United Nations, July 25
The UN today declared November 19 as World Toilet Day following a proposal by Singapore whose envoy said he did not care if jokes are made.“I am sure there will be laughter among the press...
Washington, May 9
Former World Bank economist Prabhu Pingali has been appointed by Cornell University to lead the effort to help reduce poverty and malnutrition in India, a project established through a $25-million...
Bhopal, May 7
Clinton Foundation CEO Dr Ira Magaziner called on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here and assured cooperation to the state in malnutrition and maternal as well as infant moral...
Kochi, March 28
Muthoot Finance Ltd has announced the launch of a pension scheme for the group employees under the National Pension System (NPS). The employees’ contribution to the scheme will be linked...
March 8, 2013
The distinction between personal and corporate philanthropy has not been clearly understood.
Mumbai, Nov 1
Neglected diseases will soon have a new celebrity ambassador from India, as the endgame begins to eliminate seven among the world’s most neglected diseases by 2020. The Indian celebrity...
Bangalore, July 1
A group of college students is seeking to make a difference to the lives of underprivileged children in a slum in Bangalore by imparting the three ‘Rs’ of education through a combination of games...
May 7, 2013
TheKnowledge@ Wharton (K@W) Web site of March 21 gives an incisive as well as revealing account of the state of philanthropy in India. It is well worth visiting by every netizen and member...
New Delhi, April 12
The Finance Ministry has asked all banks to get ready for the nationwide roll out of transfer of LPG subsidy through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) programme.
Visakhapatnam, March 24
The State Government is thinking of bringing every one in the State under the Arogya Sri health insurance programme so that diseases that need expensive treatment for long periods...
Kolkata, March 8
After the opening of hugely popular fair price medicine shops, the West Bengal government plans to open similar diagnostic centres where services will be offered for as low as Rs 500.