"We generate wealth for the people, what comes from the people, must to the extent possible, therefore get back to the people.”-Bharat Ratna-JRD Tata

VISION:

TO BRING WORLD PEACE THROUGH INTERNAL TRANSFORMATION.

MISSION:

To create platform for linkage between both the ends for continuous social reformation (CSR).

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Ideology

The ideology has emerged from a few basic universal truths, the first and foremost is, like the intrinsic quality of sugar is to provide sweetness, the intrinsic nature of human life is.... .

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Events

The Positive Times was pleased to be associated with Vivekananda Youth Connect in organising Mumbai Marathon on 8th January 2017 at Juhu Beach which had over 12000 participants in the first year itself.

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Foundation

Corporate social Responsibility has been identified as an activity where the corporate undertake an industrious effort to make good the resources back into the environment....

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Services

We aid the company in assessing the need and the areas which require efforts and activity to be conducted. It is an analysis on the ground level......

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Jhollawalla

Jhollawalla is an endevour by Positive Times to bring to the people a viable solution against plastic menace. Though plastic is used in varied forms........

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Meet The Padma Shri Ex-RAW Officer Who Transformed An Entire Community in Bihar

What does a retired person do with their time? Perhaps pursue a hobby, attend to grandchildren, travel, and even catch up with family members. Meet 73-year-old former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) officer J K Sinha, who has found a fulfilling way to spend his retired life. In 2005, Sinha founded the Shoshit Seva Sangh […]

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The Untold Story of Kamlesh Kumari, the First Policewoman to Be Awarded Ashok Chakra

A group of five terrorists, all equipped with dangerous assault rifles shook Delhi when they attacked the Parliament house on the fateful day of 13th December 2001. With political elites like L K Advani and Jaswant Singh in the building 40 minutes after the session was adjourned, the success of this attack would have been a […]

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Dump Plastic, Fill Your Water Bottle in Any Hotel in Thiruvananthapuram District

In a bid to cut down the purchase of bottled water and its subsequent dumping in public spaces, the district administration of Thiruvananthapuram will now allow people to refill their water bottles at hotels! The idea was mooted by District Collector K Vasuki during a meeting held at the collectorate on Friday. Agreeing to the […]

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Unemployed Pune Man Turns To Farming, Earns Rs 13 Lakh Growing Capsicum!

The village of Kadbanwadi in Pune’s Indapur taluka is known for two reasons. First, for being an Adarsh Gaon (model village) and second, for the man behind making it drought-proof–BhajandasPawar. Once counted among 300 nondescript drought-prone villages in Maharashtra, where even drinking water was a luxury, Kadbanwadi moved on to having 100 farm ponds, three percolation tanks, […]

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Abandoned by Husband for ‘Being Overweight’, Today This Mother of a 6 Year Old Is a Champion!

She was body-shamed by her own husband, to the extent that he abandoned her for being overweight. But if you looked at ‘Ruby Beauty’ today, you wouldn’t believe that she once struggled with crippling body-image issues. A national-level medalist in bodybuilding, this mother of a six-year-old is now setting fitness goals for women across the […]

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Teach Your Kids the Right Way to Dispose Used Bulbs, Tube Lights & Batteries!

Instead of throwing used bulbs, tube lights or batteries away one by one, the main idea is to encourage people to inculcate the habit of safely stocking and disposing these collectively. How good is your waste management game? If you consciously invest your time in segregating your wet waste from dry, or your biodegradable waste […]

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Indian Firm Gifts Computers to Ghana Teacher Who Used Blackboard to Teach MS Word!

Working in the online sphere, it isn’t hard to fathom the incredible amounts of good that social media offers. Despite all the negativity, social media has become a truly democratic space, in which sometimes citizens come together to help one another. Very few media ventures around the world would know this facet better than The […]

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This Awesome Co-Working Space in Chennai Lets You Bring Your Kids to Work!

I spend most of my day writing. I do this from the confines of my house. I would be delighted to work from a space where I get to see and maybe even interact with others. What would be even better is if I could take my kids along and have them engaged during my work […]

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Illiterate Rickshaw Puller From Assam Sets up 9 Schools for Village Children!!!

The three most common reasons for children dropping out of schools in India have been poverty, availability, and accessibility to schools. When a family is financially unstable ensuring that the children go to school is far down on their list of priorities. The protagonist of this story is Ahmed Ali, a rickshaw-puller from Madhurbond village […]

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Calcium Deficiency In Women: What It Is & How You Can Prevent It !!

