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Author: Aradhana Sharma

Aradhana Sharma is a nature lover based in South Delhi and takes keen interest in urging people to adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle.

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Nestlé India and Magic Bus Launch Healthy Kids Programme in Rajasthan

Nestlé India and Magic Bus Launch Healthy Kids Programme in Rajasthan

National
Nestlé India in association with Magic Bus India Foundation, one of the largest behaviour change organisation in India, inaugurated the Nestlé Healthy Kids programme in Jaipur for encouraging healthier living among adolescents by creating awareness regarding good nutrition, healthy habits and active living. This programme will reach out to 10,000 adolescents from marginalized communities of Jaipur and Ajmer. The objective of this programme is to create awareness about key nutrients, healthy eating, active lifestyles and public health facilities among adolescents, with a special focus on girls. Along with children, this programme will also include interaction with parents through workshops to encourage them to implement healthy eating habits in their homes. Speaking on the occasion, Mr.
Third Phase of Mission Million Books Campaign Hosted in Satara

Third Phase of Mission Million Books Campaign Hosted in Satara

National
Mission Million Books is a pan-India initiative aimed at providing the underprivileged with access to quality educational materials for their growth and advancement.  The initiative is led by Alibaba Group, in association with Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust. Donations are solicited and collected to deliver textbooks to schools and colleges across India. The campaign hosted the third book donation drive as part of the Mission Million Books initiative recently. The Chief Guest for the ceremony was MP and Ex-Union Minister, Sharad Pawar along with Vinay Bhartia, Senior Vice President for Strategic Partnerships for Alibaba.com India and Rajiv Mehta - Trustee, Ratna Nidhi Trust. Representatives from over 500 schools and colleges came to handpick books that would benefit their students in p
NMML Public Lecture on Smart Cities – Organic Cities

NMML Public Lecture on Smart Cities – Organic Cities

Events
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture on Smart Cities -- Organic Cities: Conceptual Conundrums Confronting Indian Urban Planners by Prof. A.G.K. Menon, Architect, Urban Planner and Conservation Consultant based in New Delhi. Date: 11 July 2017 (Tuesday) Time: 03.00 pm Venue: Seminar Room, Library Building, NMML, Teen Murti House, New Delhi Prof. A.G.K. Menon, is an architect, urban planner and conservation consultant. Practicing and teaching in Delhi since 1972, he co-founded the TVB School of Habitat Studies in 1990 and was its Director from 1994–2007, when it was inducted into the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, as the University School of Architecture and Planning. Image by J.M.Valenciano
Twitter Records Over 1 Million Tweets on GST in 3 Days

Twitter Records Over 1 Million Tweets on GST in 3 Days

Green Alert
Digital India has been promoted in India with much vigour and has indeed taken roots in rural and urban India. Fueled by the already ongoing digital revolution, much of everything - from information to entertainment, from banking to market purchases, from conversations to networking, has now shifted online. Arguably, Twitter and other digital platforms of this revolution do go a long way in saving paper and trees. Digital India was whole heatedly at display during the night of the launch of the Goods & Services Tax (GST) in India on 30 June 2017. Over the weekend that followed, Twitter saw over one million GST-related Tweets (between 30 Jun - 2 Jul 2017) as the whole country flocked to the platform for live breaking news and updates on the launch of GST in India. From #GSTIndia 
Buy Paintings – Modern Art and Buddha Paintings

Buy Paintings – Modern Art and Buddha Paintings

Green Living
There is nothing that can bring more joy and great inspiration at the same time than a work of art. Art is the ultimate form of creativity that must be inculcated in every child and must be kept close to oneself at all times. The true potential and power of art is known to all great men and women who have used art to keep themselves inspired and reach the great heights of their careers. The mental health benefits of art have long been known and used by therapists on a regular basis. Art is a great stress buster and a constant boost to reminding us that we are alive and kicking! It is therefore highly recommended that we all must give ourselves to art and reap its benefits. And to begin with, the very first step could be to buy paintings that appeal most to you and put them up in tho...
Responsible Citizen Initiative Launched by ATDC, NOIDA

