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Covid-19 has killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu

International News       Sep 21, 2021

  Covid-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000. And like the worldwide scourge of a century ago, the coronavirus may never entirely disappear from our midst. Instead, scientists hope the virus that causes Covid-19 becomes...

QubeHealth & Nova Benefits to provide full-stack health and wellness benefits to Indian companies

Indian News       Sep 21, 2021

  Mumbai/Bengaluru: QubeHealth, an embedded-finance, health-tech company, has partnered with Nova Benefits, the Bengaluru based employee wellness startup, to launch a full-coverage, employee health benefits product that combines 0% pre-approved healthcare financing, health insurance, and a healthcare marketplace for Indian corporates and their employees. The combination...

''Soul-crushing'': US COVID-19 deaths topping 1,900 a day

International News       Sep 21, 2021

  Washington DC: COVID-19 deaths in the US have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group -- 71 million unvaccinated Americans. The increasingly lethal...

India govt won't buy Pfizer, Moderna vaccines amid local output -sources

Indian News       Sep 20, 2021

  New Delhi: India's government will not buy COVID-19 shots from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, three government sources told Reuters, mainly because domestic output of more affordable and easier-to-store vaccines has jumped https://www.reuters.com/world/india/how-india-flipped-its-vaccine-fortunes-2021-09-21. That essentially means the globally popular vaccines, which their makers have pledged not to...

Robert Wiest, CEO,MS Amlin AG

MS Amlin AG appoints Robert Wiest as CEO

International News       Sep 20, 2021

Zurich: MS Amlin AG (MS AAG), the global reinsurer, today announces the appointment of Robert Wiest as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Wiest will take up the role on 03 January 2022 and will be based in Zurich, Switzerland. Robert Wiest brings over 30 years of...

Brit launches machine learning algorithm to enable faster claims response to catastrophe events

International News       Sep 20, 2021

  London, Sept 21: Brit Ltd announced the creation and successful proof of concept launch of a proprietary machine learning algorithm designed to accelerate the identification of post catastrophe property damage, based on the use of ultra-high-resolution imagery. This proof of concept is being used by...

28% household in Delhi have one or more member with flu-like symptoms: Survey

Facts       Sep 19, 2021

New Delhi, Sept 20: A new survey has revealed that 28 percent of surveyed households in the national capital have one or more member showing flu-like symptoms. Released by LocalCircles, the survey was based on answers by 7,697 respondents across Delhi who were asked about...

Health Ministry in touch with MEA over UK non-acceptance of Covishield beneficiaries

Facts       Sep 19, 2021

New Delhi: After Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday announced that in the fourth quarter this year, the Government of India will resume Vaccine Maitri, sources today informed that the neighbouring countries will get priority under the initiative. Vaccine Maitri...

Indian general insurers defy Covid barriers, record 300% jump in net profit to Rs 3,868 cr during FY2021

Articles       Sep 19, 2021

  Mumbai, Sept 20: In a remarkable development, despite paying a huge sum as claims and facing other challenges and constraints triggered by Covid- 19 Pandemic through out the fiscal, led by New India Assurance(NIA), the Indian general insurance industry with 31 players,has seen its net...

COVID-19: India logs 30,256 new cases and 295 fatalities

Indian News       Sep 19, 2021

  New Delhi: With 30,256 people testing positive for coronavirus infection, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,34,78,419, while the active cases declined to 3,18,181, the lowest in 183 days, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Monday. The death toll climbed...

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