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The COVID Warriors of Bengaluru

COVID WARRIORS The amazing work done by a set of volunteers, that included top bureaucrats, professionals, corporate executives and many others in the city of Bengaluru is an inspirational story that needs to be told. CSR Times took the initiative to highlight the tremendous work done by these unsung heroes. “As I wanted to contribute to the society in a small way, I volunteered to be part of the Task

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Helping the poor in the time of Covid19

COVID WARRIORS Social workers often have to work in stressful circumstances. Many people had come forward to help poor people and migrant labourers stranded in different parts of the country. One such warrior was M.Gopikrishnan, Director Shri Balaji Marketing, who is well known for his social work in the southern states. On 26th April Mr M.Gopikrishnan helped fisherman families in (Aliyaar dam; Coimbatore district), scheduled tribes in(cinnarpathi and navamalai) by

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Sparsh Ganga helps reduce people’s pain during COVID-19

COVID WARRIORS Sparsh Ganga is a non-profitable initiative started in 2008 at Rishikesh, Uttrakhand with a motive to rejuvenate river Ganga and its tributaries. Led by a young, dynamic leader Arushi Nishank, Sparsh Ganga has played an important role in easing the pain of poor during COVID -19 and helping the warriors of COVID and soldiers of the country by providing safety masks. The Covid-19 pandemic has badly hit India

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Warriors of Sugaradhana spreading virtues of Good Health and Power of Worship

COVID WARRIORS Sugaradhana, a word amalgamated from two very powerful Sanskrit words, Suga (Health) and Aradhana (Worship), has transformed into a common man’s initiative to combat the Coronavirus Pandemic with Free distribution of FDA & WHO approved COVID-19 prevention commodities and Food supply to the ground forces, the homeless and the poor. The Sugaradhana team, working relentlessly to serve those in need, is spearheaded by its founder, Dr. Karthik Narayanan,

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Siddhi: Meenaa Mahaajjan

COVID WARRIOR Siddhi, a non-profit, volunteer-led organization started with a strong foundation of selfless service and the power of giving. It has served over One million meals in different parts of the country. The organization’s founder Meenaa Mahaajjan, a Holistic Wellness Expert and an active proponent of the Vedas and Upanishads, launched a multipronged national response to the epidemic that is being led by a force of ‘COVIDKNIGHTS’. The essence

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Making the right moves for the right cause

HEALTH Powell is an emerging company on the block, but it has already identified future growth. The company is committed to a mission of serving billions of countrymen by worshipping them as living Gods. Power of Wellness or simply put Powell Laboratories Pvt Ltd is a young firm with lots of promise and potential. It is built on a strong foundation of fundamentals created by Late Prof. Dr Sailendra Nath

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CSR Spending: A Status Report

CSR REPORT A total of `8,314.08 crore of CSR funds remained unspent during the 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 financial years while some of the leading business houses spent more amount than they are mandatorily required to do. Since the Companies Act was amended in 2013 paving the way for the emergence of the idea of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in structural sense, there have been many dialogues and debates. Earlier,

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Capital market access Advantages for SMEs

OPPORTUNITY Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are important factors in economic growth and transformation, creating positive value for the economy, contributing towards sustainable and balanced economic growth, employment and social stability. They are the silent drivers of economy. And yet despite their importance, SMEs in emerging markets frequently suffer from insufficient access to financing, preventing these businesses from expanding their production and making a larger social and economic impact. Their

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Stringent laws on unspent CSR funds

NEWS The Lok Sabha on July 26 unanimously approved the Companies Amendment Bill 2019 which the government says, aims at bringing more accountability and better enforcement to strengthen the corporate governance norms and compliance management in corporate sector Companies that are not able to spend their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund will soon face the consequences. The Lok Sabha on July 26 passed the Companies Amendment Bill 2019 which will

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CSR SPENDS BY CENTRAL PUBLIC SECTOR ENTERPRISES

CSR PSU A sum of `3,442.42 crore was spent by 146 Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities during the financial year 2017- 18, informed Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Arvind Ganpat Sawant in the Lok Sabha on July 2 this year. The expenditure made by the CPSEs during 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 was `2,450.31 crore, `4,028.04 crore and `3,336.50 crore, respectively, the

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