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National Science Day 2022 – Top Edtech Startups in India

National Science Day is celebrated every year on 28 February to commemorate the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’. The Government of India designated 28 February as National Science Day in 1986. On this day, Sir C.V. Raman announced the discovery of the 'Raman Effect' for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930....

An Initiative to Prevent C-Section Deaths in Developing Nations

In low- and middle-income nations, maternal fatalities after caesarean sections are 100 times higher than in high-income ones, with up to a third of all newborns dying, according to a review published in The Lancet. The review titled 12 million pregnancies has considered 196 studies from 67 low- and middle-income countries. From 1990 to 2017,...

There is a Gap Between Ambition and Action on Climate Change by Companies: Survey

According to a recent Deloitte report, while business leaders are becoming more aware of the potential implications of climate change on their organisations and communities, there is a gap between ambition and action. The report polled over 2,000 executives from 21 countries across North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. These executives, whom Deloitte...

78% employees want organizations to invest in upskilling programmes for hybrid work models

The pandemic has completely changed the future of work, making it clear that hybrid work models are here to stay. To be effective and productive contributors in the hybrid workplaces of the future, professionals will need to evolve an essential set of cognitive, social and behavioral skills to navigate ever-new challenges. Why is hybrid so...

Digital University to Impact the Future of Education System of India

An upgrade to the education system in India – especially higher education – was long overdue. The COVID-19 pandemic and resultant lockdown gave the authorities the excuse to do so. Taking upon the available opportunity, it was declared in Budget 2022 that India will have a digital university, one that would connect the local...

What you need to know about the MCA’s mandatory Form CSR-2

The government had mandated that Corporate India publish a comprehensive report on their specific CSR initiatives. With the new 11-page form notified by the MCA on February 11, 2022, companies will have to provide the details of the CSR amount spent in the three preceding financial years and details of all ongoing projects. This additional...

Indian Army Enables Kashmiri Students to Pursue Medical Education with ‘Super 50’ Initiative

In a philanthropic move, the Indian Army is providing free preparation for medical competitive exams through the 'Army HPCL Kashmir Super 50' initiative in the northern districts of Kashmir. The Army is also offering financial assistance to students who are accepted into prestigious medical schools by funding their expenses. The situation in North Kashmir is...

40% of Indian digital infrastructure tenders will ask vendors for information on ESG development: IDC Report

By 2024, almost 40% of Indian digital infrastructure bids will require vendors to present their environmental initiatives and progress, according to market research and analysis firm IDC. IDC India Research Director for Enterprise Solutions and ICT Practices Sharath Srinivasamurthy stated ESG (environment, social, and governance) is rapidly becoming a focus for Indian organisations expanding...

Tamil Nadu Based NGO is Awarded the Prestigious Human Rights Prize of the French Republic

A Tiruvannamalai-based NGO People Organisation for Planning and Education (POPE) was awarded the French Government’s prestigious human rights prize for 2021. During a virtual ceremony held from Paris, Lise Talbot-Barré, French Consul General in Puducherry, handed the prize to R.L. Rosario, POPE president at the Consulate. What is the Human Rights Prize of the French...

CSR Program Offering free Cloud Computing Training across India

With the advent of new technologies, there is an increased requirement of skills such as cloud computing, AI, data analytics, etc. It is estimated by several studies that these technologies will replace about 50 per cent of jobs in the next couple of decades, while the requirement of individuals adept at such skills will...

Meet Padma Shri Awardee Prabhaben Shah Who spent her Life in Improving that of others

It requires more than resources to be a philanthropist. Padma Shri awardee Prabhaben Shah from Daman proved that by spending her life providing for the vulnerable. Prabhaben was 12 years old when Mahatma Gandhi in 1942, at a Congress Session in Bombay launched the Quit India Movement. Prabhaben pledged to help the freedom struggle and...

This Maharashtra Village went from being Water-Scarce to Water-Wise

In the early 2000s, Kota Jahangir village in Maharashtra's Jalna district was experiencing a severe water deficit. The women and the children had to walk several kilometres each day, to fetch potable water for daily use in the region. Due to the general high concentration of fluorides in the groundwater, it was also unfit...

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