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Road Safety - Right of way rules

Tue, 05/03/2024 - 09:55
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Not sure what to do at those unmarked junctions? Who goes first? Who waits? Right of way rules are crucial to road safety. But for them to work, we all need to keep the same rule, and keep it consistently. Join us as we take you through some of these rules #DriveSafe 

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International Waste Pickers Day 2024

Fri, 01/03/2024 - 12:53
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There are an estimated 20 million waste pickers worldwide, who make our lives bearable just by doing those jobs no one wants. Why not try and get to know your local waste picker? You will see for yourself, how enterprising and resilient they are. More importantly, you will see how important the job they do is - without them our homes, streets and neighbourhoods will be reduced to stink and decay. #InternationalWastepickersDay

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Climate Change - 'Megaswarms'

Thu, 29/02/2024 - 13:07
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Described as the most destructive migratory pests, locusts travel in swarms covering 50 to over 100 km daily. Each swarm, having tens of millions of locusts, can consume the daily food supply of thousands of people, posing a threat to the global food chain.

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Fair Digital Financial Accelerator

The Fair Digital Financial Accelerator was launched by Consumers International with support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) to ensure a safe, proactive and sustainable digital finance market place for consumers in the low and middle income countries. The grant programme will support consumer associations to create or strengthen channels of engagement with regulators and digital financial services providers to find and accelerate solutions to risks and challenges experienced by consumers of digital finance within their countries.

Citizen consumer and civic Action Group will engage in furthering the above stated objective of Consumers international and aim to understand the current scenario of digital financial services in the country through surveys and aim to strengthen the existing knowledge ecosystem of consumers by creating and distributing IEC materials including pamphlets and awareness videos. 

In recent years digital financial services (DFS) have seen a rapid rise in usage in low and middle-income countries such as India. DFS has the potential to transform the banking sector in India by ensuring that even people  in the remotest areas can engage in money withdrawals and transactions via their mobile phones. However, the digital financial services landscape is fraught with challenges such as misinformation, frauds, lack of knowledge regarding safe use of digital services, and multiple other concerns. Through this project, the aim is to amplify the interests and challenges of the consumers and seek remedial measures from appropriate authorities in concerned countries. In India the concerned authority will be the Reserve Bank of India.

Road Safety - Right of Way

Tue, 27/02/2024 - 14:51
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What happens when there are no traffic lights or signs at a crossroads? Before you get behind the wheel, here are some rules of the road to be aware of. Follow us to learn more about the rules of the road. Giving way is not about courtesy, but about safety. 

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Sustainable Transport - What is a 15 minute neighborhood?

Mon, 26/02/2024 - 12:33
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Most neighbourhoods in Indian cities tend to have all basic essentials within 15 minute walking/cycling or public transport distance of residences. Is your neighbourhood also like this?
 

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A study on use of digital financial services

Thu, 22/02/2024 - 14:05

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the usage pattern of digital financial services in Tamil Nadu, particularly among the rural poor. Focusing on four main consumer groups mainly, farmers, self help group women, college youth and cottage industries, the report provides an in depth analysis of usage patterns and some of the struggles that digital finance users face.

 

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Climate Change - Extinction of Migratory species

Thu, 22/02/2024 - 09:52
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Migratory species play a crucial role in maintaining the world's ecosystems by pollinating plants, dispersing seeds & controlling pests. Their extinction could lead to imbalances in the ecosystem triggering #FoodInsecurity & #BiodiversityLoss.

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