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Child malnutrition, air pollution top risks in country’s health report

Indians are caught between two extremes. The first ever study on India: Health of the Nation’s States, says while Empowered Action Group states (such as Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Assam) are still battling diarrhoea deaths in children, those placed higher up on the development ladder are struck by lifestyle diseases.

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Maharashtra looking at alternative to plastic

‘No plastic’ experiment begins today at Mantralaya

Mumbai: Even as the state’s Environment Ministry is planning to impose a ban on plastic from Gudhi Padwa next year, it will be taken up on an experimental basis at the Mantralaya from Friday.

At a meeting with officials from the municipal corporations from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), district collectors, and divisional commissioners on Thursday, the Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam said there will be 100% ban on all types of plastic bags, wrappers, sachets, cups and plastic glasses. The ban will also be extended to Thermocol dishes and cups.

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Long Way For NE Women Before Real Empowerment

SHILLONG: Women in northeastern states have a long way to go to come on a par with their mainland sisters in terms of participation in politics, business and religious practices, shows a study.

Delving into the study on the social, economic and political empowerment of women in northeastern states, Rekha Sharma, chairperson in charge of National Commission for Women (NCW), said women in the North East are at a disadvantage point.

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“From religious practices to participation in village level meetings… women are not allowed in many ways. And we have not seen many women participating politically, they are not contesting elections and very few MLAs are there. Politically, women are not empowered here,” she told the gathering at NEC here on Tuesday. 

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Tharoor releases coffee table book on CSR in Kerala

Shashi Tharoor, MP from Thiruvananthapuram, has released a coffee table book on corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities by companies in Kerala.

Brought out by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the book is titled Building a better society – CSR activities by companies in Kerala.

The book release here was followed by a session on ‘building a better society’ in which top offic-bearers of the CII Kerala State Council and others were present.

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3300 visually challenged and differently abled children participate in 22nd edition of Salwan Marathon race

The 22nd edition of the Salwan Cross country run witnessed an increasingly high number of over 3300 visually challenged & differently abled children participate in the special category race.

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Over 55,000 children from across India participated in the race

The 22nd edition of the cross country run in the city brought in over 55,000 children from across India at the picturesque Army Equestrian Centre at New Delhi’s Brar Square. Students from over 1200 schools across the country participated in the marathon in Under 14 Girls /Boys (4.5 kms), Under 16 Girls/ Boys (6 kms) and Under 18 Girls/ Boys (8 kms) category races.  This year’s run witnessed increased participation by students from Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh in addition to schools in Delhi NCR.

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CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2017: Honouring Those Making A Change To Society

The concept of CSR or Corporate Social Responsibility is growing rapidly in India and corporates are making significant efforts in improving society, apart from securing their profits.

To honour the corporate houses, institutions, and citizens having made an enormous difference in society by means of their impactful and scalable projects, the CSR Journal presented the CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2017 to NGOs, individuals and corporates across 7 categories on Monday. The event was inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. 

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Padhega India, Toh Badhega India

India is a developing nation with around 28 million youth population being added every year. These young minds are future of India who will drive the Nation on the path of socio-economic development. However, this high youth population won’t be of any help to the economy if universal education is not achieved all over India.

 

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Centre has the powers to tackle Delhi’s pollution crisis, but it is passing the buck

Can the Centre bypass the Delhi government to take emergency and long-term steps to tackle the annual air pollution crisis in the capital? It can, legal experts say. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change enjoys blanket legal powers to prevent damage to public health from pollution anywhere in the country.

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Education As A Cornerstone Of CSR: A Collaborative Pathway To Development And Growth

Corporate Social Responsibility has come of age as an anchor for businesses in the country recently. However, the concept of CSR goes back in time to the Mauryan history; philosophers such as Kautilya have always spoken about ethics while conducting business and charity has been deep rooted in the Indian culture. In India today as well as globally, CSR has become a fundamental pillar in the way business is conducted.

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Indore: Colleges asked to develop eco-friendly culture

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Indore: Technical and professional colleges in state have been asked to opt for green initiatives to turn their campuses environment-friendly. In a letter addressed to college principals, directorate of technical education (DTE) has said that it was striving to develop its institutions on a self sustainable basis in the areas of power, water and cleanliness.

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