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  • This NGO offers ‘the next best thing to family’ for isolated seniors in Indian metros Oct 03, 2020 07:35 AM IST

    This NGO offers ‘the next best thing to family’ for isolated seniors in Indian metros

    Manjiri Gokhale Joshi's NGO offers free 'family-like' services and company to senior citizens left alone after their kids fly the nest.

  • FCRA Amendment | The real consequences of tightening rules around NGO funding Sep 28, 2020 11:38 AM IST

    FCRA Amendment | The real consequences of tightening rules around NGO funding

    For a country which welcomes foreign direct, as well as institutional, investment, it is hypocritical to be overly suspicious of non-corporate funds

  • Delhi govt seeks volunteers to fight coronavirus pandemic Jun 19, 2020 04:55 PM IST

    Delhi govt seeks volunteers to fight coronavirus pandemic

    Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to NGOs and individuals to join the fight against COVID-19 in large numbers.

  • NGOs deserves all appreciation for helping migrants during COVID-19 pandemic: Supreme Court Jun 09, 2020 05:45 PM IST

    NGOs deserves all appreciation for helping migrants during COVID-19 pandemic: Supreme Court

    The apex court also praised the individuals who contributed and played an important role in extending helping hand to the migrants and said the society, which was moved by their miseries and difficulties, has exhibited its "passion and devotion".

  • Govt directs NGOs to open account in any designated bank in a month for transparency Dec 25, 2017 04:42 PM IST

    Govt directs NGOs to open account in any designated bank in a month for transparency

    The home ministry had asked around 9,000 NGOs and other entities to open their accounts in banks having core banking facilities and furnish details for real-time access to security agencies in case of any discrepancy.

  • NGOs emerging as better workplaces than corporate organisations: Report Oct 06, 2017 06:36 PM IST

    NGOs emerging as better workplaces than corporate organisations: Report

    The average employee strength of these NGOs was around 460, and women workforce being 53%, which is significantly higher than the combined average of organizations from other industries (20%)

  • Google.org offers grants worth $8.4 mn to 4 NGOs in India Apr 06, 2017 06:50 PM IST

    Google.org offers grants worth $8.4 mn to 4 NGOs in India

    The NGOs include Learning Equality (USD 500,000), Million Sparks Foundation (USD 1.2 million), Pratham Books StoryWeaver (USD 3.6 million), and Pratham Education Foundation (USD 3.1 million).

  • Development of mental health of young girls essential: Nakhate Mar 08, 2017 04:32 PM IST

    Development of mental health of young girls essential: Nakhate

    Kaku Nakhate of Bank of America Merryl Lynch said that their main focus is women and children, arts and culture. “We impact them not by just giving the grant but connecting the volunteering.”

  • PayPal opens registrations for 3rd edition of Opportunity Hack Oct 29, 2016 02:50 PM IST

    PayPal opens registrations for 3rd edition of Opportunity Hack

    The global programme was also open to developers interested in creating tech-based solutions for challenges faced by the NGOs, PayPal said in a statement.

  • Unaccounted fund flows call for stronger regulation of NGOs: SC Sep 14, 2016 06:02 PM IST

    Unaccounted fund flows call for stronger regulation of NGOs: SC

    A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur today observed there was a lack of law to regulate funds that non-governmental organisations (NGOs) get from all over the world.

  • Economy dependent on casinos; don't support hiking numbers: CM Jul 10, 2016 12:50 PM IST

    Economy dependent on casinos; don't support hiking numbers: CM

    Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has defended Goa government's stand to support offshore and other casinos, saying the state's economy is dependent on it but he does not support increasing their number.

  • International Conference by Harvard & Jindal University Moots Comprehensive Health Coverage in India Jan 25, 2016 04:48 PM IST

    International Conference by Harvard & Jindal University Moots Comprehensive Health Coverage in India

     

  • HSBC Hosts `Helping Hands Mela 2015` Across 25 Cities in India Nov 05, 2015 02:41 PM IST

    HSBC Hosts `Helping Hands Mela 2015` Across 25 Cities in India

    HSBC’s Helping Han

  • Give Your Hands to Serve Humanity with Dona Oct 30, 2015 05:32 PM IST

    Give Your Hands to Serve Humanity with Dona

    While there is now a mobile app for almost everything, another one is hitting the market, but this one is with a “CAUSE”, the cause which ...

  • Maha govt mulling 'Smart City' project at state level Aug 18, 2015 01:42 PM IST

    Maha govt mulling 'Smart City' project at state level

    The project is at a nascent stage for now and nothing has been finalised on paper as yet, state Urban Development Department (UDD) secretary Manisha Mhaiskar said.

  • Govt may form VC industry to fund social sector proj: Sinha Aug 10, 2015 02:39 PM IST

    Govt may form VC industry to fund social sector proj: Sinha

    Sinha further said that the 2 percent allocation of profit made by companies as per the new Companies Act for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) will provide huge sums for social sectors.

  • State-level panels and city forums to realise smart cities Jul 06, 2015 12:13 PM IST

    State-level panels and city forums to realise smart cities

    The city level forum, that will include NGOs, Chamber of Commerce, women groups, tax payers association will play an important role in the development aspects of these cities.

  • WEF India summit to put spotlight on government policies Jun 17, 2015 01:45 PM IST

    WEF India summit to put spotlight on government policies

    The World Economic Forum's (WEF) upcoming India summit, slated for November, is going to be an action-packed affair as policy makers and industry leaders are expected to deliberate strategic vision of the Modi-led BJP government.

  • The poo-tique paper entrepreneur Jan 14, 2015 02:38 PM IST

    The poo-tique paper entrepreneur

    Mahima Mehra‘s ‘Haathi Chaap‘ transmutes elephant dung into organic paper and is built on a sustainable business model

  • Is Sebi taking too much time to frame crowdfunding rules? Dec 18, 2014 09:16 PM IST

    Is Sebi taking too much time to frame crowdfunding rules?

    Crowdfunding is being used not only to raise funds for causes like art exhibitions, but also for CSR activities by NGOs. Market experts say this phenomenon should be assimilated into capital markets.

  • After CSR,India Inc starts Individual Social Responsibility Mar 03, 2014 01:47 PM IST

    After CSR,India Inc starts Individual Social Responsibility

    The diversified conglomerate Apeejay Surrendra Group has introduced this unique concept, which unlike CSR where the company management invests in social causes, ISR puts the onus on employees to usher in the change.

  • 'Google Impact Challenge' launches in India Aug 17, 2013 05:57 PM IST

    'Google Impact Challenge' launches in India

    Google this week launched the Google Impact Challenge in India. It was the second such challenge to be held globally by the tech giant.

  • Banks should hold camps to open bank accounts: RBI Jun 05, 2013 06:22 PM IST

    Banks should hold camps to open bank accounts: RBI

    Deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India KC Chakrabarty asked the banks to adopt a camp approach to open a large number of accounts to capture everybody's bank account first.

  • Life saving drugs prices set to fall soon May 17, 2013 02:47 PM IST

    Life saving drugs prices set to fall soon

    According to the approved policy, prices of medicines will now be capped by taking simple average of all brands which have more than one per cent market share instead of input costs.

  • Why India's primary education system needs a STIR Dec 24, 2012 08:35 PM IST

    Why India's primary education system needs a STIR

    35-year-old Sharath Jeevan founded STIR Education with the aim of driving change in our primary education system, STIR Education works to identify, test and scale up promising grass-root micro innovations to improve learning.

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