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M Saraswathy

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Saraswathy has been covering stories in the areas of insurance, HR and education for the past 10 years, having worked in the past with Business Standard.

Is subscription-based insurance the right way forward amid COVID-19?

BUSINESS

Is subscription-based insurance the right way forward amid COVID-19?

The monthly subscription based model to pay insurance premiums could work well in India, considering that this could make the product more affordable.

10.8 million and counting: Take a look at how many jobs Covid-19 has wiped out

BUSINESS

10.8 million and counting: Take a look at how many jobs Covid-19 has wiped out

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the job landscape in India. Moneycontrol has compiled data from key sectors, including the travel, hospitality, aviation, auto, BFSI and IT industries to quantify just how many jobs have been lost. Read on

Here’s why getting an import licence for TV sets will not be easy now

BUSINESS

Here’s why getting an import licence for TV sets will not be easy now

With the import of colour TV sets restricted, TV sets of 80 inches and above could be missing from stores this festive season. While the DGFT move is aimed at promoting the Make-in-India mission, setting up manufacturing units will be a very lengthy process.

Pricing in hospitals amidst COVID-19: General Insurance Council to take legal route

BUSINESS

Pricing in hospitals amidst COVID-19: General Insurance Council to take legal route

General Insurance Council will be responding to a PIL on high costs of COVID-19 treatment in private hospital. During the hearing of this PIL, senior advocate Harish Salve had said that insured customers need not worry about hospital bills since insurers are bearing the cost.

Loan protector cover under new health plan to benefit customers: Liberty General Insurance CEO

BUSINESS

Loan protector cover under new health plan to benefit customers: Liberty General Insurance CEO

Under this policy, customers can purchase a rider wherein up to 12 months EMI or up to 3 percent of sum insured will be paid on diagnosis of a critical illness. This will come handy for customers who are unable to work due to an illness

Disarray in international flights disrupts plans of Indian students studying overseas

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Disarray in international flights disrupts plans of Indian students studying overseas

If they come back to India, the unrelenting rise in Covid cases here will make it difficult for the students to return and resume their studies. Meanwhile, those who have completed their studies are struggling to find a flight home

Need to find a bank distributor quickly to replace IDBI Bank sales, says IDBI Federal Life CEO

BUSINESS

Need to find a bank distributor quickly to replace IDBI Bank sales, says IDBI Federal Life CEO

IDBI Bank is selling 27 percent stake in IDBI Federal Life Insurance for Rs 595 crore to Federal Bank and Belgium's Ageas Insurance International

Willing to join a job immediately? Here’s a hiring portal for you

BUSINESS

Willing to join a job immediately? Here’s a hiring portal for you

New recruitment platform Monday Joining will cater to job seekers who can join a new employment in 14 days.

Period leave: Painful menstruation is a reality, but still early days to offer option to all

BUSINESS

Period leave: Painful menstruation is a reality, but still early days to offer option to all

Rituparna Chakraborty, co-founder and executive vice president, TeamLease Services, said that if you are increasing the total number of leave, it makes a difference to women who need it.

Appearing for UPSC Exam 2020? Why online courses may work

BUSINESS

Appearing for UPSC Exam 2020? Why online courses may work

The civil services examination is considered the toughest competitive examination in the country. But candidates are now seeing merit in studying for this exam online.

Life insurers see first signs of growth since lockdown, premium 6.9% up in July

BUSINESS

Life insurers see first signs of growth since lockdown, premium 6.9% up in July

In the industry, private insurers saw a 26 percent YoY growth in first-year premium collection to Rs 7,815.14 crore in July 2020. LIC's new premium remained flat at Rs 15,170.95 crore.

NEP 2020 can seal Rs 18-lakh hole in Indian students’ wallets

BUSINESS

NEP 2020 can seal Rs 18-lakh hole in Indian students’ wallets

If they prefer domestic institutes to foreign universities, their annual savings could touch that amount. Academic fees, insurance and travel expenses, which set them back by a good amount now, can be saved.

Banks have put student loans on the last bench and yet overall disbursal of such loans is rising. Here’s why

BUSINESS

Banks have put student loans on the last bench and yet overall disbursal of such loans is rising. Here’s why

Lenders are wary of the students’ dwindling employment prospects and consequently, the potential for defaults. This has forced the students to venture down alternative funding avenues

ClearTax to hire 200 people for engineering, product roles in FY21

BUSINESS

ClearTax to hire 200 people for engineering, product roles in FY21

Here, 10-20 percent of the 200 hires would be through campus recruitment while the rest of them would be be lateral hires.

Max Bupa's new ‘ReAssure’ health plan offers multiple claims in a year

BUSINESS

Max Bupa's new ‘ReAssure’ health plan offers multiple claims in a year

The sum assured ranges from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 1 crore depending on the need of the customers. It is available as an individual policy and also as a family floater.

Explained: No need for wet signatures, you can now buy term insurance policy online

BUSINESS

Explained: No need for wet signatures, you can now buy term insurance policy online

Insurance regulator allows one-time password method, does away with mandatory simultaneous issuance of physical policies. New rule applicable only for term plans, and till December 31, 2020.

Zero customs duty on open cells for LCD/LED panels of televisions may end

BUSINESS

Zero customs duty on open cells for LCD/LED panels of televisions may end

Television makers want extension till December-end to see them through the festival season; government keen on promoting atmanirbharat vision, ending dependence on foreign suppliers

LIC’s gross NPA ratio in debt portfolio at record high of 8.17% at end of FY20

BUSINESS

LIC’s gross NPA ratio in debt portfolio at record high of 8.17% at end of FY20

LIC has a balance sheet of Rs 31.2 lakh crore and its investments and downgrades will be under closer scrutiny ahead of its IPO.

Exide Life shows how to ‘insure’ profits from COVID-19

BUSINESS

Exide Life shows how to ‘insure’ profits from COVID-19

Company reports 89 percent growth in FY20 to Rs 28.3 crore as even larger peers slipped into the red. In fact, it even paid out bonuses to participating business policyholders.

Explained | How schools will be paired under National Education Policy

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Explained | How schools will be paired under National Education Policy

National Education Policy 2020 talks about pairing one public school with a private school across India. But how will it work?

Tata AIA Life bucks industry trend — in new premium collections, job and pay cuts

BUSINESS

Tata AIA Life bucks industry trend — in new premium collections, job and pay cuts

When there is an overall decrease of 18.6 percent in first year-premium collections, Tata AIA Life posts 23.8 percent rise in FY21. All employees, including call-centre staff, are working from home.

‘Just say yes or no,’ say candidates to companies ‘ghosting’ them after interviews

BUSINESS

‘Just say yes or no,’ say candidates to companies ‘ghosting’ them after interviews

Several million people have lost their jobs across India are vying for better opportunities aggressively. But ghosting by potential employers is becoming a common problem.

Explained | Teacher, student, parent or regulator? Here are 3 things that will change under the National Education Policy

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Explained | Teacher, student, parent or regulator? Here are 3 things that will change under the National Education Policy

The National Education Policy 2020 will usher a slew of changes not just to the way academics is delivered but also in the areas of research and regulating bodies

Why Indian students may no longer have to spend huge amounts to earn a foreign degree

BUSINESS

Why Indian students may no longer have to spend huge amounts to earn a foreign degree

The National Education Policy aims to promote India as a global study destination providing premium education at affordable costs. To this end it seeks to woo the top world’s top universities into setting up campuses in India. The benefits India and its students stand to gain are many

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