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LIC policyholders given 30 day relaxation for premiums due in March, April in wake of Covid-19 distress

LIC policyholders given 30 day relaxation for premiums due in March, April in wake of Covid-19 distress

Finance
MUMBAI: The Life Insurance Corp of India (LIC) has announced a month-long extension to all policyholders whose premiums fall due in March and April in wake of “unforeseen difficulties” faced by people due to coronavirus. The insurance behemoth has also announced a further retrospective relaxation till April 15th for those customers whose premiums were due in February and given a grace period till March 22nd. “To mitigate the hardships being faced by policyholders in payment of premium, LIC has announced that for all policies, where premium is due in the month of March and April 2020, grace period has been extended by one month,” LIC said in a statement on Saturday. “For February premiums where grace period was expiring after 22nd March, relaxation is allowed upto 15th April.” Moreover, the...
Empathetic, calm dogs try to rescue owners in distress, study finds

Empathetic, calm dogs try to rescue owners in distress, study finds

Science
July 24 (UPI) -- Behavioral experiments suggest dogs are prosocial and empathetic, and some dogs will help owners in distress. To better understand how dogs relate and react to humans in distress, scientists observed the responses of dogs to different stimuli and scenarios. In one scenario, researchers had dog owners either make cries of distress or hum while sitting in a chair behind a transparent door. Researchers observed the dogs' responses and measured their heart rates. In a followup experiment, researchers analyzed how dogs looked at their owners to gauge the strength of their relationship. The results showed dogs were equally likely to open the door in response to both crying and humming. However, dogs opened the door more quickly when reacting to their owners' cries. Dogs with l...