Amazon may soon be able to track your phone’s location even if you don’t use any of its products or services

September 30, 2019

Among the avalanche of new products unveiled at Amazon’s hardware event on Wednesday were two features that are a bit less tangible: “Sidewalk,” a new wireless protocol that links smart objects, and “eero,” a brand of WiFi router the company acquired and is selling for people to use in their homes. With the new offerings, the number of Amazon-made routers and devices in homes and stores is set to increase…

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5 income tax rule changes that came into force this month

September 30, 2019

In Budget 2019, Finance Minister announced some changes in income tax rules and some of them came into force from September 1. The new income tax rules relate to TDS or tax deducted at source applicability on payment to contractors, professionals and brokers; purchase of immovable property, cash withdrawal beyond ₹1 crore and taxable life insurance proceeds. Later, the government exempted agriculture produce marketing committees (APMCs) from the purview of…

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How to know if you have been blocked on WhatsApp?

September 28, 2019

Today, we chat, send voice notes, even make video calls with our friends and family using WhatsApp. The platform is extremely useful, and just like all messengers, it also offers a ‘block’ button, which people use to avoid spammers or contacts bothering them, say like an annoying ex. Now, if you think someone may have blocked you, here are some ways to be sure. Look at the tick of delivery WhatsApp…

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SpiceJet Announces 46 New Domestic Flights, Details Here

September 28, 2019

Budget airline operator SpiceJet has announced the launch of 46 new non-stop flights on its domestic network. The new flights will start in phases starting October 27, 2019, the airline said in a statement. Additionally, the carrier also announced the on-boarding of Rajkot as its 54th destination on the domestic network with the introduction of a daily non-stop flight on the Mumbai-Rajkot route. Besides, the airline will also launch services on the Chennai-Durgapur…

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Your PAN card will be useless if you don’t link to Aadhaar by 30 Sep

September 27, 2019

  NEW DELHI : The deadline to link your Permanent Account Number (PAN) card with Aadhaar card is ending this month. According to a notification issued by the finance ministry earlier this year, 30 September is the last date to link the two id cards — PAN and Aadhaar. The government has extended the deadline several times in the past and this could be the last and final call to complete the…

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Here are home loans charged by banks and housing finance companies

September 27, 2019

How home loans are charged by banks and housing finance companies is a pertinent question. If you look at banks, most of public sector or private banks normally cater to the formal segment with regards to home loans. Formal segment means, the property chosen by the customer has to be formal and by reputed builders, and at the same time, the customer has to be an income tax payer with…

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Top Offers for Broadband Subscribers by BSNL, ACT, Hathway and Other Service Providers

September 26, 2019

The broadband sector is seeing a massive change as the Mukesh Ambani led telecom operator, Reliance Jio has made its entry into the broadband segment with the launch of JioFiber FTTH services. To prepare for the competition which is sprawling in the industry, all the other service providers are rolling out offers which are aimed at luring the new customers and retention of the existing customers. These service providers include…

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Here is ‘good news’for Uber riders in India

September 26, 2019

New Delhi: The moment you board an Uber vehicle starting Wednesday, you will automatically be entitled to an insurance coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh, the ride-hailing giant said on Wednesday. In case of an accidental death or disability, Uber riders will be able to claim a maximum of Rs 500,000. They will be able to claim up to Rs 200,000 for accidental hospitalisation, including maximum OPD benefit up…

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Government is warning you about ‘dangerous’ Income Tax emails

September 25, 2019

Government of India’s nodal cybersecurity body, CERT-In, has issued a warning to citizens about a dangerous online campaign involving fake emails appearing to be sent from Indian Income Tax Department. As emails from the Income Tax department are taken seriously by citizens, hackers are trying to take advantage of this by pushing malware disguised as an email from the Income Tax department. Here is everything you need to know about these ‘dangerous’ emails These Income Tax…

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Soon, PF subscribers to get option to invest money in stock market through NPS

September 25, 2019

The government may soon allow the Provident Fund (PF) subscribers to invest their full PF money in stock market through National Pension Scheme (NPS). Besides this, the employees will also be asked at the time of joining a new job that whether they want to opt for EPF scheme or the NPS. Labour Ministry officials are holding consultations over this idea and it is expected that an announcement in this…

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New efficient way to convert heat into electricity found: Study

September 24, 2019

WASHINGTON: Researchers have found a new way to capture heat and turn it into electricity, an advance that could increase the efficiency of energy generation from car exhaust, interplanetary space probes, and industrial processes. The scientists, including those from The Ohio State University in the US, found a new way to design thermoelectric semiconductors — materials that could convert heat to electricity. The new method is described in a study,…

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WhatsApp quietly rolls out tool to share status on Facebook

September 24, 2019

San Francisco: Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp has begun rolling out a feature for Android users to let them share their status stories directly on Facebook Story and other apps. Just like Instagram, WhatsApp’s status Stories let users post images, text and videos on your profile that disappear after 24 hours. WhatsApp hasn’t made an official announcement yet but several users reported this on Twitter. “So WhatsApp has a new…

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