Calcium is important for all babies and children but it is especially important for women. This is because women require calcium more than men as they are more prone to bone health problems as they grow older. Calcium phosphate crystals account for approximately 70 percent of bone weight which is why calcium is considered to […]

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Kashmir Gets All-Weather, Glass-Roof AC Train to Woo Back Tourists!

A stunning new way to soak in the valley’s ethereal beauty — from verdant orchards and pine forests to snow-covered alpine backdrops! Bringing back tourists to the Kashmir Valley has become a matter of priority for both the Central and State administration. Aiding that process is a decision by the Northern Railways to introduce an […]

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Col. Narendra ‘Bull’ Kumar, the Unsung Legend Who Secured Siachen For India

In the world of the Indian Armed Forces, he is known as ‘Bull’ Kumar. Colonel Narendra Kumar earned this unusual moniker when he charged at his six inch taller and tougher rival during his first boxing match at the National Defence Academy. His opponent and senior, Sunith Francis Rodrigues, went on to win the match and later […]

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Pune-Born Engineer Bags Sci-Tech Oscar For His Innovative ‘Shotover’ Camera!

He is an engineer, he is a camera technician, and now, he has brought home an Oscar! Vikas Sathaye was born in 1967 in Pune. After his schooling in Mulund, he shifted to Pune to pursue his Bachelor of Engineering from VIT (Vishwakarma Institute of Technology) after which he moved to Bengaluru for his masters […]

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Determination Can Change All! Villagers Transform Dumpyard into Paddy Field

In Choornikkara, a small village in Kerala, a group of young people decided that it was time to change the state of the deteriorating land around their area. Both sides of the village road, which used to be a thriving farmland years ago, had fallen into disrepair when many of the villagers began to pursue […]

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A Wheelchair That Climbs Stairs? Meet the School Boys Who Made One for Rs 1540

‘Necessity is the mother of all inventions,’ they say. In the case of Rohan Patel and Devdutt Patel, grade 8 students from Anand Niketan School, Mehsana campus, the reason they entered the CBSE National Science Competition 2017-18 was the sheer necessity of helping a fellow mate in school. We, at The Better India, had a […]

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11-Year-Old Girl Transformed Her Courtyard Into a Lush Vegetable Garden !!!

Meet Shikha Lubna, a student of Class 6 in the Bathery Assumption AUP School in Ambalavayal, a village in Wayanad district in Kerala. Popular for her green thumb, she has been practising organic farming in her own courtyard since she was in Class 1. The 11-year-old grows over 30-odd types of fruits including fig, pulasan, […]

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Love Cracking Your Knuckles But Worried About The Risks? Here’s What Science Has To Say

Whether you heard it from your mum or granny, all of us learnt at a young age that cracking our knuckles would make us get big ugly knobby knuckles or worse, we’d get arthritis and wouldn’t be able to move our fingers when we were old! While some of us were fearless (or stubborn) and […]

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Are You a Social Media Addict? You May Be One Without Even Knowing It?

There are more than two billion social media users worldwide, representing a global rate of around 28% of total digital users. In India, the documented number of social media users approximate to 168 million users in 2016. Social networking already accounts for 28 percent of all media time spent online, and users aged between 15 […]

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Want to Keep Indian Seas Safe? Change the Way You Eat Fish

India is the seventh largest seafood producing nation. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, 3.4 million metric tons of marine animals were caught in 2014. But it’s been predicted that the overall fish catches in India are likely to reduce, due to regulations to prohibit seasonal fishing in critical coastal spawning grounds […]

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Kashmir’s Specially-Abled Children Found a New Champion

As per records from NGOs, there are currently around three thousand specially abled, but educated, youth in Jammu and Kashmir who are unemployed. This even keeps them out of family life, as a lack of a job means they get no marriage prospects. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has approved a three percent quota for persons […]

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Remembering Anant Pai, The Master Storyteller Who Created Amar Chitra Katha

(On the birth anniversary of Anant Pai, we bring you the fascinating story of how the much-loved author created the iconic Amar Chitra Katha series.) In 1967, while watching a TV quiz show on the state-run Doordarshan network, a young journalist realised that while the Indian children on the show could easily answer questions about Greek mythology, […]

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“Seed Mother’ Rahibai’s Story: How She Saved Over 80 Varieties of Native Seeds!

