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Magneto Solutions Partnering Major Corporates to Combat Spread of Airborne COVID-19

As scientists around the world based on various research studies have found out that coronavirus is airborne, and the subsequent acknowledgement by the World Health Organization (WHO), the safety of public places, hotels and all kinds of indoor establishments is an important question. With conventional knowledge on the infection spread still being limited, the...
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CSR News: MCA issues clarifications w.r.t. COVID-19 donations

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) provided clarifications on CSR Funds for COVID-19 donations stating that such spending would be an eligible CSR activity. The items listed in Schedule VII could be interpreted liberally for this purpose. MCA vide an office memorandum clarified that Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM...

Edtech: NIIT is making students #FutureReady for jobs with free online courses

NIIT Limited, a Skills and Talent Development firm, announced virtual 'FutureReady Fest', an initiative to encourage students to enhance their knowledge on new-age skills through future-ready programmes, together with their regular studies and academic curriculum. Under the initiative, NIIT is offering free Micro Programme on Digital Marketing & Branding, Information Technology, Banking and Finance, and...

13-year-old girl from Delhi receives award in memory of Princess Diana

Freya Thakral, a student of The British School, New Delhi has been recognised with the prestigious Diana Award for her humanitarian efforts. She was added to the roll of honour on Princess Diana's birthday on 1 July 2020. Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Award is given out by the charity of...

Top 5 desi platforms creating safe spaces for women

The internet is inundated with articles around the ban of 59 Chinese apps, including  TikTok, by the Government of India. If you are a woman and looking for a safe environment on a platform which gives you the opportunity to voice your opinion as well as answer your queries, try these 5 Indian platforms. 1....

Madhya Pradesh govt launches ‘Hamara Ghar Hamara Vidyalaya’ education campaign

The ‘Hamara Ghar, Hamara Vidyalaya’ initiative was launched by Jaishri Kiyavat (IAS), Commissioner, Department of Public Instructions (DPI) on 1st July 2020 for secondary school students. The online launch was witnessed by teachers, government officers and parents from across the state. Jaishri Kiyavat (IAS), Commissioner, Department of Public Instructions (DPI), MP Government says, “The Hamara...

Municipal Corporation kickstarts Mission Zero in South Mumbai

The 'Mission Zero' initiative has been launched in South Mumbai in collaboration with the Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation, Bhartiya Jain Sanghtana (BJS), Desh Apnayen and CREDAI-MCHI to curb the growing corona outbreak. Considering the increase in patients in some parts of Mumbai, the Corporation decided to implement Rapid Action Plan in those parts. Taking cognizance...

80% of CSR Budget of Fiscal 2019-20 Spent Over COVID-19 Related Causes

The Crisil Foundation has conducted a study which suggested that the coronavirus pandemic is likely to exhaust most of the CSR funds of the companies this fiscal year. According to the foundation, India Inc. has already allocated over 80% of the annual CSR budget to address the pandemic, which could impact spending on other areas this...

Patanjali Asked to Stop Promotions of Corona Cure till Verification

Patanjali Ayurveda Limited – the pioneer in ayurvedic and herbal consumer products had made a claim that its research institute had discovered the cure of COVID-19 through Ayurveda. Yoga guru Baba Ramdev – the face of Patanjali claimed that Coronil had proved 100% effective in treating Coronavirus during trials. The claim has shaken up the...

Anil Kapoor, Katrina and Salman will feature in Rotary’s ₹ 200-crore virtual fundraiser

The needs of children as the most disadvantaged have become urgent in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Championing one of the key Rotary beliefs that children are our future and they deserve a better world than what we have, virtual fundraiser “Chhoti Si Asha” is set for Sunday, June 28. Designed as a people’s...

Disinfectant drones sanitise Worli in Mumbai

Embassy Services Pvt. Ltd. (ESPL) in collaboration with the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) launched a cutting edge Drone Disinfection Drive in Worli, Mumbai on June 22. Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Aaditya Thackeray and the honorable Mayor Kishori Pednekar oversaw the drive. This method was used for the disinfection of mosquito breeding grounds and other vector-borne diseases...

Indian companies may be able to trade surplus CSR funds under SSE

In a big move, companies which are spending heavily under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) will soon be able to trade their excess component. This has been done on the recommendations of market watchdog SEBI's high powered committee on Social Stock Exchange (SSE). Under this dispensation, companies that are spending more than the limit under...

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