State Bank of India, the country’s largest lender, has extended the special FD scheme for senior citizens. In May, the bank had announced this scheme to help its senior customers get a higher interest rate on their money in the times of falling interest rates in the economy.
The special FD scheme for senior citizens will be available until the year-end. Earlier the bank had announced that the scheme will be valid till 30 September.
SBI special FD scheme for senior citizens is available on fresh deposit and renewal of maturing deposits.
With this latest spike, the coronavirus cases across the country stand at 48,46,428. As per the Health Ministry, there are 9,86,598 active cases while 37,80,108 patients have been cured/discharged/migrated.
The world’s second-most populous country lags only the United States globally in the overall number of infections, but it has been reporting more daily cases than the United States since mid-August.
The country in the last 24 hours reported 1,136 deaths due to the pathogen taking the overall toll to 79,722.
As per the Ministry, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected State from the infection with 2,80,138 active cases while 29,115 patients have succumbed to the virus in the State. Andhra Pradesh comes second with 95,733 active cases and 4,846 deaths.
Tamil Nadu has a total of 47,110 active cases and 8,307 deaths whereas Karnataka has 97,834 active cases and 7161 fatalities due to the pathogen.
Delhi has a total of 28,059 active cases and 4,715 fatalities due to COVID-19.