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01/13/2017 at 06:12. Facebook
Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill 2016 proposes several legal provisions that aim at keeping a check on human trafficking in India. What are your views about the Bill?

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01/01/2017. Facebook
“New year, New Me.”

This is often said and heard on the first day of every year, but how often are these resolutions for the improvement of the community? We asked 15-year old Jaahnavi Sriperambuduru what was new about her this year, and here’s what she had to say:

“I am on a mission. The mission to climb the highest peaks of all the seven continents.”

The year 2017 brings her to the fifth...
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12/20/2016. Facebook
It's been around two years since the Supreme Court recognised transgender people as the third gender, however, it wasn't until now that the country will get its first transgender school. The Sahaj International School in Kochi will be the first residential transgender school in the country.

With more than 4.9 lakh* people identifying themselves as transgenders in the country, how do you think...
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12/09/2016. Facebook
How easy is to bend the rules and contribute to the ever-growing menace that is corruption in the country? Corruption is so deeply rooted and rampant in our country today that we witness it in one form or the other almost every other day. Below are a few examples.

But, how often do we choose to raise a voice against it? As we work towards celebrating the International Anti-Corruption day, we...
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12/04/2016. Facebook
What do you think we as citizens can do to encourage participation of people with disabilities to employment, education and social protection?

"Give them your empathy, not your pity," insists Hema Subhash, the founder of One Step at a Time, a non-profit support group for people with disabilities. Here's what a few others had to say.
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International Day of People with Disability: Taking one step at a time

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Jaago Re
11/28/2016. Facebook
In the wake of the frightening rising air pollution in Delhi, the Supreme Court has imposed a ban on the sale and stocking of firecrackers in Delhi and NCR region with immediate effect.

The threat that air pollution poses goes beyond the borders of Delhi and NCR, with the number of deaths per day in India rising from 2,139 in 1990 to 3,238 in 2015. What measures do you think we as citizens...
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11/25/2016. Facebook
In our pursuit of a society which is free of all forms of violence - physical, psychological and economical, what role do you think the citizens can play in supporting every women and girl out there?

On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we spoke to two distinct women who shared their side of the story. Read here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: Leave no girl behind

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Jaago Re
11/22/2016. Facebook
Financial expert Rishabh Parakh (Founder, Money Plant Consultancy) explains how demonetization will affect certain aspects of the economy.

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What you need to know about demonetization's effect on economic sectors

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Jaago Re
11/19/2016. Facebook
Boys who grow up listening to phrases such a 'man up', 'be a man' or 'act like a man', are victims of gender stereotyping, marred by misguided notions of what 'a man can or can't do'.

On #InternationalMensDay, we approached a few men to come forth and share their views on the evil of gender stereotyping. Read more here:
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International Men's day: What it means to be a man today

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11/14/2016. Facebook
A lot is yet to be done to ensure the development of India's greatest asset: our children. Every child has the right to a healthy, educated and stable future, but that's not a reality for every kid.

On #ChildrensDay, we want you to remember that their future is your future too. How can we make it better? Leave your comments below.
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11/11/2016. Facebook
The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Committee (DSGC) have decided not to burst firecrackers on Gurpurab this November 14 to spread awareness about the need of celebrating festivals in an eco-friendly way.

Do you think if more and more communities start adopting such measures, India's rising pollution levels could be controlled?
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11/11/2016. Facebook
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11/09/2016. Facebook
In a landmark move to curb black money, corruption and counterfeit currency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unexpected announcement of the withdrawal of ₹500 and ₹1000 notes as legal tender.

Here's what you need to know about the scheme and how to go about exchanging the existing currency notes with tips from financial expert CA Rishabh Parakh from Money Plant Consultancy:
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Everything you need to know about the withdrawal of ₹500 and ₹1000 as legal tender notes

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11/03/2016. Facebook
The air pollution in Delhi hit new heights with citizens waking up to a heavy cover of smog after Diwali. The PM 2.5 levels (the best indicator of severe air pollution) was over 1,600 micrograms per cubic meter, breaching the safe limit by around 14 times at Delhi's Anand Vihar.

Acknowledging that half of the world’s 20 most polluted cities are located in India*, why do we as citizens fail to...
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10/30/2016. Facebook
What is new about your Diwali celebration this year?

On the occasion of #Diwali, we asked this question to a few people and got some inspiring answers. These people have challenged themselves to try and do something new or different this festive season with the intent of improving the self and the society.

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Challenge yourself to do something new this Diwali

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Jaago Re
10/25/2016. Facebook
The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation has given its clearance to induct 150 electric buses in the city. These electric buses aren't just better environmentally, but also economically.

The annual net profit predicted for an electric bus was 37 lakh compared to 20 lakh for a diesel bus.* Do you think this will help tackle rising pollution levels in Bangalore?
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10/24/2016. Facebook
Getting a notice from the Income Tax Department is a difficult situation, and we need to know what to do if we receive one. Financial expert CA Rishabh Parakh (Founder, Money Plant Consultancy) explains how to deal with an Income Tax notice: [ Goo.gl Link ]

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What should you do if you receive an Income Tax Notice?

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Jaago Re
10/19/2016. Facebook
A survey of 7,500 rural households conducted across 10 districts in five states revealed that 29% of Swachh Bharat toilets only exist on paper.*

With more than half of the rural population (52.1%) and 7.5% of the urban population still defecating out in the open, it is crucial that there is a change in mentality as well as improvement in infrastructure. How do you think we as citizens can...
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Jaago Re
10/14/2016. Facebook
Despite global hunger levels going down by about 29% compared to 2000, India ranked a lowly 97 among 118 developing countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) which is designed to measure and track hunger globally and by country and region.

What do you think are the main factors for the sorry state? Source: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Jaago Re
10/12/2016. Facebook
The child mortality rate tells a lot about a country's social and economic progress. While India has continued to keep up the rate of economic growth, it is still reported to have the highest mortality rate for children under the age of 5.

Every child has the right to survive. What do you think can be done to lower the annual death rate of children in this country? #JaagoRe