Non-Life

Nicola Harris, Head of Energy, UK & Lloyd’s market

AXA XL appoints Nicola Harris as Head of Energy, UK and Lloyd's market

International News       Nov 25, 2020

  New Delhi: AXA XL Insurance announced that Nicola Harris has been promoted to Head of Energy, UK & Lloyd’s market. In her new role, Ms. Harris is responsible for developing the UK energy book, executing strategy and designing innovative insurance solutions for AXA XL’s energy...

UNICEF and IATA partner to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to over 92 countries

International News       Nov 25, 2020

  UNICEF is working with major global airlines and freight providers to step up efforts to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to over 92 countries around the world as soon as vaccines become available. To kickstart preparations, UNICEF together with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the...

No benefit seen from plasma treatment in severe COVID-19; virus may hurt male fertility

Facts       Nov 25, 2020

  The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Plasma treatment shows no benefit in severe COVID-19 Blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors was...

Global coronavirus cases surpass 60 million infections 

International News       Nov 25, 2020

  The global tally of confirmed coronavirus cases hit 60 million on Wednesday, with the pace of new infections accelerating and the United States reporting record numbers of hospitalizations, according to a Reuters tally.Officials in the United States, the worst-affected country in the world, urged Americans...

Covid passports seen as key to resuming international travel

International News       Nov 24, 2020

  Global airline lobby IATA is working on a mobile app that will help travelers demonstrate their coronavirus-free status, joining a push to introduce so-called COVID passports to speed up the revival of international travel. The Travel Pass will display test results together with proof of...

Indian general insurance industry plunges into losses of Rs 1402 crore in 2019-20, sees higher FDI inflow

Indian News       Nov 24, 2020

  Mumbai: Though, state owned New India Assurance, at Rs1418 crore, contributed the highest net profit to the domestic general insurance industry, the sector, with 32 players, has ben saddled with total losses of Rs 1402 crore in FY 2019-20 as mainly the other three PSU...

Over 50,000 Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres operational across country

Indian News       Nov 24, 2020

New Delhi: More than 50,000 Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs), which aim at providing primary health care services to communities closer to their homes, are now operational across the country and have witnessed over 28.10 crore footfalls, the Health ministry said on Friday. The...

Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine could get UK approval this week, says report

International News       Nov 23, 2020

London: Britain could give regulatory approval to Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine this week, even before the United States authorises it, the Telegraph news site reported on Sunday. Citing government sources, it said British regulators were about to start a formal appraisal of the vaccine, made by...

Google faces regulatory scrutiny in Britain over 'Privacy Sandbox' advertising data revamp

International News       Nov 23, 2020

  LONDON: Google faces fresh regulatory scrutiny in Britain over plans to revamp its ad data system, after a group of competitors complained to regulators that the changes would cement the U.S. tech giant's online dominance. Marketers for an Open Web, a coalition of technology and...

Govt plans to set up charging infrastructure across 69K petrol pumps

Indian News       Nov 23, 2020

  New Delhi: The government is planning to set up at least one e-charging kiosk at around 69,000 petrol pumps across the country with an aim to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Monday. The Road Transport and Highways Minister...