The insurance regulator has set up a panel to examine the need for a standard cyber insurance. IRDAI said, “Amid the Covid19 pandemic, there are rising incidences of cyberattacks and a growing number of high-profile data breaches. It is felt that cybersecurity is the most important need for all sectors today to address the numerous risks posed by cyber-attacks.”
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When should you exit a fund?
When you invest in an actively-managed fund, you must not fall in love with it as circumstances diarise that force you to part ways with it. It is quite possible that a fund you chose for its stellar past performance may underperform in the future, forcing you to exit it. Sometimes, the fund’s performance may be as expected it, but you may need to sell because your needs have changed. The fund manager who was at the helm may have moved to another fund house. The fund’s asset under management (AUM) may have swelled, affecting performance.
Want to live longer? Turn vegetarian...says the British Medical Association
Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” - Albert Einstein, Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner
Selecting the right ELSS for saving tax and meeting long term goals: Know the factors
The new financial year 2021-22 has begun and it is time to plan your tax liability for the year. Government allows taxpayers to invest in certain specified investments and reduce tax liability for the year.
MUTUAL FUND NEWS
01 SEBI has issued guidelines for change in reporting format
Life-cycle and other investment strategies in ULIPS: Know them before you buy for long term goals
The stock market provides an access to participate in the growth potential of equity asset. But, investing directly in stocks may not be everybody’s cup of tea. As a retail individual, it is better to invest through equity-oriented investments and reap the benefits over the long term. And, for those who wish to keep their saving and protection need in a single place, the unit-linked insurance plans fit the bill. Unit-linked insurance plan (Ulip), an insurance product that bundles protection and savings has undergone several structural changes and is a revamped product in its new avatar. Unlike in the past, where premiums could have been discontinued after a certain period say 3 or 5 years, the current version requires premiums to be paid till maturity, unless you choose a limited premium payment period.
01 NPS as a preferred retirement product registered 18% growth in the customer base during pandemic
Critical Illness Health Insurance: Your second layer of protection after buying medical cover
Coronavirus pandemic and the spread of infection is in full swing across the nation. While vaccination, wearing of masks and maintaining social distancing remains the best defense against it, the probability of getting infected cannot be ruled out. While the medical infrastructure and the treatment of Covid-19 will have their role to play, what impact does the infection on our other body organs have over the medium to long term remains to be seen. As an individual, make sure you are adequately prepared to protect your savings and life amidst the pandemic.
Coming out stronger from a second wave
We have just completed a financial year that is difficult to describe in a single word. “Unprecedented“possibly does not capture the wide range of emotions, like anxiety, depression, sense of relief etc. that we went through as a society. Just as we thought that COVID was being relegated to history, it has reared it’s ugly head in the form of a second wave.
Ask the Expert
Q Dear Sir, I shall be retiring in couple of months. I am expecting my retirement funds to be around Rs.2 crores. Can I get monthly returns upto Rs.1.5 Lakhs from these funds. Please give some suggestions. -Mr.Raghubir Prasad, Noida
5 Key Regulatory Changes In NPS Scheme You May Hear Soon!!!
Being the key product in retirement planning and the rising popularity of NPS among individuals and corporates, PFRDA has made announcement of 5 key changes it is willing to introduce soon in NPS.
India thought it had the virus beat. The virus had other ideas
Governments around the world keep repeating the same mistakes. In a country of 1.4 billion, the consequences are on a whole new scale
Reincarnation And Realpolitik
China, India, and the U.S. are vying to influence the selection of the next Dalai Lama
An Exclusive Interview With Nandakumar Narasimhan
The Little Red Train
A Room for Dad
Before Mom passed, I made a promise to her
THE DANGAL IN THE JUNGLE, PART 1
YOU KNOW YOU’RE SOMEBODY WHEN YOU’VE APPEARED ON AN INDIAN DANGAL POSTER — IN OTHER WORDS, IN A WRESTLING ADVERTISEMENT.
WOUNDS AND THE WOMB
JULIE PETERS explores how to heal a relationship with the sacred womb, a place of death, life, and possibilities.
Giant squirrels, giant lessons? Animal chaplain SARAH BOWEN explores what squirrels can show us about mindfulness.
E8 Caste and the Indian Tech Ivies
IIT grads are highly sought after in Silicon Valley. Are they bringing deep-rooted prejudices with them?
I was happily married, happily employed, just plain happy. Until the accident
IN SEASON Chickpeas (GARBANZO BEANS)
Chickpeas appear in early recordings in Turkey well over 5000 years ago. India produces the most chickpeas worldwide but they are grown in more than 50 countries. An excellent source of carbohydrates, protein, fiber, B vitamins, and some minerals, they are a nutritious staple of many diets. The name chickpea comes from the Latin word cancer, referring to the plant family of legumes, Fabaceae. It is also known by its popular Spanish-derived name, the garbanzo bean. Kidney beans, black beans, lima beans, and peanuts are other familiar foods found in this legume family.