Rahibai Soma Popere travels around Maharashtra with a single-minded devotion to conserving indigenous seeds. “Native crop varieties are not only drought and disease resistant, but are nutritive and retain the soil fertility as they do not need chemical fertilisers and excessive water,” she tells VillageSquare.in with conviction. Her words come from experience. Besides conserving seeds, she spreads awareness […]

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These Khopoli Residents Have Saved More Than 700 Lives on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway

Over 1,37,000 people were killed in road accidents in 2013, which is more than the total number of people killed in all Indian wars put together, reported NDTV. There is one death every four minutes due to a road accident in India, says the Global status report on road safety, 2013. While the staggering numbers […]

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How Indian Deodorant Advertisers Have Convinced Us That We Smell Bad !!

Just as flossing wasn’t always a part of our regular oral hygiene routine, the use of deodorants and antiperspirants was almost alien to Indians just 2 to 3 decades ago. With our tropical climate and high population density, the environment was perfect for the use of products aimed at controlling body odor and perspiration. But, […]

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Meet Paul Siromoni, the man who earned a PhD at the age of 90 !!!!

Paul S Siromoni, a 90-year-old from Chennai, has earned a PhD, showing that you are never too old to learn and excel. Beginning work soon after retirement, his thesis took three years to complete, and he was awarded the doctorate in February 2017. According to a report by India Today, his topic of research was ‘God’s […]

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India finally gets a connected vehicle strategy, Tata Motors partners with Microsoft

Although 61 million vehicles will be connected to the cloud by 2020 globally, India is still way off from connected cars hitting the road. But Tata Motors is the first Indian company to focus on cloud-based computing applications for a car with its partnership with Microsoft. When Microsoft and Tata Motors forged a partnership to […]

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Goa’s Candolim Beach now supports disabled persons, with special wheelchairs

The famous Candolim Beach in Goa is now on its way to becoming wheelchair-friendly from the 31st of March to the 9th of April. UMOJA, the first travel website in India that supports travel plans for the disabled, has collaborated with NGOs ADAPT and Drishti to come up with this initiative. Drishti is an organisation […]

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Aadhaar cannot be made compulsory for welfare benefits: SC

The Supreme Court today made it clear that Aadhaar cards cannot be made mandatory by the govern A bench comprising Chief Justice J.S. Khehar and Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and S.K. Kaul, however, said that the government and its agencies cannot be stopped from seeking Aadhaar cards for non-welfare schemes like the opening of bank accounts. […]

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Sikkim Farmers Are Earning 8 Times More by Growing These Exotic Foods.

2016 turned out to be a great year for Sikkim, as it clinched the honour of being India’s first fully organic state. The state’s farmers have become 100% organic, their produce free of chemical pesticides or genetic modification. However, it also means their fruit and vegetables are smaller, less vibrant and more expensive than conventionally […]

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This Tech Co wants to Help Local Kiranas Pick up the Pace Online

An Indian technology firm, working with IBM public cloud unit, is looking to help Indian Kirana stores defend their turf in the online grocery war. Pace Automation, which has previously built software for restaurants, wants to bring 1,50,000 thousand local grocery stores onto its platform in three years and allow customers to order their groceries […]

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Indian Railways ‘Technological Advancement’

Timeline Indian Railways to introduce accident avoidance tech 27 Jun 2016 India is going to be the first country which will use radar and laser-based terrain-imagining vision for monitoring obstruction on railway tracks. Going by the name Tri-Netra, this system will check for obstacles and barriers along railway lines and tracks. All events occurring on […]

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Green energy efforts due to our own conviction

India’s renewable energy sector has turned a corner with record low bids winning contracts for supplying wind and solar power. Developers quoted Rs3.46 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for a 1 gigawatt (GW) wind tender by staterun Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI) on Friday. This comes two weeks after bids for Rs2.97 per kWh won the […]

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CSR COMPLIANCE AMONG LISTED COMPANIES IMPROVED

As per the report of KPMG survey, Top 100 listed Indian companies have managed to improve their corporate social responsibility (CSR) compliance.’ According to the Companies Act, 2013 every company with a net worth of Rs. 500 crore or a turnover of Rs 1,000 crore or a net profit of Rs 5 crore is required […]

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EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPY: THE DRIVING BELIEFS

When Desh Deshpande graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in 1973, he had no family fortune to fall back on, no mentor to guide his entrepreneurial ambitions, no kind donor to help him convert his dreams into reality. Soon after becoming a successful entrepreneur in Boston, and a major funder of technology […]

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Creating a sense of collective responsibility among corporations is key.

