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Doctors Day 2020

Doctors Day 2020: Our Tribute to Medical Corona Warriors

We cannot begin to fathom the tremendous strain doctors are under. The pandemic has sent the medical fraternity scrambling to flatten the curve. Healthcare systems are in overdrive. Doctors are working harder than anyone else in the world in order to contain the casualties. Doctors Day 2020 comes at a time when the spike...
Hero Motocorp CSR

Hero MotoCorp CSR Report Shows It Stands By ‘We Care’ Motto

Hero MotoCorp is one of those automobile doyens that could be mistaken for a much younger company because of its young workforce and fresh work ethic. Despite being the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheels for the past two decades, the company is at the cutting edge of design and auto-innovation. It believes sustainability is...
Fair Skin Colour Obsession in India

Fighting Light Skin Supremacy: Brands Remove Fair, White and Light from Skin Products

90’s children, while growing up, have often heard phrases like, “Don’t drink tea. It will make the skin dark’, ‘Drink milk, it will make you fairer’, ‘You should take better care of your skin. Who will marry a dark-skinned girl?’ and many such phrases. It has been engrained through movies, ads and shows that...
covidiot

Don’t be a Covidiot: What NOT to do post lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a host of buzzwords into everyday vocabulary. The most important one you ought to know as the lockdown eases is 'Covidiot'. Dictionary.com describes this term as a “blend of COVID-19 and idiot... insult for someone who disregards health and safety guidelines about the novel coronavirus”. Some obvious examples of...
Bollywood and drugs

International Day Against Drug Abuse 2020: Are Bollywood movies glamourising drugs?

From Easy Rider to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hollywood movies have a long tryst with substance abuse. Drug cartels, destructive-level addiction and illicit trafficking are so common in American films, it doesn't shock in the least. In Indian cinema, however, any portrayal of drugs on-screen is a trend that began only in...

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...

CSR of Standard Chartered Bank and Bajaj Auto drought-proofing India

More than 44% of India was under various degrees of drought conditions in 2019, according to the Drought Early Warning System (DEWS). The situation isn't different this year. In Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan, there is a severe drought in 653 villages. Small and marginal farmers in drought-hit areas of the district have abandoned their...

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...
Public Service Day 2020

Public Service Day 2020: Award-winning Public Initiatives

The United Nations marks today as Public Service Day 2020. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of innovative and adaptive public service delivery and the critical role public servants play has been highlighted like never before. Whether working in healthcare or delivering essential services in the areas of sanitation, social welfare,...
e-learning CSR programmes

Visionary e-learning CSR programmes of Endress+Hauser and Nayara Energy

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) recognised the scope of e-learning long before coronavirus compelled urban schools to take heed of it. Here's how the visionary e-learning CSR programmes of two companies—Nayara Energy and Endress+Hauser—have transformed education for thousands of students. What are e-learning CSR programmes about? e-learning CSR programmes make use of various electronic technologies to give...
One Sun One World One Grid

India Assuming a Leadership Role With ‘One Sun One World One Grid’

India has tremendous potential for harnessing solar energy. The country that enjoys almost 300 sunny days, can not only free itself from the excessive burden of fossil fuels but also take up a leadership role in the world by helping the developing and underdeveloped nations in the world get electrified. Taking this vision ahead,...
helping farmers recover

CSR of Allcargo Logistics, TAFE and Vedanta helping farmers recover

The coronavirus pandemic, locust attacks, restriction of movement and shortage of workers due to the nationwide lockdown have put farmers in a tight spot. CSR has come to their rescue so they can get back on their feet and avoid a food shortage crisis in the future. This is how the latest CSR initiatives...

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