Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicInsurance industry

Topic: insurance industry

Policybazaar looks to join India’s tech IPO boom, set to be 3rd largest debut this year

Softbank-backed Policybazaar plans to raise up to Rs 37.5 billion via a sale of new shares. Existing backers will seek to sell as much as Rs 22.68 billion worth of shares.

India needs more private insurance companies. Govt must use Covid trigger to make this happen

More players could make the market more competitive as they would vie to offer accessible and low-cost insurance products.

74% FDI in insurance: What this means for policy holders, Indian companies & promoters

Rajya Sabha Thursday cleared bill that allows more foreign investment flowing into India. Find out how this could change the industry, what are the safeguards for policy holders & more.

Growing with change — the impact of Covid pandemic on insurance sector

Insurance companies are learning a new chapter & reality. The industry is making small course corrections for offering broader insurance programs while preparing for the next big thing.

LIC dismisses rumors of financial trouble, assures policyholders’ money is secure

The insurer issued a clarification in response to reports alleging the company was suffering heavy financial losses.

Modi govt’s FDI push won’t cover up inefficiency in insurance sector – or help consumers

Consumers with a dispute feel discouraged to approach the ombudsmen. Insurance firms’ control over these offices further complicates things.

India’s insurance industry has turned a blind eye towards people with disabilities

Upholding the right to health insurance last month, the Delhi HC removed ‘genetic conditions’ from the list of exemptions followed by insurance firms.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.