Shashank Shah, a visiting scholar at the Harvard Business School, wears multiple hats including that of an author and editor-in-chief at Harvard University Postdoctoral Editors Association. His work at the Harvard University South Asia Institute focuses on a collaborative project with the Tata Trusts on Livelihood Creation in India Through Social Entrepreneurship and Skill Development. […]

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Why Cut Down Trees When They Can Be Translocated? Meet the Man Who Has Moved 5000 Trees This Way!

Urbanization and development are an inevitable part of living today. Road widening and building of flyovers has to happen in every city, but, this comes at the cost of losing green cover. Though transplantation and translocation of trees is an age-old activity the world across, it is rarely looked to as a solution before a […]

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Government plans awards for corporate social responsibility activities

NEW DELHI: Government plans to institute awards for corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities across sectors as part of efforts to incentivise companies to take up work towards social welfare. The Corporate Affairs Ministry, which is implementing the Companies Act, is working on the idea of having such awards. Under the Act, a certain class of […]

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Consumers prefer socially responsible brands: Study

NEW DELHI: Consumers prefer socially responsible companies and do not mind paying a premium for their purchase because of these organisations’ commitment to the community, says a study. According to a global study by Zendesk that explores how consumers feel about businesses that are invested in social, labour and sustainability issues, consumers prefer to purchase […]

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This 82 -Year-Old Woman Has Been Using Stamps to Create Art for 4 Decades

Meet the 82-year-old woman who has spent over 40 years painstakingly creating beautiful artwork from discarded Indian postage stamps and her son who passionately preserves philately. Deepa Melkote speaks at the lightening pace of a woman on a mission. The 82-year-old homemaker is a woman of many talents, but her specialty lies in the intricate […]

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The business of sustainable development

A recent report by the Business and Sustainable Development Commission essentially calls to energize businesses using the trope of sustainable development. The high and mighty, from governments and businesses alike, do wordplay so well. At the opening plenary at this year’s World Economic Forum meeting at Davos on 17 January, China’s president Xi Jinping quoted […]

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New companies will soon be able to apply for PAN, TAN online

The Central Board of Direct Taxes last year agreed to a seamless exchange of data with the corporate affairs ministry to ensure allotment of PAN and TAN number within a day of incorporation of company. New companies will soon be able to apply for a permanent account number (PAN) and tax deduction and collection account […]

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The route to creating a million new jobs !!!

Philanthropists, investors, firms and NGOs confer at the Million Jobs Mission conclave organized by Social Ventures Partners Philanthropists, investors, representatives from the corporate social responsibility (CSR) wings of top companies and non-government organizations (NGOs) came together at a forum to discuss collaborations that could create employment for the millions who enter the labour market every […]

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At Vibrant Gujarat, 14-yr-old inks 5cr MoU to build drones !!!

Harshwardhan Zala, 14, made three prototypes of a drone designed to detect landmines A bespectacled boy dressed in a spiffy blue suit created a buzz at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit this week after he signed aRs 5 crore-worth memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state, bagging the deal for production of a drone designed […]

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CSR award for Times Foundation

Times Foundation, the social arm of the Times Group, won the National Corporate Social Responsibility Award on Thursday.  The CSR National Leadership Award instituted by World CSR Day and World Sustainability Organization is intensely researched. The research cell consists of postgraduates in psychology, sociology, history and management, with over 10-year research experience. The team shortlists […]

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Govt issuing new-look and tamper-proof PAN cards

The Government is issuing newly designed PAN (Permanent Account Number) cards that have added security features to make them tamper-proof and with contents written in both Hindi and English, a senior Income-Tax Department official said today. The distribution of new-look PAN cards, being printed by NSDL and UTIITSL (UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Ltd), started […]

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This Chennai Café Hires Burn Survivors as Kitchen Staff, Giving Them a Second Lease on Life

Atma had lived a life full of incredible hardships. One day, because of unbearable suffering, she reached a point where she felt that life wasn’t worth living anymore. She decided to self-immolate. Fortunately, she survived; but Atma was left covered with burns that would mark her face and body forever. While this could have become […]

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MCA pulls up companies over lack of CSR spends

Rejecting reasons cited for not spending on CSR, MCA has told companies that they can contribute to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund to meet their targets. he ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) has criticized companies for failing to meet the mandatory spending requirement on corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Rejecting reasons cited for not spending […]

