Obesity :Health Challenge of the 21st Century

Health       Jul 07, 2018

  For the first time in history, more people are suffering from obesity than from starvation worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 2.3 billion adults were overweight, and more than 700 million people obese in 2015, a substantial and rapid increase over the prior...

Money in Swiss banks: India moves to 73rd place, UK remains on top

      Jul 02, 2018

  FDI growth hits 5-year low in 2017-18India has moved up to 73rd place in terms of money parked by its citizens and companies with Swiss banks, while the UK remains on the top. India had slipped to 88th place with a 44 percent plunge in...

Is your smart fridge mining bitcoin for criminals? A guide to cryptojacking

Risk Management       Jun 18, 2019

London: Is the web browser on your phone slower than usual? It could be mining bitcoin for criminals.   As the popularity of virtual currencies has grown, hackers are focusing on a new type of heist: puttingmalicious software on peoples' handsets, TVs and smart fridges that...

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Estimating Cyber Risk for the Financial Sector

Risk Management       Jun 23, 2018

  Cyber risk has emerged as a significant threat to the financial system. An IMF staff modeling exercise estimates that average annual losses to financial institutions from cyber-attacks could reach a few hundred billion dollars a year, eroding bank profits and potentially threatening financial stability.   Recent...

As dust storms brew, India breathes toxic air throughout the year

Health       Jun 19, 2018

  In 2018 alone, there have been 50 severe storms across 16 Indian states that have led to more than 500 deaths, compared to 22 storms between 2003 and 2017   Deadly dust storms sweeping over the densely-populated north Indian plains are part of a "new normal"...

Tech Push for Micro Insurance

Technology       Jun 18, 2018

  Being one of the fastest developing economies, India has witnessed the growth of several sectors in the past two decades. However, Insurance is still one of the least evolved sectors in terms of innovation, efficiency, and transparency. Now with key developments in insurance regulations, the...

Despite progress, India has a long way to go in digital and financial inclusion: W20

      Jun 15, 2018

  Despite significant progress in the Digital India campaign, India still has a long way to go when it comes to growth in financial inclusion, in particular that of women, an Indian delegate to the W-20, which represents women from G-20 countries, said. In its first...

Natural resources mismanagement pose interruption & liability risks for biz:Allianz Study

Risk Management       Jun 12, 2018

  Natural resources such as clean air and fresh water are vital for businesses – and at the same time massively at risk across many industry sectors today. Failure to manage the earth’s natural resources or “natural capital” has consequences that extend beyond direct effects on...

B.N. Srikrishna , a former Supreme Court Judge

Srikrishna panel likely recommendations make Google and Amazon Nervous

Risk Management       Jun 11, 2018

B.N. Srikrishna is a genial, 77-year-old former Supreme Court judge who recites Shakespeare and Sanskrit scriptures with equal facility. But he’s making the likes of Google, Amazon and Facebook more than a little nervous.   Srikrishna is leading the effort to draft new data-privacy laws for...