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Goodyear and SOS Extend Support for Flood Victims in India

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Goodyear and SOS Extend Support for Flood Victims in India

Goodyear in India and SOS Children’s Villages of India have launched a “Rebuilding Lives – Relief and Rehabilitation” project to assist the rebuilding efforts following the devastating floods that recently affected the Jammu and Kashmir region. The assistance will ensure ongoing relief to 248 flood impacted beneficiaries of 108 families by providing start-up kits and [...]

Vivid Sydney 2015: 18 Day Festival of Light and Music

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Vivid Sydney 2015: 18 Day Festival of Light and Music

Vivid Sydney, a light, music and ideas event, returns to Sydney in 2015. The 18 day event will take place from 22 May to 8 June in 2015, which is also the International Year of Light. The event is owned and managed by Destination New South Wales (NSW), the State Government’s Tourism and Major Events [...]

Anna Hazare to Narendra Modi: Pay Rs. 15 Lakh or Face Protest

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Anna Hazare to Narendra Modi: Pay Rs. 15 Lakh or Face Protest

Anna Hazare has warned that he would launch a nationwide agitation if Narendra Modi and BJP failed to deliver on their poll promise about the recovery of black money. By Rakesh Raman Social activist Anna Hazare, who has become a hot brand in the protest-laden Indian politics, has warned the Prime Minister of India Narendra [...]

Arun Jaitley Opens India Economic Conclave

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Arun Jaitley Opens India Economic Conclave

Arun Jaitley, the Finance Minister of India, inaugurated ET NOW’s 2nd India Economic Conclave Saturday. The day long conclave themed – ‘India: The Giant Awakens’ had four sessions that brought together people from the Indian industry, policy makers, institutional investors, and civil society leaders. They included Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu, Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and [...]

Congress Releases Booklet to Attack BJP in India

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Congress Releases Booklet to Attack BJP in India

The Congress party released today a 30-page booklet to highlight the unfulfilled promises and lies of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India. Titled “chhe mahine paar, U-turn sarkar” (six months spent by a U-turn government), the booklet counts BJP’s false promises made during the recent Lok Sabha elections. It says that the Prime [...]

Guinness World Record for Most People Getting Facial

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Guinness World Record for Most People Getting Facial

The Himalaya Drug Company, India’s leading herbal health and personal care company, entered the Guinness World Record “for most people receiving a facial simultaneously.” The record was accomplished by completing 286 facials in Mumbai on Saturday. As part of the record setting activity, 286 students got a complete facial – starting with a cleansing, toning [...]

I Dropped My Clothes. Now It’s Your Turn

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I Dropped My Clothes. Now It’s Your Turn

Turtle, a menswear brand in India, has launched a social media campaign – #IDroppedMyClothes – to help underprivileged communities. The campaign makes an appeal to all individuals to be socially responsible by donating their clothes at any of the Turtle stores across the country. Also, they can help this initiative become a nationwide movement by [...]

ISIS Kidnapped 40 Indian Workers, Kills 39: Reports

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ISIS Kidnapped 40 Indian Workers, Kills 39: Reports

While the Indian government has been saying that the 40 Indian construction workers kidnapped by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) in Iraq are safe, new reports reveal that 39 of them have been killed by the terrorist outfit and one managed to escape. A report published in “India Today” – a leading news [...]

Swarovski’s Photographic Project: Living Yangtze

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Swarovski’s Photographic Project: Living Yangtze

Swarovski has announced a major creative collaboration with the distinguished photographer Eric Valli. It aims to use film as a positive medium to generate empathy and awareness about the importance of clean, sustainable water sources. ‘Living Yangtze’, a photographic project which tells the stories of the communities living along the great Yangtze River, was previewed [...]

WWE Sponsors Wrestling Competition in India

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WWE Sponsors Wrestling Competition in India

As part of its ongoing efforts to identify, encourage and nurture talent in India, WWE sponsored a Kushti (wrestling) competition in Mohali, India today. The event was flagged off by WWE Superstar William Regal, general manager of WWE NXT. Over 200 wrestlers from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi, Punjab, Jammu and other parts of India [...]

Raahgiri Promotes Car-Free Living in Gurgaon

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Raahgiri Promotes Car-Free Living in Gurgaon

By Rakesh Raman A community campaign that aims to educate people about the benefits of car-free living has completed one year this month in Gurgaon, a city near India’s capital New Delhi. Christened Raahgiri (a Hindi word with ‘walking’ as its simple translation), the campaign holds weekly street events every Sunday in different parts of [...]

Green Growth Strategy for Developing Countries

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Green Growth Strategy for Developing Countries

Former Indonesian President and current President and Chair of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, brought to agreement a shared strategy for GGGI’s approach to green growth in developing countries for 2015-2020. Prior to adopting the new GGGI strategy, Dr. Yudhoyono was officially elected by the GGGI Assembly and Council to [...]