Zoom effect: Google Meet ‘premium’ video calls are now free for all users

April 30, 2020

Google is making Meet, its “premium” video calling service free for all, to better take on Zoom that’s also rolling out Zoom 5.0 today with enhanced privacy and security controls including stronger encryption. This means, anybody with a Google account can now video call with up to 100 people simultaneously and without any time limits using Google Meet. Until now, you needed to be a “paying” G Suite customer to…

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Five reasons why your loan application can be rejected

April 30, 2020

Whether it is a medical emergency or any other financial emergency, bank loans can come in handy in times of need. While applying for a bank loan is easy, the application process does not guarantee the approval of the loan. Banks can reject one’s loan application owing to a number of factors. Here are some reasons why your loan application can be rejected. 1:Poor credit history and low credit score…

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Apple iPhone SE doesn’t have Haptic Touch support for notifications

April 29, 2020

Apple seems to have cut corners in the software department too while making the affordable iPhone SE. As per a report by MacRumors, with the new iPhone SE you cannot long press (or 3D Touch) notifications to expand them. This feature was first introduced with the iPhone 6S and the iPhone SE has surprisingly skipped this feature which is now seen as something very basic. Instead of the long press…

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Zomato Not To Charge Restaurants For ‘Contactless Dining’ For 6 Months

April 29, 2020

New Delhi: Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal on Tuesday said that the company has made its ‘contactless dining free for all restaurants across India and other global destinations for a period of at least six months. Restaurants in India, the UAE, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Portugal, Philippines, Indonesia, and Lebanon will have to only bear the payment gateway fee and Zomato won’t charge any fee from them. According to Goyal, the…

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SEBI Halves Broker Turnover Fee, Filing Fees For Offer Documents

April 28, 2020

Mumbai: In a bid to provide further relief to market participants amid the coronavirus crisis, securities market regulator SEBI has reduced broker turnover fees and filing fees on offer documents for public issue, rights issue and buyback of shares by 50 per cent. “In its continuing efforts to help market participants to tide over challenges due to COVID-19, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has decided to reduce…

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LPG customers get this facility, take advantage of such Subsidy by SMS, Call

April 28, 2020

This is news for LPG customers. These days, the government has restored the services of domestic gas despite the lockdown so that the general public does not face any trouble. If you are also among those who are using LPG connection LPG connection, you can get Subsidy subsidy directly in your bank account by connecting Aadhar Aadhaar number to your connection. There are several ways by which you can link…

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Here’s how you should use your ACs, coolers, fans during COVID-19 crisis

April 27, 2020

Rising temperature in the country has forced people to switch on their air conditioners (AC) and desert coolers to get some respite. Due to the coronavirus lockdown, however, there are several concerns regarding their usage. The government has, therefore, issued some guidelines advising people about how they should use these appliances amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Air Conditioners The advisory says that the temperature of the home-run AC should be kept…

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Aadhaar eKYC update: Modi govt notifies new entities for Aadhaar authentication service

April 27, 2020

Aadhaar Authentication Service: The Ministry of Finance has notified lists of new reporting entities that can undertake Aadhaar authentication service of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) under Section 11A of the Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002. The new list of reporting entities includes Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company, Bharti AXA Life Insurance, Exide Life Insurance, HDFC Life Insurance, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, PNB Metlife India Insurance Company, SBI…

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Microsoft launches new ‘Plasma Bot’ to help with COVID-19 treatment

April 25, 2020

In a bid to help with the treatment of the novel coronavirus disease, Microsoft has launched a new ‘Plasma Bot’. The system works just like the automated symptom-checker of the company but focuses on determining your eligibility for donating plasma, which could ultimately help scientists devise a reliable convalescent plasma-based therapy for critical COVID-19 patients. Here’s all about it. Solution Plasma therapy: Promising solution for COVID-19 The work on COVID-19…

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Post Office Monthly Income Scheme: Get money every month! Attractive benefits on offer

April 25, 2020

Post Office Monthly Income Scheme: In these tough times when prospects of pay cuts and even job losses are high, many people would be looking at alternative options to earn money. Yes, a second source of guaranteed money inflow into bank account, apart from salary via jobs, so that they can keep earning even if they lose their jobs or pay is cut. here is one very interesting one. Like…

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Electric Vehicles This Week: FAME II Strikes EV Sales, Xiaomi Bikes, More

April 24, 2020

Overall, the EV industry has registered a 20% hike with the sale of 1.56 Lakh units. Out of which, electric two-wheelers make up for almost 97% of the sales with 1.52 Lakh units sold. Now, in the electric two-wheeler sections the low-speed e-scooters, which do not come under the FAME II policy, have overtaken the faster e-scooter market overwhelmingly. According to the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV), low-speed…

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How to improve audio quality during call conferencing

April 24, 2020

Most people across the world are stuck at home due to coronavirus spread and in this situation, video calling has become the new normal. People are now practising social distancing and using phones and video conferencing apps to communicate with each other. Even meetings are now being done via video conferencing tools and software such as Zoom, Teams, Google Meet. Well, there’s no denying that video quality plays an essential…

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