Cost of Living highlights December 4: The cost of living is basically the amount of money one needs to survive in a given place – and one's most essential needs such as food, water, housing, taxes, cost of commute, healthcare, etc. The high rate of inflation has pushed up the cost of living across the globe, burning a hole in the common man's pocket. Since the Russia-Ukraine war broke out, the cost of raw materials and commodities has gone up. This has increased India's payments outgo for oil, gold, and other commodities.
Fuelled by rising food inflation, the retail inflation for agricultural labourers and rural workers increased marginally to 7.08 per cent and 6.92 percent in October, respectively, from 6.70 percent and 6.55 percent respectively in September 2023, said the labour ministry in a statement on Monday.
Food inflation stood at 8.42 percent and 8.18 percent for the Consumer Price Index for Agricultural Labourer (CPI-AL) and Consumer Price Index for Rural Labourer (CPI-RL) in October 2023 compared to 8.06 percent and 7.73 percent respectively in September 2023. The values of CPI-AL and CPI-RL came in at 7.05 percent and 7.00 percent respectively during the corresponding month of the previous year.
85-inch LED TV: Discover amazing viewing experience, top 6 picks
In the world of home entertainment, bigger is often better, and when it comes to size and immersive viewing experiences, nothing quite compares to the grandeur of an 85-inch LED TV. These colossal screens have become the centrepiece of modern living rooms, transforming the way we consume content and bringing the cinema right into our homes. Today, we embark on a journey to explore the top 6 picks for the best 85-inch LED TVs, each carefully curated to offer you an unparalleled visual extravaganza. Read more here
Govt plans to introduce cashless treatment of accident victims
The ministry of road transport and highways plans to roll out the facility of cashless medical treatment of road accident victims across the country in three to four months.
“Free and cashless medical treatment to accident-injured victims is part of the amended Motor Vehicle Act 2019 (MVA2019). Some states have implemented it but now the Ministry of Roads in league with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will be fully implementing it across the nation," road transport and highways secretary Anurag Jain said.
Crime against women: 4.45 lakh FIRs filed in 2022, almost 51 every hour. Delhi tops the list
According to the annual crime report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Delhi registered the highest rate of crime against women in the country in 2022. The national capital recorded 14,247 cases in 2022 with a rate of 144.4 (per lakh), which was way above the national average of 66.4. The crime against women in the national capital stood at 14,277 in 2021 and 10,093 in 2020, reported PTI. Read more here
Kerala: Consumer forum says poorly printed bill is a violation of consumer rights
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (DCDRC) in Ernakulam, Kerala has said that issuing poorly printed bills or receipts is a violation of consumer rights and is unfair trade practice.
In a directive issued in July 2019, the Kerala State Department of Consumer Affairs mandated that all government, public, and private entities must provide bills that are both legible and durable, said the DCDRC.
Delhi consumer court orders post office to pay ₹15,000 fine for failing to maintain customer's KYC details
A consumer court in Delhi has ordered the post office at Mayur Vihar, Delhi to pay ₹15,000 to a customer for failing to update his know your customer (KYC) details on their system.
The matter came to light after a cheque issued by the customer was dishonoured due to the absence of his signature details on the bank's database.
The District Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission (DCDRC), Delhi noted that the information was provided years ago by the customer when he opened the bank account.
OnePlus 12R with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 likely to launch soon
Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is all set to unveil its flagship OnePlus 12 series at an event in China on December 5. However, while fans are gearing up to look out for the new features that OnePlus will announce for its flagship series, the company also seems to be quietly working on releasing its latest iteration in the 'R' series of smartphones with OnePlus 12R has now appeared on global certification websites such as CQC and IMDA, suggesting that the global launch of the phone may be sooner than expected. Read more here
From Pixel 7 to Samsung Galaxy S23 FE; top 5 phones you can buy under ₹50,000 in December
The sub-50k price segment is a highly competitive one among smartphone manufacturers in India, with companies offering a range of features to attract new customers, including top-of-the-line processors and superior camera performance. From the Pixel 7 to the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE, this list comprehensively covers the top smartphones you can buy in the sub-50,000 price segment in December 2023. Read more here
Gold rate today at all-time high on US Fed rate cut bets
Gold rate today: On account of US Fed rate cut buzz after Jerome Powell's speech, gold price today ascended above $2,100 levels and hit a new life-time high of $2,146 per ounce levels in early morning session in Asian stock market.
Gold rate today ascended to a new life-time peak in domestic market as well. Gold future contract for February 2024 expiry on Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX), opened upside and went on to hit new life-time high of ₹64,000 per 10 gm levels. However, gold price retraced from new highs after profit booking trigger and came below $2,100 levels after an hour of early morning trade.
Bath & Body Works owner Apparel Group partners with Shoppers Stop
Bath & Body Works owner Apparel Group has exclusively partnered with Shoppers Stop, to expand the presence of the American fragrance brand - Bath & Body Works - into the Indian market. Shoppers Stop will be home to the Bath & Body Works first shop-in-shop at the popular City Centre Mall in Salt Lake, Kolkata.
Through its network of nearly 40 stores nationwide and a dedicated Indian website, Bath & Body Works has carved a prominent niche in the beauty industry, cultivating a devoted customer base, and cementing its position as a leading player in the Indian beauty arena.
Fuel price in metro cities on December 4, 2023 | Monday
Fuel rates are revised at 06:00 A.M every day. Since June 2017, fuel prices in India have been revised daily, and this is called the dynamic fuel price method.
PETROL (Rs/L) - 101.94
DIESEL (Rs/L) - 87.94
PETROL (Rs/L) - 96.2
DIESEL (Rs/L) - 84.26
PETROL (Rs/L) - 102.63
DIESEL (Rs/L) - ₹94.33
PETROL (Rs/L) - 106.03
DIESEL (Rs/L) - ₹92.76
PETROL (Rs/L) - 106.31
DIESEL (Rs/L) - ₹94.27
PETROL (Rs/L) - 96.72
DIESEL (Rs/L) - ₹89.62
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