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Hailakandi district adopts ecobricks to get rid of plastic waste

A Correspondent Hailakandi: Immediately after banning one-use plastic, Hailakandi district is adopting ecobricks to get rid of plastic waste. A programme was structured by the...

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The arena by the eyes of 1 photographer

(CNN) — Whether traveling through the vast floodplains of Africa or Thailand's lush mangrove forests, when photographer Michael Poliza explores the world, he practices one principle: take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints.Over the last two decades, Poliza has traveled to almost 180 countries to capture vibrant and spirited photos focused on intimate…

Why we prefer to have an even time social entrepreneurs

Athe end of 2019 I had the chance to participate to Unleash as a “ mentor”. Unleash is an amazing program gathering hundreds of social entrepreneurs building social startups in a week, to address the Sustainable Development Goals.At this event something became clear, the tools used to support for profit or even mixed non/for profit…

10 teams draw shut Aarohan Social Innovation Awards

The Infosys Foundation on Wednesday felicitated winners of the second edition of the ‘Aarohan Social Innovation Awards 2019’, which recognise and reward individuals, teams, and NGOs for creating innovative solutions to support the underprivileged and marginalised in India.Five teams won the ‘Gold Award’ with a prize of ₹20 lakh for each team. The ‘Silver Award’…

Infosys award for three

Youngsters develop sewer cleaning robot Three young engineers from the State who developed Bandicoot, a robot designed to clean manholes, have been selected for the Gold award of the Aarohan Social Innovation Awards instituted by the Infosys Foundation. The award comprises a cash prize of ₹20 lakh.Rashid K., Vimal Govind M.K. and Nikhil N.P. won…

EU Tax Commissioner Slams US Plans on Tech Tax

A global reform of the taxation of corporate digital revenues is very unlikely if the United States continues backing a "safe harbour" plan which would allow firms to choose how to be taxed, European Union tax commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday. Outdated cross-border tax rules are set to be rewritten under a joint pledge…
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