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84% Indians feel the pinch of rising uncertainties in life; report says

84% Indians feel the pinch of rising uncertainties in life; report says

Finance
Even as the burden of life’s uncertainties and awareness around the need to buy protection covers has grown, majority of Indians continue to be underprepared to deal with them, a study carried out by private life insurer Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance (ABSLI) has found. A whopping 84% of over 2,000 respondents said they felt life is now extremely uncertain compared to 79% who held the view in 2017 and 75% in 2013, the previous editions of the survey. Proportion of women who shared the view was slightly higher at 85% - compared to 84% in case of men - up from 83% in 2017 and 76% in 2013. Not surprisingly, securing family’s future (36%) and children’s education (36%) remain top two causes of uncertainties. Yet, less than half of those polled (44%) said they were completely prepa
The week ahead: Jobs report needs to silence rising worries about the economy

The week ahead: Jobs report needs to silence rising worries about the economy

Finance
Job growth has remained vibrant despite the slow-growing economy, and that's a trend investors are anxious to see confirmed in the February employment report on Friday. Even with some economists expecting growth around 1 percent for the first quarter, the labor market has been strong, and economists expect to see 185,000 jobs added in February. The economy is widely expected to bounce back in the second quarter to a pace well above 2 percent, after the temporary headwinds from the government shutdown and polar vortex abate. The jobs data tops the list of important economic news in the week ahead, particularly after a string o...
Atlanta Falcons' defense rising up late in season

Atlanta Falcons' defense rising up late in season

Sports
The Atlanta Falcons went into Sunday's game in Charlotte against the Carolina Panthers with nothing to play for, and a huge reason for being out of postseason contention was a lack of defense in key spots. They came within a fourth-quarter stop in tight losses against the New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals and Dallas Cowboys, and that's the main culprit for not having playoff football. But in their 24-10 win over Carolina, the defense showed flashes of what many people expected it to do before the season started. As Falcons head coach Dan Quinn loves to say, they were fast, physical, and got Atlanta over the finish line against a divisional rival. The Falcons came into Sunday's game having only forced 14 turnovers, putting them in a tie for 25th in the league. But they picked off fi...
Cyber security breaches rising across UK defence sector

Cyber security breaches rising across UK defence sector

Technology
UK defence secrets are increasingly being exposed to hostile nation states after the number of security breaches in the sector rose this year. Heavily-redacted records obtained by Sky News show an increase in incidents reported to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) between January and October compared to the same period in 2017.Sky News previously revealed the MoD and its partners failed to protect military and defence data in 37 incidents throughout the whole of last year, with military data exposed to nation-state level cyber risks on dozens of occasions.These incidents included defence information being left unprotected to foreign states' surveillance of internet traffic, and checks not being performed to spot sophisticated espionage malware on computer devices.Similar slip-u...