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India gets its first Lokpal

PUBLIC DECISION More than five years after the enactment of the Lokpal Act 2013, the Government of India appointed eight members of its first anti-corruption ombudsman, the Lokpal, on March 22, 2019. The new Lokpal were administered the oath of office by President of India Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi. Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose became the country’s first Chairperson of Lokpal. The President of India had approved the appointments

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Mitigating Manual Scavenging

PUBLIC CAMPAIGN Bezwada Wilson is an activist and one of the founders and national convenors of the Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA), a human rights organization that has been campaigning for the eradication of manual scavenging, which has been illegal activity in India since 1993. His role at SKA has been recognized by theAshoka Foundation which has nominated him as Senior Fellow. On July 27, 2016, he was honoured with the

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Building the Nation through Sustainable Development of Society

NATION BUILDING Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), a Government of India Enterprise under Department of Atomic Energy, has been playing a pioneering role in spurring the growth of electronics industry in India since 1967. Driven by the vision of self-reliance in strategic electronics and resting on the foundations of strong R&D, ECIL has proved mettle as a multi-product, multidisciplinary organization. ECIL’s Mission is to strengthen its status as valued

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NMDC Spreading Smiles

CSR PSU NMDC has been looking to add value to its CSR efforts by aiming for improvement in major thrust areas like education, healthcare and hygiene, creation of infrastructure, skill development and sustainable income generation and safe drinking water. NMDC is one of the leading iron ore mining companies in India since it started the journey in the late 1950s. The company has invested substantially in the socio-economic development of

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CSR in Navratna PSU Corporations

CSR PSUs Following amendments in the Schedule VII of the new Companies Act of 2013, with effect from April 1, 2014, every company, private or public limited, which either has a net worth of `500 crore or a turnover of `1,000 crore or net profit of `5 crore, needs to spend at least 2 per cent of its average net profit for the immediately preceding three financial years on corporate

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AUDITING THE AUDITOR

GOVERNANCE In August 2012, three reports submitted by then Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Raion the allocation of coal blocks, functioning of the Delhi airport and allocation of additional coal blocks to Reliance Power had drawn immediate and sharp criticism from the government. The counter was coordinated from the Prime Minister’s Office. The Minister of State in the PMO, V Narayanswamy, was quick to state that the CAG was

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MLK DAY: FINDING LOVING WAY TO RESOLVE CONFLICTS

PEACE AND JUSTICE Martin Luther King, Jr is the only non-president of US to have a national holiday dedicated in his honour, reports PRIYANKA TOMAR Every year on the third Monday of January, US observes its annual commemoration to honours the life and contributions of America’s greatest champion of racial justice and equality, the leader who not only dreamed of a ‘colour-blind’ society, but who also lead a movement that

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A NEW DESALINATION METHOD OFFERS LOW-COST ALTERNATIVE TO PURIFY SALTY WATER

WATER TECHNOLOGY Providing safer drinking water to those in need may become a little easier as Penn State researchers have developed a new desalination technique that removes salt from water using less energy than previous methods. The “battery electrode deionisation” method improves upon previous techniques by avoiding a regeneration step by alternating the direction of the electrical current. Thus, instead of using 1.2 volts, researchers switched between -0.6 and 0.6

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NEED FOR ADOPTION OF BIG DATA ANALYTICS (BDA): TO STAY COMPETITIVE FOR SMES IN INDIA

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT The Ministry of MSME is implementing “Digital MSME” Scheme for promotion of Information & Communication Technology in MSME Sector with a total budget of `85.705 Crore including Government of India’s contribution of `58.105 crore during 2017- 18 to 2019-20. The scheme envisages promotion of ICT applications to make them “Digital” by adopting new approach of Cloud Computing with the objectives to sensitize and encourage MSMEs towards new approach

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S O P H I A S I N G H THE FORGOTTEN INDIAN PRINCESS

WOMEN WORLDS The expatriate Indian Princess Sophia was recently honoured by the British Royal Mail with a stamp to mark the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which gave women over 30 and all men over 21 the right to vote. She was one of the earliest women to fight for social justice and equality in the UK and had a massive impact on the social movements

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