"Our pilots and cabin crew are being provided substandard, ill-fitting and flimsy Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that tear/disintegrate easily on rescue flights. Sanitisers are not provided in sufficient quantities and disinfection processes are short of industry best practices," Executive Pilots Association said in the mail. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic: Air India pilots complain of flimsy PPE, lack of insurance cover against COVID-19
Self insured health insurance deduction
Typically, your basic salary and dearness allowance, if any, will constitute basic wages. To figure out the actual amount, you need to check your salary slip. “The salary component on which 12 per cent has been deducted as your PF contribution will constitute basic wages,” explains Parizad Sirwalla, Partner and Head, Global Mobility Services, Tax, KPMG. Typically, this will be the amount tagged as ‘basic pay.’ … [Read more...] about COVID-19: How much can you withdraw from your EPF?
Virtual medicine might seem unwise or unnecessary in non-crisis times, but there are some demographic shifts underway, which suggest that it is all but inevitable. The world’s population is aging. At the same time, a shortage of medical professionals threatens to leave vulnerable groups without adequate care. We’re also seeing more people carrying high deductible policies, which may discourage patients from seeking care. … [Read more...] about Covid-19 will accelerate the age of virtual medicine
“My personal mental health struggles, a lot of them relate to an experience I had in my early twenties. But then to read this book about what happens when you have an experience like that in your childhood, when you’re really still developing in a lot of major ways, it was really eye-opening,” Sugar says. “As opposed to just putting my own personal experience into Steven and the characters of Steven, I also wanted to put it through the lens of what that would have been if it had happened to me when I was younger.” … [Read more...] about ‘Steven Universe’ creator Rebecca Sugar explains the series finale, ‘Future’—and her future