The long pending Disability Bill loaded with benefits and amendments has been passed in the Rajya Sabha on 15th December 2016 through voice vote despite of missing unanimity from other members.
There is no doubt that India wants to grow at rapid pace to meet the increasing demands of its population. In this process, it is also looking at involving technology to improve the quality of life of the citizens. The recent demonetisation and thrust on digital transactions is suggestive of that.
Delhi, the sixth most polluted metropolitan city in the world and second largest (including NCR) often catches the attention of leading environmentalists, health experts and media channels for the dangerously increasing pollution levels in the city and surrounding areas.
“It’s time for each of us to step up for human rights. There is no action that is too small: wherever you are, you can make a difference. Together, let’s take a stand for more humanity” — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
Across the globe, several initiatives are being implemented to solve prevalent issues of the society. The International Volunteer Day or International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development provides an opportunity for volunteers (both individuals as well as institutions) to contribute at
“When we promote rights and dignity of persons with disability, we are empowering individuals, strengthening economic security and enriching society at large”- Juan Somavia, International Labour Organization (ILO) Director General
According to Census 2011, 2.21 per cent of the total population i
Every year, 1st December is observed as the WORLD AIDS DAY to raise awareness about the AIDS pandemic caused due to HIV infection. The day also pays tribute to those who have succumbed to death due to the disease. It is one of the eight global public health campaigns recognized by World Health Organ
Despite increased participation of women in world politics, it still remains a male dominated world. The consequences of the same is widespread violence and atrocities that women and girls face across the globe, especially in the underdeveloped countries. Ironically, India got their
There are several cases of improper institutional practices in India that have led to socio-economic and environmental problems for the citizens. The Kaladera case is one such instance when a corporate giant Coca-Cola exacerbated the miseries of people in the already water scarce region. Kaladera is
Gone are the days, when companies use to contribute towards social causes without analysing the social return of investments. The Delhi-based CSR Consultancy, Fiinovation is of opinion that in today’s date, companies are not only doing good but they are also utilizing every possible medium to
Every year, 19th November is recognised as the “World Toilet Day” across the globe. The day is celebrated to spread awareness about the issues related to sanitation and eradicate taboos related to health and hygiene. The United Nations passed a resolution in July 2013, recognising World Toilet D
“The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promises to leave no one behind. To deliver on that, we must help rural women to thrive, and to access the support and information they need, so that they can fulfil their potential without leaving their communities.”- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon