Payment Of Gratuity Amendment Bill Passed In Parliament.

May 7, 2018

In a move that will benefit millions of workers of private and public sector companies, the Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017. Now, the government will be able to enhance the ceiling of tax-free gratuity to Rs. 20 lakh from the existing Rs. 10 lakh for employees under the Payment of Gratuity Act, news agency IANS reported. It means that your tax liability will be nil in case you…

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Reliance Jio offers 1.1TB FTTH broadband data in select markets

May 7, 2018

NEW DELHI: Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has begun offering fibre to the home (FTTH) broadband connections with 1.1 terabytes (TB) of free data at speeds of 100 megabits per second (mbps) in select markets in the country, the Hindu reported. The 4G entrant is expected to roll out commercial services in the second half of this year, the report added. “The initial FTTH plan includes 100 gigabytes (GB) of free data at 100 mbps…

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Bank Employees May Go On Two-Day Strike This Month: 10 Points

May 7, 2018

Bank employees may go on strike for two days later this month. A 48-hour strike by over 10 lakh bankers – employees of state-run and private sector banks – will be called by the end of May if the government does not ask the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) to make an improved offer, news agency IANS cited All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) General Secretary C H Venkatachalam as saying….

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This WhatsApp message is crashing Android and iPhone users’ smartphones globally

May 7, 2018

NEW DELHI: Here’s another ‘text bomb’ freezing smartphones worldwide. And it’s said to be targeting both Android and Apple iPhone users. In some cases, users have reportedly been forced to restart their smartphones. A seemingly innocuous string of characters with an emoji at the end recieved as a forward on WhatsApp is claimed to be the culprit here. The said message reads: “This is very interesting!” and has a crying…

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EPFO alert! Modi government to notify 8.55% interest on Provident Fund this week?

May 7, 2018

The labour ministry is likely to notify this week the 5-year low 8.55 per cent interest on EPF for 2017-18, paving the way for retirement fund body EPFO to credit returns into the accounts of around 5 crore subscribers. The finance ministry has ratified 8.55 per cent rate of interest on EPF for last fiscal. “The labour ministry has sought Election Commission’s approval to notify rate of interest for crediting…

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Bank Employees May Go On Two-Day Strike This Month: 10 Points

May 7, 2018

Bank employees may go on strike for two days later this month. A 48-hour strike by over 10 lakh bankers – employees of state-run and private sector banks – will be called by the end of May if the government does not ask the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) to make an improved offer, news agency IANS cited All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) General Secretary C H Venkatachalam as saying….

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Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale starts May 13: Top deals on Google Pixel 2 XL,

May 7, 2018

Flipkart will offer big discounts on smartphones, laptops, power banks and audio devices under the upcoming Big Shopping Days Sale which is beginning from May 13, and will last until May 16. The biggest discount among electronic devices includes a Rs 13,000 price cut on Google’s Pixel 2 XL. The Flipkart sale will offer Google Pixel 2 XL at Rs 37,000, a major discount from its Rs 50,000 price tag….

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