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Beat Malnutrition !

Malnutrition is a rampant problem in India, especially for children in the age group of 0-6 years. This causes a variety of issues like stunting, anaemia and low birth weight, among others. The Poshan Abhiyaan Program, of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, began in 2018 to tackle malnutrition, particularly stunting, among children in the age group of 0-6 ... Read More »

Happy Fridges !!! #NoOneGoesToBedHungry

Feeding India, a non-profit NGO has been actively working for the last four years to bridge this painful gap between food wastage and empty bellies. Feeding India also urges everyone to make a promise to stop wasting food and instead consider donating it to those in need. Reference: The Logical Indian Read More »

First reference document on medical devices to be launched by Health Ministry

In order to serve as a ready reckoner for stakeholders of medical device and pharmaceutical industry, the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) under the union health ministry will soon introduce first reference document on medical devices in the country to ensure patient safety. The draft reference document on medical devices which is currently being reviewed will serve the statutory, regulatory and ... Read More »

A 15 year old’s invention !

He was in class 9 when 15-year-old Sikanto first noticed his classmates struggling to pick up waste with their bare hands. This was part of their morning duties at the Jai Gurudev Sanstha School in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, which provides free education to underprivileged children. So he came up with the idea to build a manual waste lifting and dumping device. ... Read More »

A child is meant to learn not to Earn !

“In 2017, India made a significant advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labour,” the US Department of Labor said in its annual ‘Child Labour and Forced Labour’ report. This year, the report uses more stringent criteria to assess the efforts of 132 countries and territories to address child labour, the report added. The Department of Labor ... Read More »

Five Groups Advocating for Girls’ Education in India

Nanhi Kali Project Nanhi Kali was founded by Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., in 1996, and targets girls from underprivileged backgrounds. The rationale behind the project is that if these girls are more educated, they could increase economic growth, are more likely to have fewer children, be in better health and live longer. Shiksha Karmi This government initiative ... Read More »

“Educate Girls” to implement the world’s first Development Impact Bond

Educate Girls, an NGO founded by Mumbai-based Safeena Husain, entered into a Development Impact Bond (DIB) contract – an innovative funding model that ties funding to outcomes – with the UBS Optimus Foundation and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) in 2015. For the three-year-project covering 166 schools across 140 villages in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, the targets were to enrol out-of-school girls (between the ... Read More »

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