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This Corporate Professional Quit his Job to Ensure that Nobody in his City Goes Hungry or Homeless

A former corporate employee, Goutham Kumar realised that his true calling lay in serving humanity. Meet the man changing lives in Hyderabad. While most of us struggle to stick to our 9-5 work hours, Goutham Kumar’s workday often commences at midnight. The Hyderabad resident and his band of dedicated workers and volunteers are most likely […]

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First woman CRPF officer in Red zone inspires tribal girls

Raipur: At a time when paramilitary forces are battling an image crisis in Bastar following charges of rape during anti-naxal operations,first woman officer of Central Reserve Police Force to be posted in the Maoist hotbed in Chhattisgarh is inspiring tribal women to get educated and join uniformed service. The 27-year-old Usha Kiran feels that apart […]

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Meet Aunty 72: She Ran 500 Kms in 100 Days, Runs Mumbai Marathon Every Year, Will Inspire You Too!

Primla Hingorani begins her day early with an aerobics class. Then she heads home for an energy drink. After that, she heads out to do three to four kilometres of brisk walking or jogging. As of December 31st, 2016, she had logged 500 km in 100 days through running, jogging and walking. Oh, and she […]

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Bridging the digital divide: Hack the Hood

A not-for-profit organisation in California is helping prepare young people of colour for careers in technology. We go behind the scenes at Hack the Hood For Zakiya Harris, growing up in East Oakland, California, meant navigating between two acutely different worlds every day. “I grew up in the hood, but I went to a very […]

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Sandwich-selling mom and daughter uplift themselves, become champion power-lifters

Source: SUNDAY TIMES OF INDIA, MUMBAI/THANE JANUARY 8, 2017 An inspiring real-life story, on the lines of the sports movie ‘Dangal’, has emerged from the Mangaon taluka of Raigad district. An impoverished sandwich seller not just inspired her 17-year-old daughter to be a state-level power-lifter,she herself came out of a 26-year-old hiatus to become a […]

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‘Homestays have raised Alibaug villagers’ income by 50%’

Source: SUNDAY TIMES OF INDIA, MUMBAI/THANE JANUARY 8, 2017 On weekends and holidays,almost every home transforms into a ‘cottage’,the local version of Airbnb. “We now have some 300 such lodges and homestays in the village, and they are almost always full,” says Vrunda Patil of Versoli, who runs a homestay and also heads the Bhavani […]

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Excel in art,get 10-25 extra marks in SSC from 2017-18

Source: SUNDAY TIMES OF INDIA, MUMBAI/THANE JANUARY 9, 2017 Students excelling in classical art, drawing and folk art can avail of 10-25 extra marks in Secondary School Certificate(SSC) exams from the next academic year. A school education department government resolution said it was decided to award marks to those displaying proficiency in visual and performing […]

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“Think 200 Times before Trusting the Internet” – India’s Ace Woman Cybercrime Investigator

Meet Dhanya Menon, a cybercrime investigator who is trying to make people aware about the need for vigilance while using the internet. “Think 200 times before you trust the internet. I usually like to explain cybercrime prevalent among children by saying that if you give an atom bomb to a child and say ‘carry it […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) current trends in India and the way ahead – Panel Discussion

The Economic Times and Times CSR recently held the ET CSR Sustainable Future panel discussion. This was the first of a series of panel discussion on CSR. ET CSR Sustainable Future is a part of our digital platform. This is a platform were ET and Times CSR would have a series of panel discussions with […]

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Most firms spend 70% CSR fund on education: Nasscom Foundation

Nasscom Foundation today in its yet-to-be-released report, has said that a substantial number of companies have spent more than 60-70 per cent of their CSR spend in education initiatives and the remaining half spend between 30-40 per cent of their budget in education. “Education forms the major chunk of CSR spend: A substantial number of […]

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CSR 4,195 companies spend nothing; show cause notices to 496 firms

Government has issued show cause notices to 496 companies for not complying with CSR norms while about 4,195 companies have not spent a single penny on corporate social responsibility activities, Parliament was informed today. The reasons for not spending included companies not finding suitable implementing agency, delay in formation of CSR committee and inability to […]

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Social sabbaticals hit right note with corporates and employees

BENGALURU: In January this year, the SAP India office in Bengaluru was short of 21 employees for two weeks. From six months before, the employees had deployed their skills for altogether different organisations. They were working with nonprofits across Northeast India through calls and video sessions. HR director Shraddhanjali Rao, who worked in a remote […]

