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Cost of living LIVE updates Nov 28: E-commerce volumes spike 23% during Black Friday sales

Cost of living LIVE Nov 28: The high rate of inflation has pushed up the cost of living across the globe, burning a hole in the common man's pocket.

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Cost of Living November 28: The cost of living is basically the amount of money one needs to survive in a given place - and cover 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.

28 Nov 2023, 11:29:22 PM IST

Apollo launches pediatric health assessment on chronic, lifestyle diseases in children

Apollo on Tuesday launched an industry-first pediatric ProHealth Programme to combat the increasing trend of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among children and adolescents.

The Pediatric ProHealth Programme curates tests to assess the child based on his or her family history and age group and also conducts routine tests, the hospital said in a statement.

Sathya Sriram, CEO – Preventive Health, Apollo, said that timely preventive screenings could help identify risk factors due to family history, genetics, or environmental factors and ensure early intervention to combat and reverse the impact of NCDs.

28 Nov 2023, 10:06:33 PM IST

From Pixel 7a to Vivo V29 Pro: Checkout the best camera smartphones you can buy under ₹40,000 in Nov 2023

In the age of social media, the camera has become perhaps one of the most important features of a smartphone, enabling everything from short-form content to satisfying some photography enthusiasts who can't yet afford a DSLR. Smartphone manufacturers have recognised this need and have greatly improved their camera performance in recent years.  Read more here

28 Nov 2023, 09:29:38 PM IST

JOBS: Banks to recruit over 50,000 junior officers

Private banks aim to hire at least 50,000 people for entry-level roles over the coming year to battle high attrition in this segment, bankers and recruitment experts said.

The lenders are facing what they call “infant mortality" – just-recruited employees leaving for logistics, delivery-services and other firms – and are hiring from campuses in large numbers since recruiting from the market is more expensive. Read more here

28 Nov 2023, 07:26:57 PM IST

UP Power Corp launches self-generated bill service ‘trust billing’

The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) has launched a ‘trust billing’ service, a self-generated power bill tool, for the consumers.

The consumer can login on www.uppclonline.com to self-generate the bill by feeding current and previous meter readings along with comments. The same process could be followed on UPPCL consumer app. 

28 Nov 2023, 06:07:48 PM IST

Benefits of child investment plans

With inflation hitting an all-time high, it has become pertinent for all parents to start planning for their children’s future well from an early age. Education inflation, particularly, is what young parents should be mindful of and start investing keeping in view the coming 15-20 crucial years. 

It is commendable that you are already investing in traditional instruments like FDs and RDs, but given the corpus, you would need in the future for both your children, you must explore child investment plans. If you strategically plan and invest in a child plan that matures when your child seeks higher education or gets married can significantly alleviate your financial strains. Read more here

28 Nov 2023, 05:01:02 PM IST

Get rewarded for UPI payments with virtual Rupay credit cards

UPI, or Unified Payments Interface, is increasingly becoming the preferred method of payment for all types of transactions. Last year, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) permitted the linking of Rupay credit cards to UPI accounts, thereby allowing the plastic to be used for smaller transactions as well. Most major banks now offer Rupay credit cards that can be linked to your UPI account, irrespective of the category of the card. But, will existing credit card holders have to get a separate Rupay card just to avail the UPI payment option? No, one can get a virtual Rupay credit card in just a matter of a few hours.

 

28 Nov 2023, 03:31:41 PM IST

Kotak Mahindra Bank in partnership with Myntra launches credit card

The Kotak Mahindra Bank in a partnership with Myntra has launched a credit card called as ‘Myntra Kotak Credit Card’.

The Myntra Kotak Credit Card “caters to individuals who understand the importance of being fashion-forward," said a joint statement by Kotak Mahindra Bank and Myntra.

“With the Myntra Kotak Credit Card, you get an instant 7.5% discount on all Myntra purchases. The savings are real, whether in clothing, accessories, or shoes. Plus, you can earn up to 1.25% cashback on spending outside Myntra, ensuring you save while shopping," said the statement. 

28 Nov 2023, 01:45:52 PM IST

Fuel price in metro cities on November 28, 2023 | Tuesday

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.

Bangalore

PETROL (Rs/L) - 101.94

DIESEL (Rs/L) - 87.94

Chandigarh

PETROL (Rs/L) - 96.2

DIESEL (Rs/L) - 84.26

Chennai

PETROL (Rs/L) - 102.63

DIESEL (Rs/L) - 94.33

Kolkata

PETROL (Rs/L) - 106.03

DIESEL (Rs/L) - 92.76

Mumbai City

PETROL (Rs/L) - 106.31

DIESEL (Rs/L) - 94.27

New Delhi

PETROL (Rs/L) - 96.72

DIESEL (Rs/L) - 89.62

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