Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Topic: accidents

SC wants insurance firms to develop app for accident claims — what it is & how it’ll help

SC asks General Insurance Council to develop a mobile app for settlement of claims in road accident cases. ThePrint explains how it will speed up the disposal of compensation cases.

Why Modi govt’s new autopsy rules will eliminate delays for families, boost organ donation

Modi govt Monday introduced a new post-mortem protocol that allows autopsies to be performed after daylight. Earlier convention often led to a delay in the procedure.

30 killed, over 40 injured in bus-trailer truck collision in Pakistan’s Punjab

The accident took place when a passenger bus, carrying labourers going to their hometowns to celebrate Eid-ul Azha, en route from Sialkot to Rajanpur collided with a trailer truck.

UP journalist who reported against liquor mafia dies in ‘motorcycle crash’

Reporter Sulabh Srivastava had recently written to police seeking protection. Police said the crash took place while he was returning after reporting on an illegal arms-producing unit.

Over 81,000 road accidents during March-June, but no separate data on migrant deaths, says govt

Mos V.K. Singh replied to a question by Congress leader Manish Tewari on the number of migrant workers who died on national highways after the lockdown was announced.

On Mumbai-Pune expressway, people continue to die but trauma care centre lies unused

Between Jan 2016 and Dec 2017, over 200 people died on the expressway, but the trauma care centre that was ready in 2014 has not been pushed into service.

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.