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NGOs demand government response on FCRA renewals

Oct 27, 2016 03:29 PM The Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) monitors and controls foreign funding to voluntary organizations.

UN campaign to reduce demand for wildlife products

Oct 26, 2016 11:48 AM The launch of the ‘Wild for Life’ campaign is aimed at rallying public support to end demand that is driving illegal trade in wildlife.

Yes Bank wins Golden Peacock Award for Sustainablity

Oct 25, 2016 03:01 PM YES BANK was presented the award for addressing the economic dimension of sustainability concerns.

Steep changes needed to nip white-collar crime in India: EY

Oct 21, 2016 11:12 AM The exposure to the risks of white-collar crime has augmented the vulnerabilities associated with it.

New TV drama for social change targets Indian teens

Oct 20, 2016 02:10 PM The series among other things will focus on issues like under-age marriage, nutrition, stereotyping of girls and boys, and continuing education.

UN supports better welfare for farm animals globally

Oct 18, 2016 06:00 PM The new recommendations stress the importance of animal health and access to veterinary services.

Rajasthan: 5 media fellowships awarded on social issues

Oct 18, 2016 11:25 AM The selected fellows will write on issues of social concern like child marriages, and child labour.

Govts urged to focus on targeted policies to end poverty

Oct 17, 2016 11:19 AM IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development) calls on governments in Asia and Pacific to focus on targeted policies and investments to end rural poverty.

FCRA wing goes mute on renewals, NGOs uncertain

Oct 14, 2016 05:45 PM Non-disbursement of renewals may result in halt of major development projects.

RBS awards recognise environmental, wildlife heroes

Oct 13, 2016 01:00 PM The sixth edition of RBS Earth Heroes Awards recognised heroes of environment and wildlife conservation for 2016.

International Water Association announces new President

Oct 13, 2016 04:18 PM Diane d’Arras has become new President of the world’s largest international association of water professionals.

India believes pest control a must to fight diseases: study

Oct 12, 2016 12:04 PM The study shows a 90% upsurge in online queries for Pest Control services across India.

War contributes most to disability in Afghanistan: study

Oct 07, 2016 05:40 PM Globally, according to the Lancet study, people's health is improving, but progress has been far from universal.

War contributes most to disability in Afghanistan: Report

Oct 07, 2016 04:54 PM Globally, according to the Lancet report, people's health is improving, but progress has been far from universal.

Foundation raises Rs 7 mn for needy cancer patients

Oct 07, 2016 04:34 PM ‘Celebrate Me’ was an attempt to raise awareness and funds for needy cancer patients.

Mahindra & Mahindra announce Carbon Price

Oct 07, 2016 04:19 PM Becoming the first Indian company to reduce carbon price the company endeavours to reduce carbon price by 2019.

Brisbane to host historic water scarcity & drought summit

Oct 05, 2016 04:55 PM The World Economic Forum ranks water security as the top global risk.

Civil Society discusses agenda before BRICS CSO Forum

Oct 03, 2016 12:30 PM The meeting saw representation of civil society organizations from Brazil, Russia, China, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Bangladesh among other countries.

New course to train teachers for special children in India

Oct 01, 2016 08:00 AM The training programme aims at understanding the diverse needs and the untapped potential of children with special needs.

Rebuilding lives of kids of Mumbai terror attack victims

Sep 30, 2016 02:12 PM Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust is helping children of those who died in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

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