held in association with the Digital Society School of University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam along and UNDP (United Nations Development Programme). GGJ is an international platform for inclusive learning...
Countering terrorism

Historic Meeting of 9/11 and 26/11 heroes

Mumbai witnessed a rare evening where the families of 9/11 and 26/11 shared the stage and came together in the spirit of promoting love, compassion and nonviolence. The evening witnessed Dr. Frank Straub, Director of Strategic Studies and newly created Centre for Mass Violence Response Studies at the Police Foundation (USA), presented his Medals of...
PM Modi

PM Modi does not condone culture of criticising corporates

Standing up for India Inc, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he does not believe in the culture of criticising industry and corporates who he believes are doing exemplary social work alongside their business. Modi also wanted citizens to not just pay their taxes honestly but do their bit for social transformation. "In our country,...
anti-littering campaign

Children Lead Anti-Littering Sensitisation Campaign

Phenk Mat Mumbai, an initiative by Club Mahindra and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) supported by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) imbedded a social and sustained behavioural change in the youth of the city by internalizing the habits of cleanliness and making them the lifelong ambassadors for anti-littering behaviour. The campaign planned to internalise anti littering...
Toilets by We are Water foundation and Roca

We are Water foundation drives the swachhata mission across nation by constructing toilets

We Are Water foundation recently completed its ‘WASH’ project in 17 schools across Chennai, Vellore, Alwar, Rewari and Faridabad targeted at providing better sanitation facilities to schoolchildren. For this initiative, Roca joined hands with World Vision India, Habitat for Humanity India, Gramya Foundation and United Way of Chennai with an aim to improve and promote...
FICCI FLO discussion

FICCI FLO and Smriti Irani discuss Economic Empowerment for Women

FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO), the women business wing of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) conducted a session with Smriti Irani, Minister of Textiles, moderated by Shefali Vasudeva, Editor, The Voice of Fashion, a digital magazine on fashion and design published by IMG-Reliance. In this face to face rendezvous, the textile...
MS Dhoni giving helmets for Guardian on Road campaign

Gulf Oil brings cricketers MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya together for ‘Guardian on Road’

It is estimated that about 29 children die in road safety accidents every day and most of them in two-wheeler accidents. Road fatalities are becoming an alarming issue in light of the increasing numbers of children riding with family on two-wheelers. The wearing of helmets is compulsory for the drivers of two-wheelers, but on...
gender-neutral hostel

TISS Opens First Ever Gender-Neutral Hostel

India has become the first-ever country to have a gender-neutral hostel. The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai's Deonar has become the first campus in the country to have a gender-neutral hostel. This comes after the efforts by Queer Collective, an informal student body advocating a safe space for LGBTQ+ students. In an interview...
Rotary cleanliness drive

Rotary Concludes Cleanliness Drive

In support of the ‘Swachha Bharat Abhiyaan” initiated by PM Modi, Rotary district 3141 has carried out a cleanliness drive. The drive was conducted from September 15 to October 2 with beach cleaning at Chowpatty, Shivaji Park and Juhu beach involving over 1,100 Rotarians and Rotaractors. All railway stations across central and western railways...
award

Calling NGOs To Apply For $A50 Million Award

Macquarie Group on the occasion of their 50th anniversary has announced $A50 million philanthropic commitment to initiate or build on bold ideas to address social need. The organisation is calling out to the non-profits and NGOs, to apply for the award. Five of these applicants will get a chance to win support of $A10 million...
Inauguration of The People's Clinic

AIDS Healthcare Foundation India expands stigma-free healthcare to LGBTQ community

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) inaugurated its Center of Excellence – Anti Retroviral Therapy clinic (ART clinic) in New Delhi. To be known as The People's Clinic the ART center will operate for 12 hours a day, six days a week. The extended hours will serve the general public and incorporate an evening Moonlight Testing...
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