M Saraswathy

Assistant Editor

Moneycontrol News

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.

Q2 preview: Drop in auto sales to impact non-life insurers

BUSINESS

Q2 preview: Drop in auto sales to impact non-life insurers

Since motor is the largest portion of the non-life industry’s premium, a dip in the automobile sales has a direct impact on premium collection

I am proof that Congress has anti-women mentality: Sadhvi Pragya

POLITICS

I am proof that Congress has anti-women mentality: Sadhvi Pragya

Moneycontrol's M Saraswathy chats with Sadhvi Pragya to find out her plan of action for women's safety, farming and other issues if she is voted to power.

Moneycontrol on the Road: What's in a name? Ask Pragya Thakur and Pragya Thakur in Bhopal

BUSINESS

Moneycontrol on the Road: What's in a name? Ask Pragya Thakur and Pragya Thakur in Bhopal

This initiative is meant to understand the pulse of local businesses and their assessment of government policies

Bhilwara's textile traders demand GST relief, better power supply

BUSINESS

Bhilwara's textile traders demand GST relief, better power supply

GST on yarns and cloth textile has led to a drop in business, at a time when power prices stay high

Moneycontrol on the Road | Banner-making stores of Ahmedabad are no less than a secret society

POLITICS

Moneycontrol on the Road | Banner-making stores of Ahmedabad are no less than a secret society

The industry is estimated to be Rs 1,000 crore with the general elections accounting for the bulk of the revenue

Tourism shortfall has a ripple effect on Daman's small businesses

BUSINESS

Tourism shortfall has a ripple effect on Daman's small businesses

GST led to prices of goods going up, but dwindling number of price-sensitive tourists has led to more troubles for local businessmen

Want a saree on demonetisation? Here's how PM Modi's political decisions influenced a Surat trader

BUSINESS

Want a saree on demonetisation? Here's how PM Modi's political decisions influenced a Surat trader

The store owner claims to have sold several thousand sarees, and he designs them himself.

IRDAI allows LIC to invest up to 51% in IDBI Bank: Sources

BUSINESS

IRDAI allows LIC to invest up to 51% in IDBI Bank: Sources

"They presented us this proposal and the board has given a go-ahead to them for this case," said a senior IRDAI official.

CGCEL CEO says aim to be among top 4 players in appliances market; open to acquisitions

BUSINESS

CGCEL CEO says aim to be among top 4 players in appliances market; open to acquisitions

Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals has launched a new range of fans and a window cooler.

Ayushman Bharat: Govt to begin pricing consultations with stakeholders; Indu Bhushan named chief exec

BUSINESS

Ayushman Bharat: Govt to begin pricing consultations with stakeholders; Indu Bhushan named chief exec

These discussions will involve the caps to be fixed for the tenders and the major inclusions and exclusions

Women should not be hesitant about self-promotion: Marshall Goldsmith

BUSINESS

Women should not be hesitant about self-promotion: Marshall Goldsmith

In his latest book, ‘How Women Rise’, Goldsmith looks at the factors that prevent women from moving up the career ladder and how to overcome them.

'India needs to create 10m jobs every year till 2030 to better employment rate'

BUSINESS

'India needs to create 10m jobs every year till 2030 to better employment rate'

To reduce its rate of underemployment and unemployment, India will need to create 10 million jobs per annum till annum. A research by Motilal Oswal said that this roughly translates to 0.83 or 8,30,000 jobs every month for the next 12 years.

New insurance regulator, new challenges

BUSINESS

New insurance regulator, new challenges

In the current race, industry chiefs and bureaucrats are in tough competition to sit on the pedestral to lead the insurance sector

Missed your insurance claim for 10 years? Your insurer won't pay

BUSINESS

Missed your insurance claim for 10 years? Your insurer won't pay

All of us have faced upheavals at home, be it due to the death of a loved one or shifting to a different location. In between all this, very often we misplace, or forget about an insurance policy. And if you don't claim it for 10 years, it will probably be too late.

Now, get Rs 50,000 life cover for free from Shriram Life

BUSINESS

Now, get Rs 50,000 life cover for free from Shriram Life

Shriram Life aims to improves insurance penetration through this initiative, which is currently less than 5 percent of the gross domestic product.

New kid on the block: Toffee Insurance eyes $1 million funding, to target first-time policy buyers

BUSINESS

New kid on the block: Toffee Insurance eyes $1 million funding, to target first-time policy buyers

Toffee was built to bring the younger population into the insurance fold, especially since the mainstream insurance companies were not doing much on this space, said Rohan Kumar, CEO and co-founder of Toffee Insurance

Are Indian insurers ready for risk-based capital regime?

BUSINESS

Are Indian insurers ready for risk-based capital regime?

By 2021, Indian insurance companies will be required to a risk-based capital (RBC) model of solvency. Once regulations change, the type of business risk will decide the amount of capital to be held.

Non-life insurers to see double digit growth for next 3-4 years: Moody's analyst

BUSINESS

Non-life insurers to see double digit growth for next 3-4 years: Moody's analyst

The general insurance market has grown at 16-18 percent over the last two years. This has been aided by strong growth in segments like motor, health as well as crop insurance.

Coaching institute TIME eyes 10% revenue growth in FY18

BUSINESS

Coaching institute TIME eyes 10% revenue growth in FY18

There have been companies in the education space, both big and small, who have been impacted due to falling revenues and unpaid dues.

Padmavati may not get insurance claim for delay in release

INDIA

Padmavati may not get insurance claim for delay in release

G Srinivasan, chairman and managing director, New India Assurance, said that their cover will only kick in once the film gets the final certification from the CBFC.

National Insurance Company looks to list by March 2018

BUSINESS

National Insurance Company looks to list by March 2018

In the general insurance space, ICICI Lombard General Insurance and New India Assurance got listed recently.

IRDAI chairman post likely to see public sector insurance CEO applicants

BUSINESS

IRDAI chairman post likely to see public sector insurance CEO applicants

The Finance Ministry had in November invited applications to fill up the post of Irdai chairperson, which is set to fall vacant post retirement of T S Vijayan in February. Sources said that the retired chairman of a large public sector bank may also apply.

Cambridge Judge Business School enters online education space in India

BUSINESS

Cambridge Judge Business School enters online education space in India

The business school already has executive education programmes offered offline for public and private sector professionals.

XL Catlin to acquire 20% stake in Mahindra Insurance Brokers

BUSINESS

XL Catlin to acquire 20% stake in Mahindra Insurance Brokers

In a press statement, the company said that XL Group will help support MIBL’s endeavours to increase insurance awareness and penetration in under-penetrated markets and across under-served customers in rural India.

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