Air India Express is the low cost arm of state carrier Air India. The flight was repatriating Indians stranded in Dubai due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The black boxes have been recovered and their data is being examined. … [Read more...] about Kozhikode airplane crash: DGCA to check airports hit by heavy rain after crash
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Ensure that all family members’ needs are covered in the health plan. Choose a family floater health policy instead of individual health plans. In the former, there are no sub-limits member-wise. As against this, in individual plans, the amount available to the family member will be restricted to the cover available to him specifically. If you already have a health plan, review it to ensure that you have adequate cover for yourself and your family members (at least Rs 1 lakh cover per family member). Add a critical illness rider to your plan. In case of critical illness, once the illness is diagnosed, the insurance company pays out the claim amount irrespective of whether treatment/hospitalisation is needed or not. Choose a health plan which offers lifelong renewability. Make sure the health plan’s network of hospitals and doctors includes your preferences. Select an insurance company which pays out a higher number of claims; also select a cashless claims policy (the … [Read more...] about 3 critical steps to take before you start investing
These lists can go on endlessly. Longer the list, the tougher the plan. Tougher the plan, the longer the time you need to accumulate the corpus. Longer the time needed, the more the sacrifices you need to make now. All this begs the question, what then is the real secret to financial independence? It is actually “contentment.” Contentment comes out of limiting your desires and living a minimalistic life (not necessarily that of a monk!). But think like a monk. This kind of thinking results in less baggage for you to manage through your life. Striking that balance between need and want is the prime determinant of your financial independence. It will eventually impact your work-life balance, which has surprising results on the need for premature retirement also! This is the spiritual angle to financial independence that in my view is as important as the financial angle. … [Read more...] about How much money do you really need to be financially independent?
Mumbai’s size, significance and ability to make international news has made the city the target of some of the worst terrorist attacks in the country. On March 12, 1993, a series of bomb explosions at different city locations killed 257 persons and injured more than a thousand. On August 25, 2003, two car bombs snuffed out 54 lives and injured more than 200 others. In July 2006, a series of bombs in Mumbai’s suburban railway killed 20 people. In November 2008, major city destinations were attacked that killed 174 men, women and children and wounded 300. Many other smaller terrorist incidents have taken place making Mumbai a preferred hunting ground for terrorism. … [Read more...] about Seven reasons why Maharashtra should have a new capital
The women presidents in “Commander in Chief” and “Battlestar Galactica” didn’t campaign for the office. They ascended to the presidency as a result of tragedy. In the former, the president dies of a brain aneurism; in the latter, a nuclear attack takes out the first 42 people in the presidential line of succession, leaving the secretary of education to fill the role. (To be fair, this did seem like a woman’s likeliest path to presidential power in 2004.) Each character is portrayed as an ethical and effective leader–not perfect, but plausibly presidential. … [Read more...] about Any woman running for VP is going to face backlash—thanks to TV