Health

Postmen, grameen dak sevaks may soon start selling insurance policies

Indian News       Dec 06, 2019

NEW DELHI: Postmen and grameen dak sevaks might soon be able to sell insurance policies, with regulator Irdai issuing guidelines wherein such people have to be sponsored by the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB).   The IPPB, which is a corporate agent, can seek permission from...

Insurers need profound transformation and the right talent, reveals EY Insurance Outlook 2020

Articles       Dec 05, 2019

  As insurance industry growth remains stagnant for another year due to low interest rates, the shifts in consumer demographics around the world coupled with heightened expectations for digital experiences present insurers with risks and opportunities. The EY Insurance Outlook 2020 report – based on collective...

E-pharmacies await govt regulations for the sector

Indian News       Dec 03, 2019

  New Delhi: The e-pharmacy industry in the country is waiting for the government to come up with regulations for the sector to boost its growth and attract investment, leading players said on Tuesday.   However, another media report on Tyesday suggests, the government has issued an...

Rural India achieved 100 pc ODF status: Govt

Indian News       Dec 03, 2019

  NEW DELHI: The sanitation coverage under Swachh Bharat Mission(Grameen) is 100 per cent and all the 5,99,963 villages have declared themselves Open-Defecation Free (ODF), the government said on Monday. The Centre launched SBM(G) on October 2, 2014 with the aim to attain Open Defecation Free...

Parliament passes bill to ban e-cigarettes; selling, storage prohibited

Indian News       Dec 02, 2019

  New Delhi Parliament on Monday passed a bill which seeks to prohibit the production, trade, transport, storage and advertisement of electronic cigarettes in the country.The Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Bill, 2019, was passed in Rajya Sabha with voice vote. The bill was passed in Lok...

Could life insurance go up in smoke for some vapers?

International News       Dec 02, 2019

  LONDON/NEW YORK: Global reinsurers are stepping up their warnings to life insurer clients about the potential risks of vaping, putting pressure on underwriters to charge certain vapers higher rates than smokers, or even exclude them altogether.SCOR recommends life insurers treat vaping like smoking, and exclude...

Minimal Exposure to Air Pollution Also Leads to Hospitalisation: Study

Facts       Nov 28, 2019

Health related problems linked to air pollution could be far higher than previously thought, as researchers have found that short-term exposure to fine particulate matter in the air (known as PM2.5) is associated with several newly identified causes of hospital admissions, even at levels below...

India's sugar demand takes a beating over slowdown, health concerns

Facts       Nov 27, 2019

   New Delhi: Sugar demand in India is starting to stagnate as economic growth in the top user slows and food manufacturers opt for alternatives, according to Meir Commodities India Pvt and Golden Agri-Resources Ltd.   The nation will consume 25 million tons to 25.2 million tons...

NGT slaps Rs 10 cr penalty on Faridabad builder for violating environmental norms

Indian News       Nov 27, 2019

  New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on November 27 slapped an interim penalty of Rs 10 crore on a Faridabad builder for violating environmental norms and causing pollution, observing that "environment is priceless". The green panel directed Haryana government and the state pollution control board...

Now, IRDA wants a ``catchy name' for its Rs 1,00,000-Rs5,00,000 standard health policy 

Indian News       Nov 27, 2019

  Hyderabad:  The insurnace regulator IRDAI has hinted that the proposed mandatory standard indemnity health insurace policy would have a sum assured  ranging from Rs 1,00,000 to Rs 5,00,000 on individual as well as family floater basis, The objective of this policy is to facilitate the...

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