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Government set to tap CSR funds to train youths

GURUGRAM: The state government plans to use corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a mode to reduce the gap between skill levels and job requirements. Big corporate houses are being roped in to train youngsters under CSR and then absorb them. In fact, the the government has already set up a multi-skill development centre in in Udyog Vihar, where […]

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TBI Heroes: Ahmedabad no Rickshawalo – Personifying “Love All, Serve All”

On a hot Amdavadi afternoon, when the roads were as deserted as they could be, the Sabarmati Ashram was buzzing with visitors. There were school kids, a group of old ladies and some foreigners taking a stroll around the ashram, mainly in the museum – “Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalay”. While I was roaming around, my phone […]

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How One Man Is Single-Handedly Making Ahmedabad’s Kite Festival Safer

Manoj Bhavsar noticed a chilling trend in the accidents occurring during Ahmedabad’s kite-festival. This is how he decided to help. It was on a cold morning in December 2006. Ahmedabad-resident Manoj Bhavsar, an air-conditioner technician, was heading towards his office on a two-wheeler when a stray kite string crossed his path. It came out of […]

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This Man Stood up to Eve Teasers on a Train & Sent a Powerful Message to Bystanders Everywhere

When Hyderabad-based Milind Chandwani, a Teach for India fellow saw a group of men eve-teasing women in a local train, he and his friends decided to take matters into their hands and stop them. The incident ended with a scuffle between the groups, but it is Milind’s message about standing up against bullies, which has been lauded […]

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Catch These 5 Rare Species of Migratory Birds That Make Flight to India during Winters

Catch these 5 rare species of migratory birds That make flight to India during the winter season Greater Flamingo- Phoenicopterus roseus Common in saline lagoons, salt pans, estuaries & large saline or alkaline lakes in Gujarat, Flamingoes attain their shades of orange & pink only in their adulthood, because of a natural pink dye called […]

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Meet the 7th Grader Who Has Raised over Rs. 9 Lakh to Help Cancer Patients in Mumbai

When Mumbai-resident Arav Hak was featured on Humans of Bombay, a popular social media page that spoke about how he is helping children suffering from cancer, the post went viral. Thousands from the online community praised him for his efforts. Since then, Arav says he has raised Rs 9.72 lakh, arranged a movie screening for sick children, and is […]

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Revolutionary Poet-Warrior, Guru Gobind Singh

Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and last guru of the Sikhs, was a great warrior. He was also a scholar of Punjabi, Braj, Sanskrit and Persian languages. In his autobiographical book, ‘Bachitar Natak’ (Wondrous Drama) he states that the purpose of his birth was “to advance righteousness, to emancipate the good, and to destroy all […]

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Humans of New Year’s Eve

It has now become customary for people across the world to ring in the new year by letting their hair down and spending time either partying or with loved ones. However, for some in the country, it is a time to get to work and work hard. Five people talk to us about what it feels […]

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When Their Son Was Born with Congenital Defects, This Couple Decided to Help Other Children Too

When their son Arjunuday was born in 2006, Rahul and Tulika Verma were hit with the terrible news that he had been born with multiple congenital defects and would require expensive medical treatment, possibly for the rest of his life. Their otherwise normal lives would soon be upended by months’ long stays at the hospital […]

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India Successfully Test Fires Nuclear Capable Missile Agni-V

India successfully test fired its longest-range intercontinental ballistic missile, the Agni-V, from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. Right after the launch, the President of India congratulated the DRDO.Unlike other missiles of Agni series, Agni-V is the most advanced having some new technologies incorporated with it in terms of navigation and guidance, warhead and engine. […]

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From HIV Patient to Global Inspiration, Jyoti Dhawale’s Story Is Full of Highs and Lows

An HIV-positive diagnosis can be extremely difficult to cope with. However, this mother is looking forward after her diagnosis, even despite facing many other extreme challenges. Jyoti Dhawale is a mother, and an HIV survivor. “I share my story because I am convinced that happiness is a personal choice, and I have found it despite what has come my […]

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Patna Teacher Quit Her Job to Help More Women Become Teachers

Ipsha Samaj Kalyan Kendra in Patna is helping women become independent by conducting different training courses. Indu Singh has been a teacher her entire life. For 25 years, she has been regularly interacting with parents, especially mothers of her students, to discuss their children’s academic progress and to know more about them. During these conversations, Indu realized […]

