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COVID-19 cases in India climb to 76,51, 107

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Oct 21, 2020

New Delhi: The number of new coronavirus infections reported in India in a span of 24 hours remained below 60,000 for the third consecutive day, taking India's COVID-19 caseload to 76,51,107, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. A total of 54,044...

Insurance claims related to COVID-19 treatment rise in Septembe

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Oct 20, 2020

New Delhi: The number of insurance claims related to treatment for COVID-19 rose to 40 per cent of the total health insurance claims in September, according to an analysis. Based on its analysis of industry data, insurance aggregator Policybazaar.com said "most people filing the claim...

Digital health ID not mandatory for accessing COVID vaccine: Health Ministry

New Delhi: A digital health identity under the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) will not be mandatory to get vaccinated when immunization against COVID-19 is available, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday. The ambitious NDHM programme was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Lockdown has ended, but virus still there; All must be cautious during festivities: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the government was working rapidly to ensure the supply of COVID-19 vaccines to all citizens once they are available. “Whenever the corona vaccine comes, how it reaches to every Indian as soon as possible, the government...

India records 46,790 new COVID-19 cases

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       Oct 20, 2020

New Delhi: The number of new coronavirus infections reported daily in India dropped below 50,000 nearly after three months, taking India's COVID-19 caseload to 75,97,063, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. A total of 46,790 fresh infections were reported in a...

(L to R) M K Poddar, CMD, AIC and Easwaran V, MD and CEO, IPPB exchanging the documents for collaboration

India Post Payments to sell AIC’s Crop Insurance products

  New Delhi: Agriculture Insurance Company of India  (AIC) and India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) have signed a Corporate Agency Agreement for distribution of AIC’s Crop Insurance products through the vast postal network of nearly 1.55 lakh post offices and 3 lakh postal employees across the...

IRDA forms panel to examine the need for a standard cyber liability cover for Indian market

  Hyderabad: The insurance regulator IRDAI has formed a panel with P. Umesh, consultant-liability insurance as its chairman, to  examine the need for a standard Cyber Liability Insurance product in the country and recommend the scope of the cyber liability insurance covers for the present context...

Insures should partner banks to issue Surety Bonds​​​​​​​:IRDAI Panel

, Hyderabad: A Working Group(WG),headed by former CMD of New India Assurance, G Srinivasan, on suitability of offering of Surety Bond bythe Indian insurance industry, has favoured such a move as it is a huge market that can be tapped by the isurance sector. .  ...

Half of Indians may have had coronavirus by February, government panel estimates

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Oct 19, 2020

  MUMBAI  At least half of India’s 1.3 billion people are likely to have been infected with the new coronavirus by next February, helping slow the spread of the disease, a member of a federal government committee tasked with providing projections said on Monday. India has...