Friday, 12 July 2019

SBI Waives off IMPS, NEFT and RTGS Charges

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 12th July:- In order to provide an impetus to digital funds movement, State Bank of India (SBI), the largest commercial bank in the country waived off RTGS and NEFT charges for YONO, internet banking (INB) and mobile banking (MB) customers from July 1, 2019. The bank will also waive-off IMPS charges for its INB, MB and YONO customers effective from August 1, 2019.
As on 31st March, 2019, the number of SBI customers using internet banking are more than 6 crores and mobile banking services stands at 1.41 crore. State bank of India also boasts of around 18% market share in mobile banking transactions. Registered users of YONO - an integrated digital and lifestyle platform by SBI stands at nearly 1 Crore. Along with customer convenience, the waiver in NEFT, IMPS and RTGS charges will attract more customers towards digital transactions.
P.K. Gupta, MD (Retail & Digital Banking), SBI said that one of our bank’s core strategies is to provide convenience to customers and encourage them to take the digital route for transferring funds. In sync with our strategy and Government of India’s vision to create a digital economy, SBI has taken this step to promote use of YONO, internet banking and mobile banking for doing NEFT and RTGS transactions without incurring any cost.
Additionally bank has already reduced NEFT and RTGS charges for customers transacting through branch network by 20% across all slabs.

3-yr Boy with 2 Holes in Heart, Narrowed Passage Treated Successfully

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Chandigarh 12th July:- A 3-year old  boy has undergone a successful pediatric cardiac surgery for two holes in heart and a narrowed passage of blood going to lungs at a Panchkula private hospital recently.
Giving details, Dr. Virendar Sarwal director-cardiothoracic & vascular surgery at Ojas Hospital, who performed surgery along with his team including Dr Ajay Sinha and Dr Praveen Nayak said that the child with congenital heart disease had two large holes in the heart with narrowed passage taking blood to lungs and failure to thrive. Both the holes were closed with a synthetic patch and narrowed passage was opened and enlarged with pericardial patch. The second hole in muscular part of septum is always difficult. But child responded to surgery well.
Dr Sarwal further said that considering a birth prevalence of congenital heart disease as 9/1000, the estimated number of children born with congenital heart disease in India is more than 200,000 per year.
Of these, about one-fifth are likely to have serious defect, requiring an intervention in the first year of life, he remarked.
He said that a baby's heart begins to develop at conception, but is completely formed by eight weeks into the pregnancy. Congenital heart defects happen during this crucial first eight weeks of the baby's development,
Dr. Virendar Sarwal said that specific steps must take place in order for the heart to form correctly. Often, congenital heart defects are a result of one of these crucial steps not happening at the right time. For example, a hole is left where a dividing wall should have formed, or a single blood vessel is left, where two should have been.
Meanwhile another complicated case of 4-yr old child with hole in heart was also treated successfully at Ojas recently.

India Headed Towards Dubious Distinction of Being Oral Cancer Capital of World: Dr Rajan Sahu

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Yamunanagar 12th July:- India has leapt towards dubious distinction of being the oral cancer capital of world with the the country contributing to 57 percent global  cases of head and neck cancers.
Dr Rajan Sahu, Senior Consultant Surgical Oncology, Paras Multispeciality Hospitals Panchkula said while talking to media persons on World No Tobacco Day. Flanked by Dr. Brig Rajeshwar Singh, Director Medical, Dr Parneet Singh Consultant Radiation Oncology , Dr Jagandeep Singh, Associate Consultant Ortho Oncology and Dr Anupam Gauba, Consultant Nuclear Medicine from Paras Hospitals Panchkula,  Dr Rajan Sahu said that the situation is quiet alarming especially in the scenario when people do not prefer health tests and annual checkups as basic requirements.
He said that India has dubious distinction of being oral cancer capital of world because of rampant habit of tobacco chewing.  25 lakh total cancer patients & every year 8 lakh cancet patient died, but 3 lakh people die due reason of tabacco chewing. The Health Ministry's own statistics show that over 65 per cent of cancers in India can be attributed to tobacco use.
Dr Rajan Sahu said that India continues to report highest prevalence of oral cancers globally with around 1.2 Lac new cases of such cancers reported every year.
Chewing tobacco and gutkha contribute to 90 per cent of oral cancer cases in India. He also shared that one third of the cancers can be prevented by lifestyle modification. In India, tobacco alone is responsible for 1.5 lakh cancers, 4.2 million heart diseases, 3.7 million lung diseases every year.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Parneet Singh added that number of new cases of cancer is expected to rise by about 70 percent over the next two decades.

Bajaj Allianz Life Creates Milestone with 156% Growth in Punjab in New Business Premium for FY18-19

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Chandigarh 12th July:- Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance, one of India’s leading private life insurers, achieved a milestone by registering 156% growth in New Business Premium in Punjab region in FY18-19 over the corresponding period last year. The company recorded new business premium of Rs. 130 crore in FY18-19 as compared to Rs. 51 crore in FY17-18.
Over the year, the Company also saw a 15% increase in the total number of policies sold in Punjab, to 6,126 in FY18-19 from 5,312 in FY17-18. The insurance company covered 28,375 numbers of lives in the region in FY18-19.
Commenting on the growth achieved by the company in the region, Tarun Chugh MD & CEO, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance, said that our growth in the region reinforces the faith our customers have reposed on us. This year we crossed several key milestones in our journey towards becoming India’s life goal enablers. He further added that our focus on delivering customer delight, with innovative products and services enabled us to set new trends and benchmarks in the industry. Our multi-pronged approach on distribution has enabled us to reach many more Indians, this year. We’ll continue our focus in Punjab and aim to offer more value-packed offerings to our customers to get their life goals done, with us.

Thomas Cook India Launches‘TeeCee’: First of its Kind AI Powered Chatbot

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Chandigarh 12th July:- Thomas Cook India, announced the launch of ‘TeeCee’, a unique AI powered chatbot, for a seamless digital customer experience.
According to a report by Bain & Company and Google, India has the second-highest active Internet user base globally at 390 Mn in 2018, the company’s growth reinforces this with over 27% of its overall holidays being booked online.
TeeCee is part of a strategic initiative to service thedigital-native customers, with a seamless near-human experience, across digital devices.TeeCee is equipped with superior NLP (Natural Language Processing) capabilities for better understanding of user intent and offering appropriate services. 
TeeCeeis built in association with Sense forth’s proprietary conversational AI platform for intelligent assistants that mimics human cognitive ability in understanding and actionizing user intent. 
Amit Madhan, President & Group Head–Information Technology & E Business, Thomas Cook India said that Thomas Cook India has always been at the forefront of cutting-edge digital innovation that focuses on seamless customer experience. TeeCee is a key step in our transformational journey to serving Digital First customers better. Our phased roll out in this digital evolution will enable end-to-end Forex transactions, which will be followed by Holiday and Visa service capabilities.