Senior citizens with ailments can look at products of different companies

I am a 30-year old working professional. My mother is 58 and father is 65. I had been trying to get a joint health cover for them. However, due to overweight, 2 to 3 insurers rejected a cover for my mother. She also suffers from diabetes. For her, I am ready to pay an extra premium, if required. Please guide. – Rajesh Chaturvedi Insurance companies follow specific underwriting guidelines to decide whether to offer the policy and the terms on which the offer is made. These guidelines are as per the…

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Dr Reddy’s completes sale of US rights for 2 neurology products

Drug major Dr Reddy’s Laboratories on July 20 said it has completed sale of its US and select territory rights for two neurology products to Upsher-Smith Laboratories. The company has closed the transaction with Upsher-Smith Laboratories LLC, “pursuant to the satisfactory completion of all customary closing conditions including the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act), as amended,” Dr Reddy’s Laboratories said in a filing to BSE. Under the agreement, Dr Reddy’s sold its US and select territory rights for Zembrace Symtouch (sumatriptan injection)…

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Beating slowdown blues with new car launches

Since the beginning of 2019, India’s automobile market has been faced with a slowdown. In May, passenger vehicle sales fell by 20.6 percent to 239,347 cars compared to a year earlier, according to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers. It was the biggest fall since a 22 percent decline in September 2001. In April, sales fell by 17 percent. Yet, in June, auto makers launched at least four new vehicles: Renault’s Triber (a budget MPV), Kia’s Seltos (a subcompact SUV), Toyota’s Glanza (a premium hatchback), and MG Motors’ Hector (a…

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This Little Gadget Perfectly Chops Garlic in Seconds

Learning how to cut garlic is a near-necessary step for any budding home chef. Many different cuisines and cultures use garlic to add flavor to dishes, and while prepping cloves isn’t inherently difficult, it does take a certain amount of skill with a knife—and a tolerance for sticky, fragrant fingers and cutting boards. Forget figuring out how to get rid of garlic breath—getting the smell of garlic off your hands is its own challenge. Of course, the alternative to chopping garlic with a knife is using a garlic press or something else entirely:…

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Nivea plans customised India products

AHMEDABAD: German skincare brand Nivea plans to introduce in India products customised for tropical and dry weather instead of merely competing in the market on price parameters, its India managing director Neil George has said. “We are constantly mapping emerging trends and the concept of healthy looking skin has in fact emerged from the consumers. Indian consumers believe that ‘healthy-looking’ skin captures all their needs – glow, acne-free, smooth, supple, soft, beautiful, et al,” George told ET in a recent interview. “This is the aware and involved consumer who drives the consumption trends and behaviour in…

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Defence Products’ Exports To Exceed Rs. 35,000 Crore Target

In 2019-20, the Centre has set a target of Rs. 20,000 crore. KOLKATA:  With the growing trend of shipments in recent years, exports of defence products will exceed the Rs. 35,000 crore target by 2024-25, an official said. “I expect the exports will surpass the target of Rs. 35,000 crore by 2024-25,” Defence Production Department Secretary Ajay Kumar told PTI. Defence components are key drivers, he said. Mr Kumar was in the city to promote private sector participation in defence production and also inaugurated a facilitation centre for the  defence production at Bharat Chamber of Commerce.…

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Court bars Snapdeal from selling Casio products, e-tailer to seek review

The district court of Delhi has restrained e-commerce firm Snapdeal from selling products of Casio, following a legal action initiated by the Japanese multinational Casio Computer Co against the etailer. According to the company, it had been receiving multiple consumer complaints regarding sale of counterfeit watches and calculators branded as Casio on Snapdeal. “The brand owners have to constantly confront and combat the counterfeits. The Indian judiciary has also recognized this need of the hour by fastening the liability on the anonymous entities operating behind the screens,” said SK Bansal,…

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Prime Day Sale to Feature Over 500 New Products From Indian Small, Medium Businesses

Amazon has already announced that its upcoming Prime Day 2019 sale will feature over 1,000 new product launches. Now, the e-retail giant says that over 500 of these will be the products from small and medium businesses (SMBs), women entrepreneurs, weavers, and startups that are a part of various Amazon initiatives like Kala Haat, Amazon Saheli, Amazon Launchpad, and Amazon Business. Amazon Prime Day 2019 sale opens July 15 and will continue through July 16. As the name suggests, the sale will be available only for Prime subscribers. The company…

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