Hyderabad, March 26 (IANS) Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi is finally on social media and his following is, not surprisingly, phenomenal already. In less than 24 hours that he joined Twitter and Instagram on the occasion of Ugadi -- the Telugu new year -- on Wednesday, he has managed to garnered mega numbers.
On Instagram, he debuted with the handle @chiranjeevikonidela and has 438k followers by early Thursday morning. He started out posting a picture of himself, followed by one where he strikes a happy pose with his mother, Anjana Devi.
His Twitter account is called @KChiruTweets. The count of followers was already closing in on the 100,000 mark by Thursday morning.
On Twitter, too, he posted the same picture with his mother as on Instagram.
"Home Time.. Mom Time !! Let's especially take care of our parents and elders during this time. Send me your selfies with your parents/elders. #StayHomeStaySafe #UnitedAgainstCorona," he tweeted as caption with the picture.
On Twitter as well as Instagram, Chiranjeevi introduces himself as: "Indian. Actor."
He appealed to all his fans to take care of the elders in the household in these trying times of coronavirus lockdown.
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The committee constituted by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has recommended direct payment of insurance premium to the insurance company while purchasing a vehicle, thereby suggesting separate payments for both buying the vehicle and the premium.
The Committee for Review of MISP (Motor Insurance Service Provider) Guidelines examined the current practice of collecting the premium payment from the customer while soliciting the motor insurance policy.
"The customer should make payment to the insurance company directly which is facilitated by the MISP. MISP shall not collect the insurance premium amount in its own account and then transfer the same to the insurance company," its report said.
As per the panel, there is lack of transparency in the cost of insurance premium when the customer buys the vehicle for the first time through the dealer as the customer pays one single cheque or payment for the cost of the vehicle and the insurance premium.
The MISP then pays through the insurance intermediary or directly to the insurance company through his own account. The customer does not know the insurance premium being paid as it is subsumed in the cost of the vehicle.
"This lack of transparency is not in the interest of the policyholder's interest as the true cost of insurance is not known to the customer. The customer may not be aware of the coverage options and discounts available in the process," it said.
The committee also noted that the customer cannot negotiate with the MISP to get the best coverage at the optimal price.
"There are also instances, where the policies are cancelled immediately after issuance refunding the premium. In cases, where MISP is making the payment through its account, the sources of funding is not known to the insurer and may also lead to possible anti money laundering activities," it added.