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Good intentions on social exchange
By CSRBOX On 06 July 2019
At a time when non-profits face stiff challenges in fundraising, the government has announced a social stock exchange for welfare enterprises and voluntary organisations. Speaking about the electronic....
 
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Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC) announces Government of Telangana Fellowship Program – 2019
By CSRBOX On 12 February 2019
Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC) is offering a one-year long paid fellowship for program young graduates/ professionals from reputed colleges/organizations to promote innovation and entrepreneur....
 
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Northern Coalfields Limited donates Rs. 1 Crore towards Swachh Bharat Kosh
By PTI On 04 January 2019
'Swachh Bharat Kosh, established under the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance of the central government, is used for cleanliness activities carried out under the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan'. ....
 
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MCA To Amend The Section 135 Of The Companies Act, 2013, Separate Account For Unspent CSR, Empowers The Union To Issue CSR Directives
By CSRBOX On 13 November 2018
MCA to amend the Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013, vouches for separate account for Unspent CSR, empowers the Union to issue company specific CSR directives   13 November 2018: It ha....
 
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Delhi Government Launches Chief Minister Urban Leaders Fellowship Programme
By PTI On 24 October 2018
With an aim to attract young leaders across the country and work alongside on addressing serious urban challenges, the Delhi government on Saturday announced Chief Minister's Urban Leaders Fellowship ....
 
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An Initiative to bridge the gap betweendifferently-abled and abled children through Education in Sirsa, Haryana
By CSRBOX On 04 August 2018
These kids are an example of both courage and perfection! When we talk about the differently-abled kids, there instinctually arises a feeling of awe and compassion. Ever wondered what can you do for t....
 
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Embassy and Swiss Re Bring About a Brand New Government School in the City
By PRNews On 04 July 2018
Embassy Group, India's leading real estate developer has partnered with Swiss Re Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Swiss Re, with the goal to develop and nurture government schools in and around Ba....
 
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Firms May Have To Hand Over Unspent CSR Funds To Government
By DNA India On 21 June 2018
Companies that have failed to spend 2% of their profits on social welfare activities as part of the government's corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy may soon be asked to deposit the unspent f....
 
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Govt-appointed panel to review CSR enforcement under companies law
By Times of India On 11 April 2018
The government has set up a 12-member panel to review the enforcement of CSR provisions under the companies law as well as look at having a centralised scrutiny and prosecution mechanism to deal with ....
 
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CSR funds for government school upgrade
By Times of India On 10 January 2018
The district administration on Tuesday signed MoUs with two private firms — DLF Foundation and Power Grid Corporation — to improve infrastructure of government schools, under their CSR ini....
 
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Rural BPO scheme: women form 40% of added headcount
By The Hindu On 06 January 2018
The government’s India BPO promotion scheme, which aims to popularise the industry beyond metros, has so far provided employment to almost 11,000 people across the country, of which 40% are wome....
 
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Lab to land: Reaching out to a million farmers
By Indian Express On 04 January 2018
In these troubled times for agriculture, the big ideas, it seems, are coming more from the states than the Centre. Take, for instance, the Madhya Pradesh government’s Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojan....
 
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Government to rope in banks, financial institutions to push Swachh Bharat
By The Economic Times On 03 January 2018
The government is looking at roping in state-run banks and financial institutions to give a push to its Swachh Bharat campaign. The finance ministry will prod lenders to increase credit towards indust....
 
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India looks to provide access to electricity to all in 2018
By Livemint On 02 January 2018
Seventy years after independence, India is racing to connect thousands of villages with electricity as it looks to accelerate growth whose dividend are distributed to all. The new year will see the go....
 
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Meghalaya shows the way on social audit. Other states must follow
By Hindustan Times On 01 January 2018
When it comes to governance innovations, India’s northeast is not known to be a market leader; in fact, the region is more often in news for the opposite: governance deficit. Recently, however, ....
 
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Facebook to invest in startup ecosystem in 2018
By Livemint On 30 December 2017
In line with the government’s Startup India campaign, social media firm Facebook said it will create opportunities and invest in India’s startup ecosystem in 2018. “India is produci....
 
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Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal launches Skill Development Training Centres across the state
By The Economic Times On 29 December 2017
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched Skill Development Training Centres across the state. Sonowal said, "Knowledge and skill are two key elements for an empowered life. Socio-economic pro....
 
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Rs 100-crore project to tackle crop burning in North India gets green ministry nod
By Hindustan Times On 29 December 2017
The Union environment ministry on Thursday approved a Rs 100-crore project to tackle crop burning in northern states, a phenomenon that purportedly escalates pollution in the national capital region d....
 
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Narendra Modi government draws up tailor-made action plan for the backward districts
By Financial Express On 28 December 2017
Eyeing a rural outreach ahead of the general elections in 2019, the Narendra Modi government has drawn up tailor-made action plans for 115 identified “most-backward” districts in the count....
 
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25% of Swachh Bharat cess hasn’t reached dedicated fund
By Times of India On 27 December 2017
During the last two years, the government collected more than Rs 16,400 crore as Swachh Bharat cess, meant to fund sanitation schemes, but the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has pointed out nea....
 
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