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Important trade issues between India, US resolved; may sign initial trade package
The much-needed progress is believed to have been made during the meeting between the Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and US Trade Representatives Robert Lighthizer in Washington DC on Wednesday.
FMCG veteran CK Ranganathan announces animal health venture
The hospital is 7200-sq. ft facility, equipped with an emergency critical care unit monitored by senior consultants, digital X-Ray and ECG machines. The total investment in the hospital was R...
Gujarat announces Rs 700 crore relief package for rain-hit farmers
Farmers in Gujarat witnessed damage to their crops due to excess rains tha...
Health insurance policy packages may soon offer vouchers for gym membership, protein supplements
"Based on fitness and wellness criteria stipulated and disclosed, insurers may endeavour promoting wellness amongst health insurance policyholders,"IRDAI said.
Google shuns allegations, says patients' health info not being used for its AI research
Google employees only have access to patient information in order to build a new internal search tool.
Are independent health insurance covers for seniors unaffordable? Here's what experts say
Health insurance plans for senior citizens have become unaffordable after steep premium hikes. There have been cases of the premium being increased by 400% and those where the premium exceeded coverage limit. Here's what experts have to say on this.
Diabetes health insurance is expensive. Here's a 4-point guide to manage related costs
Diabetes-specific plans are expensive. The downside of generic health plans is the longer waiting period. Besides the price it exacts on your health, diabetes also places enormous strain on finances. Find out ways to mitigate the financial burden.
CoS meets to discuss bailout package for telcos; DoT working on demand notices
Sources said the DoT is working out the exact liability that Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea Ltd, and other telecom operators owe to the government following the October 24 Supreme Court judgment on the way statutory dues such as license fee and spectrum usage charge has to be calculated. The demand notices will be issued in next two weeks.
How should I manage multiple health insurance policies after retirement?
If you feel your current health policy does not provide enough cover, you can port your policy to a different insurer. If your son and his family are living abroad, there is no point covering them under the local health insurance policy.
31 insurers, 26 TPAs seek to fix rates for surgical procedures
The General Insurance Council has formed a committee to prepare a preliminary list of commonly claimed surgeries. Over time, the committee hopes to make their rack rate list more comprehensive by adding more players.
Move legitimate, couldn’t have joined RCEP on current terms: PM Modi
“The present form of the RCEP Agreement does not fully reflect the basic spirit and the agreed guiding principles of the RCEP... In such a situation, it is not possible for India to join RCEP Agreement,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday. Industry body Confederation of Indian Industry acknowledged New Delhi’s “very legitimate concerns”.
Doubling auto LPG fleet to result in USD 59 bn social, economic and environmental benefits: Study
A new analysis estimates that doubling the global fleet of vehicles run on auto LPG by 2040 can yield Euro 54 billion or USD 59 billion of social, economic and environmental benefits from cleaner air. The results of the analysis were discussed at a global conference of the LPG industry held in Amsterdam recently where experts underlined the potential for LPG.
From sustainable packaging to deliveries through EV, how Amazon India is mitigating climate change
With climate change approaching faster than expected, the Seattle-based retail giant Amazon is trying to be on the right side of the narrative in its fastest growing marketplace – India. It is now taking certain measures, including sustainable packaging, to contribute towards a greener environment.
Regulator waives off clinical trials, clears Sanofi TB Drug
“We have recently received final approval for rifapentine from the Indian regulatory authorities. Rifapentine is now officially registered in India,” Thibaud Lefort, Sanofi’s global health business chief, told ET on the sidelines of the 50th Union World Conference of Lung Health in Hyderabad.
Need to monitor outcome of MoUs with foreign nations: Cabinet Secretary
“It is necessary to put in place an effective and structured monitoring arrangement in all ministries and departments to ensure regular review of concrete outcomes emanating from the MoUs. While the MoUs that are of benefit to India call for proactive follow up, many MoUs may have lost their relevance and obsolete MoUs may be discontinued,” the top bureaucrat has said.
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