Adding to the list of celebrities, who donated to the Assam floods, Karan Johar extended support of Rs 11 lakhs. On July 5, Bollywood director-producer Johar donated flood relief to the Assam Chief Minister's Relief Fund. ''Grateful to film producer @karanjohar and Dharma productions for contributing Rs 11 lakh to CM Relief Fund," tweeted CM Himanta Biswa Sarma. Earlier, actors like Rohit Shetty, Arjun Kapoor, Sonu Nigam and others supported… read-more
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Dalai Lama, a popular Tibetan spiritual leader extended support and promised donations for Assam flood victims. On June 21, Dalai Lama expressed solidarity" and wrote to Assam CM Himanta B Sarma. Notably, the Assam flood led to extensive loss of lives, displacing millions of people and devastating properties due to heavy rainfall. The letter further mentioned donating to the victims and helping the State Government and the people of Assam.… read-more
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Co-founder of Sun Microsystems and Indian-American businessman Vinod Khosla has announced that he would donate $10 million in addition to his previous donations to help India in tackling oxygen crisis. Highlighting the urgent need for oxygen concentrators, ICU beds, and ventilators in the country, 66-… read-more
K Krishna Murthy, a constable from Srikakulam Andhra Pradesh, spends Rs 10,000 every month for providing ration and clothing to needy people. Murthy helps more than 30 people every month from his salary. He said he got inspired by his grandparents and parents and has been doing this since 2017. Besides distributing blankets, he also provides books and dictionaries to children on Abdul Kalam and Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversaries.
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With a belief of ‘Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love’, Bangalore-based youth-run NGO Hamara Charitable and Welfare Trust has been helping the lives of several families in the pandemic situation. The NGO, with a motto ‘your change can change lives’, is currently supporting roughly 15 families every month by supplying them with ration, medicines and… read-more
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Hollywood celebrity Kim Kardashian has announced to donate $1 million to the Armenia Fund. Reportedly, the fund will help people who are affected in the Nagorno-Karabakh clash between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Her sisters, Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian, also rose awareness about the same and asked their fans to donate. Kim urged her fans and said, "Whether you are helping with raising awareness... or donating just $1, every bit helps… read-more
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PM Cares Fund received Rs 204.75 crore through salary contributions by the staff of institutions including seven public sector banks and RBI, according to reports. Through RTI, it was revealed that apart from the contribution by the employees, there were donations made from other funds like Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as well. The contributions included Rs 113.63 crore by LIC, Rs 107.95 crore by SBI, and Rs 7.34 crore by RBI.
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Emmy Awards has planned to contribute a sum of $2.8 million to fight child hunger. This was decided after the broadcasting services vowed to donate $100,000 for each Emmy they win. Moreover, the academy is also contributing a sum of 500,000 USD. This money will be donated No Kid Hungry, a team working to fight child hunger during the pandemic. The 72nd Emmy Awards will be broadcasted on September 20.
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On September 10, Union Home Ministry registered The Golden Temple under Foreign Contributions Regulations Act (FCRA). The registration enables the receiving foreign donations, which can be used for Gurudwara's public services. Home Minister Amit Shah said, "The decision on FCRA at the Sri Harmandir Sahib is a path breaking one." The Gurudwara had applied for the registration in May, and now will be permitted to receive donations from foreign… read-more
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