Responsible Citizen Initiative Launched by ATDC, NOIDA

Events
Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC), Noida and Noida Apparel Export Cluster recently organised a March for Responsible Citizen Initiative on awareness of Skill Development, Swacch Bharat Abhiyan and Road Safety. The march began from ATDC Noida and the campaign was launched by Chief Guest Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Hon'ble Minister of State (I/c) of Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Govt. of India. Sh. Anil Kumar Jha (PPS), SP-Traffic, Gautam Budh Nagar, UP; Mr. Lalit Thukral, Chairman NAEC & ATDC Convener, UP State and Dr. Darlie Koshy,  Director General & CEO, ATDC were also present during the launch ceremony. The aim of the campaign was to educate people about cleanliness and sanitation under the Swatch Bharat Abhiyan, organise Road Safety Programmes through road safety march
Sealed Air CSR Initiative Soap For Hope Impacts 15,000 Lives

Sealed Air CSR Initiative Soap For Hope Impacts 15,000 Lives

Corporate Greening
The Soap for Hope Initiative of the Sealed Air Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, engaged in the business of food packaging and food safety, cleaning and hygiene solution has touched more than 15,000 lives so far. The initiative was launched in 2016 as part of the Company's CSR with the purpose of recycling used soap from hotels by processing them into new bars of soap and distributing the same to the poor and under-privileged. Sealed Air worked with many prominent hotels like Accor Group, Taj Group of Hotels, Ramada, Hilton, Intercontinental, Radisson, ITC, IHG Group, Lalit, Shangri-La etc on this initiative and also worked closely with Doctors for You, an NGO based in Mumbai. Commenting on achieving this milestone, Himanshu Jain, VP and MD, Indian Subcontinent and South East A...
Mumbai Releases Road Safety Data Report for 2015-16

Mumbai Releases Road Safety Data Report for 2015-16

National
Nearly 85 percent of the world's countries lack adequate laws to counter the growing rates of traffic-related deaths and injuries. As a result, an estimated 1.3 million deaths and 20 to 50 million injuries occur every year, with 90 percent of these fatalities occurring in low- and middle-income countries. This makes addressing Road Safety concerns, the need of the hour. This was the motivation behind Bloomberg Philanthropies hosted Global Road Safety Conference which brought together 150 road safety experts from 17 countries and took place in Mumbai, India. The event saw experts discuss one of the world's leading causes of preventable death – traffic related deaths and injuries. The Mumbai Traffic Police joined hands with Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Initiative
Mercedes-Benz India Donates Road Sweeper Truck to NDMC on WED

Mercedes-Benz India Donates Road Sweeper Truck to NDMC on WED

Corporate Greening
On World Environment Day 2017, the country's largest luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz donated a state-of-the-art vacuum cleaning truck to the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC). The donation was made as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility of Mercedes-Benz India. With road dust emerging as one of the key contributors of air pollution in Delhi, the deployment of the Mercedes-Benz donated Road Sweeper truck will assist in making Delhi's roads and air cleaner than before. The BharatBenz-based Road Sweeper truck will be effective in reducing dust levels in Delhi by vacuum cleaning the roads. Based on a BharatBenz 1214R medium-duty platform, the sweeper truck is manufactured by Roots, India's largest indigenous manufacturer of cleaning machines and cleaning equipment. I...
Emaar India Celebrates Environment Day at its Various Project Sites

Emaar India Celebrates Environment Day at its Various Project Sites

Corporate Greening
Emaar India, the leading global property developer, commemorated the 45th World Environment Day on 5 June, 2017 at its various project sites in Gurgaon and Mohali. The Company organised a multitude of activities including plantation drives by planting 300 saplings, poster and banner making competitions, awareness programmes and flag marches. The various activities were organised to highlight the importance of adopting eco-friendly attitude and practices among the project residents, company employees, contractors' staff and 10,000-strong labour workforce. The children of construction labourers, for whom Emaar India runs crèches at its project sites, also actively participated in the Environment Day activities. The celebrations were held at Emaar India's project sites including The