How To Make Use Of UIDAI’s Online Aadhaar Card Services

June 29, 2019

The UIDAI or Unique Identification Authority of India provides a host of online services for Aadhaar holders and applicants. The UIDAI – the issuer of the 12-digit personal identification number under the Aadhaar programme – enables applicants to check the status of their request and locate the nearest Aadhaar centre through its “self-service” portal, uidai.gov.in. The UIDAI portal also enables Aadhaar holders to make changes to the address fed into their Aadhaar…

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Government to celebrate 2nd anniversary of GST on July 1

June 29, 2019

New Delhi: The Government will organise an event on July 1, to celebrate the second anniversary of Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll out, which will be addressed by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her deputy Anurag Thakur. The event, to be held in Ambedkar Bhawan, here, will be attended by senior officers of the central and state tax authorities. There will be a presentation on the two years of GST…

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Accounts of these gamers may have been ‘hacked’

June 28, 2019

You don’t often hear about breaches, hacks and vulnerabilities in gaming consoles and services as much as you do for smartphones and other mobile devices. But a new report may make you believe that when you do hear about it, it’s big. According to Check Point Research, a cyber security firm, along with CyberInt there are several vulnerabilities found in the Origin gaming service that belongs to one of the…

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India wants to build a WhatsApp-like app for govt communications

June 28, 2019

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. It’s easy to use user interface has made it popular not just among people from all age groups and backgrounds. And now the word is that the Indian government is planning to build its own communication app – one that is quite similar to WhatsApp – for its internal communications. The rationale behind this sudden move – or…

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Honor to launch first 5G smartphone later this year

June 28, 2019

In the run-up to 5G rollout for the masses, almost every major smartphone manufacturer in the world has announced 5G compatible devices. Now, Honor, the sub-brand of Chinese tech giant Huawei, has also revealed plans to come up with a 5G smartphone by the end of this year. At the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, Honor president George Zhao stated that the company would release its first 5G smartphone in…

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Karnataka may ban construction of new flats in Bengaluru for 5 years

June 28, 2019

In view of the acute water shortage in Bengaluru, the Karnataka government is contemplating a five-year ban on the construction of apartment buildings in the state capital, deputy chief minister G Parameshwara said on Thursday. Many buildings were being constructed in Bengaluru without paying any attention to the basic amenities required for residents, he told reporters. “Traffic and facilities cannot be regulated. In large constructions with about 3,000 flats there…

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HCL Technologies is hiring 10,000 freshers — including highschool passouts

June 28, 2019

HCL Technologies is planning to strengthen its entry-level talent pool by hiring nearly 10,000 freshers in 2019-20, according to an ET report. Of this, 3,000 candidates will be hired in Noida — including nearly 1,000 highschool passouts. The IT major is looking to deploy highschool passouts, fresh graduates and postgraduates — including freshers without an engineering background. The company had recently launched a year long work-integrated program to train entry-level…

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RBI sets a 24-hours ‘payment deadline’ for Google, Amazon and others

June 27, 2019

BENGALURU: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said that all payments-related data has to be stored within India and in cases where data gets processed outside the country, it needs to be brought back within 24 hours, reiterating its stand of last year’s on compulsory localisation of payments data. The regulator clarified this on Wednesday in a set of Frequently Asked Questions, or FAQs. These directives were applicable not…

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Google Maps launches a new safety feature for Indians, here’s how it works

June 27, 2019

Google is making travelling more secure for those in India who use auto rickshaws or cabs. The new safety feature comes as a part of an update for the Google Maps app. Called ‘Stay Safer’, the feature is said to alert and notify users who are travelling in taxis, auto rickshaws whenever their vehicle goes off-route. They will also be able to use the live status share feature of their…

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IRCTC Tourism offers 7-day trip to Haridwar, Rishikesh and Vaishno Devi; see details here

June 27, 2019

IRCTC Tourism Offers, Packages 2019: IRCTC Tourism’s latest offering is the ‘Bharat Darshan Special Train’ which covers all the important tourist places in the country. It is a six nights and seven days package tour which will take a journey across Haridwar and Rishikesh in Uttarakhand to Vaishno Devi in Katra, Jammu and Kashmir and back. The train will start its trip from Barddhaman in West Bengal from July 3 and…

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Google Maps has a new ‘Stay Safer’ feature for India: Here is what it will do

June 27, 2019

Google Maps has launched the ‘Stay Safer’ feature for its users in India. The new feature alerts users traveling in autorickshaws and taxis when their vehicle goes off-route and also shares the live status of the trip with the user’s family and friends. In case, taxi or autorickshaw deviates more than 0.5 kms from the suggested route of Google Maps it will alert the user immediately on the app. The feature…

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How you can win Xiaomi smartphones for free, starting June 28

June 26, 2019

To celebrate its fifth-anniversary in India, Xiaomi has started a new program for its Mi fans in India under which the company will give its users a chance to win one unit of Redmi Note 7S (3GB+ 32GB), two units Redmi Note 7 (3GB + 32GB) and two units of Redmi 7 (3GB + 32GB) every week. The company will announce five winners every week stating June 28 to July…

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