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Coverfox.com mops up $22 million 19.4.2018 Hindu: Business
Coverfox.com, an insurtech platform, said on Thursday that it had raised $22 million in a series C funding round led by IFC, a sister organisation of
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Woman Raped By Five Men In Jharkhand 19.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
A woman has lodged a complaint that she was raped by a man she had met on social media and his four friends in Jharkhand's Bokaro district, police said today.
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Ahead of monsoon, rural economy at risk of slowdown over cash crunch 19.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
With cash transactions routed through banks taking a hit due to a cash crunch, the rural economy is at the risk of a slowdown ahead of the monsoon. More so in Utar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Post-harvest rabi and pre-kharif loan offtake, typically around April, have been lower by as much as 50 per cent in several states. In southern states, where chit funds are popular instruments for investment in rural areas, defaults have risen. According to bankers, if the cash crunch persists, payments under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme would be hit."Rural branches in some states are fast running out of cash.If this continues, timely MGNREGS payments might be a problem," said a banker with a public sector institution. "Farmers are facing huge problems in getting loans. For example, at the Amreli cooperative bank in Gujarat, loan disbursements are 90 per cent less than usual. We have written to the Reserve Bank and the finance ...
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Two day Regional Conference on “Urban Development: Technological Solutions and Governance Challenges” begins in Ahmedabad today ; Panelists focus on capacity building, informed decisions, proper planning and focus on recycling and reuse of resources among others. 19.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Finance, Government of India in collaboration with the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Gujarat Council along with Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), an autonomous research organization under the Ministry of External Affairs organised the 2-day Regional Conference on “Urban Development: Technological Solutions and Governance Challenges” which began in Ahmedabad today.
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Coverfox secures $22mn towards product portfolio expansion 19.4.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Apr. 19 (ANI): Coverfox.com, an insure-tech platform, has raised USD 22 million in a Series C funding, to be channelised towards expanding its product portfolio.
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India stares at acute shortage of safe water, urgent steps needed: experts 19.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The indiscriminate use of rivers and other surface-water bodies in many areas for disposal of sewage and industrial waste has rendered groundwater non-potable
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Vakrangee appoints Grant Thornton for outlet quality analysis 19.4.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Apr. 19 (BusinessWire India): In order to ensure that the Vakrangee Kendras are set-up with requisite standards of branding and exclusivity focused on creating best-in-class customer
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Coverfox secures $22mn towards product portfolio expansion 19.4.2018 General News
Coverfox.com, an insure-tech platform, has raised USD 22 million in a Series C funding, to be channelised towards expanding its product portfolio.Insurance penetration in rural areas is 35 percent lower than urban areas in India and women's insurance coverage is 40 percent lower than men. Coverfox will use the investment to expand insurance coverage into tier II and tier III cities and specifically address women's needs.With an aim to digitise every aspect of insurance selling, Coverfox launched an Android App - 'Coverdrive' - last year, which helps insurance agents go digital and grow their businesses. This initiative is targeted towards creating job opportunities for college students, house-wives and unemployed youth in India. With the latest funding, the technology team will also get a shot in the arm, driving new development and innovation, including turbocharging Coverdrive.Founded in 2013 by Devendra Rane, Coverfox has integrated with more than 35 insurers, and offers more than .
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Vakrangee appoints Grant Thornton for outlet quality analysis 19.4.2018 General News
In order to ensure that the Vakrangee Kendras are set-up with requisite standards of branding and exclusivity focused on creating best-in-class customer experience and franchisee delight, Vakrangee Limited, has appointed leading consulting firm Grant Thornton for quality analysis of its Nextgen Vakrangee Kendras.Grant Thornton will conduct outlet quality analysis of Nextgen Vakrangee Kendras that act as 'One-stop shop' for availing various services and products and offer real-time banking, ATM, insurance, e-governance, e-commerce, logistics and financial services to the unserved and underserved rural, semi-urban and urban markets.Grant Thornton will carry out the Vakrangee Kendra quality analysis based on the following parameters:-Silver and Gold Vakrangee Kendras as per defined parameters: The consulting firm will check and report on adherence to branding standards, exclusivity of Kendras, number of services activated and available at each Kendra. availability of staff and ...
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China, India Grapple With The Consequences Too Many Men 19.4.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Nothing like this has happened in human history. A combination of cultural preferences, government decree and modern medical technology in the world's two largest countries has created a gender...
