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COVID-19 impact is massive, but other social causes need CSR funding too, say NGOs
India

COVID-19 impact is massive, but other social causes need CSR funding too, say NGOs

With a major chunk of CSR funding having gone towards the PM-CARES Fund, there are few resources left with corporate organisations to fund new initiatives

Coronavirus pandemic: A systems approach to mitigate the social and economic fallout of COVID-19
Business

Coronavirus pandemic: A systems approach to mitigate the social and economic fallout of COVID-19

We are living in the time of a pandemic that although unique to our generation, mimics the one exactly a century ago. Not only is the pandemic triggered by a respiratory virus, its effect on both human health and livelihoods is similarly astronomical — bringing the wheels of the economy to a halt

Azim Premji receives Madras Management Association's Amalgamations Business Leader Award
Business

Azim Premji receives Madras Management Association's Amalgamations Business Leader Award

Azim Premji, the chairman of IT major Wipro, on Thursday said one can learn a lot from the life of Mahatma Gandhi on philanthropy

Azim Premji to hang up his boots: Wipro chairman led a modest life, set example for other billionaires to give up surplus wealth
Business

Azim Premji to hang up his boots: Wipro chairman led a modest life, set example for other billionaires to give up surplus wealth

Premji, even as one of the world’s wealthiest individuals, has led a modest life. This modesty was visible again when he wrote a letter to Wipro staff announcing his departure

Netflix CFO David Wells step downs after eight years in charge of the company
News & Analysis

Netflix CFO David Wells step downs after eight years in charge of the company

Wells joined Netflix in 2004, two years after the company went public, and was responsible for content operations.

Black Friday sales push Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ net worth to more than $100-billion
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Black Friday sales push Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ net worth to more than $100-billion

This is not the first time that Amazon CEO and Founder has become the richest person as he temporarily overtook Bill Gates as the richest man back in July.

Sunil Bharti Mittal's family to pledge Rs 7,000 cr for philanthropy; backs setting up of telecom school
Business

Sunil Bharti Mittal's family to pledge Rs 7,000 cr for philanthropy; backs setting up of telecom school

Bharti Foundation also announced its plans to set up Satya Bharti University for Science and Technology under its philanthropy plan

Nandan Nilekani, wife join 'The Giving Pledge' network of philanthropy
Business

Nandan Nilekani, wife join 'The Giving Pledge' network of philanthropy

The Nilekanis are the fourth Indians after Wipro chairman Azim Premji, Biocon chairman Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Sobha Developers Chairman Emeritus P N C Menon to sign up for The Giving Pledge

Amazon's Jeff Bezos asks Twitter followers for ways to donate money
News & Analysis

Amazon's Jeff Bezos asks Twitter followers for ways to donate money

Recommendations ranged from food programs for children, to protecting forests and fighting homelessness.

16-year old from United States breaks the record for most retweets on a single Twitter tweet
News & Analysis

16-year old from United States breaks the record for most retweets on a single Twitter tweet

A 16-year-old boy's plea for a year of free chicken nuggets has become the most retweeted message on Twitter.

World Cancer Day: Meet Mumbai's Cancer Messiah
Life

World Cancer Day: Meet Mumbai's Cancer Messiah

Businessman Harakchand Savla started his journey to help Cancer patients in 1985 when he happened to misguide a Cancer patient, this is his story.

Nita Ambani honoured by the Met, New York, for Reliance Foundation's philanthropic initiatives
Life

Nita Ambani honoured by the Met, New York, for Reliance Foundation's philanthropic initiatives

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York recently honoured Reliance Foundation chairperson Nita Ambani for her philanthropic efforts, in New York.

With just a year to go, L&T chief AM Naik decides to donate 75% of his total income to philanthropy
Business

With just a year to go, L&T chief AM Naik decides to donate 75% of his total income to philanthropy

Even before the latest announcement, Naik was already into the art of giving business, and he has donated Rs 125 crore to charitable initiatives since 1995

Tencent CEO pledges $2 bln in shares to the firm's charity foundation
News & Analysis

Tencent CEO pledges $2 bln in shares to the firm's charity foundation

Tencent CEO and Chairman Pony Ma pledges over $2bln shares for the company's charity foundation

Indian-American couple gifts $100 million to New York engineering school
World

Indian-American couple gifts $100 million to New York engineering school

An Indian-American couple has announced a $100 million gift to the New York University School of Engineering in what is believed to be the largest philanthropic gift by a member of the Indian-American community.

Infographic: Azim Premji leads list of top 10 Indian philanthropists
Business

Infographic: Azim Premji leads list of top 10 Indian philanthropists

Wipro chairman Azim Premji, who was the 'most generous Indian' of 2014 according to the Hurun India Philanthropy List, has allocated an additional 18 percent of the stake he holds in the company for philanthropy, taking his total contribution for charity to more than 50 percent.

The brave new Bollywood of Deepika, Big B, Ranveer where stars talk about their frailties
Entertainment

The brave new Bollywood of Deepika, Big B, Ranveer where stars talk about their frailties

Recently the long tradition of Bollywood celebrity philanthropy got dramatically more personal when Deepika Padukone came out with her battle against depression.

Inheritance tax no good, instead change culture of saving too much for children, says Rajan
Business

Inheritance tax no good, instead change culture of saving too much for children, says Rajan

His views come amidst some voices seeking an inheritance tax in the forthcoming Budget

Murli Deora: Veteran Congress fundraiser who preferred the sidelines
Politics

Murli Deora: Veteran Congress fundraiser who preferred the sidelines

There were few among the rich and famous that veteran Congress leader Murli Deora wasn't friends with and there were few doors in the power corridors of Delhi that he couldn't open.

Cipla head donates Rs 8 crore to promote chemistry education in India
India

Cipla head donates Rs 8 crore to promote chemistry education in India

Pharma major Cipla chairman Yusuf Hamied Monday donated Rs 8 crore to support a chemistry education programme in Indian schools by the Britain-based Royal Society of Chemistry.