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First toll-free emotional support helpline for cancer patients and their families in Mumbai & Pune

Cancer patients and their families in Mumbai and Pune can now dial in to Can-Helper – a first-of-its-kind toll-free helpline to provide support for fear, anxiety and stress-related to cancer. This service, operated by experienced counsellors, is available on a toll-free number 09511948920 on all days of the week from 10 am to 6...

Andaman and Nicobar Islands’ Journey towards Digitalisation Start with Installation of Optical Fibre

As India moves towards digitalisation slowly but surely, it is important that internet penetration occurs in every nook and corner of the country. This is the only way the country can ensure inclusive growth and development. Internet is a basic necessity in today’s digital age. It is in fact recognized as Fundamental Right in many...

#DilliDhadakneDo campaign calls for improved cycling infra

Delhi’s citizens including vendors, factory workers and daily labourers have joined forces to urge Delhi government to fast track moves to create safe cycling infrastructure and permanently install dedicated cycle lanes as traffic rebounds and people return to work post the lockdown. Cycling is one of the most efficient and environmentally-friendly ways to move...

Mphasis CSR arm funds India’s first COVID-19 Blockchain Platform

YoSync, a startup incubated at IIITB-IMACX Studios, signed a research collaboration in agreement with IIIT Bangalore, to partner with BelfricsBT, a Malaysian based blockchain startup. The partnership is aimed at jointly developing a blockchain platform for COVID-19. The project has been funded by Mphasis’ CSR arm, the Mphasis F1 Foundation, as part of their...

Bigg Boss star Paras Chhabra spends Raksha Bandhan at orphanage

Celebrity Paras Chhabra who starred in the reality show Bigg Boss 13 spent this Raksha Bandhan brightening the day for his 30 new sisters. He visited the Dream Girl Foundation in Gurgaon, an orphanage that has 5200 children and is supported by the Surbana Jurong Group. Established in 2003, Dream Girl Foundation provides underprivileged children...

Report: Over 50% children in 16 states go to private schools

About 70% children in urban centres and a quarter from rural households attend private schools. Over 50% students in 16 Indian states are enrolled in private schools, making their reform equally important. These are the findings from a new report titled State of the Sector Report on Private Schools in India. What is the report...

Pulwama district admin hoping to attract CSR partners with special website

Apart from states like Rajasthan, MP, Odisha and others establishing their own CSR portals, district administrations are jumping in on the action for a share of the Indian CSR pie. Chief among them is Pulwama District, which made national headlines for the infamous 2019 attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. Deputy Commissioner...

Govt. workshop on Aatmanirbhar Bharat – Collaboration in Manufacturing

Towards developing self-reliance in manufacturing, the Department of Heavy Industry (DHI), Government of India, organised an online workshop 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat - Collaboration in Manufacturing'. This event saw a cross-section of Indian manufacturing organisations coming together to dwell upon the next steps for increased cooperation in indigenous manufacturing. The workshop aimed at fostering better utilisation of...

#UnMuteTheAbuse says Maharashtra State Commission for Women

As we move a few inches closer to the new normal, life still remains difficult for the victims of domestic abuse. With an intent to raise awareness about domestic abuse, Maharashtra State Commission for Women in association with Makani Creatives launched a public-interest campaign, #UNMUTETHEABUSE. The agenda of the campaign is to get people to...

ICAI has released Technical Guidelines on Accounting for CSR Expenditure

The CSR Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has released the Technical Guide on Accounting for Expenditure on Corporate Social Responsibility Activities on 1st July 2020. In India, CSR is mandatory after the enactment of the Companies Act, 2013 by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. In lieu of...

Team Varenyum come to the aid of street animals

In these challenging times when humanity has been relentlessly battling a viral epidemic, some people have shown exemplary courage and selflessness in helping others. In a bid to fight the menace of COVID-19, a team of individuals dedicated to the cause of humanity have undertaken several relief initiatives. Sarva Dharma Samvaad and Varenyum have been...

Free online crash course for JEE and NEET 2020 exams

Edvizo, an IIT alumnus startup, has launched a free online crash course to help students give the final touch to their preparations for JEE and NEET 2020 exams during COVID-19 lockdown. The classes will be taken by IIT-JEE and AIIMS top rankers for 40 days commencing from July 15. Stating that the free programme made...

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