• Govt asks banks to open 15,000 branches in FY21
  • Popular government healthcare schemes you need to know about
  • Have Aadhaar, passport? You will have to share details for NPR
  • Bajaj launches electric Chetak scooter at ₹1 lakh
  • IRCTC tatkal booking rules 2020: Timings, charges and more

Govt asks banks to open 15,000 branches in FY21

MUMBAI: In a scramble to meet its financial inclusion agenda, the federal government handed lenders a list of location wise branches to be opened by both state-run and private banks, three people aware of the development said. Lenders including State Bank of India, Bank of BarodaNSE -0.46 %, HDFC Bank and ICICI BankNSE -0.64 % will open 14,000-15,000 branches in the coming year to reach the unbanked as per a…

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Realme announces the ‘Realpublic Sale’

realme, the fastest growing smartphone brand in India, today announced the “Realpublic Sale” with thrilling offers on the trendiest and popular smartphones and accessories for their customers. The sale will go live on  January 19, 2020 at 11:59 PM till January 22, 2020 at 11:59 PM. During this period, devices like realme 3, realme 5 Pro, realme X and the realme XT will be available at special prices at Flipkart…

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Popular government healthcare schemes you need to know about

Lack of access to proper healthcare is a major problem in India, and to address the issue, the government has introduced many healthcare schemes over the years. These schemes, launched under the National Health Mission, aim to make healthcare more accessible and affordable for all sections of the society, including children, women, and others. Here are some government health schemes to know about. 1:Ayushman Bharat Yojana, PM Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana, Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi Among…

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Have Aadhaar, passport? You will have to share details for NPR

Sharing details of Aadhaar, passport number, voter ID and driving licence during the planned National Population Register (NPR) exercise will be mandatory if you possess these documents, home ministry sources clarified on Wednesday. A senior official explained “voluntary” or “optional” sharing of identification documents only meant respondents would not be required to provide details of Aadhaar, driving licence, voter ID or passport number if these have not been issued to…

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Bajaj launches electric Chetak scooter at ₹1 lakh

Bajaj Auto on Tuesday launched the much-awaited Chetak electric scooter at a starting price of ₹1 lakh (ex showroom) for the Urbane range with drum front brake and ₹1.15 lakh (ex showroom) for the Premium range which gets disc front brake. The Chetak scooter ruled Indian roads in years gone by and now promises to provide a vital thrust to the two-wheeled electric mobility space which also has a number…

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IRCTC tatkal booking rules 2020: Timings, charges and more

New Delhi: Indian Railways allows its passengers to book tickets last minute under the Tatkal ticket booking scheme. The Tatkal train tickets can be booked by passengers online through Railways app or IRCTC website. Tatkal tickets can also be booked offline from any of the Indian Railways reservation centre across the country. Tatkal train tickets come with premium charges which make them expensive than the normal train tickets. Tatkal train…

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Post office deposits: PPF, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, NSC, SCSS latest rates here

The government has kept the interest rates applicable to small savings scheme unchanged for the quarter ending 31 March. Currently, the government offers nine types of small saving schemes, including Recurring Deposit (RD), Public Provident Fund (PPF), Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana (SSY) and Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS). The Finance Ministry reviews the interest rates on these small savings schemes on a quarterly basis. Let’s take a look at Post Office Savings Scheme…

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Amazon plans to make its website more safe for shoppers, here’s how

Amazon.com Inc is planning to give more data on counterfeit goods to law enforcement in a further crackdown on fakes listed on its e-commerce sites, a person familiar with the program told Reuters. The move comes as Amazon faces public scrutiny over how it polices counterfeits and allegedly unsafe products on its platform. Fakes have long frustrated top labels like Apple Inc and Nike Inc , discouraging some from selling…

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Over 14% Indians affected by ‘Shopper’ malware

A new Trojan application is boosting popular shopping app ratings and installations and spreading ads that annoy users and over 14 per cent Indians have been affected by this malware dubbed as ‘Shopper’, researchers from global cybersecurity and anti-virus brand Kaspersky said on Sunday. The highest share of users infected by ‘Trojan-Dropper. AndroidOS.Shopper.a’ from October to November 2019 was in Russia, with a staggering 28.46 per cent of all users…

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Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 foldable phone could launch as ‘Galaxy Z Flip’

Samsung is all set to launch its next generation Galaxy S20 series smartphones and Galaxy Fold 2 smartphones on February 11. Ahead of the launch, reports have revealed that Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Fold 2 bear the codename Hubble and Bloom, respectively, within the company. Now, a new report says that Samsung will not be using ‘Fold 2’ moniker for its upcoming foldable screen smartphone. So, what will Galaxy Fold…

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Indian Railways new feature: Now, check your train reservation chart online

Do you travel by trains frequently? Are you worried when your booking is not confirmed? So, this news is definitely for you. The Indian Railways has started displaying reserved charts online. The passengers can now access information on vacant, booked and partially booked train berths after preparation of the reservation chart. Railway minister Piyush Goyal tweeted, “Hassle-Free Train Travel: Passengers can now access information on vacant, booked and partially booked…

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