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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

‘In the new decade, hospitality business cannot ignore digitization’

‘In the new decade, hospitality business cannot ignore digitization’

With increasing and fast-paced shifts in customer behaviour patterns and workplace modalities, it is imperative that in the new decade we take necessary steps right away to be future-ready and future-engaged . The traditional approaches to work and workforce changes may not be enough. Here are the five trends that IHCL MD&CEO Puneet Chhatwal told Mint will [...]

January 11, 2020 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on ‘In the new decade, hospitality business cannot ignore digitization’

Discovering Interesting Real Estate Investment Options in New York and Miami with Rena Kliot, owner of Pulse International Realty

Discovering Interesting Real Estate Investment Options in New York and Miami with Rena Kliot, owner of Pulse International Realty

As turmoil continues to mount in Hong Kong and beyond, Chinese investors have fixed their gaze on the American real estate market to secure their assets. Although overall, New York City remains one of the most attractive locations, investors are not necessarily looking at condominiums and co-ops in distinct real estate markets like Manhattan. Instead, [...]

January 4, 2020 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Discovering Interesting Real Estate Investment Options in New York and Miami with Rena Kliot, owner of Pulse International Realty

Walmart will offer mental health and other services at a new clinic in Georgia

Walmart will offer mental health and other services at a new clinic in Georgia

Walmart, the world’s biggest retailer, is moving deeper into the primary care and mental health market, opening a new clinic called Walmart Health in Georgia. The company recently updated its website with a link to Walmart Health, describing its “newest location in Dallas, GA.” It also went online with the site “Walmarthealth.com,” where patients can set [...]

August 30, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Walmart will offer mental health and other services at a new clinic in Georgia

Key Apple Health researcher departs for new role at the Gates Foundation

Key Apple Health researcher departs for new role at the Gates Foundation

One of the earliest members of the Apple Health team has now departed Apple to join the Gates Foundation. As detailedly CNBC, Dr. Andrew Trister joined Apple in 2016, but will now take his talents to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Trister was among one of the first employees to join the Apple Health team. [...]

August 11, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Key Apple Health researcher departs for new role at the Gates Foundation

3 Tips For Business Leaders Who Are New To Managing Gig Workers

3 Tips For Business Leaders Who Are New To Managing Gig Workers

The freelance economy is no longer an uprising. It’s a true revolution few business leaders are fully prepared for. Mid-market companies in the US (with an annual turnover of $100 million to $5 billion) already have an 18% contingent workforce and the number will hit 20% in just one year from now, per EY estimates. McKinsey [...]

July 28, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on 3 Tips For Business Leaders Who Are New To Managing Gig Workers

UAE announces new education policy for schools, teachers

UAE announces new education policy for schools, teachers

Ministerial Development Council reviews UAE’s policy for educational professionals. Ministerial Development Council presided over by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, discussed on Sunday the policy for educational professionals in the UAE in line with the government’s continuous effort to advance the education sector. Also read: New employment [...]

June 17, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on UAE announces new education policy for schools, teachers

Adventurous business practices can hurt companies: New India Assurance CMD Atul Sahai

Adventurous business practices can hurt companies: New India Assurance CMD Atul Sahai

One thing clear is that you want to write good business. I am not going to focus on topline and ignore the bottomline. We want to be selective but having said that there have been challenges in the motor insurance business. We have run into some huge challenges. We are devising ways to tackle the challenges. There [...]

March 27, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Adventurous business practices can hurt companies: New India Assurance CMD Atul Sahai

Venture Catalysts launches new health tech accelerator, to invest in 20-25 early stage startups

Venture Catalysts launches new health tech accelerator, to invest in 20-25 early stage startups

Venture Catalysts (VCats), one of India’s top integrated incubators, has teamed up with London-based Well Tech (a health-focused innovation platform) to launch a health tech accelerator – HealthCare Catalysts – which will foster technological innovation in the field of healthcare. The new accelerator will have offices in India, Sri Lanka, and the UK. Mumbai-based VCats told YourStory that it plans to invest $15 million [...]

March 26, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Venture Catalysts launches new health tech accelerator, to invest in 20-25 early stage startups

5 ways to properly secure new technology

5 ways to properly secure new technology

Data breaches are not unique to the University of Washington Medicine (UW). In 2018, US companies experienced 12,449 data breaches, a 424% increase over 2017. In UW Medicine’s case, the breach was due to an internal human error that occurred when data was moved from one server to another. “We have seen a large number of [...]

March 19, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on 5 ways to properly secure new technology

AirAsia announces launch of new technology centre in Bengaluru

AirAsia announces launch of new technology centre in Bengaluru

MUMBAI: Malaysian budget airlines groupAirAsia Thursday announced the launch of a new technology centre in Bengaluru to help it design and create custom-built solutions for the group’s airline and digital businesses. The move is a part of the global initiatives that the company is exploring to drive its digital transformation, a release said. India is a [...]

March 1, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on AirAsia announces launch of new technology centre in Bengaluru

New technology shows promise reducing skyrocketing pedestrian fatalities

New technology shows promise reducing skyrocketing pedestrian fatalities

Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim had only a moment to swerve to avoid hitting a car that had stalled out in the middle of I-690 earlier this week, but he couldn’t avoid the other car’s driver, who had exited his vehicle and was trying to cross the freeway. The [...]

February 25, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on New technology shows promise reducing skyrocketing pedestrian fatalities