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Delhi Government Goes All Out to Ensure a Clean, Green Diwali 2018

Delhi Government Goes All Out to Ensure a Clean, Green Diwali 2018

Articles
The festival of Diwali is no longer a festival of joy alone and is accompanied by misery especially for those suffering from breathing disorders. This is true for the entire NCT of Delhi, which has an alarming population of over 20 million people. Every year during Diwali, the air quality worsens and is worst during and immediately after the Diwali night. The large-scale burning of fire crackers during the Diwali night, which spikes up the already air polluted National Capital is the principal cause of this pollution. This year, the Government of NCT of Delhi has taken significant steps for ensuring the reduction of air pollution due to Diwali. The Government began with writing a letter to all the schools, through its Eco Clubs Scheme. The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Shri Manish ...
Cargill’s 2018 Annual Report Highlights Commitment to Environmental Sustainability

Cargill’s 2018 Annual Report Highlights Commitment to Environmental Sustainability

Corporate Greening
Taking care of the environment certainly comes with its inherent benefits. Cargill recently learnt this the profitable way by witnessing its best financial performance in 2018. The company recently launched its 2018 Annual Report which outlines a year of activating tomorrow’s solutions to nourish the world. Cargill has mapped 2.3 M hectares in their Cocoa supply chain with World Resources Institute to combat deforestation and more than 4,75,000 farmers have benefited this year from Cargill’s training in sustainable agricultural practices. Simultaneously, Cargill’s fortified oils and flour enriched with needed nutrients have now reached 100 M consumers in India. Nearly 30% of raw materials Cargill uses to make aqua feeds come from agricultural, industrial or fishery by-products thereb
A Map of the World That Could Save Your Life!

A Map of the World That Could Save Your Life!

Global
We live in an interconnected world today where within a matter of a few hours, an infectious disease can spread around across the globe. This calls for all human beings to prepared and alert so any kind of impending epidemic can be safely avoided. With the resolve to save human lives, Vital Strategies has developed a website, PreventEpidemics.org to clearly display each country’s ability to find, stop and prevent epidemics, and to empower people who want to make their community safer. PreventEpidemics is the world’s first website to provide an overall score for a country's ability to find, stop and prevent diseases. It also allows the user to keep up to date with news of disease outbreak in all parts of the world through a map based interface. Funded by philanthropic organizat
Cancer Causing TCE Tap Water Threatens the Health of 14 Million Americans

Cancer Causing TCE Tap Water Threatens the Health of 14 Million Americans

Global
A recent analysis of water supply in United States by the Environmental Working Group has found that tap water supplies to more than 14 million Americans is contaminated with a cancer-causing industrial solvent TCE. TCE or trichloroethylene is linked to liver and kidney damage, and to cancers like leukemia. It has also been linked to birth defects, though the EWG fears that the American Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will attempt to downplay important evidence that TCE exposure causes heart defects in developing fetuses. The analysis is published in a Report which is co-authored by Olga Naidenko, Ph.D., EWG’s senior science advisor, and Tasha Stoiber, Ph.D., and highlights the detection of TCE across the U.S. and the health effects of exposure through drinking water. Under th
Top 8 Reasons Why You Should Not Burst Crackers This Diwali

Top 8 Reasons Why You Should Not Burst Crackers This Diwali

Green Living
The festive season has commenced and celebrations are in full swing. From Durga Puja to Dussehra to Diwali, everyone can be seen reveling in the festive mood. Diwali, a festival marking the victory or good over evil, is a major Indian festival celebrated with great amount of zest and zeal across the country. People coming from different walks of life, leave no stone unturned in decorations and preparations for the festival. However, since the past few years, the purpose of the festival has shifted focus from being an occasion of enjoyment and bonding to one of lavish-spending and a mark of one's societal status. Families these days spend exorbitant sums of money on firecrackers and fireworks. This may bring a few seconds of joy for some, but also brings permanent damage to the lungs...
Emaar India Conducts Health Camp for its Labour Force in Gurugram

Emaar India Conducts Health Camp for its Labour Force in Gurugram

Green Alert
Emaar India, a leading global property developer, recently organised a free Health Care Check-up Camp for its construction workers at its Emerald Hills project in Sectors 62-65 on Golf Course Extension Road in Gurugram, Haryana. The healthcare camp was organised by Emaar India's philanthropy arm Emaar Community of Aware and Responsible Employees (EMCARE) in association with Max India Foundation. A team of specialized Doctors from Max Hospital, Gurugram conducted general health examinations like blood pressure, blood sugar, joints and bones strength, nutrition and vitamins level. More than 150 construction labour force from Emerald Hills project site - around 80% of which were women and children - underwent health check-ups. Free medicines were also distributed to the site workers...
Banega Swachh India and UP Govt Launch Hygiene eCurriculum in Noida

Banega Swachh India and UP Govt Launch Hygiene eCurriculum in Noida

Green Alert
Pankaj Singh, MLA, NOIDA - among others - unveiling the Hygiene eCurriculum to build awareness about hygiene & sanitation among school children. Dettol Banega Swachh India is a 5-year long campaign aimed at addressing the rising need of hygiene and sanitation in India. The campaign is powered by Dettol's commitment to invest a sum of INR 100 Cr. towards this initiative. As part of this nationwide hygiene and sanitation campaign, Dettol Banega Swachh India, RB India and NOIDA District Administration came together to launch Hygiene Curriculum in 70 public schools across NOIDA. The Curriculum was unveiled by NOIDA MLA Pankaj Singh and was the release function was represented by senior dignitaries from NOIDA District Administration, Hygiene Council of India, Aga Khan Foundation,...
Emaar India Organises Health Check-up Camp

Emaar India Organises Health Check-up Camp

Green Alert
A free health check-up Camp was organized by Emaar India at The Palm Drive located on the Golf Course Extension Road,  Gurugram. It was conducted by the real estate company, along with its health partner Bajaj Allianz and a team of specialized doctors from Park Alchemist Hospital, Gurugram and Lenskart. The Participants included The Palm Drive residents and site employees from Emaar India’s project sites on Golf Course Extension road. The Check Up included general health check-ups for height, weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure, blood sugar, eyesight, etc. Participants were also given a health awareness session conducted by the doctors with regards to lifestyle diseases, timely diagnosis and preventive measures to be adopted for a healthy life. More than 150 people participa
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.
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...

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