Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicSenior citizens

Topic: senior citizens

35% senior citizens in India suffer abuse by sons, 21% by daughters-in-law, finds survey

Although 82% of India’s elderly live with their families, they are often at the receiving end of ‘verbal abuse’, ‘neglect’ & ‘physical violence’, according to HelpAge India report.

China blames prolonged Covid restrictions on unvaccinated elderly

Officials are using incentives like cash prizes, cooking oil, eggs and milk to convince seniors to get inoculated.

India’s senior citizens are an untapped group. For startups, they can mean new business

India lacks a startup which can leverage the business and monetisation potential that the country’s ageing population holds.

87-yr-old ‘raped’ in Delhi, family claim police coaxed them to file ‘theft’ complaint earlier

Police deny pressuring relatives, say family registered ‘theft’ complaint Sunday due to societal taboo. But now with fresh allegations, rape charges being added to FIR.

‘Very poor demand for boosters’ — why 3rd shot numbers have dipped sharply in 1st week

Vaccine hesitancy and surging infections among healthcare workers believed to be likely reasons for fall in booster demand. Numbers fluctuating for frontline workers & senior citizens.

How Vesta Elder Care’s health care services provide home care for the elderly

Vesta Elder Care has a plethora of services, making them one of the most sought-after elderly care companies in India.

States miss deadline to set up helpline for elderly during Covid. Govt says but Covid’s to blame

Calls on the helpline, Elderline, have, however, gone up from 475 to 20,000 in the past three weeks, said the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.

Indus Senior Savings Account offers senior citizens a seamless banking experience

From pick-up facilities to high rates on fixed deposits, IndusInd Bank's new savings account has been crafted keeping the needs and welfare of senior citizens in mind.

Older people face higher risk of Covid reinfection, study in Lancet shows

The Denmark study of test results conducted last year focused on the original coronavirus strain and made no assessment of new variants thought to be more transmissible.

Japan’s automakers are going back to the drawing board as the elderly get into more accidents

With 30% of the population aged 65 or older, Japan's regulators are stepping up pressure to standardise advanced features that make the vehicles more use friendly for the elderly.

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A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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