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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.

No internship horror stories in 2020, thanks to COVID-19 lockdown

BUSINESS

No internship horror stories in 2020, thanks to COVID-19 lockdown

Virtual internships are now being made operational across companies, cutting down on unproductive tasks in offices that interns were made to do.

COVID-19 impact | Are Indian schools ready for transition to online mode of teaching?

BUSINESS

COVID-19 impact | Are Indian schools ready for transition to online mode of teaching?

While inability to resume classes is a concern, many parents and schools are worried about sensitive details being compromised by hackers.

COVID-19 usurps another job role in Indian companies - travel desk executives

BUSINESS

COVID-19 usurps another job role in Indian companies - travel desk executives

Salaried professionals employed in travel desks of companies are now facing a threat to their employment as India Inc moves to cut costs.

Good news for customers: No increase in ceiling fan prices as energy efficiency ratings deferred

BUSINESS

Good news for customers: No increase in ceiling fan prices as energy efficiency ratings deferred

Originally slated to be implemented from July 1, 2020, star rating would have increased fan prices by 2-10 percent.

Coronavirus lockdown | Sexual harassment cases at workplace get delayed across India Inc

BUSINESS

Coronavirus lockdown | Sexual harassment cases at workplace get delayed across India Inc

Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) complaints across India Inc has been seeing delays due to the cases being sensitive and complainants, respondents unwilling to complete the process via video.

Binge watching during lockdown is aiding TV sales, says Vu’s Devita Saraf

BUSINESS

Binge watching during lockdown is aiding TV sales, says Vu’s Devita Saraf

Vu Technologies has launched its new range of 4k televisions in a price range of Rs 25,999-48,999 and will available in sizes of 43, 50, 55 and 65 inches.

Unlock 1.0 | Take a look at the array of deals that electronics makers have for old and new customers

BUSINESS

Unlock 1.0 | Take a look at the array of deals that electronics makers have for old and new customers

Here are some of the deals that consumer durables' firms are offering to woo customers

COVID-19 impact: Social distancing mandate gives rise to new job roles in factories

BUSINESS

COVID-19 impact: Social distancing mandate gives rise to new job roles in factories

A new set of roles pertaining to shop-floor coordination to maintain six-feet distance between workers as well as sanitisation of workplace and employees has opened up amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

Four years on, the differently abled, anxiety & HIV patients have no insurance cover. Is IRDAI doing enough?

BUSINESS

Four years on, the differently abled, anxiety & HIV patients have no insurance cover. Is IRDAI doing enough?

While the insurance regulator wants insurers to provide covers for individuals with special needs, companies are still choosing to stay offer from offer covers.

Forget bi-annual appraisals in 2020 as India Inc rushes to save costs amid COVID-19

BUSINESS

Forget bi-annual appraisals in 2020 as India Inc rushes to save costs amid COVID-19

With little clarity on the lifting of lockdown, appraisal processes have been put off indefinitely.

Govt projects by consumer durables firms may suffer delays on manpower shortage

BUSINESS

Govt projects by consumer durables firms may suffer delays on manpower shortage

Workers at production units have gone back home and are reluctant to return as coronavirus cases continue to stay on the rise

IRDAI unlikely to tweak 4% interest rate for discontinued Ulips

BUSINESS

IRDAI unlikely to tweak 4% interest rate for discontinued Ulips

While the life insurers had sought a relief from IRDAI, sources said that a tweak in the rate is not viable.

Explained: Car, bike damaged in cyclone? Here's how to file an insurance claim

BUSINESS

Explained: Car, bike damaged in cyclone? Here's how to file an insurance claim

Motor own damage (OD) cover offers financial protection against losses due to natural catastrophes like cyclone, flash floods, landslides, storm and earthquake.

Kerala elephant death: Initial probe shows death may have been an accident, not act of mischief

INDIA

Kerala elephant death: Initial probe shows death may have been an accident, not act of mischief

Forest officers are in discussions with locals in the area where the incident occurred in an effort to gain more information about whether death of the elephant with cracker-filled food was intentional.

Cyclone impact: Insurers will see rise in aviation claims, but reinsurance will offer cover

BUSINESS

Cyclone impact: Insurers will see rise in aviation claims, but reinsurance will offer cover

While there is a fear that premium refund would mean that insurers are exposed to higher risks, the reinsurance cover would come handy.

Polycab CFO says better margins, lower tax rates aided Q4 profit despite COVID-19

BUSINESS

Polycab CFO says better margins, lower tax rates aided Q4 profit despite COVID-19

Government-led initiatives like the BharatNet project would also drive revenue growth, said Gandharv Tongia, chief financial officer of Polycab.

COVID-19 impact | NSDC chief says e-learning course enrollments grew 162% in April over March

BUSINESS

COVID-19 impact | NSDC chief says e-learning course enrollments grew 162% in April over March

Manish Kumar, MD & CEO of skilling body NSDC said that there is a rise in demand for online skilling courses even as people are stuck at home due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

COVID-19 lockdown | This company is quietly cashing in on Indians' new-found love for cooking

BUSINESS

COVID-19 lockdown | This company is quietly cashing in on Indians' new-found love for cooking

With cooking at home becoming the new normal, brands like Vinod Cookware are looking to reap the benefits.

Lockdown impact | Hassled students seek room-rent waivers, want government to intervene

BUSINESS

Lockdown impact | Hassled students seek room-rent waivers, want government to intervene

Across states, landlords have demanded rent during the lockdown. Those unable to pay have been evicted.

Maharashtra cancels final-year college, university exams: Is it good or bad news for students?

BUSINESS

Maharashtra cancels final-year college, university exams: Is it good or bad news for students?

While Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has announced aggregate marks will be awarded to final-year students, this structure may not be acceptable across India.

Now, visit Godrej Appliances stores virtually to get product demonstrations, make purchases

BUSINESS

Now, visit Godrej Appliances stores virtually to get product demonstrations, make purchases

Using the ‘video-assist’ feature, the customer can view the product from his/her home.

Online exams are welcome, but what about students without laptops, internet access?

BUSINESS

Online exams are welcome, but what about students without laptops, internet access?

While institutes have begun conducting examinations online amidst the Coronavirus-led lockdown, not all students have access to high-end internet connection or personal devices like computers, laptops or even smartphones.

Labour law dilution may not be the sole key to unlock factories

BUSINESS

Labour law dilution may not be the sole key to unlock factories

Dilution of labour-related laws have been done by states like Uttar Pradesh. However, that alone would not aid restarting of manufacturing activities.

Coronavirus impact: You may have to ‘pre-book’ your office seat

BUSINESS

Coronavirus impact: You may have to ‘pre-book’ your office seat

As a part of the cost-saving measures taken by corporates, seat sharing by offering weekly shifts to employees could become the new norm among India Inc.

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