How To Access Employee Provident Fund (EPF) Passbook Online

June 12, 2019

The EPFO or Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation provides several online facilities to its subscribers. One such facility enables EPF (Employees’ Provident Fund) subscribers to access the statement of contributions in their account. A subscriber can access EPF passbook from the EPFO’s member portal, epfindia.gov.in. In an EPF account, the employee contributes 12 per cent of his or her pay (basic wages, dearness allowance and retaining allowance) towards the account, and…

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Other Users Can See Your Passwords If You’re Using Google Chrome

June 12, 2019

There are hundred of social media websites and apps a single user has to manage these days and all these accounts come with their own set of baggage, particularly having to remember passwords. Now, the good thing about technology is that it has provided us with certain tools that help manage and remember passwords. There are many apps today that help you do so. But, did you know that even…

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Spam calls? How to block them on Airtel, Vodafone-Idea, Reliance Jio and other networks

June 12, 2019

Calls of telemarketers and bots are very common these days and these are getting worse day by day. During elections, we have also received automated calls from several leaders seeking vote. These sometimes jeopardise calls from our friends and family and the only option left with us is to block these calls. But how? Most people does so by blocking that particular number using their smartphone’s call blocking feature which…

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Good News for Salaried! Government approves 8.65% interest on EPF for 2018-19

June 12, 2019

The Finance Ministry has approved 8.65 per cent rate of interest on Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) for 2018-19 as decided by retirement fund body EPFO, benefitting more than 6 crore formal sector workers. “The Department of Financial Services (DFS), a wing of Finance Ministry, has given its concurrence to Employees Provident Fund Organisation’s (EPFO) decision to provide 8.65 per cent rate of interest for 2018-19 to its subscribers,” a source…

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Savings accountholder: Banks levy these charges on your account

June 11, 2019

New Delhi: A savings account allows the customers to deposit and withdraw money, providing interest on the amount deposited in the bank. Banks offer many services such as SMS alert, account statements, debit card issuance, cheque books, etc. However, these services come at a cost. Many people banks offer these services free of cost while there are some who charges. For instance, if you demand a physical copy of account…

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2 WhatsApp accounts in one phone: How to use dual WhatsApp on the same Android smartphone

June 11, 2019

Over the course of the last few years, WhatsApp has become one of the most loved messaging services in the world. With over a billion active users, the platform is loved by many across the globe. And understandably so! After all, the app brings with it unrivaled features and promise of end-to-end encryption of messages. These features make WhatsApp so appealing that many users even handle more than one accounts…

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Air Travel to Become Costlier from July 1 after Increase in Aviation Security Fee

June 10, 2019

New Delhi: Air travel will become a bit costlier as the Ministry of Civil Aviation has decided to increase the aviation security fee (ASF) from Rs 130 to Rs 150 for each Indian passenger from July 1 onwards, according to an official document. For international passengers, the ASF will be increased from $3.25 (around Rs 225) to $4.85 (around Rs 336) from next month, the document stated. “The ASF for…

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New online shopping scam: How you may get cheated after delivery of product

June 10, 2019

With lucrative deals and offers available on e-commerce websites on a daily basis, it has become somewhat easy for fraudsters to convince people about a “lottery” they have won. If you frequently shop online then you must note that there is a new modus operandi of scamsters looking to make a couple of thousand bucks quickly. And interestingly, the scam starts soon after the product that you have ordered online…

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Dell launches Latitude 7400 2-in-1 laptop in India

June 8, 2019

Dell has expanded its line of business-centric laptops in India with the launch of Latitude 7400 2-in-1. The laptop was unveiled earlier this year during CES 2019 conference and is touted for its 24-hour battery life among other features. The company is pitching the device as a versatile and productive laptop for commercial use and those who want to get things done while on the go. The Latitude 7400 comes…

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SBIOnline: Now pay credit cards bills of other banks using your SBI account

June 8, 2019

Credit cards have become an important part of people’s wallet. Now, if you also have pending bills of your credit cards, you can pay them all through an SBI account. Surely, a welcome feature. In order to avoid the last minute rush, it is always recommended to pay on time the credit cards loans or pending bills. The payment is normally done through cheque or internet banking but it can…

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‘Bad news’ for users of these iPhones, iPads and Apple Watch

June 7, 2019

Older iPhones continue to be in demand in India solely due to the aspirational value attached to iPhones in the country. However, if you bought an older iPhone model for a lesser price then Apple has got a bad news for you. Apple has introduced iOS 13 for iPhones along with a brand new operating system for iPads called iPadOS. The new operating system for iPhones and iPads brings in…

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Parents may be endangering their kid’s security online, claims survey

June 7, 2019

More than half of parents are at risk of endangering their kid’s safety online. According to a survey conducted by OLX India, about 55% of parents feel under confident in knowing how to keep themselves safe online. The survey also brings out the dichotomy of being aware about the need to be safe online but lack of know-how to do so. Of the total surveyed respondents, 61% stated that they…

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