Day: April 15, 2020

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When you’re launching a business, nothing is more important than building a customer base. You don’t need to have worked in the advertising or development branch of Google or Facebook to know that.

One of the quickest and easiest ways to get started without hiring a team is to build a marketing landing page — or perhaps many landing pages. You might choose to include an email capture widget to create your subscriber list, an exclusive coupon to encourage purchases, or even an ebook download. Whatever you decide to do with the page, you’ll


Premium collection by non-life insurers took a hit in March, owing to the Covid-19 disruption and the subsequent


The monthly gross direct premium contracted 10.7 per cent year-on-year (YoY) to Rs 15,785 crore, from Rs 17,673 crore in March 2019. However, for the whole of FY20, gross direct premium for non-life insurers grew 11.7 per cent (YoY).



In absolute terms, premium collected by general insurers was close to Rs 1.89 trillion in FY20, against Rs 1.69 trillion in FY19. The YoY premium growth in FY19 (against FY18) stood at 12.5 per cent.


While general insurers — both private and state-owned — saw monthly premium collection drop 15.3 per cent YoY, annual premium collection saw a 9.5 per cent growth.


However, this was less than the previous fiscal year’s growth. In FY19, general insurers saw premium collection


In order to kickstart the rural economy in both, the farm and non-farm segments, the Central government granted a series of relaxations in the second phase of nationwide However, experts said unless the implementation is monitored properly at the ground level, much of the easing out could just remain on paper.


In the case of MGNREGA, the Central government has imposed strict social distancing norms while allowing all kinds of works, with priority to be given to water conservation and irrigation activities. This assumes significance in view of the forthcoming monsoon season.



MNREGA is one of the big sources of rural employment for landless labour, providing jobs to about 50-60 million households every year in rural India.


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The Centre has also allowed dovetailing


At a time when there is extreme cautiousness around banking stocks and analysts are downgrading their rating on the sector, not sparing even the frontline names, stands out as an exception. For one, it hasn’t received any downgrade thus far and all analysts have a positive rating (a few have ‘hold’) on the stock, according to Bloomberg polls.


Also, seen in the larger context of one-year price correction, ICICI Bank’s 17 per cent decline fares better than or Axis Bank’s 24 per cent and 45 per cent fall, respectively. That was the last to join 2019’s re-rating party also positions it favourably in the current wave of correction.



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What seems to be blessing in hindsight is that ICICI Bank’s growth rate of around 12