Doing these 10 things on WhatsApp may land you in jail

January 31, 2020

WhatsApp is one the most popular chatting apps in India and it is used by people from all walks of life including politicians, activists and of course criminals. Of late, WhatsApp groups have become the prime concern for law enforcement agencies in India as the platform is increasing being used to incite mob and mobilise attacks. While end-to-end encryption may safeguard users, it becomes all the more difficult for the…

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EPFO blocks 9 lakh employee accounts after govt finds job incentive fraud: Report

January 31, 2020

The government has unearthed about 80,000 companies that have duped the system by availing financial incentives worth Rs 300 crore from the Centre for a flagship scheme meant to create jobs in the formal sector, Business Standard reported. The report suggests that nine lakh beneficiaries of its Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY), a job formalisation scheme, have been found to be ineligible. This is because they were already a…

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Paytm Payments Bank to help identify rogue apps that could trigger fraud transactions

January 30, 2020

NEW DELHI: Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) on Monday said it has added a new feature that analyses “rogue” apps on user devices that may trigger fraudulent transactions and advises users to uninstall such apps. It is also leveraging artificial intelligence to immediately identify and block suspicious activities, and is undertaking periodic awareness drives throughout the country to educate users about fraud calls and SMSes, the bank said. “PPBL is…

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Want tax-free income of Rs 5 lakh in FY 2019-20? Check eligibility before Budget 2020

January 30, 2020

Budget 2020 Income Tax: Several reports suggest that the upcoming Budget on February 1 may see a rejig in personal income tax slabs. However, the benefit of such a rejig would be applicable while filing Income Tax Return (ITR) for FY 2020-21. For filing ITR of Financial Year 2019-20, the current rax slabs would apply. As per the current tax slabs and rules, a person having income up to Rs 5…

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Biggest Credit Card And Debit Card Breach Ever Puts Details of 30 Million up For Sale

January 30, 2020

A data breach has hit Wawa, an East Coast-based convenience store and gas station, as hackers broke into over 850 Wawa stores and potentially exposed 30 million sets of payment records including those from Asian countries — making it largest payment card breaches of all time. According to cybersecurity firm Gemini Advisory, information from the Wawa hacking emerged on the Dark Web this week at the Joker’s Stash marketplace, one…

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Realme Buds Air review: Mid-ranger brings in premium features!

January 29, 2020

After the Buds wireless and then the Buds 2 realme has ventured further and deeper into the hearables market with its latest, wireless Bluetooth earbuds called the Buds Air. The earbuds come at an interesting price point of Rs 3,999, standing between audiophile quality experience and the generic feature-rich products. After using the products, even we thought that by the user experience the device does fall somewhere in between. However,…

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Government to nudge vehicle owners to get insurance

January 29, 2020

The government is working out ways to nudge vehicle owners to get third-party insurance policy, so that they able to safeguard themselves from any financial liability in case of an accident. Currently, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) is working on a pilot scheme with some states–Telangana, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Bihar—to extract data pertaining to insured and uninsured vehicles. The government will then send messages to vehicles owners…

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Train Reaches 1.5 Hours Late, IRCTC gives Rs 100 As Compensation to All 636 Passengers

January 28, 2020

Due to some unavoidable reasons, the Ahmedabad Mumbai Tejas Express was delayed by more than an hour, for which the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will be compensating the passengers. This is not new for the IRCTC, as previously when a Lucknow Delhi Tejas Express was delayed, the national transporter made sure that all the passengers were compensated. For more details about the refund, read on! IRCTC To…

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Hackers target 1 Indian firm over 1,500 times a week: Report

January 27, 2020

A single organisation in India was attacked an alarming 1,565 times per week on average in the past six months, compared to 474 attacks per organisation globally, says a new report. According to researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point Research, 93% of malicious files in India were delivered via the web, compared to 35% of malicious files globally. The most common vulnerability exploit type in India is information disclosure,…

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Budget 2020: Govt may allow tax exemptions of up to Rs 2.5 lakh for savings under Section 80C

January 27, 2020

New Delhi: The Union Budget 2020-21 on February 1 could have some good news for salaried taxpayers as the government is reportedly considering giving tax exemptions of up to Rs 2.5 lakh for savings under the 80 category and carve out a separate section under 80C of the Income Tax Act to provide tax exemptions up to Rs 50,000 for National Savings Certificate (NSC). Furthermore, the finance ministry is contemplating…

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Budget 2020 may bring relief to salaried, middle class

January 27, 2020

New Delhi: The middle class has high expectations from the Union Budget 2020-21 that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present on February 1. The finance ministry is actively contemplating restructuring of personal income tax rates in an attempt to put money in the hands of taxpayers and boost consumption. Earlier, several news reports mentioned that the government constituted Direct Tax Code task force had suggested five tax brackets of 5…

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Coronavirus scare in India: Nearly 100 people under observation, PMO reviews preparedness

January 27, 2020

Over 100 people have been kept under observation in Kerala and Maharashtra following screening for a possible exposure to novel coronavirus (nCoV) as the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Saturday reviewed India’s preparedness to deal with any situation amid mounting global concern over rising cases in China. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said no positive case has been detected in India so far though samples of seven passengers have been…

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