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Most polls predict majority to BJP-led NDA

Eco/Invest/Demography       May 19, 2019

  New Delhi: Today, most exit polls forecast a majority for the ruling BJP-led NDA in Lok Sabha polls with varying numbers as the seven-phase polling in the general elections ended Sunday.The counting of votes will begin at 8 am on May 23.   After nearly two...

26 Maharashtra reservoirs hit 'zero water' storage level as on May 18

Disaster & Management, Eco/Invest/Demography       May 19, 2019

  Mumbai: In a far cry from last year's situation, 26 reservoirs in Maharashtra have reached "zero storage" as on May 18, according to statistics put out by the Water Conservation department of the state government.   The department's website informed that water storage in Aurangabad Division,...

States, UTs asked to hold screening sessions in schools, colleges for mental health, cancer

Health       May 19, 2019

  New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry has advised states and Union Territories to hold screening sessions in school and college campuses for mental health and non-communicable diseases like cancer, diabetes and blood pressure at regular intervals. The aim is to ensure early diagnosis of these...

Reliance Capital to raise Rs 10,000 crore in current fiscal by selling assets

Non-Life       May 18, 2019

  Mumbai: Cash-strapped Reliance Capital on May 18 said it expects to raise Rs 10,000 crore by selling assets and cut down its debt by about 50 percent in the current fiscal.   The company has been working diligently to ensure timely debt repayments and is regular...

Water management to be Modi's priority if NDA is re-elected

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health       May 18, 2019

  New Delhi: In his last election rally of 2019 Narendra Modi gave an indication as to what his priority will be in his second term if his party is elected back to power. If Modi shocked the nation from Red Fort on August 15, 2014,...

Bajaj Allianz General reports a net profit of Rs 780 crore in 2019-20

Non-Life       May 16, 2019

  Mumbai: Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, reported a net profit of Rs. 780 crore and gross written premium (GWP) soaring up to Rs 11, 097 crore in FY 18-19.    The company booked an underwriting profit of Rs. 18 crore in FY 18-19.   The profit before tax...

IRDAI unveils norms on exclusions in health covers, new products from 1st April, 2020

Health, Non-Life, Regulation, Technology       May 16, 2019

  Hyderabad: In a bid to rationalise and standardise the exclusions in health Insurance covers IRDAI on Thursday has proposed  a new set of norms for all the health insurance products excluding personal accident, domestic and overseas travel policies. All existing health insurance products that are...

RBI asks NBFCs with over Rs 50,000 crore in assets to appoint risk officers

Eco/Invest/Demography, Risk Management       May 16, 2019

  Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India said on Thursday that non banking financial companies (NBFCs) with asset size of more than Rs 50,000 crore should appoint a chief risk officer in a move to tighten regulation after a series of defaults at top lender Infrastructure...

In India election, a $14 software tool helps overcome WhatsApp controls

Risk Management, Technology       May 15, 2019

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI:  WhatsApp clones and software tools that cost as little as $14 are helping Indian digital marketers and political activists bypass anti-spam restrictions set up by the world’s most popular messaging app, Reuters has found.   The activities highlight the challenges WhatsApp, which is owned...

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