WhatsApp threatens legal action against public claims of messaging abuses

June 12, 2019

WhatsApp has threatened legal action against those who publicly claim the ability to abuse its messaging platform, after the emergence of a raft of companies advertising products to bypass usage restrictions. A Reuters investigation found in May that WhatsApp clones and software tools were helping Indian digital marketers and political activists bypass anti-spam restrictions in the run-up to India’s general election. Until now, WhatsApp has focused legal action on abuses…

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RBI to waive all charges on RTGS, NEFT from July 1: How you are impacted

June 12, 2019

Following up on the announcement made on June 6 after the bi-monthly monetary policy review, the Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday evening announced that it will waive all charges on fund transfer through popular RTGS and NEFT systems from July 1. The RBI has also asked banks to pass on the benefits to customers from the same day. The RBI said it has reviewed the various charges levied by…

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How To Access Employee Provident Fund (EPF) Passbook Online

June 12, 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…

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Other Users Can See Your Passwords If You’re Using Google Chrome

June 12, 2019

There are hundred of social media websites and apps a single user has to manage these days and all these accounts come with their own set of baggage, particularly having to remember passwords. Now, the good thing about technology is that it has provided us with certain tools that help manage and remember passwords. There are many apps today that help you do so. But, did you know that even…

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Spam calls? How to block them on Airtel, Vodafone-Idea, Reliance Jio and other networks

June 12, 2019

Calls of telemarketers and bots are very common these days and these are getting worse day by day. During elections, we have also received automated calls from several leaders seeking vote. These sometimes jeopardise calls from our friends and family and the only option left with us is to block these calls. But how? Most people does so by blocking that particular number using their smartphone’s call blocking feature which…

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Good News for Salaried! Government approves 8.65% interest on EPF for 2018-19

June 12, 2019

The Finance Ministry has approved 8.65 per cent rate of interest on Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) for 2018-19 as decided by retirement fund body EPFO, benefitting more than 6 crore formal sector workers. “The Department of Financial Services (DFS), a wing of Finance Ministry, has given its concurrence to Employees Provident Fund Organisation’s (EPFO) decision to provide 8.65 per cent rate of interest for 2018-19 to its subscribers,” a source…

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