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Alibaba Group launches Mission Million Books in India
Mission Million Books is a pan-India initiative aimed at providing the underserved with access to quality educational materials for their growth and advancement. It is expected to open doors for numerous educational institutions to have access to, and enhance the quality of, academic material provided to their students.Read more...
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Camel Art Foundation invites entries from professionals and students
Five Delhi hospitals asked to pay Rs 600 crore for refusing free treatment to the poor
CSR: Tax of the matter
Backed by celebrities, UN campaign seeks to mobilise millions to end illegal trade in wildlife
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Financial inclusion: Of opt-out options, RBI diktats, and banks' own foot-dragging
...all of this despite the RBI’s requirement that all banks open 25 per cent of their new branches in unbanked rural areas—and despite the age-old priority-sector lending norms. With financial inclusion being a mandate, we take a look at some of their work in this key area.Read more...
NGO FOCUS
The Purkal ministry of women and child development
With the State grappling with this risky and unpredictable asset, civil society intermediations are imperative to bridge that yawning gap between expectation and delivery. NGOs have a huge role to play in channelling this segment of the population. Whether this sort of dependency is desirable is a separate matter.Read more...
Caritas India: Good work needs to be seen and heard too
BoscoNet beneficiaries: They lived to tell their tale
Pradan and the Indian SHG movement
Inde et Nous: Small NGO, big commitments
CORPORATE FOCUS
CSR: Mahindra Rises for Good
Interestingly, unlike his corporate counterparts in the global North, Anand Mahindra does not believe in the Gates and Buffett school of corporate philanthropy. His take on it is that India ‘need(s) a billion givers rather than a billion dollars by a single giver’.Read more...
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Tata Steel Rural Development Society: Creating sustainable means of living
Hitachi, living together with society
Pfizer India: Making healthcare its business

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