New visa rules Indian passport holders need to know

August 31, 2018

As of 2018, 59 countries offer visa on arrival or visa-free travel to Indian passport holders. But that is hardly any consolation, given that most countries in Europe and the Americas still require you to get that visa stamped on your passport. However, in what comes as slight relief to Indian passport holders, visa rules have been relaxed a little. There is a new set of visa rules in place…

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How to read deleted messages on WhatsApp

August 31, 2018

Have you ever spent hours agonising over that important chat you deleted on WhatsApp? We have all been in that situation and have eventually regretted that inadvertent action. WhatsApp already offers two options if you want to delete the message but there is no easy method to recover that. Things turn worse if you have deleted an entire chat. While this is for the sender and recipient both, the Delete…

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Are banks really closed for 6 days in September? No, but here’s what you must know

August 31, 2018

A message currently going viral on social media claiming the banks will remain closed for six days during the coming week is creating confusion among the customers. However, contrary to the social buzz, the banks will largely remain open across the country. “The message going around in the social media that banks will be closed for six days in the first week of September due to holidays and bank strike…

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IRCTC Tatkal Tickets: 5 Conditions Under Which Full Refund Is Granted

August 30, 2018

IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) grants no refund on cancellation of confirmed Tatkal tickets/duplicate Tatkal tickets except in case of certain circumstances, said Indian Railways on its portal- indianrail.gov.in. Tatkal ticket bookings are meant for immediate plans. According to IRCTC, Tatkal ticket bookings are allowed in all classes except first AC and executive class. Tatkal booking opens at 10 am for AC classes and 11 am for non-AC…

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Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro: Which One’s Best Suited to Your Needs?

August 29, 2018

Xiaomi recently launched the Mi A2 (Review), the successor to the Mi A1 (Review), which was the first Xiaomi smartphone to run a stock build of Android and was well received by buyers and critics alike. The new Mi A2 is also an Android One smartphone that features 4GB of RAM, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, an all-metal body, and a dual camera setup at the rear. Priced at Rs….

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Cabinet Approves Additional 2% Hike In DA; To Benefit 1.1 Crore Persons

August 29, 2018

New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday approved additional 2 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR), a move that will benefit about 1.1 crore central government employees and pensioners, an official release said. The impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be Rs.6,112.20 crore per annum and Rs. 4,074.80 crore in the financial year 2018-19 (8 months from July, 2018 to February, 2019). The hike…

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Paytm – Get 50% Cashback on Booking 2 Movie Tickets (All Users)

August 29, 2018

Paytm – Get 50% Cashback on Booking Movie Tickets (Max Rs 150). Paytm has come up with Booking Movie Tickets Offer where you will get the 50% Cashback upto a Maximum of Rs 150 on purchase of 2 Movie Tickets and No Minimum Purchase required. So Hurry up and avail this super offer now !! How to Get 50% Cashback on Movie Tickets ?1) First of all, Paytm Movies Page Here2)…

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Supreme Court Notice To Centre, WhatsApp Against Payments Service

August 29, 2018

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the centre and messaging service provider WhatsApp after a plea sought direction to restrain the app from proceeding with its payments systems unless it fully complies with RBI”s provisions. A bench of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice Indu Malhotra sought response from WhatsApp, Law and Justice Ministry, Finance Ministry and Information Technology Ministry within four weeks. Advocate Virag Gupta, appearing…

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National Mobility Card- Integrate Travel Cum Debit Or Credit Card

August 29, 2018

In a bid to ease travel and shopping related woes of customers across the country, the Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal and Chief Minister of Mumbai Devendra Fadnavis met last week to give an approval on the introduction of National Mobility card. The card will allow its holders to make use of the card on all sorts of public transport including local trains, buses, metro, monorail etc. not just within…

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SBI account holders alert! Names and IFSC codes of 1,300 branches changed

August 28, 2018

As part of rationalisation post merger of six associate banks with itself, the country’s largest lender SBI has changed names and IFSC codes of nearly 1,300 branches across the country. Accordingly, the lender has published a list of new branch codes as well as the IFSC codes of these branches. The merger of six associate banks and Bhartiya Mahila Bank (BMB) with State Bank of India (SBI) came to effect…

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Face recognition to be compulsory for all Aadhaar-based authentications, says UIDAI

August 27, 2018

The ToI report citing sources said this measure is being implemented following ‘official circulars’ by UIDAI (on June 19 and August 17) to Authentication User Agencies (AUAs), Authentication Service Agencies (ASAs), and certified biometric device providers adding that failure to comply to this will be treated as a criminal offence by authentication agencies and will be punishable with imprisonment and fine under Section 42 and 43 of the Aadhaar Act, 2016. “There…

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