MindShift Interactive bags Aegon Life Insurance’s social media mandate

MindShift Interactive has won the social media management and listening mandate for Aegon Life Insurance. As a part of the mandate, MindShift Interactive will manage the account of its Mumbai office. The agency won the account following a multi-agency pitch.Commenting on the appointment of the agency, Martijn de Jong, CDO, Aegon Life, said, “Digital is […]

Deck the Halls With Dolly Parton’s First Holiday Album in 30 Years, ‘A Holly Dolly Christmas’

“I thought, ‘What other songs are really hot?’ And I thought, ‘All I Want for Christmas is You.’ Jimmy Fallon, a couple of years ago, I was on his show around Christmas and he asked me to sing that and I didn’t know it and I felt so bad. So I went and learned it and […]

China Warns U.S. Not to Start Nuclear Testing Again After Trump Administration Reportedly Debates Defying 30-Year Ban

The Trump administration has not publicly indicated it was preparing for a nuclear test but Drew Walter, who is performing the duties of deputy assistant secretary of defense for nuclear matters, told reporters last month that previous National Nuclear Security Agency heads have discussed “a very quick test with limited diagnostics, though certainly diagnostics, within […]

Poorer pupils are worst hit by A-level results fiasco with 10% seeing marks downgraded – but record numbers are heading to university due to softened offers and fall in number of EU students

After meeting A-level students at a sixth form college in Darlington, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said: ‘The algorithm has not worked because it’s assessed 40% of students for a downgrade, and for schools and colleges they haven’t even got standardisation over the last two or three years, so this approach has failed.

Insurance co told to pay Rs 65L to woman

The 44-yr-old had paid Rs 7.5L as premium on policy that covered critical illness, permanent disability and rescue cover on loan A44-year-old woman not only successfully won the battle against breast cancer, but also against a private insurance company that refused to settle her claim of Rs 71.49 lakh despite paying full amount of premium. […]

WRAP: Is credibility of rating agencies under a cloud?

In September 2018, CARE downgraded ILFS Non-convertible debentures of Rs 9641.94 crore downgraded from ‘AA+’ to ‘BB’.Debt instruments with ‘AA’ rating are considered to have a high degree of safety whereas Debt instruments with ‘BB” rating are considered to have a moderate risk of default. ILFS

Lower interest rates not a good thing for equity market

In the first seven months of the year, public spending increased by 34 per cent on-year. Since the beginning of August, three transportation infrastructure projects will receive funding from the State budget instead of being joint programmes under the Private Public Partnership (PPP) deals.

Chaotic race for university places amid mass confusion over appeals process: Scramble to challenge thousands of A-level grades before clearing deadline after 40% of exams are downgraded from recommended marks

Buraq, from Cardiff, who studied biology, chemistry, economics and maths at A level, said: ‘Neither my grandmother or myself spoke English when we arrived in the UK, and there were many days when I was unable to move. Initially we were only coming to the UK for a limited time however the Iraq War and […]

Punishing ‘stealth tax’ costing low-income households £223 a year

Huw Evans, director general of the ABI said: “This new report clearly shows how regressive and unfair insurance premium tax is. IPT costs hard-working families £223 a year, just for doing the right thing and buying insurance to protect themselves.

A-level results day 2020: More A and A*s awarded in a DECADE after grade fiasco & 2.9% MORE off to uni this year

England 98.2% (up 0.7) Wales 98.6% (up 1.0) Northern Ireland 99.1% (up 0.8) North-east England 98.7% (up 0.4) North-west England 98.4% (up 0.4) Yorkshire & the Humber 98.4% (up 0.6) West Midlands 97.8% (up 0.7) East Midlands 98.2% (up 0.7) Eastern England 98.3% (up 0.7) South-west England 98.4% (up 0.7) South-east England 98.4% (up 0.6) […]