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Found love at work? It may be unhealthy for the aspiring 'power couple'

Risk Management, Workplace/Employee Benefits       Jun 17, 2019

  NEW DELHI: With the life being in top gear round the clock for corporate leaders, their love life often takes a beating, and experts are of the opinion that any conflict of interest must be kept in mind when indulging in workplace relationships.   The HR...

How Homes are being built, raised to withstand Extreme Weather

Disaster & Management, Non-Life, Risk Management       May 13, 2019

  Jim Efstathiou Jr. and Prashant Gopal Breezy Point is beautiful in the summertime, a quaint neighborhood sitting on a slim peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic just south of New York City.   In a storm, though, that dreamy setting can become a nightmare.   Breezy...

How do you save a million people from a cyclone? Odisha has the answer

Disaster & Management, Eco/Invest/Demography       May 04, 2019

  Hari Kumar Jeffrey Gettleman & Sameer Yasir   Flights were cancelled. Train service was out.   And one of the biggest storms in years was bearing down on Odisha, where millions of people live cheek by jowl in a low-lying coastal area in mud-and-stick shacks.   But government...

New crop of satellites will identify biggest contributors to Climate Change

A wave of satellites set to orbit the Earth will be able to pinpoint producers of greenhouse gases, right down to an individual leak at an oil rig.   More than a dozen governments and companies have or are planning to launch satellites that measure concentrations...

WHO releases first guideline on digital health interventions

Health, Technology       Apr 27, 2019

  WHO today released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve people’s health and essential services.   “Harnessing the power of digital technologies is essential for achieving universal health coverage,” says WHO Director-General...

Five things to consider before buying a health insurance

Health       Mar 10, 2019

  Medical emergencies come unannounced and bring with them a long-list of expenses which owing to lack of adequate planning often leads to financial distress for the patient & their family. Having a comprehensive Health Insurance helps in managing such situations and one must foresee the...

What Is Universal Basic Income?

Eco/Invest/Demography       Jan 30, 2019

Many governments pay pensions to elderly people, or unemployment benefits to those who lose their jobs, or child benefits to families. Cash transfers to households are common in most countries. What is a universal basic income, and how is it different from these programs?   Universal...

Why many Americans will never be able to retire

Eco/Invest/Demography, Life, Pension       Jan 25, 2019

  Traditionally, Americans could look forward to a comfortable retirement. After four decades in an office or a factory, sometime in their 60s they would lay down their burdens and enjoy a final couple of decades with time to relax, spend time with family and friends,...

India poised to become third-largest consumer market: WEF

Blog       Jan 09, 2019

  India is poised to become the third-largest consumer market behind only the US and China; and consumer spending in India is expected to grow from USD 1.5 trillion at present to nearly USD 6 trillion by 2030, a World Economic Forum report said on Wednesday.  ...

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