Standardization of home healthcare to benefit the aged

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 00:06

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Quality and Accreditation Institute (QAI) on Saturday said it has set benchmarks for the home healthcare industry, to open doors for respectable players and medical insurers thereby benefiting a large section of the country's ageing population.


Life insurers' new business premium up 11% in 2017-18

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 20:16

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) As many as 24 life insurers posted a 11 per cent growth in first year premium income to over Rs 1.93 lakh crore in 2017-18, as compared to about Rs 1.75 lakh crore collected by them in the previous fiscal.


DRI busts diesel smuggling racketin Andhra, TN

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 17:56

Chennai, April 21 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has busted a diesel smuggling racket in the guise of mineral spirit by some operators based in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh and here, an official statement said on Saturday.


Apple loses $60bn over reports of weak smartphone demand in 2018

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:40

Taipei, April 21 (IANS) Apple lost over $60 billion in market cap in two days after Taiwan Semiconductor, Apple's biggest supplier, said in an earnings update that second-quarter revenues would be hit by "weak demand from the mobile sector".


Big reforms made India fastest growing major economies globally: Garg

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 13:36

Washington, April 21 (IANS) The major reforms undertaken by the Indian government for raising economic growth and maintaining macroeconomic stability have made the country one of the fastest growing major economies in the world, said Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA).


Twitter suffers another worldwide outage

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:52

San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) For the second time this week, Twitter users around world faced difficulties in sharing their thoughts on the microblogging platform, the media reported.


Getting more women into formal workforce is priority for India: IMF

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 09:26

United Nations, April 21 (IANS) India must focus as a priority on ensuring that more women work in the formal sector as it continues with labour reforms, according to Ken Kang, the deputy director in International Monetary Fund (IMF) Asia Pacific Department.