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PMI Programme Reduces Child Labour Tobacco Farming in South India

PMI Programme Reduces Child Labour Tobacco Farming in South India

National
Child labour has plagued the society for years. According to the the 2011 Census of India, 4.35 million children between the age of 5-14 years are estimated to be employed as child labourers in the country. These alarming figures have forced the authorities and various organisations to take effective steps towards curbing this menace. IPM India, the wholesale trading arm of Philip Morris International (PMI) in India, has initiated several such programs in the tobacco growing areas of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. These programs have resulted in an increased school attendance in the region, with more and more children attending school. Prevention of Child labor and Rural Development in tobacco growing villages of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is a project undertaken through a volun...
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
Dr Batras Foundation Hosts Yaadon Ki Bahaar for Shepherd Widows Home

Dr Batras Foundation Hosts Yaadon Ki Bahaar for Shepherd Widows Home

National
Dr Batra's™ Foundation recently hosted the 7th edition of Yaadon Ki Bahaar, an annual singing concert, at Y B Chavan Auditorium, Nariman Point, in Mumbai. The singing concert, a medley of yesteryear songs rendered by Dr. Mukesh Batra, renowned homeopath and the recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri award was conducted in support of Shepherd Widows Home. Dr Batra's™ Positive Health Foundation is the CSR arm of Dr Batra's Group of Companies and has been making a profound difference to the lives of many orphans, differently-abled children and the elderly. The event was graced by renowned actor Gulshan Grover, who lend his support to the cause with his presence. The Shepherd Widows home accommodates and cares for over 30 aged widows, providing them with free housing, meals, med
Finolex Pipes, Gulf Oil Lubricants Promote Road Safety with Pune Police

Finolex Pipes, Gulf Oil Lubricants Promote Road Safety with Pune Police

National
In a bid to create road safety awareness among civilians, Finolex Pipes and Gulf Oil Lubricants, in association with Pune Police and Traffic Police Department, came together to commemorate the Road Safety Week in Pune. The two companies have agreed to distribute 1,600 helmets and face masks to the Pune Police officials. To mark the occasion, a 36 km Road Safety Rally will be organised on 15 January 2017. The rally will be flagged off from the Pune Police headquarters, Shivajinagar, Pune at 7:00 A.M. The rally circuit has been coursed to spread awareness across all corners of the city. Speaking about the initiative, Mrs. Ritu Chhabria, Director, Finolex Industries and Managing Trustee, Mukul Madhav Foundation said , "As a responsible corporate citizen, Finolex is committed to the ...
RB, USAID and EY launch Hygiene Index on World Toilet Day

RB, USAID and EY launch Hygiene Index on World Toilet Day

Corporate Greening, National
RB, a leading consumer health and hygiene company, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and EY have launched a highly innovative Hygiene Index program. The announcement was made at the Global Citizen Festival organised in Mumbai where millions of people gathered to support key global issues including hygiene and sanitation. The initiative has been taken to support of the Government of India’s flagship sanitation initiative Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Complementing RB’s Banega Swachh India campaign, the Hygiene Index focuses on six sectors - water, solid waste, sewerage, toilet, health and behaviour change communication. The Index will be calculated for more than 100 cities based on primary and secondary data collection and stakeholder consultations.
100 Smart and Green Railway Stations to Accompany 100 Smart Cities

100 Smart and Green Railway Stations to Accompany 100 Smart Cities

National
The Green Building Congress 2016 recently concluded in Mumbai and was organised with theme of Sustainable Built Environment for All on the line of the Smart Cities mission. Among other delegates, the Congress was attended by the Hon’ble Union Minister for Railways Mr. Suresh Prabhu. The Minister made a significant announcement during the Green Building Summit by informing all delegates that, "All the upcoming 100 smart cities would also have smart and green stations." The Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu also highlighted the activities and initiatives of Indian Railways, aimed at conserving resources. Restoration of water bodies, energy management, use of LED lights, promoting green toilets, planting of trees along the tracks are some of green initiatives taken up by the Railway
Mumbai Airport Plants Trees During Van Mahostav

Mumbai Airport Plants Trees During Van Mahostav

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GVK officers participating in plantation initiative on account of Van Mahotsav organized by Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) The Mumbai International Airport Ltd. (MIAL), the company that administers GVK Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), planted tree saplings on 1 July 2016 on the occasion of Van Mahotsav. During the entire week from 1st to 7th July 2016, MIAL planted saplings around the airport premises. The saplings include Pink Trumpet Tree (Tabebuia Rosea) and Fern tree (Filicium Decipience) varieties that are of flowering category. The company also committed to make tree plantation a regular activity in the months to come. Started in 1950 by the Ministry of Agriculture, Van Mahotsav (Forest Festival) is an annual tree-planting festival held across I...
Month Long Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra Concludes at Lucknow

Month Long Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra Concludes at Lucknow

Events, National
The Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra, a one man yatra that began on 5th June (World Environment Day) to raise environmental awareness concluded on 5 July 2016 at Lucknow. The journey covered a major part of Western Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. The details about the journey till 24 June 2016, till Etawah, can be read here. From Etawah, Mr. Gyan Prakash reached Auraiya at 10.00 AM on 25 June. Mr. Shivam Vishnoi, President of Manavadhikar Sanrakshan Samiti along with Hemant Porwal, Dilip Tiwari and Shilu Tiwari welcomed Mr. Gyan Prakash in the district. Mr. Gyan Prakash met with the DM Auraiya and presented him the petition urging for speedier implementing of policies for protecting Mother Earth. Mr. Gyan Prakash spent the night at Auraiya and left for Kanpur via Akbarpur next morning. He reac...
Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra Crosses Delhi, Reaches Etawah

Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra Crosses Delhi, Reaches Etawah

Events, National
The ongoing Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra, a one man cycle yatra for raising environmental awareness, moved from NOIDA to Delhi on 17 June 2015. At New Delhi, Mr. Gyan Prakash met with the officials of the Prime Minister's Office due to the absence of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Mr. Gyan Prakash presented the officials with the petition urging for speedier implementation of policies and programmes for saving Mother Earth. After that he met Mr. Kamlesh Sharma a Senior Section Engineer in Northern Railways, New Delhi. From here, Mr. Gyan Prakash continued the onward journey till Bulandshahar. He spent the night at a Petrol Pump in Ghaziabad and resumed the Cycle Yatra from early morning. He reached Bulandshahar at 10:30 AM on 18 June 2016. Here, he was welcomed by Advocate S...
Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra Nears Delhi with Overwhelming Response

Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra Nears Delhi with Overwhelming Response

Events, National
The ongoing Dharti Bachao Cycle Yatra, a one man journey for raising environmental awareness, left Bareilly on 12th June and reached Rampur. At Rampur, Mr. Gyan Prakash spent the night at Milak, 35 km before from Bareilly. Prior to this, on 11 June, Mr. Satish Bhatia, President of Rampur Nagrik Samaj welcomed Mr. Gyan Prakash Pandey at Rampur district. Mr. Bhatia and his team met the District Magistrate (DM) of Rampur and also briefed the media about Mr. Gyan Prakash's Cycle Yatra. Mr. Gyan Prakash left Rampur at 6 o' clock on 13 June and reached Moradabad. At Moradabad, Mr. Gyan Prakash was welcomed by Sardar Gurvinder Singh, Mr. Yogi Pradeep and his team. Mr. Gyan Prakash met the DM of Moradabad and submitted his petition in the DM's office. After meeting with the DM, Mr...