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Life insurers may log strong new business

Life insurers may log strong new business

Mumbai: Life insurers such as ICICI PrudentialNSE 1.55 %, HDFC LifeNSE 0.25 % and SBI LifeNSE -0.05 % are set for a quarter of strong new business growth driven by increasing margin gains in protection business, expanding distribution network and robust premium even as some insurers may see increased stress in certain portfolios due to a slowing economy. The December quarter, which [...]

January 13, 2020 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Life insurers may log strong new business

PSB consolidation may shrink IT firms’ business

PSB consolidation may shrink IT firms’ business

BENGALURU: Technology companies offering niche services to banks face a challenge as public sector lenders consolidate, with issues around shrinking revenue, reduced clients and heightened competition, industry experts have said. The country will be left with only 12 large public sector banks from 27 before, the government had announced earlier this year. For existing IT service providers, [...]

December 11, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on PSB consolidation may shrink IT firms’ business

Real estate woes may not end with govt bailout plan

Real estate woes may not end with govt bailout plan

The Centre has come up with a ₹25,000 crore bailout package for the troubled real estate sector. The Centre will contribute ₹10,000 crore, while the rest is likely to come from banks and the Life Insurance Corporation of India. Will this fund help India? Mint takes a look. 1) What’s the idea behind the bailout package? The idea is [...]

November 11, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Real estate woes may not end with govt bailout plan

Jio may take over RIL’s core business profits 6 quarters down: Deven Choksey

Jio may take over RIL’s core business profits 6 quarters down: Deven Choksey

When it comes to Reliance’s petchem business, the strength in GRMs clearly seems to be at par and seems likely to support RelianceNSE 1.42 % in the second quarter performance as well? Yes. Look at the second quarter and the Singapore GRMs. Singapore GRM has by and large operated in the vicinity of $6.5 per barrel. Reliance [...]

October 18, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Jio may take over RIL’s core business profits 6 quarters down: Deven Choksey

How yoga may enhance heart health

How yoga may enhance heart health

Many people think of yoga mainly as an activity that promotes flexibility and balance. But this ancient tradition also includes breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation. Together, these practices can lead to measurable improvements in factors connected with cardiovascular health, such as lower blood pressure, better sleep, and less artery-damaging inflammation. “There are four distinct but [...]

March 20, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How yoga may enhance heart health

Real Estate May Add 13% to India’s GDP by 2025. Here are the Hurdles that Lie Ahead

Real Estate May Add 13% to India’s GDP by 2025. Here are the Hurdles that Lie Ahead

The Indian real estate sector is expected to contribute 13 percent to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025, according to the ‘Indian Real Estate and Construction: Consolidating for growth’ report by National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) and Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA). In 2017, the realty sector contributed about 6-7 percent [...]

February 5, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Real Estate May Add 13% to India’s GDP by 2025. Here are the Hurdles that Lie Ahead

6 lesser-known reasons why you may be getting a headache

6 lesser-known reasons why you may be getting a headache

There are different types of headaches and different factors causing it. So, a headache caused during a migraine will be different from the headache caused by eating something very cold. Here are 5 lesser-known causes of headaches: * Migraine: Migraines cause recurring types of headaches that can be severe and accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Triggers for this [...]

September 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 6 lesser-known reasons why you may be getting a headache

People who have brain markers of Alzheimer’s may never develop dementia

People who have brain markers of Alzheimer’s may never develop dementia

A new study has uncovered why some people that have brain markers of Alzheimer’s never develop classic dementia that others do. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. People suffering from Alzheimer’s develop a buildup of two proteins that impair communications between nerve cells in the brain – plaques made of amyloid beta [...]

August 20, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on People who have brain markers of Alzheimer’s may never develop dementia

Online information on vaccines and autism may be unreliable

Online information on vaccines and autism may be unreliable

Information about vaccines and autism available online can prove to be unreliable as it is often based on old, ‘weak’ scientific studies, and is contributing to the rise in anti-vaccination sentiments, a study has found. For the study researchers carried out a search for ‘vaccines autism’ and then analysed the results for the top 200 [...]

June 26, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Online information on vaccines and autism may be unreliable

Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Scientists have developed a self-tuning brain implant that can help manage symptoms of Parkinson’s patients by delivering stimulation in real time, in response to neural signals. Deep brain stimulation has been used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms for 25 years, but limitations have led researchers to look for ways to improve the technique. The first [...]

June 4, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Scientists have developed a self-tuning brain implant that can help manage symptoms of Parkinson’s patients by delivering stimulation in real time, in response to neural signals. Deep brain stimulation has been used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms for 25 years, but limitations have led researchers to look for ways to improve the technique. The first [...]

May 31, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Exercise may not help combat mental decline in dementia patients

Exercise may not help combat mental decline in dementia patients

A new research suggests that moderate to high-intensity exercise does not slow cognitive decline in people with dementia. Although the exercise programme improved physical fitness, it cannot be recommended as a treatment option for cognitive impairment in dementia, say the researchers. Nearly 47.5 million people worldwide have dementia and the view that exercise might slow [...]

May 22, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Exercise may not help combat mental decline in dementia patients