Context-based products: The future of insurance

Millennials comprise almost 40% of India’s population today, making them a formidable force. They take risks and prefer experiences rather than long term investments. For example, 47% of millennials surveyed in a poll said that they would rather save money and travel than save for a property down payment. They prefer using Uber, Ola and car-pooling services to buying their own car. To cater to millennial trends, insurance companies have launched innovative need-based products which are small-ticket sized. When we think about insurance we think about life, health and motor…

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Warangal: School of Distance Learning and Continuing Education students take part in Haritha Haram drive

Warangal: The School of Distance Learning and Continuing Education (SDLCE), Kakatiya University (KU), campus was abuzz with a large number of students on Monday. The students enthusiastically took part in the Haritha Haram programme, a flagship programme of the State government to increase the forest cover in the State to 33 per cent. Leading them was SDLCE Director Prof Guguloth Veeranna. The onus is on everyone to conserve the environment, Prof Veeranna said. He emphasised on citizen science and said that citizen science is a powerful tool for environmental management.…

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Warangal: School of Distance Learning and Continuing Education students take part in Haritha Haram drive

Warangal: The School of Distance Learning and Continuing Education (SDLCE), Kakatiya University (KU), campus was abuzz with a large number of students on Monday. The students enthusiastically took part in the Haritha Haram programme, a flagship programme of the State government to increase the forest cover in the State to 33 per cent. Leading them was SDLCE Director Prof Guguloth Veeranna. The onus is on everyone to conserve the environment, Prof Veeranna said. He emphasised on citizen science and said that citizen science is a powerful tool for environmental management.…

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Hailey Bieber Goes Makeup-Free in New Photo and Now People Are Accusing Her of “Having Work Done”

Take a quick scroll through Justin Bieber’s Instagram feed and you’ll notice that in addition to posting about mental health, religion, and his lifestyle brand Drew House, he also posts a fair amount about his wife, Hailey Bieber. On Thursday, September 5, the singer shared a photo of the two walking away, hand in hand, with a heartfelt caption about how Hailey challenges and strengthens him. Then just a few hours later, he followed it up with another post — this time, a solo shot of the supermodel with no makeup on. The…

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Traders Body CAIT Calls For Boycott Of Chinese Products, 500% Duty Hike

Calling China a probable enemy, the Confederation Of All India Traders has given a call to boycott Chinese products and sought custom duties of up to 500% on these goods. This development comes after China supported Pakistan at the United Nations Security Council on the abrogation of Article 370 in India related to the special status for the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. The body said that China has placed itself on the probable enemies for security of the country list by supporting Pakistan’s claim. The call has been given to…

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Interaction with Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Center for Economics of the Internet, Hudson Institute

Harold Furchtgott-Roth founded Furchtgott-Roth Economic Enterprises in 2003. He frequently comments on issues related to the communications sector of the economy. From 2001-2003, Mr. Furchtgott-Roth was a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute where he completed the writing of A Tough Act to Follow, a book about the difficulties implementing the Telecommunications Act of 1996. From 1997 through 2001, Mr Furchtgott-Roth served as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission. In that capacity, he served on the Joint Board on Universal Service. He is one of the few economists…

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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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