US announces ‘efficient’, ‘effective’ new rule for filing H-1B visas

January 31, 2019

WASHINGTON: In an aparent effort to give more chance to foreign workers who have received higher education from the US, the US government on Wednesday announced a new rule related to the filing of the all-important H-1B visas. The Trump administration insisted that the new rule is more ‘efficient’ and ‘effective’. The US government also expressed confidence that the introduction of new rule will help the US in attracting best…

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How to get duplicate copy of your lost Aadhaar card

January 31, 2019

After the Supreme Court verdict on Aadhaar Act, it is no longer mandatory to link your Aadhaar with bank or telecom services. But, Aadhaar is still required for availing various government services and welfare schemes, thereby maintaining its relevance as a valid proof of identity. So, if you end up losing your Aadhaar, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get a duplicate copy. Procedure to re-issue your Aadhaar First…

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Alert! Most e-wallets might become invalid by February-end

January 30, 2019

New Delhi: After tightening E-commerce norms, digital wallets might be next. It may be noted that in its Aadhaar judgement, Supreme Court barred private entities from using Aadhaar data for KYC. According to a Times of India report, lakhs of mobile wallets might become invalid by the end of next month as the companies are not able to comply with RBI norms of user-data verification. The report stated that according…

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Moments, Facebook’s rarely-used, photo-sharing app to shut down next month

January 30, 2019

Facebook has announced that it is shutting down its standalone photo-sharing app, Moments, next month. The rarely-used app, which was brought around four years back, failed to make waves among users and will no longer be available from February 25. The social media giant made the announcement on the official Facebook page of Moments recently. Here’s more on this. Facebook makes the official announcement App would organize photos by either…

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ICICI, Axis, HDFC Bank, 8 others set to launch blockchain-linked funding for SMEs

January 29, 2019

A group of 11 big banks will soon launch India’s first block-chain linked funding for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), a move which may bring about a drastic change to lending practices. These banks include ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, RBL Bank, Yes Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and South Indian Bank. State Bank of India, IndusInd Bank and Bank of Baroda will be involved in this…

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Vodafone Idea Customers Can Now Watch Sun Nxt Content for Free

January 29, 2019

Vodafone Idea, the recently merged telecom service provider, today inked a deal with Sun TV Network’s OTT platform, Sun NXT. As part of this partnership, Vodafone Idea customers can watch the entire content of Sun NXT for free on the Vodafone Play and Idea Movies and TV applications. For the unaware, Sun NXT possibly has the best regional content of South India states. If you’re from any of the South…

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Paytm Rs 5,000 cashback flight offer: No booking period, promo code inside; check details

January 28, 2019

New Delhi: Paytm, Vijay Shekhar Sharma-led India’s largest mobile wallet firm, has been offering cashback of up to Rs 5,000 on flight ticket bookings. All the Paytm users are eligible for the cashback offer of up to Rs 5,000 on flight ticket bookings. Customers can avail a 5 per cent cashback of up to Rs 5,000 on flight ticket bookings via Paytm website or Paytm mobile application. The cashback offer up…

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CBSE introduces ‘know your aptitude’ exam, registrations begin from January 29

January 28, 2019

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) introduced Know Your Aptitude (KYA) exam for students of class 9 and class 10 to help candidates access their aptitude and make their career choice according to their interests. The aptitude is expected to evaluate students’ strengths and weaknesses. The test aims at helping students make an informative decision while choosing subjects in class 11-12, a statement issued by the Central…

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Is Your Name On Electoral Roll? Here’S How You Can Find Out

January 28, 2019

The Lok Sabha elections are nearing and as a citizen of India, if you have to be able to cast your vote, the most important thing is for your name to appear in the electoral roll. An electoral roll is a list of names prepared by the Election Commission of India. This includes the names of all the people, aged 18 years and above, who have voter ID cards. Basically,…

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Soon, no e-way bill if GST returns not filed for 6 months

January 25, 2019

Non-filers of GST returns for 6 consecutive months will soon be barred from generating e-way bills for movement of goods. The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) is developing such IT system that businesses who have not filed returns for two straight return filing cycle, which is 6 months, would be barred from generating e-way bills, an official said. “As soon as the new IT system which will ensure barring…

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Every Indian Citizen May Soon Get An E-Passport, Here’s Everything You Need To Know About It

January 25, 2019

Soon, E-Passports will be issued to people in India. The government announced that it is working on a centralised passport system in which all the passport services would be provided from Indian embassies across the world. “Indian embassies and consulates are being connected to the Passport Seva Project worldwide,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on January 22 while addressing the inaugural ceremony of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2019 in Varanasi….

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