Skill India: Govt trains over 69 lakh youth in four years under PMKVY

December 7, 2019

Skill India Scheme: The Union government has trained over 69 lakh youth in the last four years under its ambitious Skill India programme to boost employment in the country. According to a study conducted in 2015, the government estimated that more than 10 crore youth will enter the workforce in the next 7 years. and it will need to train one crore youth annually. In order to bridge the huge…

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Indian Airtel: Bug meant users’ personal data was not secure

December 7, 2019

The flaw, discovered in the Application Program Interface (API) of Airtel’s mobile app, could have been used by hackers to access subscribers’ information using just their numbers. That information included things like names, emails, birthdays and addresses. The flaw was fixed after the BBC highlighted the issue to Airtel. “There was a technical issue in one of our testing APIs, which was addressed as soon as it was brought to…

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No more subsidised food in Parliament canteen; govt to save 17 crore every year

December 6, 2019

Parliamentarians will no longer get food on reduced rates as all subsidy given on food items to MPs in both the houses came to an end with immediate effect on Thursday. The announcement was made by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. The decision was taken during a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) that was attended by MPs from various parties who unanimously agreed to do away with the…

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Good News! Now you can lend, borrow up to Rs 50 lakh on P2P platforms

December 6, 2019

If you are looking to borrow on the peer-to-peer (P2P) platform or want to invest your money on such platforms to earn a higher rate of return, there is good news for you. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon increase the borrowing and lending limits for the users of the P2P platform. The measure will not only help investors to diversify risk but also help borrowers to get…

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Here’s how you can check EPF balance without UAN

December 6, 2019

New Delhi: Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) is an investment fund scheme in which both employees and employers contribute 12% of the basic salary of the employee every month. If you are an EPFO subscriber and have a PF account, it is advisable for you to be vigilant about the PF balance at all times. With  Umang app and EPFO portal, it’s now easier to check EPF balance check online. If you…

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Reliance Jio All-in-one plans announced: Price, validity and more

December 5, 2019

NEW DELHI: Reliance Jio has announced its new ‘All-in-one’ plans after revising its tariffs. The new plans will be available starting December 6 and will come with one month, two months, three months and 12 months validity. The new all-in-one plan offer voice and data benefits and also includes certain FUP minutes for making Jio to non-Jio calls. Jio plans start at Rs 199, Rs 399, Rs 555 and Rs…

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Spam calls have increased by 15 per cent in India in 2019: Truecaller

December 5, 2019

Truecaller’s “Top 20 Countries Affected by Spam Calls in 2019” annual report is here and it shows surprising numbers. Surprising in both good and bad ways. The good news is India has dropped to fifth positing in the list of countries affected by spam calls compared to 2018 when it stood at second place. In the 2017 report by Truecaller India was at the top of the list. Despite the…

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Trai Finalises New MNP Regime Date But Users Will Not be Able to Port for Six Days

December 4, 2019

With such a competitive telecom industry, if there is one service that the telecom subscribers are bound to use a lot, it is the service of Mobile Number Portability (MNP). It is worth noting that Mobile Number Portability is one of the most popular service requests of the subscribers, which allows them to change their network operator without changing their number. This removes the hassle of switching your contact. However,…

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Wary of ordering clothes online? Fashion portal Myntra now offers alteration services too

December 4, 2019

Myntra has launched the Alterations feature where users can opt for while ordering clothes online. The fashion portal has tied up with 200 tailors so far, who are located in zones that have a large number of Myntra customers. According to a Redseer report, during the latest festive season, the fashion category grew by over 50% as shoppers from Tier-2 cities spent more on the category. Indians love to order…

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Supreme Court grants bail to former finance minister P Chidambaram

December 4, 2019

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to former finance minister P Chidambaram in a money laundering case lodged by Enforcement Directorate in INX Media case. Though the apex court agreed that economic offence comes within the category of grave crime, it however granted relief to Chidambaram saying the bail is the rule and jail is exception. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice R Banumathi, directed Chidambaram to…

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Aadhaar card holders may be fined ₹10,000 for making this mistake

December 4, 2019

NEW DELHI : For the convenience of taxpayers, the income tax department has now allowed Aadhaar card holders to use the 12-digit biometric id number in lieu of the Permanent Account Number (PAN). But be careful while quoting your Aadhaar as giving an incorrect number might make you pay a hefty fine of ₹10,000. The latest amendments to the Income Tax Act 1961, as presented in the Finance Bill 2019, not only…

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Passport 2019: How to calculate passport application fees online

December 4, 2019

New Delhi: Getting a passport is a lengthy and protocol-driven process as relatively compared to obtaining other national identities including a voter’s ID card, driving license, UIDAI-controlled Aadhaar card, Income Tax Department-issued PAN card etc. But, nowadays, the exercise of acquiring a passport has become slightly easier with the advent of Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs). All the passport applicants are required to pay a definitive amount according to the prescribed fee…

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