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Single-day COVID-19 cases in India below 75,000, recovery rate rises to 83.01 pc

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Sep 29, 2020

  New Delhi: Daily COVID-19 cases in India dropped below 75,000 and less than 1,000 deaths were reported in a day after nearly a month, while total recoveries crossed the 51 lakh-mark, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Tuesday. The total coronavirus cases...

 Health ministry launches web portal for updates on COVID-19 vaccine development

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       Sep 28, 2020

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Monday launched a web portal that will provide all important information on COVID-19, vaccine development, ongoing clinical trials and progress made in this area locally and globally. The ''vaccine web portal'' and the ''National Clinical Registry for COVID-19''...

AXA XL in India to plant 30,000 trees and create a Biodiversity Park in Delhi

  Gurgaon: AXA XL in India has partnered with charity, Give Me Trees Trust, to embark on an ambitious three-year project to plant 30,000 trees and create a biodiversity park in Jaunapur, Chhatarpur, New Delhi. The new park in Delhi is expected to release 2,400,000 kgs...

About 50% term policy buyers opt cover of Rs 1 cr or more during Apr-Aug: Policybazaar

Life, Pandemic, Risk Management, Technology       Sep 27, 2020

New Delhi: The coronavirus pandemic has heightened insurance awareness, resulting in more and more people going for a term insurance plan giving cover of Rs 1 crore or more to financially protect their families, reveals data collated by the insurance aggregator Policybazaar.com. About 50 per...

COVID tally crosses 60 lakh; 1,039 more deaths

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       Sep 28, 2020

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally galloped past 60 lakh on Monday with 82,170 new cases, while the recoveries have surged to 50.17 lakh with 74,893 more people having recuperated, the Health Ministry said. The death toll from the pathogen climbed to 95,542 with 1,039 more...

Shankar Garigiparthy, Country Manager and CEO, Lloyd’s India 

Lloyd's of London alerts India Inc on rising ``Intangible Risks'', launches new solutions for Pandemic Risks 

  Mumbai: COVID-19 Pandemic has increased India Inc's ’ exposure to a plethora of new risks, many of which implicate the intangible, the Lloyd's of London has alerted,. According to some estimates,intangible assets such as reputation, human capital and intellectual property are fast becoming an increasing...

FPIs pull out net Rs 476 cr so far in Sept from Indian markets

Eco/Invest/Demography, Wealth Management       Sep 27, 2020

New Delhi: Foreign portfolio investors (FPI) have pulled out Rs 476 crore on net basis so far from Indian markets in September, reflecting a cautious stance by participants amid fears of resurgence of coronavirus cases in Europe and other countries. According to depositories data, FPIs...

Travellers from Dubai, UK mainly behind Covid importation into India: Study

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       Sep 27, 2020

New Delhi: Travellers from Dubai and the UK were primary sources of Covid-19 importations into India, according to an analytical study done by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi. According to the research, which has been published in the Journal of Travel Medicine, Covid-19 got...

India's COVID-19 caseload nears 60 lakh; recoveries cross 49 lakh

Eco/Invest/Demography, Non-Life, Pandemic       Sep 27, 2020

  New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload neared 60 lakh with 88,600 fresh infections being reported on Sunday, while the number of people having recuperated from the disease crossed 49 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 82.46 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry. The...

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