Plan and Policy

Plan & Policy

Bhart Axa looks to curb misselling

Private life insurer Bharti AXA Life Insurance has embarked upon a public awareness drive to fight against spurious calling andmis-selling across India.

‘’We are fighting the increasing incidencesof mis-selling and frauds on two fronts. Firstly, we are making policyholders and customers alert and aware through our public awareness programmes and also informing them about the modus operandi and modus vivendi of perpetrators involved and spurious callers, who lure people through misleading information and bogus offers.

Jet to seek Etihad nod to swap debt for shares

Jet Airways is seeking the shareholders approval to convert loans into equity, as the ailing carrier saddled with $1.1 billion debt negotiates a rescue deal with lenders and partner Etihad Airways.

Rahul promises minimum income guarantee for poor

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday promised his party would ensure "minimum income guarantee" for every poor person if it comes to power at the Centre, echoing the 'Garibi Hatao' ('Remove Poverty') slogan coined by his grandmother Indira Gandhi during the 1971 general elections that she won.

Gandhi described as historic the Congress's decision announced by him while addressing a 'Kisaan Abhaar Sammelan' in Raipur to express gratitude to Chhattisgarh's people, particularly farmers, for voting the party to power in the state after 15 years.

CBI lens on Maha ex-chief secretary in ICICI Bank case

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the high profile fraud allegedly involving former ICICI MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar is set to take a new twist with setting up a new investigation team.

Sources said that armed with fresh evidence, the new CBI team is set to bring in former Maharashtra chief secretary Sharad Upasani under its scanner for a possible role in connection with alleged cheating and irregularities in loans sanctioned by the bank to the Videocon group in 2012.

Goyal asks PSBs to step up lending to MSMEs, farmers

Ahead of the polls later this year, finance minister Piyush Goyal has asked the banks chiefs to step up credit support to the MSMEs, home buyers and farmers while assuring the decision-shy top banking brass that genuine commercial decisions taken by the banks will be protected.

Elephant in the room

The ruling National Democratic Alliance coalition may need a different path to government formation in the forthcoming general elections. Two recent opinion polls on the 2019 general elections to be held in April-May predict that the NDA will fall short of the required majority. We note that the BJP/NDA will have to contend with (1) a revived Indian National Congress in some states, (2) regional pre-poll alliances in others and (3) possible anti-incumbency despite the unabated popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Rising demand for cyber security professionals in India

Ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu in his manuscript `The Art of War’ notably observed – “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting”. He could not have been more relevant in today’s cyberspace. The Digital India campaign has empowered the common man with better online access to government services via E-Governance and Aadhar card linkage and has enabled citizens to be electronically linked.

Simple tips for better computer security

Protecting your privacy and securing your home computers is easier than you might imagine. Better security isn’t just for big organizations or the uber-nerds-everyone, regardless of their computer literacy, can take simple steps to better secure their data and their personal devices. Small steps really can make a big impact.

If you’re not sure where to start, here are six tips that will go a long way to keeping you and your information safe.

1. Don’t be lazy with passwords

Don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good— Aadhaar is no exception!

The Aadhaar Virtual ID system was first introduced by the government in 2009 and already over 1.1 billion people have a unique number. This is obviously a massive technological feat but rapid digitization often comes with an increased focus on privacy risks and potential system failures.