Health

Coming of age: Adolescent Health

Articles       Oct 14, 2018

  The world now has more young people than ever before – of the 7.2 billion people worldwide, over 3 billion are younger than 25 years, making up 42% of the world population. Around 1.2 billion of these young people are adolescents aged between 10 and...

Rejecting Human Capital Index, India says digital age demands better metric

Indian News       Oct 13, 2018

  New Delhi: Soon after India rejected the findings of the World Bank's Human Capital Index (HCI), Indian Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said a better metric is needed for the index to measure the status of human capital in the digital age.   "HCI uses...

New Zika virus cases detected in Rajasthan's Jaipur, count in state hits 55

Indian News       Oct 13, 2018

  New Delhi: More cases of Zika virus were detected in Jaipur on Saturday, taking the total number of infected people to 55, a Rajasthan health department official said.The figure was issued by the department after a review meeting chaired by the additional chief secretary (medical...

IRDAI forms panel to examine if insurers can pay  PA claims & Benefit Based Health Policies in installments

Indian News       Oct 12, 2018

  Hyderabad: The insurance regulator. IRDAI  has formed  a committee under Suresh Mathur , executive director, IRDAI , to examine whether insurers can pay  claims in installments in respect of Personal Accident Policies and Benefit Based Health Policies as against lump sum payments.   According to IRDAI,some...

India in bottom 15 of Oxfam index on efforts to reduce inequality

International News       Oct 09, 2018

India fared poorly, ranking 147 out of 157 countries, in terms of its commitment to reducing inequality, while Denmark topped the list, a report said on Tuesday.   According to the Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index developed by Oxfam and Development Finance International, Nigeria, Singapore, India...

Aadhaar mandatory for those seeking treatment under Ayushman Bharat for second time

Indian News       Oct 07, 2018

  New Delhi: Aadhaar is not mandatory to avail benefits for the first time under the recently-launched Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) but will be compulsory for those seeking treatment under the scheme for the second time, according to a top official.   In case...

Won J&K mediclaim policy contract after transparent process: Reliance General 

Indian News       Oct 07, 2018

New Delhi: Reliance General Insurance Saturday said it has won the contract to provide health insurance cover to Jammu and Kashmir government staff after a rigorous and transparent competitive tender process.    Reliance General's  statement came after Congress president Rahul Gandhi alleged that the general insurance...

China and India lead in Asia's health protection gap

International News       Oct 05, 2018

Singapore: Asia led by China and India, with a health protection gap of $1.8 trillion, has the most in the segment in the world, according to a study by global reinsurer Swiss Re.   The health protection gap is driven by the large population, low disposable...

IRDA's nod for Anil Ambani's Reliance Health Insurance

Indian News       Oct 03, 2018

  Hyderabad:  Anil Ambani owned Reliance Capital has received the final approval  from the insurance regulator IRDAI on Wednesday to float  a stand alone health insurance company Reliance Health Insurnace.     ``Reliance Health Insurance Limited, a Health Insurance Company, promoted by Reliance Capital Limited (100% wholly owned),...

Govt mulls 100% FDI in insurance broking; insurers' cap to stay at 49%

Indian News       Oct 02, 2018

  New Delhi: The government is mulling permitting 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in insurance broking to give a boost to the sector, sources said.   The FDI policy, at present, allows 49 per cent foreign investment in the insurance sector that encompasses insurance broking,...

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