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Fincare and Max Bupa partner to offer comprehensive health insurance solutions

Fincare Small Finance Bank, a new-age, digital bank has entered into a bancassurance agreement with Max Bupa Health Insurance, a leading standalone health insurance provider. Under the agreement, Max Bupa will offer digitally enabledbespoke health insurance solutionsto customers of the bank. As part of the tie-up, Max Bupa will provide …

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Canara Bank’s Global Business reached Rs.10,76,574 crore

Key Summary of Business Performance  Business Global Business increased  by 3.2% (y.o.y) to Rs.10,76,574 Cr as at March 2020 with Global Deposits at Rs.6,25,351 Cr (4.4% y.o.y) and Global Advance (gross) at Rs.4,51,223  Cr (1.6% y.o.y). Domestic Deposit of the Bank stood at Rs.6,01,664 Cr as at March 2020 with …

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I have the power to change the world through my on-screen characters: Dev Joshi

Sony SAB’s fantasy show Baalveer Returns has captured the imagination of its viewers with an inspiring and entertaining storyline.  India’s very own superhero, Baalveer, is always present to save the day with his superpowers and wisdom. Dev Joshi, playing the role of Baalveer is inspired by his character and claims to …

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Purchasing Power Parities and the size of Indian Economy

The World Bank has released new Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs) for reference year 2017, under International Comparison Program (ICP), that adjust for differences in the cost of living across economies of the World. Globally 176 economies participated in 2017 cycle of ICP. 2. The International Comparison Program (ICP) is the …

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50,000 Made in India Ventilators under PM CARES Fund to fight COVID-19

PM CARES Fund Trust has allocated Rs. 2000 crore for supply of 50000 ‘Made-in-India’ ventilators to government run COVID hospitals in all States/UTs. Further, a sum of Rs. 1000 crore has been allocated for the welfare of migrant labourers. Out of the 50000 ventilators, 30000 ventilators are being manufactured by …

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Coronil: Facts of the claim and details of the stated scientific study are not known to the Ministry

Ministry of AYUSH has taken cognizance of the news being recently flashed in the media about Ayurvedic medicines developed for treatment of COVID-19 by Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, Haridwar (Uttrakhand). Facts of the claim and details of the stated scientific study are not known to the Ministry. The concerned Ayurvedic drug …

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Amazon Announces $2 Billion Climate Pledge Fund to Invest

Amazon has announced The Climate Pledge Fund to support the development of sustainable technologies and services that will enable Amazon and other companies to meet The Climate Pledge—a commitment to be net zero carbon by 2040. This dedicated venture investment program—with an initial $2 billion in funding—will back visionary companies …

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Chatting During Gaming Leads To Development of Deep Human Relationships

PubNub, the world’s leading realtime communication platform, today announced survey findings on chat functionality and its impact on gamers and their relationships. Five-hundred gamers were surveyed via a third-party survey platform and results indicated that 43 percent of gamers found friendship and/or love through the chat function while gaming. In …

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IgNova Files Patent Application on Antibody Against COVID-19

VISBEK, Germany: IgNova has filed a patent application covering the use of passive immunization to control SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans. IgNova, a biopharmaceutical R&D start up, researches technology based on specific egg immunoglobulins (IgY). The patented IgY binds the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, neutralizing the virus when it enters the mouth …

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Paytm Postpaid: Here’s how you can apply for it to avail of the benefits

Amidst the ongoing Pandemic, millions of Indians are switching to digital payments to avoid any human contact and safeguard themselves from the spread of novel coronavirus. To help Indians stay safe and eliminate the need to withdraw cash for meeting monthly household expenses, Paytm has expanded its Postpaid service to …

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