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Five Delhi hospitals asked to pay Rs 600 crore for refusing free treatment to the poor Five Delhi hospitals asked to pay Rs 600 crore for refusing free treatment to the poor
‘These five hospitals have not abided by the conditions. We had earlier in December 2015 sent notices to these hospitals seeking their explanation as to why they failed to treat the poor and why they should not be fined. But none of them gave satisfactory replies, so we initiated action against them...
CSR: Tax of the matter CSR: Tax of the matter
Despite the howls of protests, the government has stated that the CSR law is to encourage participation in social development and that incentivising through tax benefits may dilute the spirit and intent of it. It has also clarified that the objective of CSR is to...
Backed by celebrities, UN campaign seeks to mobilise millions to end illegal trade in wildlife Backed by celebrities, UN campaign seeks to mobilise millions to end illegal trade in wildlife
Fernandez is being joined by celebrities from China, Indonesia, Lebanon and Vietnam battling to conserve species such as orangutans, tigers, rhinos and helmeted hornbills, and calling for citizen support to end the demand that is driving the illegal trade. The campaign asks participants to find their kindred species and use their own spheres of influenc
Infosys launches household biogas digester project in Ramanagara, Karnataka Infosys launches household biogas digester project in Ramanagara, Karnataka
Under the project, Infosys aims to build 7,620 household biogas units and provide an equal number of biogas stoves to as many families in the district. Infosys will spend nearly 22 crore rupees on the project.
CSR in India: Companies will have more implementation partners to choose from CSR in India: Companies will have more implementation partners to choose from
Now, CSR activity can be done through ‘a company established under Section 8 of the Act or a registered trust or a registered society, established by the central government or state government or any entity established under an Act of Parliament or a State legislature.’
CSR: Four and a half ways companies (mis)use funds CSR: Four and a half ways companies (mis)use funds
Here, we have unearthed some interesting ways in which CSR money has been diverted towards pursuits of happiness by individuals and entities who you wouldn’t exactly qualify as underprivileged or oppressed.
CSR: Google.org’s 54 million grant to NGOs to boost 3D technology for differently abled CSR: Google.org’s 54 million grant to NGOs to boost 3D technology for differently abled
'Innovative technologies are already helping to improve everyday life for people living with disabilities. Through these grants, we want to empower organisations to build impactful solutions that will create better access for people living with disabilities in India...
Alstom Foundation introduces skill development programme Alstom Foundation introduces skill development programme
Broadly, the scope of the project is to empower underprivileged women in rural communities to become entrepreneurs and earn an independent income by procuring and setting up machinery for the training and serial production unit...
BoscoNet contributing to rebuild Nepal: A hope for the shattered communities BoscoNet contributing to rebuild Nepal: A hope for the shattered communities
As per media reports, quake victims have so far received just $150 in compensation per household, while the government has promised an additional $2,000 once the NRA is able to disburse funds. The NRA is now conducting a detailed assessment of the quake-hit areas and hopes to begin rebuilding by April.
Citi’s 130 million rupees grant for financial inclusion Citi’s 130 million rupees grant for financial inclusion
Launched in 2014, the India Innovation Grant Program encourages local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to develop scalable and replicable programmes that improve consumer financial decision-making while utilising technology and behavioural insights to lower the cost of delivery
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