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2019 edition of International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace is observed every year on 21st of September to commemorate and  strengthen the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples. The theme for Year 2019 “Climate Action for Peace” is to draw attention to the importance of combating climate change as a way to protect and ..

Press Council of India

The Press Council of India is a statutory body responsible for adjudicating the press in India. It was formed in 1966 by an act of parliament. What is the Press Council of India? The Press Council of India is a self-regulatory body for the press. It operates on a principle similar to that of democracy ..

First-ever International Day for Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion or Belief

The first-ever International Day for Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion or Belief is observed on 22nd of August 2019 to honour the victims and survivors of heinous acts who often remain forgotten. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness about religious intolerance, and violence and discrimination against anyone based on their ..

2019 World Humanitarian Day (WHD)

The World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. The 2019 WHD campaign – #WomenHumanitarians –honour the work of women in crises throughout the world. This year’s ..

Injeti Srinivas committee on CSR recommends CSR expenditure to be made tax deductible expenditure

The High Level Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), headed by Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas, has recently submitted its report to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The main recommendations include making CSR expenditure tax deductible, allowing the carry-forward of unspent balance for a period of 3-5 years, and aligning Schedule 7 of the Companies Act ..

Report of High Level Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility

The report of the High-Level Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) headed by Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas has submitted the report to the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman. Recommendations of the Committee The CSR spend by corporates should become tax-deductible i.e. the expenses towards CSR should be eligible for deduction in ..

Tackling Fraudulent Research Practices in Publishing

In a study performed by the Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris which is a joint CNRS/Chimie ParisTech research institute in Paris, the papers in chemistry and materials sciences were investigated and the researchers gained significant insights from them. What was the study? Using the Scopus database of Elsevier, the researchers investigated the number of ..

2019 World Day for International Justice (WDIJ)

The World Day for International Justice (WDIJ) is observed every year on July 17 to promote international criminal justice and as a way of supporting the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC) . The aim of this day is to unite everyone who wants to support justice as well as promote victims’ rights. It ..