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Heroic RPF Team Rescues Stranded Passengers in Chennai During Cyclone Vardah

On December 12, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu tweeted about the rescue efforts undertaken by RPF personnel in Chennai during the cyclone, and the story behind it is rather extraordinary. A team of just three RPF personnel heroically walked right into the storm to rescue stranded passengers in a train. Train number 42013 that travels from Madras Moore Market […]

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First Indian Cricketer to Make It to ICC’s Women’s Team of the Year 2016

In a historic moment for women’s cricket in India, Indian batswoman Smriti Mandhana became the only Indian cricketer to be named in the first ever ICC Women’s Team of the Year 2016. The 12-member team will be led by Stafanie Taylor, who led the West Indies to their maiden ICC Women’s World Twenty20 title in […]

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How One Simple Tweet Is Inspiring Internet Users across India to Be More Generous

Many of us, who encounter children in tattered clothes begging at traffic signals and busy intersections in big cities, often look the other way. We are afraid any money we give may be used by an alcoholic father, or to buy drugs, or simply be taken away by the person who sent them to beg […]

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Speech Delivered by Sushma Swaraj at UN Assembly about Sustainability, Terrorism & More

In a hard-hitting speech delivered at the United Nations General Assembly, the Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj covered a breadth of topics from how ruthless consumption is impacting the environment to terrorism on the global stage. She exhorted nations to come together and isolate countries that back terrorists who deliver “poisonous sermons of hate. […]

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India Saves Its Tigers Instead of Mining for $330M in Diamonds

Case-study – Positive/GoodNews: Earlier this year, an Indian Environment Ministry Panel decided to defer mining corporation Rio Tinto’s requests for the clearing of dense foliage in the Madhya Pradesh region. Surface mining can destroy landscapes on a multitude of levels, and – in this instance – the habitat of a tiger population. “[Based on a] […]

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Railway Minister responded to a passenger’s query on Twitter and provided assistance.

Case Study: Pankaj Jain was travelling on the Yesvantpur-Bikaner train with his ailing father on Sunday when he requested for a wheel chair via a tweet to the rail ministry. To his surprise, the ministry responded to his tweet and extended him all necessary help. “I called my friend, who is a doctor in Bengaluru, […]

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Meet the Two IIT Alumni Who Were Just Awarded the MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’

Two Indian-Americans scientists, Dr. Subhash Kot and Dr. Manu Prakash have received the MacArthur grant, 2016, for exceptional creativity in their fields of interest. Dr. Subhash Kot is an IIT Bombay alumnus and is a theoretical computer scientist at New York University. Dr. Manu who studied from IIT Kanpur, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bio engineering […]

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Save scholarship money to gift toilet to school

Case – Study – Build Toilet (Positive Times): BHOPAL: They could have spent the money on movies, burgers or ice-cream. But Memoona Khan, 16, and her brotherAamir Khan, 14, pooled in every penny they could lay their hands on to build a toilet for a girls’ school inNarsingpur district of Madhya Pradesh. Memoona of class […]

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Indian Railways Announces Facility to Allot Seats Automatically & Immediately to Waitlisted Passengers

Current Scenario: Around three lakh berths remain unoccupied despite heavy demand. Waitlisted passengers get seats only if the confirmed berths in the pooled quota are cancelled.   Need: To ensure better allocation of vacant seats on trains, the Ministry of Railways announced a facility to enable transfer of unoccupied berths. Berths that remain vacant at the originating station will be assigned to […]

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Individuals and NGOs came together to rescue flood victims in Hyderabad

Torrential downpour for the past few weeks in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana has left many residents stranded in their houses. Amidst narratives of poor civil infrastructure and hardships faced by residents, many stories of hope and courage are also coming up from Hyderabad. Hundreds of good Samaritans chose to come out of their homes, risk their safety, and help […]

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Building Toilets – Making Swachh Bharat a Reality

Children have aqueer need to go to the toilet at what would seem the most inconvenient times and situations. The need to inspire them to use a clean one, arise. Millions people in India defecate openly every single day. They do not even have access to a toilet. The most vulnerable of these are children. […]

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Brain-dead 31-year-old gifts life to four

A team of doctors in Pune city successfully retrieved and transported the heart of a 31-year-old brain-dead man to give a new lease of life to a Mumbai patient on Thursday, as Ganeshotsav festivities hit a crescendo with the immersion of Ganapati idols . This is the fifth heart donation made from the city this […]

