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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.
Ness SES supports mangrove protection Ness SES supports mangrove protection
In the early 1990s, approximately over 37 square kilometres of mangroves existed in Mumbai, of which, as per various estimates, nearly 40 per cent has eroded in the last decade
Using Facebook as a medium, Caritas engages 120,000 for disaster preparedness Using Facebook as a medium, Caritas engages 120,000 for disaster preparedness
The organisation – with about five decades of experience in emergency aid, reconstruction and natural-resource management – reached out to over 95,000 people on Facebook to remind them of five simple points that they must remember in case of a disaster of any kind.
Delhi ‘walks in the dark’ to eradicate preventable blindness Delhi ‘walks in the dark’ to eradicate preventable blindness
Walking blindfolded along with visually-impaired school children, celebrated painter Jatin Das led the SCEH-IVI ‘Walk in the Dark’ at Daryaganj, Delhi, to spread awareness about eradicating preventable blindness. India is home to 131 million visually impaired people; and it has been estimated that over 80 per cent of global visual impairm
J&K Bank helps set up smart classrooms and upgraded model schools J&K Bank helps set up smart classrooms and upgraded model schools
The setup for the two model schools includes two smart classrooms and one computer lab-cum-smart classroom, high-tech science laboratories, and other infrastructural facilities. The smart classrooms offer state-of-the-art teaching–learning experience that includes every possible instruction and assessment elements required by teachers and students.
Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership invites applications for 2016–18 programme Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership invites applications for 2016–18 programme
Piramal Fellowship Programme, also known as Gandhi Fellowship Programme, is a two-year residential programme that helps young individuals to develop leadership skills necessary to bring positive change in society.
Molson Coors focuses on water in Bihar Molson Coors focuses on water in Bihar
So far the company has constructed 18 water facilities (including restoration of 16 defunct bore wells) and provided sanitation facilities in three schools. About 1,300 people across Bihta and Sheohar districts now have access to improved drinking-water facilities.
ATC India e-enabling education in the rural south ATC India e-enabling education in the rural south
Being implemented in association with Hole-in-the-Wall Education Limited (HiWEL) and NIIT Foundation, the project provides e-enabled education to underprivileged children in rural and semi-urban areas through learning stations that have pre-loaded educational material.
The best and the worst places to be a mother? India takes 140th place out of 179 countries The best and the worst places to be a mother? India takes 140th place out of 179 countries
In India, the percentage of the urban population living in slums is 29 per cent. This urban poor population is 3.2 times as likely to die by the age of 5 as the urban rich, an indicator of the rich–poor divide. According to the report, 52.7 out of 1,000 children in India die before their fifth birthday.
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