• 20 tough questions Google asked in job interviews
  • Vistara, SBI launch premium co-branded credit card
  • Zomato, Swiggy, UberEats reduce discounts as food delivery market grows cold
  • Modi govt’s Mudra scheme adds concerns for banks; here’s what RBI points out
  • Over 130 Crore Indians Have Aadhaar Card, And Most Of Them Believe Their Data Is Safe

20 tough questions Google asked in job interviews

Google is considered quite a ‘cool’ company to work for. The tech giant is known to offer benefits, top salaries, fun and quirky perks. Landing a job with Google, however, isn’t exactly easy as the company is known to ask some really tough questions. . Over the years, successful and unsuccessful candidates have shared the questions — on Glassdoor — the tech giant asks in interview. Here we list out…

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Vistara, SBI launch premium co-branded credit card

New Delhi: The State Bank of India (SBI) and full-service carrier Vistara partnered to introduce ‘Club Vistara SBI’ card. Vistara CEO Leslie Thng, and Hardayal Prasad, MD & CEO, SBI Card unveiled the Club Vistara SBI Card on Tuesday afternoon. This premium, co-branded credit card will let users avail benefits like free cancellations, lounge access, and extra frequent flyer points. “The two variants of the ‘Club Vistara SBI’ card come…

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Zomato, Swiggy, UberEats reduce discounts as food delivery market grows cold

BENGALURU| MUMBAI: The food delivery market is starting to show signs of slowdown after witnessing eighteen months of exponential growth in order numbers, according to multiple people aware of the development. Across the sector, monthly growth has fallen to 1-2% between August and October, hurt by a slowdown in consumer spending, and as major players Zomato, Swiggy and UberEats reduced discounts and promotions, multiple investors and industry executives told ET….

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Malicious 3rd Party Apps Leak Personal Data From Facebook, Twitter

Malicious applications have leaked personal data of Facebook and Twitter users to third party, according to an advisory issued by cyber security watchdog Cert-In without disclosing the impact on Indian subscribers. India is among largest market for Facebook and Twitter. The apps violated Facebook platform policy by installing software in their apps by sending information to two companies– OneAudience and Mobiburn, the advisory said. Twitter shared that a software development…

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Modi govt’s Mudra scheme adds concerns for banks; here’s what RBI points out

Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor MK Jain on Tuesday warned bankers about the growing stress in Mudra (Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Ltd) loans and asked them to monitor such loans closely as unsustainable credit growth in the sector can risk the system. “Mudra loans are a case in point. While such a massive push would have lifted many beneficiaries out of poverty, there has been some concerns…

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Over 130 Crore Indians Have Aadhaar Card, And Most Of Them Believe Their Data Is Safe

Aadhar has become one of the most crucial documents that one needs to have to get anything done in this country. And it has been surrounded by its fair share of controversies — specifically pertaining to data leaks. However, a recent report reveals that people trust their biometric and Aadhaar data is safe. This is quite remarkable despite several instances of Aadhaar data being hacked and stolen, and government’s silly…

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69% Indian companies at risk of data breach

A CIO survey by Forcepoint and Frost & Sullivan found that 69% of Indian organisations are at risk of data breach, with 44% of them encountering a data breach before and 25% failing to perform any breach assessment in the last 12 months. It also found that not enough C-level teams are involved in cyber security preparations , with only 34%, mainly at BFSI, telecom and IT& BPO companies, involved…

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New petrol pump norms: Minimum 100 outlets with at least 5% in remote areas

New Delhi: India’s new liberalised petrol pump norms require licensees to set up a minimum of 100 outlets with at least 5 per cent of them in remote areas. According to a gazette notification detailing the norms for setting up petrol pumps, the licensee would also be required to “install facilities for marketing at least one new generation alternate fuels like compressed natural gas (CNG), biofuels, liquefied natural gas, electric vehicle…

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How a govt-run health portal risked data of 2 million patients

A government-run health portal that was launched in 2014 risked data of around 2 million people registered on the site, according to cyber security researcher Avinash Jain, who shared the details exclusively with ET. The security flaw in the Online Registration System (ORS) website allowed access to patient details, including full names, addresses, age, mobile numbers, appointments, UHID, partial Aadhaar numbers, and disease details. Jain said the bug was fixed…

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LIC to introduce revised proposal forms from December 1; Know what is new

The Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India will not only relaunch its insurance plans from December 1, 2019 after incorporating the provisions of new guidelines issued by IRDAI, but will also revise its proposal forms. Compared to existing proposal forms, the new forms will be comprehensive and lengthy. For example, Proposal Form 300, that is used to insure self life by adult applicants, currently contains 8 pages, including Agent’s Confidential…

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Attention EPF subscribers! Don’t forget to get this certificate

New Delhi: Not many subscribers of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) are aware of the fact that they could be eligible for pension at the time of retirement. EPFO provides a pension scheme for subscribers which ensures that employees receive a pension once they attain the age of 58 years old. Existing, as well as new EPF members, can avail the benefits of this scheme. The employee and employer each…

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1.2 billion records of personal data exposed in one of the biggest breaches

Over 1.2 billion records of personal data have leaked online in a massive security breach. The leaked data contains email IDs, employers, social media profiles, phone numbers, names, job titles and even geographic locations. Discovered by security researchers Vinny Troia and Bob Diachenko, the exposed data comes with an index which suggests it was essentially sourced from a data enrichment company called People Data Labs. The unprotected Elasticsearch server contained…

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