Health

Will a standard covid-19 health insurance benefit you?

In a bid to offer an affordable and covid-19-specific health insurance product, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) has asked all general and health insurance companies to offer a standard covid-19 policy, starting 15 June. The covid-19 standard health policy followed by the name of the insurance company will be a standard […]

Health

Health care can be the next IT sector: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Top industry captains are batting for livelihoods, as India readies to open up its economy. To save jobs, India needs to press the accelerator on policy and regulatory reforms, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairman and managing director, Biocon Ltd, said on Tuesday. India also needs to quickly prioritise sectors that can mop up India’s huge workforce. Healthcare […]

Fashion

Shop and Support 20 of the Chicest Black Owned Fashion and Accessories Brands

ver the weekend, demonstrations were held across the nation protesting the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. They were a call to action, a plea to change systemic racism that pervades all facets of society. The strife seen all over television screens and social media had many, if not all, […]

Travel

Karnataka: Government issues fresh rules for inter-State travel

Bengaluru, May 31: The Karnataka government on Sunday lifted restrictions on the inter-state and intra-state movement of people and goods as it laid the roadmap for easing lockdown in a phased manner outside the containment zones. Representational Image The state government has issued revised protocol for inter-state travel during the ‘Unlock 1’ period, effective from […]

Windows

Microsoft Issues Windows 10 Update Warning

05/30 Update below. This post was originally published on May 28 Microsoft has made a massive new Windows 10 upgrade available to users around the world. Unfortunately, the company has also confirmed it is full of problems. Microsoft has warned users a major new Windows 10 update has multiple known issues STEVE KOTECKI In its […]

Fashion

Walmart partners with fashion consignment marketplace thredUP

Walmart is continuing its foray into fashion e-commerce, announcing a strategic partnership with fashion resale marketplace thredUP to list a large number of items on Walmart’s digital storefront. With this partnership over 750,000 items from thredUP will be available on walmart.com/thredup, starting today. Notably, only clothing items and shoes marked as “new” or “like new” […]

Business

Opinion | Electricity distribution business needs bold reforms

Electricity distribution companies are facing huge challenges of maintaining round a-clock electricity supply without fail to all consumers in the ongoing covid-19 crisis. To overcome liquidity and cash flow issues, government of India has announced ₹90,000 crore financial packages for distribution companies (discoms). Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) will infuse the […]

Business

After COVID, it shouldn’t be back to business as usual

Optimistic projections indicate that if we hold the line on the Covid-19 pandemic, the worst should be behind us by later this year. With several research groups across the world racing to shrink timelines towards effective vaccines and treatments, many hope we would soon be back to business as usual. That would be a mistake. […]

Travel

US warns Americans not to travel overseas — and to try to get back now

The Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on March 17, 2020. AFP via Getty Images The Trump administration has a new message to Americans: If you’re here in the country, stay here; if you’re traveling abroad, come back. On Thursday, the State Department raised its global travel advisory to Level 4, the highest it goes. The advisory […]

Travel

Pentagon halts domestic travel for military due to coronavirus

The Pentagon announced Friday that members of the armed services, Defense Department civilian employees and their family members who are living on or serving at military properties can no longer travel domestically starting Monday, to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. “The continuing spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) necessitates immediate implementation of travel restrictions […]