War on fakes: Govt may verify WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook accounts using mobile numbers

May 4, 2019

The ministry of electronics and IT (MeitY) is exploring the option of verifying users’ profile on social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter through their mobile numbers, which it feels could help check fake accounts that indulge in anti-social activities like spreading dubious information and propaganda. MeitY is of the view that individual online account of users of social media platforms should be verified and fake ones weeded out….

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EPF interest to be credited soon. How to check your PF balance

May 4, 2019

For your retirement planning it is important to keep a track of all your savings and the balance lying in your employees provident fund (EPF) is one such reserve fund that can come in handy during a financial emergency. Not just after retirement, your PF balance can also be used to pay for a marriage or medical emergency in the family, children’s education and purchase of property or repayment of…

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Amazon Now re-brands itself as Prime Now, promises 2-hour express delivery

May 4, 2019

Amazon India has rebranded its grocery services as Prime Now which promises to provide 2 hours express delivery to its prime members. The Amazon Prime Now app is now available for download on Android and iOS devices. Talking about the launch, Head of Prime Now, Amazon India, Siddharth Nambiar said that they have invested in the customized infrastructure of fulfilment centres (FC) for faster deliveries and chill chains to maintain…

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How To Access Employee Provident Fund (EPF) Passbook Online

May 4, 2019

The EPFO or Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation provides several online facilities to its subscribers. One such facility enables EPF (Employees’ Provident Fund) subscribers to access the statement of contributions in their account. A subscriber can access EPF passbook from the EPFO’s member portal, epfindia.gov.in. In an EPF account, the employee contributes 12 per cent of his or her pay (basic wages, dearness allowance and retaining allowance) towards the account, and an equal amount is…

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