Can LIC’s investments in public sector units hurt policyholders?

In the last five years, Life Insurance Corp. of India’s (LIC) investments in state-run banks and the government’s disinvestment programme have almost doubled, according to news reports. Moreover, of the total investments made by LIC worth ₹26.6 trillion, as of March 2019, ₹22.6 trillion went into the public sector and only ₹4 trillion went into the private sector, showed data from the Reserve Bank of India. While this may work in favour of some of the public sector undertakings (PSUs), it’s not clear how it will impact the customers of the insurer. Disha Sanghvi asks experts how this might affect…

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Healthy food, lifestyle can prevent heart disease: Dr Yadvinder

STATE TIMES NEWS AMRITSAR: Amandeep Medicity organised an awareness programme on the occasion of World Heart Day here. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Yadvinder Singh, Director and Head, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Amandeep Medicity, said “Due to our wrong habits, we have filled so much stress in our life that diseases have surrounded us all around.” While enumerating the reasons for growth of heart diseases among people, he said that people have reduced physical work, do not exercise, eating outside junk food, fried and oily food, smoking, sedentary lifestyle etc.…

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12 Changes In Mindset That Can Benefit Your Physical Health

Action starts with a thought. Not necessarily much thought, it might only last a few seconds, but typically how we think sets the stage for what comes next. When it comes to improving health, challenging our mindset can result in significant benefits if we can commit to the challenge of following through. Here are 12 changes in mindset that science suggests can lead to physical health benefits when action follows. 1. Change your “vacation can wait” mindset. Many of us go months, sometimes years, saying “we need a vacation” without taking one.…

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Why Advergames Can Be Dominant On Social Media. Lessons from Popsockets

Popsockets, makers of those very helpful devices that employ an expandable, collapsible grip and stand to help us avoid tangling cords and dropping our phones, has introduced a new advergame on Facebook as part of its “Swappable PopGrips” campaign.  While it is ultimately just a simple concentration game, it has considerable visual appeal and has been very successful. Popsockets “Swappable Sockets” game UNDERTONE Before getting to the specifics of what has made the Popsockets game a hit I have to confess that I always enjoy the topic of advergames when…

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Can social media really cause depression?

The notion that social media has a negative impact on mental well-being is widespread. The researchers who conducted a new long-term study, however, say that this might not be the case. A new study examined the role of social media in depression. The supposed effects of social media on young people sound drastic enough to make anyone switch off their cell phone. Some studies have indicated that young people can develop an addiction to social media. Meanwhile, other studies have linked this with poor sleep, poor self-esteem, and potentially poor mental health. However, new research…

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Here’s how Systematic Investment Planning can help meet your financial goals

Sundaram Mutual in association with ET NOW has come out with the ‘Sahi SIP’ initiative which aims to encourage people to start saving and investing in a systematic and flexible manner in mutual funds Here’s how SIP can help meet your financial goals We all have aspirations in life, which act as a driving force to work harder and dream bigger. These aspirations define both the short and long-term goals of life and propel us towards planning a host of financial decisions. It always pays to set the goals and…

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