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12 Jun 2017

How digital is changing sports like cricket

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Most cricket fans are in a good mood these days. Despite the setback against Sri Lanka, the men in blue managed to bounce back to beat South Africa and qualifying for the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy. In the middle of the cricket news, my attention was drown to the work being done by Intel on the digital transformation of cricket.

3 Feb 2017

Swiss Re receives branch license to offer reinsurance in India

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Swiss Re has received the approval from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) to open a branch in Mumbai. With the composite branch license, Swiss Re will be able to operate in India and offer both non-life and life and health reinsurance solutions directly to clients and brokers in the country.

As the Indian insurance sector is poised for strong growth with an average annual growth rate of 8 percent from 2017 to 2025[1], Swiss Re is among the first five foreign reinsurance companies to obtain a license to sell reinsurance in India. Swiss Re’s newly licensed entity, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd, India Branch, will begin its operation effective from 1 February 2017.

29 Sep 2016

92 % of the world inhaling polluted air says WHO report

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When I was in school, my good friend Ankur told me something very interesting. He said students in the American School in Delhi had an advisory not to come out in the morning between 8-10 AM and in the evening between 4-6 PM. He remarked that it was because of the pollution on the streets and the school he claimed believed that pollution affected the development of the children. I never went on to verify these claims and accepted them as maybe the norm.

 

12 Jul 2016

Power Sector India: Solar is the future but the present belongs to coal

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Sometimes looking at the power sector in India reminds me of the Clark Gable classic ‘Gone with the wind’. Let me explain, our installed capacity as I explained in my previous post is around 300 GW. Assuming a conservative estimate production of 64%, we would have a per capita availability of around 1345 units.