Reliance Jio users, hackers may be planning to attack you

October 31, 2019

NEW DELHI: Cybersecurity firm Symantec has found a malware source code that hackers are preparing to most likely attack Reliance Jio users. The malware dubbed as Xhelper hide in phones and download other malicious app or show advertisements. Dubbed as . “We spotted many classes and constant variables labeled as ‘Jio’. These classes are unimplemented for now but we suspect that the attackers may be planning to target Jio users…

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Google offers ‘paper phone’ to tackle your phone addiction

October 30, 2019

Like it or not but smartphone addiction is something a lot of people suffer from, even though they might not admit or acknowledge it. To tackle this issue, Google has launched something called a Paper Phone. The company calls it an experiment which will help people get a ‘digital’ detox. “We hope this little experiment can help you try a digital detox from technology and help you focus on the…

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National Pension System (NPS): Eligibility, Withdrawal Rules Explained Here

October 29, 2019

National Pension System or NPS, a government-run investment scheme, gives the subsriber the option to set the preferred allocation to different asset classes, such as government bonds, equity market instruments and corporate debt. An NPS account can be opened by a citizen of 18-65 years of age, according to National Securities Depository’s (NSDL) website – npscra.nsdl.co.in. NSDL is the Central Recordkeeping Agency (CRA) for NPS. CRA issues a Permanent Retirement…

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How To Check Status Of Your Income Tax Refund

October 29, 2019

An online facility provided by the Income Tax Department enables taxpayers to claim any excess payment of tax. It also enables the income tax assessees to check the status of a refund online, through the e-governance website of National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) – tin.tin.nsdl.com. The taxman refunds the excess tax through an electronic transfer or a cheque, depending on the method used by the assessee while filing the income…

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7th Pay Commission update: Government may hike Central govt employees’ salaries soon

October 29, 2019

7th Pay Commission: In a post-Diwali gift the NDA government is likely to raise the salaries of its employees soon. The government is seriously considering taking a decision in this regard which if it comes through will benefit nearly 50 lakh central government employees. A final decision in this regard is expected to be taken in November. The government, however, has not yet made any formal announcement in this context,…

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How SMS may ‘replace’ WhatsApp soon in Android phones

October 28, 2019

The humble SMS might make a comeback and should not be considered to be dead entirely as the four major US carriers–AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon have partnered together to enable messaging based on RCS ecosystem. RCS stands for Rich Communication Services and it uses mobile data or Wi-Fi to receive SMS. In other words, with RCS, the humble SMS app can actually become a mighty rival for the likes…

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Aadhaar, PAN Link: Ease of ITR filing to PAN card security; Here are your top 5 benefits

October 28, 2019

Aadhaar, PAN Link: From 1 April 2019, it has become mandatory for the earning individuals to mention their Aadhaar number while Income Tax Return (ITR) filing. However, those earning individuals who are below 80 years of age and are income taxpayer, they will have to file their ITR electronically by logging in at the official website of the income tax department incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. So, income tax can be paid online only…

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Home Loan: All you need to know about hidden charges

October 26, 2019

Home loans are a breather for many to fulfill their dream of owning a home. Getting 75% to 80% of the funds of the property cost from the bank makes you go further closer to your dream. You might be thinking that you only need to pay the fixed EMI to make your dream home come true. It is not only EMI that a home loan cost you, but also…

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Tata Sky, Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV and all DTH subscribers now have to get KYC done: All you need to know

October 26, 2019

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has been busy revamping new regulations in the DTH and cable TV industry for a while now. In early 2019, we saw the TRAI coming up with a new set of regulations to optimise the pricing for all the stakeholders. While that regulation change is still being debated, the TRAI has recently floated a new regulation for all DTH operators to mandate a…

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Soon, Netflix may not allow password sharing with friends

October 25, 2019

Netflix, a prominent leader in the content streaming arena, charges a lot of money from its users. Its plans are so expensive that people usually share their Netflix accounts with friends and family. However, the sad news is, this witty practice won’t last long as the streaming giant has started exploring ways to curb password sharing. Here’s all about it. Sharing How Netflix users share accounts? Unlike Amazon Prime Video…

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Here’s how to earn maximum interest on PPF balance

October 25, 2019

New Delhi: The Public Provident Fund or PPF is one of the favourite investment instruments for many Indians because of many reasons that include guaranteed returns, higher interest and tax benefit. Since it is a long-term investment vehicle, PPF has been used by Indians to save for their retirement, children’s education and other long term goals like children’s marriage. At the moment, the interest rate offered on PPF is comparatively…

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Soon, you can pay via UPI all over the world

October 24, 2019

Indians traveling abroad may soon be able to use the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) to pay for goods and services there, according to two bankers in the know of the matter. UPI is an inter-bank fund transfer mechanism run by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and enables instant fund settlement through a smartphone. NPCI is working to enable this feature within the next six months, starting with the…

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