Nike’s high-tech Vaporfly sneakers help athletes run 4 percent faster. Should they be banned for providing an unfair advantage?

The Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite Flyprint running shoe launched in London at The Institute of Contemporary Arts on April 17, 2018. | Patrik Lundin/Getty Images for Nike Strap in, nerds. This episode of Reset is getting sporty. The Nike Vaporfly sneakers have been helping elite athletes run faster and break records since 2017. This is how sports science journalist Alex Hutchinson found himself in Italy in May 2017 watching Olympic runner Eliud Kipchoge attempt to…

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Term plan premiums: A ready reckoner

A look at premium rates for some insurance policies of a sum assured of 1 crore across three age categories for policy terms of 30, 25 and 20 years The claims settlement rate is measured by the value of the policies as a lower settlement rate is indicative of high ticket-size policies being rejected Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s…

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Financial steps to take before moving abroad

Plan ahead and reassess your bank accounts, insurance and investment needs.When settling abroad, liquidate some of your investments in India if you won’t have time to track them Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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No TDS or administrative charges are levied during term insurance payouts

Term insurance payouts are not subject to any administrative charges or tax deducted at source.A thumb rule is to get ten times of your annual income as life insurance sum assured Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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Follow this process to get your SIPs in order

Have a fixed financial goal, identify the right fund category and schemes, know the investment amount and periodically monitor its performance.Calculate the SIP amount based on the financial goal value, period to the goal and the expected rate of return Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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