Corporate social responsibility (CSR) Current Affairs, GK & News

CSR funds for ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’

Recently, government announced for companies to spend CSR funds on activities related to ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign. Government is organising the “Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign” as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. The campaign is intended to encourage people to hoist national flag at their home to celebrate the 75th years of India’s independence. ..

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Sariska Tiger Reserve-Rise in Tigers

The Habitat management was launched in Sariska Tiger Reserve around June 2020. This has increased the number of tigers in the region. The tiger population in the reserve has increased to 25. Under habitat management, water holes and grasslands were developed. Other recent changes New routes have been opened for the tourists. The routes were ..

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Global Center of Excellence in Affordable and Clean Energy

The Global Center of Excellence in Affordable and Clean energy was recently launched at IIT Dharwad. The center will enhance the research in affordable and clean energy. About the Center The center will create, incubate technologies, physical infrastructure. Also, it will create clean energy solutions. The solutions will target on livelihoods of rural communities. Funds ..

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HDFC Bank to turn carbon neutral by 2031-32

HDFC Bank has planned to become carbon neutral by 2031-32. Bank is now looking for reducing its emissions, energy, and water consumption. How HDFC will turn carbon neutral? HDFC will continue to incorporate and scale up use of renewable energy in its operations. Under its environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) strategy, bank will also ..

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PM CARES Fund: Oxygen Plant for 100 new hospitals

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently announced that around hundred new hospitals are to have their own oxygen plant under the PM CARES Fund. PM CARES Fund is Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund. What is the plan? The Government of India has sanctioned 162 Pressure Swing Adsorption Plants ..

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Supreme Court rules private labs to make COVID-19 tests free of cost

On April 8, 2020, the Supreme Court of India ordered the private labs to make COVID-19 testing in private labs free of cost. The GoI had earlier allowed the private labs to test COVID-19 after being approved by ICMR. The prices of the test were capped at Rs 4,500. Ruling of the SC The Supreme ..

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