Exactly a quarter of century ago, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) through its resolution 47/196 of 22nd December 1992, declared 17th October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The day highlights the importance of public awareness, voice and the active participation of p
The world we live in is full of ironies. Although difficult to reveal in normal circumstances, these contradictions surface when a small and relatively wealthy section of society is targeted. Feelings of outrage, compassion, unity and resilience are often expressed when an act of violence takes a fe
The theme of this year’s day International Day of the Girl Child is EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises. The theme reflects the global body’s commitment to protect girls from conflicts and violence and to ensure their participation in mediation and negotiation processes.
Corporate Social Responsibility is a time-tested mean of addressing social challenges afflicting the society through corporate intervention. It is generally undertaken by corporate houses to create value in the society. To accomplish the same, companies often embed a CSR strategy in their business o
CSR activities in India have been on the upswing for some time now. The trend highlights the impact of the Companies Act, 2013 that has made CSR a mandatory component of corporate operations. However, CSR is also a moral obligation for businesses to improve the environment and lives of people impact
CSR is not a new concept to MNCs that have been carrying out CSR activities in India for quite some time now. However, CSR was not a familiar concept to most Indian companies prior to the enactment of the Companies Act, 2013. The act has brought about sweeping changes to the laws governing the corpo
Today the world honours the spirit of togetherness, as a global initiative to promote respect, safety and dignity for people who have been forced to flee their homes in search of a better life elsewhere.
Today is International Literacy Day. The world celebrates the day under the theme of ‘Literacy in a digital world’. This year’s theme reflects on the need to provide digital literacy skills to people to help them navigate increasingly digitally-oriented societies. The theme also highlights
Out of all the means of annihilation available at the disposal of man, nuclear weapons are the most potent and destructive. The first glimpse of their overwhelming and devastating power was showcased by the USA in Japan during the last phase of World War II. Given their ability to inflict unacceptab
After months of deliberation and consultation, the court finally reserved it decision on May 18. The verdict came out on 22nd August in support of women. The majority of the bench observed that Triple Talaq is against basic tenets of Quran and hence unconstitutional.
Armed conflicts are the reason for most humanitarian crises. According to the UN Secretary General, globally, more than 65 million people have been displaced by conflict, violence or persecution.
The world was rendered speechless when the disturbing video of five-year-old Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh,
On 15th August 1947, an epoch making event with few parallels in human history took place. After centuries of subjugation, one of the most ancient civilizations of the world got betrothed to democracy. The nation-state’s tryst with destiny began soon afterwards. Soon after alighting out of the