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India Post Payment Bank by month-end 19.4.2018 Hindu: Home
37 branches to be opened initially
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Reaching LPG to the unreached 19.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
State-run oil companies to provide LPG connections to people in hilly and remote areas under Ujjwala scheme
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Govt committed to preserve heritage buildings in state: Mamata 18.4.2018 General News
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said her government is committed to protect monuments and historical sites in the state. ?Today is International Day for Monuments and Sites. Our government is committed to the protection of monuments and historical sites,? Banerjee said in a Twitter post. "It is essential to preserve our heritage for our future generations," she added. Kolkata houses over 800 heritage buildings, which is among the highest in Indian cities, Kolkata Municipal Corporation officials said. The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in 1982 had declared April 18 as the World Heritage Day.
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Film on Hakki Pikki tribals wins national award 18.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
Nitin R. on his debut film, ‘Name/Place/Animal/Thing’ that won the National Award for Best Anthropological/Ethnographic film
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23 polling booths to turn pink in Mysuru district 18.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
There will be 23 pink polling booths — ones fully managed by women — in the district come May 12.For the first time in Karnataka, all-woman polling b
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More agro clusters needed for job creation: Singh 17.4.2018 General News
Union Minister Giriraj Singh today stressed upon the need for inclusion of more agro clusters under the MSME Ministry for spurring job creation. Addressing an event here, he said it is quite alarming that women are losing employment and are forced to migrate to cities. To minimise both unemployment and migration, the minister said that the agro-clusters can act as catalyst for creation of more jobs in rural India especially for women, Singh said addressing the Conference of Development Institutes, Technology Centres and Tool Rooms under the MSME Ministry. The minister also suggested that a wide publicity should be given to successful ventures of MSME Ministry like clusters and tool rooms so that many more may be set-up in the country, an official statement said.
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Need for More Agro Clusters Under MSME for Job Creation In Rural Areas: Giriraj Singh 17.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Giriraj Singh MoS (I/c) MSME delivering the valedictory address at the Conference of Development Institutes, Technology Centres and Tool Rooms under the Ministry of MSME   Giriraj Singh MoS MSME emphasized the need for more agro clusters under the MSME Ministry for job creation.
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'Ram' was part of Dr Ambedkar's name: UP Guv 17.4.2018 General News
Reacting to the controversy over including 'Ramji' in Dr. B.R Ambedar's name, UP Governor Ram Naik today asserted that 'Ram' was part of the full name of the Indian Constitution's key architect and that is how he used to sign in the constituent assembly. "Some people have the speciality of raking up controversies in politics... in Uttar Pradesh, Dr Ambedkar's name was not being used properly and so I had given a suggestion in this regard to the government," said the Governor who was here to attend a school programme in Dharhara village under Sukhpura police station area. "A postal stamp released on the centenary functions of his birth anniversary also bore his full name as Dr Bhim Ram Rao Ambedkar... his signatures in the constituent assembly also had his full signatures,' Ram Naik said. To a question on Samajwadi Party allegation that he had remained very vocal during the Akhilesh Yadav governmet, but has gone silent during Yogi Adityanath's regime, Ram Naik said he had been ..
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Cash crunch worsens in rural Gujarat 17.4.2018 General News
The ongoing cash crunch in Gujarat worsened today with several ATMs and banks running dry, especially in villages and the tribal belts, even though the Centre played down the issue terming it as only "temporary shortages". Deputy chief minister Nitin Patel, who is also the state finance minister, acknowledged that banks are facing cash crunch and said the government is in touch with the RBI to ensure enough cash is supplied to banks. The demand for cash has increased since this is the harvest and marriage season in the state. Bank officials said they are getting only one-tenth of the required cash leaving them helpless to replenish the ATMs. This has especially affected farmers involved in cumin business, they said. It can be noted that several parts of Andhra, Telangana, MP, Bihar and poll-bound Karnataka have been reporting cash shortages at ATMs and banks for some time now, but Union finance minister Arun Jailey today attributed to unusual spurt in demand in the past
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ABB deploys high-capacity motors for Telangana irrigation project 17.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
As part of the Mahatma Gandhi Kalwakurthy Lift Irrigation System in Telangana, ABB, a pioneering technology leader, deployed five of its high-capacity motors - each capable of pumping 23,000 litres per second.
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