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Global Report: Tesla Targets Zero Emissions

On Engineers Day 2020, let's appreciate Elon Musk and the engineering marvel that every Tesla car is. The corporation has made strides in electric automobiles and cleantech which will hold up in the new normal. Since the onset of shelter-in-place orders and travel restrictions due to COVID-19, we have seen dramatic increases in air...
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International Day of Democracy 2020 – The Celebrated Democracy of India

In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe 15 September as the International Day of Democracy—with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy. The UN invited all member states and organizations to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner that contributes to raising public awareness. International Day of Democracy 2020 - Theme The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis...
top Indian companies for CSR in 2019

Top 20 Indian Companies for CSR in 2019

COVID-19 has taken up the lion's share of CSR funding. We were keen to know what the companies adjudged for Best Practices in 2019 have achieved more recently. Tata Chemicals Ltd. was ranked the number one company third year in a row for Sustainability & CSR practice in Responsible Business Ranking 2019, a study...
Air Pollution

International Day of Clean Air For Blue Skies 2020 – CSR to Prevent Air Pollution

Clean air is a Fundamental Right under ‘Right to Life’ in the constitution of India as interpreted by the Supreme Court. As the country takes sure steps towards progress and development, the air quality starts getting compromised. Air pollution has catastrophic effects on the health and wellness of an individual. Recognizing the upcoming threat, in...
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NGOs Fighting COVID-19 in India

COVID-19 continues to claim human lives and simultaneously cripple the economy. Daily wage earners with marginal savings have temporarily lost their jobs. They are unable to access food and essential items. Women who were already facing domestic abuse are grappling with increased violence. Senior citizens, at highest risk of complications and fatality, face acute...
Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020: Suicide Prevention Helplines in India

Every year 800,000 people die as a result of suicide which is one death every 40 seconds. The boiling controversy over talented Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput's murder/suicide has been simmering for quite some time. Suicide statistics in India India reported about 381 suicides daily for a total of 139,123 suicides in the year of 2019. This...
Chennai metro

Citizen Social Responsibility (CSR) for Coronavirus Control

Unlock 4.0 is falling into place with the lifting of some restrictions and the resumption of Metro rail services. Office goers in Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi and Kolkata have welcomed the change after being stuck at home for nearly 5 months. Commuting is not going to be the same, however, and with good reason....
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International Literacy Day 2020: CSR for Adult Literacy

“How would you feel if you stepped out of blinding darkness into the light? That is what the gift of literacy does to you,” says 46-year-old Asha Devi residing in Narayanpur, Rajasthan. As a young girl, she did not pay much heed to her parents' efforts to send her to the local school. However,...
LT CSR Feature

CSR at Larson & Toubro is Constructing a Robust and Sustainable India

L&T is synonymous with large infrastructure projects in India. Be it Highways, Power Plants, Weapons, Nuclear Power Plants, Metros or for that matter World's Tallest Statue - The Statue of Unity in Vadodara, Gujarat, Larsen and Toubro has made India proud for years. L&T is a conglomerate with a major presence in engineering, construction, technology,...

Citizen Social Responsibility (CSR) – Crumbling Democratic structure and silent spectators

Whenever the Indian Parliament is set to be in session, there is debate over “Whether the Parliament session could be disrupted’’. Many a times, there is ruckus in the Question Hour, occasionally there's upheaval on a bill during debate. Opposition sit-ins on various issues are often held within the Parliament complex. But this time, there...
Ministry of Education recommends CSR

Ministry of Education will apply CSR funding to close digital divide

The new National Education Policy 2020 (NEP) has called for a complete overhaul of the archaic rote learning system Indian students were saddled with. Higher education will get more autonomy and schooling will be multi-stream. Perhaps the most fundamental change at the government level is the renaming of the Ministry of Human Resource and...
Farmers in India

CSR Initiatives Benefitting Farmers in India

Farming is not an easy vocation. Apart from backbreaking work, it involves a lot of life-threatening risks. Even after those risks, the results are never certain, for the yield of agriculture heavily relies upon the weather and environmental conditions, which can never be predicted. For example, recently excessive rainfall in the Kutch region of...

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