Credit Card 2.0: Now you have ‘scan now and pay later’ option on UPI

October 21, 2020

Vivifi India Finance, a Hyderabad based non-bank lender, has recently launched Flexpay, a payment option which allows credit on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI). Flexpay will enable the customers to ‘scan now & pay later’, using a line of credit when they do not have funds available in their bank accounts or virtual wallets. ‘The payment option will facilitate offline purchases by scanning any UPI QR code or a UPI…

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OnePlus 9 leaked online, first leak hints at interesting changes

October 21, 2020

Barely days after the launch of the OnePlus 8T, we now have a new leak about its successor, the OnePlus 9. Despite the phone’s launch is potentially months away, information has started coming in about the phone that will look to improve on the OnePlus 8T and in the process also take on the competition that will be provided by next year’s flagships. Coming courtesy of Twitter user Max J,…

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Life insurance: How to calculate returns on insurance policies

October 20, 2020

By Hemanth Gorur Many insurance products such as child plans and pension plans can take on the flavour of investments based on your objective of buying them. You may therefore want to compare the payouts to other investment products in the market, or even compare between insurance plans. However, not only can the premiums vary, but also the amount, frequency, the start, and duration of payouts can all differ. Let…

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Apple announces free virtual workshops for Indian users on photography and music

October 20, 2020

Apple has announced a series of free virtual sessions from October 17 to November 29 in the light of the launch of the Apple Store online in India. The event will be ideal for budding photographers, musicians and artists as leading local photographers and acclaimed musicians will speak about their stories and the inspiration behind their projects. These experts will share tips and tricks with users who register for the…

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Online shopping tips and tricks: 5 ways to make best use of festive season sales

October 19, 2020

You can’t zip through all offline stores in your town, but with online shopping you can browse through millions of listings of all kinds of products you might want. As online shoppers, especially first time users gear up for festive buying, here are some ways to help you snap up the best deals and bargains from the comfort and safety of your homes this year. While shopping in festive season…

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Samsung Galaxy S21 to be launched in January next year

October 19, 2020

South Korean tech giant Samsung will reportedly launch its flagship Galaxy S21 series of smartphones in early January 2021. Separately, TheElec has reported that the production of the devices will commence in December this year. There will be three models, and they will come in five color options – Grey, Silver, Violet, Pink, and White. Here are more details. Design and display Samsung Galaxy S21: At a glance Not many…

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Micromax launches sub-brand ‘In’, announces comeback in Indian market

October 17, 2020

Homegrown brand Micromax on Friday announced it was making a comeback with a new sub-brand ‘In’. The development comes on the heels of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) approvals sanctioned by the central government, thus, moving a step closer to ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. “We are delighted to make a comeback in the India market with our sub-brand ‘In’. When you have the word India or ‘In’ on you, it gives you a…

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Netflix, Amazon ramp up regional content as language-specific OTTs gain scale

October 17, 2020

NEW DELHI: India’s top three video streaming players are bolstering their regional content as language-specific streaming sites such as Hoichoi and Aha Video gain scale. Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have announced original films in Tamil, and also anthologies. On Netflix, Paava Kadhaigal, will feature shorts by popular filmmakers like Gautham Vasudev Menon, Sudha Kongara and Vetrimaaran featuring Kalki Koechlin, Prakash Raj, Sai Pallavi and others. Amazon Prime Video will…

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Zoom Launches New Online Events Platform ‘OnZoom’

October 16, 2020

San Francisco: Video meeting app Zoom has launched an online event platform and marketplace called OnZoom for paid users of the platform to create, host, and monetise events like fitness classes, concerts, stand-up or music lessons on the Zoom Meetings platform. With this platform, hosts can grow their businesses, expand their reach into new audiences, and give back through native donation integration, Zoom said on Wednesday, while maing the announcement…

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Google Pay Now Lets Kotak Mahindra Bank Customers Make Payments Using Visa Credit, Debit Cards

October 16, 2020

Google Pay (aka Tez) now allows Kotak Mahindra Bank customers to make payments using their Visa credit and debit cards in India. The new development is based on a tokenisation process that Google introduced on the Google Pay app back in September last year. It is aimed to enable secure payments via Google Pay using credit and debit cards. Using the tokenisation process, Google Pay hides sensitive card information and…

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Aadhaar Not Mandatory For Birth/Death Certificate; Should Not Be Printed Anywhere

October 15, 2020

As per a reply filed by Registrar General of India (RGI) in response to an RTI, it has been revealed that Aadhaar card and number is not mandatory for either birth certificate or death certificate. In fact, as per the Registrar General of India (RGI), Aadhaar shouldn’t be printed anywhere on these documents, even if Aadhaar number is voluntarily provided. Aadhaar Is Not Mandatory For Birth/Death Certificates Visakhapatnam-based advocate M.V.S….

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ACT Fibernet Revamps Broadband Plans in 7 Cities

October 15, 2020

Act Fibernet, the third largest wired broadband service provider in India has revamped its broadband plans in seven cities including Hyderabad, Guntur, Eluru, Nellore, Vijayawada, Tirupati and Visakhapatnam. The operator with 1.69 million subscribers as on July 31, 2020 has been revamping its fibernet plans since late September. Bengaluru, Delhi, Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore are the cities where ACT Fibernet has revamped its plans since late September. The operator in Visakhapatnam now offers enhanced…

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