Acko insurance, an InsurTech player in India, has partnered with OYO hotels and homes to provide complimentary insurance to the hotel's guests against baggage loss, accidental cover and hospitalisation amongst other benefits.
The government funded national health insurance scheme for the poor, Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), is expected to see a payout of INR23bn ($323m) this year for high value claims of over INR30,000 each.
To ensure the financial security and future of their families, fathers in India are known most often to sacrifice their own well-being.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called the issue of population explosion a challenge, and urged the central and state governments to devise schemes to tackle it.
The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 is finally before the Indian President awaiting his final nod, after having been passed by both houses of Parliament at the end of last month.
A study conducted by the British Medical Journal and published in a recent issue of BMJ Open suggests that there is extensive gender discrimination in access to healthcare for women in India.
It's a major flood-like situation again in the south Indian state of Kerala and though not as bad as last year, it is a cause for much concern. Torrential rain over the past 10 days has resulted in major rivers overflowing their banks and landslides that have destroyed entire villages and resulted in over 90 deaths.
The Indian government is studying the possible public listing of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), the country's biggest life insurer which commands around two-thirds of the life insurance market.
Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana (PMFBY) CEO and joint secretary (Credit), ministry of agriculture and farmers' welfare, government of India Dr Ashish Kumar Bhutani has said, "Despite spending a huge sum of INR300bn ($4.3bn) on the agriculture insurance scheme, it attracts negative publicity because of the large number of complaints from farmers about non-payment of claims due to the use of primitive technology."
Janashakthi Insurance, a private life player in Sri Lanka, has launched 'Live Life,' a preventive approach to life insurance in partnership with lifestyle, health and fitness app ayubo.life.