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Five things to consider before buying a health insurance

Health       Mar 09, 2019

  Medical emergencies come unannounced and bring with them a long-list of expenses which owing to lack of adequate planning often leads to financial distress for the patient & their family. Having a comprehensive Health Insurance helps in managing such situations and one must foresee the...

What Is Universal Basic Income?

Eco/Invest/Demography       Jan 30, 2019

Many governments pay pensions to elderly people, or unemployment benefits to those who lose their jobs, or child benefits to families. Cash transfers to households are common in most countries. What is a universal basic income, and how is it different from these programs?   Universal...

Why many Americans will never be able to retire

Eco/Invest/Demography, Life, Pension       Jan 25, 2019

  Traditionally, Americans could look forward to a comfortable retirement. After four decades in an office or a factory, sometime in their 60s they would lay down their burdens and enjoy a final couple of decades with time to relax, spend time with family and friends,...

India poised to become third-largest consumer market: WEF

Blog       Jan 09, 2019

  India is poised to become the third-largest consumer market behind only the US and China; and consumer spending in India is expected to grow from USD 1.5 trillion at present to nearly USD 6 trillion by 2030, a World Economic Forum report said on Wednesday.  ...

Robots haven’t eliminated many jobs – so far: World Bank

Risk Management, Technology, Trends, Facts       Jan 04, 2019

  Robots Haven’t Eliminated Many Jobs – So Far: World BankThe rise of automation has so far had a negligible impact on jobs at a global scale, the World Bank chief economist said, despite common gloomy predictions that humans are set to be replaced by machines.  ...

Competition in Artificial Intelligence Is like new space race: Viewpoint

Technology       Jan 02, 2019

  It’s been another year of relentless artificial-intelligence hype and incremental AI achievement. Machines still beat humans only in carefully constructed environments or at narrow tasks. The good news is that, as the technology progresses, the race for leadership is still wide open, and even Europe,...

High debt isn't driving Indian farmers to suicide

Eco/Invest/Demography       Dec 24, 2018

  It’s election season in India and the money is flowing. Governments in many states have begun waiving tens of millions of dollars’ worth of loans to poor farmers in an effort to buy their loyalty. The argument – widely accepted by politicians and journalists, the...

New auto policy, FAME II to drive India's clean mobility push in 2019

  NEW DELHI: With 'clean' being seen as the way ahead, the automobile sector appears all set to ride this bandwagon and the government is keen to give its push in 2019 with a new National Auto Policy and an ambitious 'FAME II' scheme to leapfrog...

Dhirendra Mahyavanshi, Co-Founder, Turtlemint

Life insurance vs Health insurance

Health, Life       Dec 16, 2018

  Individuals who understand the importance of insurance know that a health insurance policy and a life insurance policy are the most important requirements in an individual’s financial portfolio.   However, many individuals perceive health and life insurance plans to be synonymous. They believe that if they...