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Awareness and community engagement key to RSBY’s success

Nov 12, 2012 01:02 PM The success of the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) depends largely on reaching out to the poorest communities and beneficiaries through dedicated awareness and sensitisation campaigns, said Anil Swarup, Director General, Labour Welfare Bureau while opening a regional sharing workshop in Bihar, India.

Insulin guidelines on injection techniques launched in India

Nov 08, 2012 05:50 PM The first Indian clinical recommendations for best practices in insulin injection techniques, Forum for Injection Techniques (FIT India) guidelines were launched in association with BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company.

UK graduates to bring new skills to India

Nov 08, 2012 01:13 PM UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) Work Placement Programme will give UK graduates an insight into India’s burgeoning business world at a time when many UK businesses are trying to gain a foothold in the region.

India encourages value education among students

Nov 01, 2012 07:07 PM Taking leads from the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, M M Pallam Raju’s wish to inculcate moral education in the curriculum, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) launched an innovative Values Education kit in New Delhi.

Shifting goalposts – new mantra of governance

Oct 26, 2012 06:25 PM Governance in India has become synonymous with flouting and twisting of rules, and shifting of goalposts to suit one’s vested interests.

German foundation helps visually impaired girls to pursue higher education

Oct 25, 2012 06:12 PM Germany-based Marga Schulze Foundation is assisting visually impaired girls in Africa and Asia to pursue higher education through a merit scholarship scheme.
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Smart Grid VC funding shows signs of life with $238 mn in Q3

Oct 25, 2012 03:55 PM Smart Grid VC funding shows signs of life with $238 mn in Q3 Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity for the smart grid sector during the third quarter of 2012.

IFRC calls for greater investment in local level disaster risk reduction efforts

Oct 25, 2012 02:32 PM As the 5th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (5thAMCDRR) gets underway in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is calling on governments to commit more resources to support disaster risk reduction initiatives at the local level.

Experts call for exploring the synergy between development and environment to promote green growth

Oct 19, 2012 12:52 PM TERI launched a quarterly titled, "Green Growth and Development Quarterly" which seeks to bring together a diverse set of viewpoints and opinions from different stakeholders from India and other countries on the topic of green growth and development.
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'Canvironment Week 2012' kicks off in South Africa

Oct 16, 2012 07:35 PM Nampak and Collect-a-Can, the African partners for the Hindustan Tin initiated “Canvironment Week”, along with Green Expo in Johannesburg, South Africa from 28th to 30th September, 2012 kicked off the proceedings of Canvironment Week 2012.

British environment minister to lead UK delegation at COP 11

Oct 16, 2012 12:51 PM British Minister of State for natural environment, water and rural affairs at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Richard Benyon, will lead the UK delegation to the 11th meeting of conference of parties (COP 11) for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), being held in Hyderabad from 8 -19 October 2012.
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AOF celebrates International White Cane Day

Oct 15, 2012 03:50 PM With an aim to provide a better life to the visually challenged, Amway Opportunity Foundation (AOF), the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Amway India, celebrated the ‘International White Cane Day’ in association with Bhartiya Netraheen Kalyan Parishad (BNKP) in New Delhi.
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Inspirational people felicitated at India Positive Awards

Oct 12, 2012 01:07 PM In a bid to explore and spread the goodness of Indians, who enrich the lives of others, a glittering ceremony in Delhi felicitates people who have made a positive difference to the society at large.

Galli Galli Sim Sim uses technology to improve lives of marginalised children

Oct 10, 2012 07:55 PM GalliGalliSimSim, the Indian version of world renowned educational children’s series Sesame Street, is now increasing its impact and reach to families in North and Central India with its radiophone project.

Kanyathon in Banglaore - A walkathon to save the girl child

Oct 10, 2012 06:05 PM IFIM Business School, in association with Oniyavara Seva Coota (BOSCO), a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) working with the young at risk in the city of Bangalore, are conducting a walkathon for the cause of 'Save the girl child’ on Sunday in Bangalore.

Solar VC funding drops below $100 million in Q3, 2012

Oct 09, 2012 04:08 PM Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity for the solar sector during the third quarter of 2012.

Run for healthy heart organised in Delhi

Oct 08, 2012 04:55 PM In association with the Billion Hearts Beating Foundation, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals organised a 5-km run titled ‘Dil ki Daud’.

Biowonder bags global award for sustainable development

Oct 08, 2012 04:29 PM Biowonder, the first ever non-IT, E+ (Environment Positive) Commercial Park of Eastern India, developed by the Pasari Group, is now officially recognized as one of the best sustainable future project on a global stage.

India Awards for Educational Excellence (IAFEE) launched

Oct 08, 2012 03:03 PM Leading global Educational consultancy CEL International introduced the India Awards for Educational Excellence (IAFEE) in New Delhi.

Bosch Power Tools associates with NID to launch ‘India Changers’

Sep 29, 2012 02:01 PM Bosch Power Tools along with the National Institute of Design (NID), announced the launch of its socially relevant industrial design competition called 'India Changers- Designers at work for a better India', for students with an engineering, design or art background.

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