Wednesday, November 2, saw the worst pollution in New Delhi in 17 years. Uttam Ghosh offers his take on the capital's smog and deteriorating air quality at a time when the Delhi government and the Centre bicker daily on other issues. Monitor New Delhi's air quality in real time ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
With pollution reaching alarming levels post Diwali, Dhruv Munjal finds out what is the best way to cope. Monitor New Delhi's air quality in real time Earlier this week, at around 7 in the evening, Megha Sachdev decided to step out of her office in Delhi's Connaught Place. The visit was brisk before she hopped back in -- her hankering for a cup of tea was diffused by the smog that had instantly smothered her. When she eventually ventured out to make her way home, Sachdev was left breathless ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A new approach called life planning can help you prioritise the use of your time and money, says Tinesh Bhasin.Illustrations: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Travelling around the world or playing a guitar in a band might not be the things you would expect to discuss with your financial planner. But pursuing dreams that you thought are impossible to fulfill, or can only be pursued in later years, is at the core of a new financial planning approach called life planning, which a growing number in India ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Banks and insurers are beginning to reward customers who show exemplary conduct with lower prices and penalise those who behave poorly by imposing higher costs. So far, pricing of financial products has been standardised with all customers paying the same price. But all customers are not the same. Better-quality customers make fewer claims from insurance companies. For banks, such customers mean lower loan default rates. Now, with the growing use of credit scores, the ubiquity of mobile phones ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Since there are many and complicated choices, retail investors stand to benefit With the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) allowing retirement advisors to charge 0.02 per cent (two basis points) from customers under the National Pension System (NPS), the first step towards formalising “charge-for-advice” has been taken. This will help both investors and retirement advisors (RAs): More people will be willing to push NPS which is good news because of its ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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