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Providing shared infrastructure and tech to government

Providing shared infrastructure and technology to the Indian government is one of the ways corporates are lending a hand in nation building. One such case is eGovernments (eGov) Foundation, which was established by Nandan Nilekani and Srikanth Nadhamuni to solve hard-to-crack urban challenges. Using technology and collaborative solutions, eGov Foundation empowers the urban ecosystem...

CSR: Five Corporates Enabling Convenient and Sustainable Commute

TomTom's traffic index ranks Bengaluru as number 1 for the world's worst traffic. Bengaluru has a congestion level of 71%. Congestion reflects the additional or extra time taken to travel because of a traffic jam. An average commuter in Bangalore loses 243 hours a year stuck in congestion. Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi also feature...

Solutions for Converting Waste into Wealth

A fast developing country like India generates various kinds of urban and industrial waste including municipal waste, construction and demolition debris, plastic packaging waste, e-waste, and biomedical waste. These waste streams provide a unique challenge in terms of converting waste into wealth. To address these, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) released a...

Celebrate All Forms of Love this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day of love. We do not need a special day to express love for our partners. But we could use the day to accept all forms of love and to show love to the disadvantaged sections of the society. De-criminalization of homosexuality in India has brought a certain relief to homosexual...

Remembering the Pulwama Martyrs

On this same day last year, a suicide bomber attacked a CRPF convoy near Pulwama, in which 44 paramilitary personnel lost their lives, leaving the nation reeling in shock. In order to help the surviving families of the Pulwama martyrs, various companies deployed CSR funds to support their families while civilians came forward with...

Seven Things Businesses Need To Do To Insure Their Future

It is very easy to think, “I know how it works. It has worked like this for years!” Ignoring the up-gradation of a business model considering the high expenses today could cost a lot more tomorrow. Climate activism is increasing by the day. The consumers today are bent towards associating themselves with brands that...

India observing National Deworming Day

February 10 and August 10 are observed as the National Deworming Days (NDD) in India every year since 2015. It was initiated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in order to work towards eradicating intestinal worms also known as Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STH), among children in the age group of 1-19 years. NDD is the largest public health program implemented on...

Top 5 Indian Women Pushing Boundaries in Science: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

While we know about the priceless contribution of great scientists like C. V. Raman, Dr. Homi Bhabha and Abdul Kalam, many of us are unaware of the contributions of Indian women pushing boundaries in science. The Indian government has made efforts to make science and tech institutes more inclusive, yet women and girls continue to...

CSR: How 3 Kids of Labourers Discovered their Inner Sports Stars at NTPC Vindhyachal

Sometimes, all one needs is a nudge at the right moment to find greatness. The tales of success are often wreathed around that one string of support, which helps an individual blossom into her optimum capacity. Such is the story of Kusum, Rajini and Mamata Saket, three 16-year-olds, who found their life’s calling in...

Safer Internet Day 2020 – Four Ways to Promote Cybersecurity

Safer Internet Day is celebrated in around 150 countries across the world. The day aims to create a safer and better internet, where everybody is able to use technology responsibly, respectfully, creatively and critically. The theme of the Safer Internet Day 2020 is “together for a better internet”. Importance of Safer Internet Day in 2020 India...

CSR: Climate Action at The Oscars

Climate change has grabbed the attention of many celebrities, who utilize every opportunity or platform they get to speak about it. Oscars has been one of the significant platforms where the academy winners use their fame to talk about issues that are important to them. Leonardo Dicaprio's Speech on Climate Action at Oscars 2016 It was...

HDFC Bank CSR Parivartan Transforming Over 1,000 Villages

Nation building is not possible without transforming India’s villages. The vast majority of rural communities depend heavily on rain-fed agriculture for their livelihoods. The availability of water and the quality of soil therefore dictate their economic health. But with the right resource management and agricultural techniques, along with skilling and training, vulnerable communities can...

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