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How technology help for Societal Benefit

24-year-old Raghav Baldwa who runs a Facebook page names Blood Sure to help patients and their families. He designed this page to help solve the problem by coming up with a channel that would make it easier for people to arrange for blood. Raghav, a resident of Indore, was in college when he noticed how […]

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The internet of things – Improving safety, healthcare and the environment

“Potentially the biggest business opportunity in the history of mankind” – this is how one IT engineer describes the internet of things. With billion connected ‘things’ likely to be in use, how will it adjust our economic and social landscape? Technology research company Gartner’s definition of internet of things (IoT) is as follows: “A network […]

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Man Prevents 500 Suicides by Patrolling Japanese Cliffs

People aren’t normally given the chance to save someone else’s life – Yukio Shige, however, has helped save more than 500. After he retired from a 42-year career as a Fukui Prefectural Police detective, Yukio was stationed at the Tojinbo Cliffs in Japan. Though it’s a popular tourist destination, the towering cliffs also offer an ideal place for […]

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From being a rag-picker, to building a successful career as a Nurse – Banu Sheikh Safi has crossed many hurdles in her journey.

YAVATMAL: A woman, who started in life as a ragpicker following the death of her father when she was just three years old, has set an example of what grit and determination can do by becoming a nurse. She is now all set to get married on October 2 in the presence of senior politicians […]

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World-First Robotic Surgeon with Sense of Touch Created

Melbourne: Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, claim to have developed the world’s first robotic surgical system that can give surgeons the sense of touch while they conduct keyhole surgery using a computer. The HeroSurg robot is a major breakthrough to current technology, which now limits robotic surgery to the sense of sight, and means laparoscopic […]

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Solar Light & Rural Entrepreneurship for India

Creating Opportunities through Sustainable Development Background 50% of India still does not have access to clean & reliable energy for lighting, cooking & electrification. Switch On is provides training on Solar technics It has trained many Solar Entrepreneur & Technicians since 2009. It trains women to build & promote improved cooking systems. Over 10,000 households […]

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Construction waste to get green hues

Case Study – Indore: About 100 tonnes of construction and demolition waste generated daily in the city will now be used for making bricks, pavers block and garden chairs among many products. In a first of its kind, a processing facility to treat waste generated from construction and demolition sites is likely to be operational […]

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Sport Winning News

The first ever individual gold medal for India at the biggest international sporting event was won by a Para-swimmer in 1972. India Para-athletes & their coaches have been awarded with 3 Padma Shri Awards , 24 Arjuna Awards, 3 Dronacharya Awards & 2 Dhyan Chand Awards. India’s world record in Javelin Throw (Para – athletics) […]

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Making a Difference by Beautifying Mumbai’s Railway Stations

Linking Cleanliness with Beauty – A drive towards Cleanliness by making a difference including A Railway Makeover – Leaving behind the negativity image and thoughts, People have started talking about Positivity. Now the citizens have taken a Step further, by linking Cleanliness with the Beauty. It’s all about Making a Difference – The Volunteers Beautify […]

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Computer developed for DOG

Hong Kong based company Tesla has made a Computer for dogs called the ‘DogPC’. The computer features – a touch-screen tablet that lets dogs play games like Fruit Ninja with their paws. It also features a built-in electronic food box, a speaker & a camera, to let the dog owners keep a watch on their […]

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Blind Girl wrote Quaran in brail-lipi

First time in India – Quaran – written in Brail-lipi JHARKHAND (Web Desk) – A blind school teacher from India’s Jharkhand surprised everyone by writing the Holy Quran in Braille language, the BBC New Hindi reported. While pursuing her B.A, Nafees Tareen desired to read Holy Quran but none of the masters showed interest to educate […]

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Here are 6 ways that information technology is breaking through scale barriers:

1: Empowering with info Significant impact can be achieved in certain cases simply by making information more readily accessible to a larger audience. Consider how Wikipedia has empowered self-education across thousands of topics. Or take Esoko, a Ghanaian technology firm’s impact on food security, as it provides small-holder African farmers and businesses with timely crop […]

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Preventive Measures for Dengue

Large swathes of India have been laid low by vector borne disease. Chikungunya and dengue have now joined malaria in the list of endemic diseases Indians have come to dread. This doesn’t have to be the case. Even as health systems across Indian states crumble under pressure, Sri Lanka just joined Maldives as the second […]

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