India fastest growing but must create 8.1 mn jobs annually: World Bank

Economy       Jun 23, 2018

  India needs to create 8.1 million jobs a year to maintain its employment rate, said a World Bank report which projected the country's growth to accelerate to 7.3 per cent in the current financial year.   It has projected the growth rate to increase further to...

Girish Nayak, Chief, Service , Operations , Technology, ICICI Lombard General Insurance

Chatbots can change the customer service business

Technology       Apr 14, 2018

  Sales and customer support services have already undergone a sea change from how they were a decade back. With artificial intelligence and chatbots, they’re leapfrogging into another era. Chatbots are already getting into the forefront of enterprise interaction with their customers.   Chatbots allow customers to...

50% hike in cigarette prices would add 450 mn years of life across 13 nations: study

Health       Apr 13, 2018

  A fifty percent hike in cigarette prices would lead to about 450 million years of life gained across thirteen middle-income countries, including India, from smoking cessation, a new study has claimed.   The study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) also said that "India in...

Sharing economy: massive risk potential remains unrealised, Lloyd's Report

Risk Management       Apr 10, 2018

  Differing views on who should take on sharing economy risk could prove a barrier to realising the sector’s exponential growth targets.   Lloyd’s, a growing global center for sharing economy insurance solutions, has launched “Sharing risks, sharing rewards: who should bear the risk in the sharing...

Political risk and violence, terrorist attacks on the rise:AON

Risk Management       Apr 10, 2018

  Political Violence: The likelihood of interstate conflict, even involving major powers, is at the highest point since the end of the Cold War. Growing geopolitical competition and weak leadership in international diplomacy have contributed to increased risks of armed conflict over the last year. -...

APAC employees’ life gets harder as money pressures mount: Willis Study

Wealth Management       Apr 10, 2018

  Hong Kong: Employees in Asia Pacific are deeply concerned about their financial security, negatively impacting their personal and work lives, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson,  a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company.   The Willis Towers Watson 2017/2018 Global Benefits Attitudes...

World Health Day: Visit a doctor every 6 months; use tech to track medication

Health       Apr 08, 2018

  NEW DELHI: Prevention is better than cure and this World Health Day on Saturday, take tangible steps to secure the health of yourself and your family.    Gowri Kulkarni, Head of Operations at DocsApp and clinical psychologist Mamta Harish Iyer share tips to help you manage...

Sanjay Datta,Chief-Underwriting,, Reinsurance & Claims, ICICI Lombard General Insurance

Cyber Insurance:How Indian business are taking it lightly

Risk Management       Mar 29, 2018

  Cyber Security has always been discussed but never given the importance that it deserves in the boardroom. However the situation seems to be changing post 2017, which saw cyber breaches of global scale and magnitude. Myths such as - only Information Technology companies are prone...

Scientists to publish first-ever land health report

Scientific Facts       Mar 26, 2018

Scientists will publish the first-ever analysis Monday of the global state of land and its ability to sustain a fast-growing human population that relies on it for 95 percent of all food.   The diagnosis is likely to be dire, providing a comprehensive overview of what...