How proposed changes in H1-B visa rules may impact Indian IT companies, techies

January 19, 2019

The US is reviewing the H-1B visa programme, which allows companies to temporarily employ foreign workers in America in speciality occupations. The new proposals, if implemented, could impact the profitability of Indian IT companies as it could lead to a reduction in H1-B visa approvals for regular applicants, says research agency Icra. There is a yearly cap of 65,000 on new H1-B visa issuance, with an additional 20,000 visas for…

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Have a low credit score? Here’s what you can do this year to fix it

January 19, 2019

If you have plans to buy a house or car this year or in the near future, you must make yourself well-versed with the importance of credit score. Your credit score is not just a number but an indication of your financial health and a lender looks at it to get an understanding of your loan repayment behaviour and credit worthiness. And it’s often used as a determining factor in…

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Order Aadhaar print — officially from UIDAI

January 19, 2019

It  is  now  possible  to  get  our  Aadhaar  card  printed  officially  by  the Unique Identification Authority of India – UIDAI.  The  UIDAI  has  started  reprinting  Aadhaar  cards on  a  pilot  basis.  This  move – getting the Aadhaar card directly from UIDIAI – will help  people  looking for  Aadhaar  reprint  centres. How  to  Print  Aadhaar  Card  officially It  takes  just  a  few  clicks  to  get  the  Aadhaar  card  printed. Step 1 Go  to…

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Amazon refund money of 1,500 customers siphoned off by hackers, here’s how

January 19, 2019

Refunds due to as many as 1,500 Amazon customers have been siphoned off by hackers, according to a legal complaint filed by the e-commerce giant. The incident came to light after the legal cell of Amazon filed a complaint in Lucknow yesterday. Based on the complaint, an FIR was lodged against unknown hackers at Vibhuti Khand police station. Notably, many customers had initially complained that refunds were not being credited…

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No, OTP is not surefire protection against online banking fraud

January 19, 2019

One-time password (OTP), a commonly used two-factor authentication, is considered an effective deterrent against criminals trying to steal money from your bank account through online transaction. Not any more. There has been a large number of cases in which criminals duped bank customers into revealing OTP or accessed it by hacking the smartphone. But now they have found another way to bypass the OTP deterrent — by requesting your bank…

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