KOCHI: The Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) has launched Jeevan Varsha, a close-ended guaranteed additions plan, which is open for sale from February 16 to March 31. It is a ‘money back plan’ with only two policy terms of 9 years and 12 years. The survival benefits are payable every three years. Any person who has completed 15 years can buy the policy. The maximum age at maturity will be 75 years. The plan has provisions for loan, surrender and revival. — Special Correspondent

More features in Fiesta ZXi

Kochi: Ford’s Fiesta ZXi has added new features to enhance safety and performance attributes, says a release. The upgraded variant is priced at Rs.6.34 lakh.

Stainless steel drapery rods

Kochi: Vista, a known brand of Alps Industries, has launched stainless steel drapery rods in the State. The rods are priced from Rs.375 to Rs.580, says a release. — Special Correspondent

Peper-2009 creative awards

KOCHI: A panel of eminent personalities from India’s creative world will evaluate the entries for Pepper-2009, the annual creative awards competition organized by the Advertising Club Cochin.“We are expecting around 1000 entries for the competition which has become a stepping stone for creative fraternity from this part of the world to take part in other major peer reviewed national and international competitions”, said Madhava Menon President, Advertising Club Cochin. — Special Correspondent