Quick facts and Twitter reactions on Modi govt’s 10% quota for ‘economically weaker’ General category

January 8, 2019

Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has decided to give 10 per cent reservation in higher education and jobs for those belonging to the economically backward upper caste. To implement it, the government is likely to move a bill in the Parliament to amend Articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution, which are on discrimination and equal opportunity. The quota will be over and…

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Is your phone being tapped? Now, you can ask Trai for info

January 8, 2019

NEW DELHI: Citizens who want to find out if their phones are under surveillance can seek such information from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) under the RTI Act. In a transparency-friendly ruling, the Delhi high court has held that Trai will have to furnish information on surveillance or tracking of an applicant’s phone by any agency since it has the legal power to obtain such info from a…

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SBI Minimum Balance Rules, Penalty Charges For Insufficient Balance

January 8, 2019

State Bank of India (SBI) customers holding regular savings accounts with the lender are required to maintain a monthly average balance (MAB) to the tune of Rs. 1,000-3,000, according to bank’s corporate website- sbi.co.in. The monthly average balance, which is the average of end-of-day balances in the savings account in a month, varies depending on the location of the branch. Customers failing to meet the minimum balance, or MAB, requirements…

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Banking services to be hit as unions call for two-day strike

January 8, 2019

NEW DELHI: Banking services were affected on Tuesday in some parts of the country as a section of PSU bank employees went on a two-day strike (January 8-9) in support of the nation-wide strike call given by 10 central trade unions against the government’s alleged anti-worker policy. The services would remain suspended in Bihar on Tuesday and Wednesday, as members of various trade unions — barring those associated with the…

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Jet Airways offers up to 50% discount on domestic and international flights! Check details here

January 7, 2019

New Delhi: Budget airline Jet Airways of offering up to 50 per cent discount on domestic and international flights under its Global Sale. The offer is valid on tickets booked from January 5 to January 11, 2019. Tickets can be book directly from Jet Airways website or app. The offer is applicable on one way and return journeys. The discount is not applicable for travel to Muscat or Sharjah. Child/infant discount, date…

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Indian Government to bring a law for mandatory linking of Aadhaar and driving license

January 7, 2019

The government is going to bring a law making linking of Aadhaar with the driving licence mandatory to curb the incidents of duplicate licences, the Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said. Speaking here on Saturday at the 106th Indian Science Congress, the Minister said the government is bringing this change to rein in motor-accident offenders, who usually take on another identity through fake driving licence. “We are going…

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New DTH Plans As per New TRAI Rules: Airtel, Videocon, Dish TV, Sun Direct and Reliance Big TV

January 7, 2019

As a result of the new TRAI rules in regards to the DTH services, all the major DTH service providers have unveiled their new plans and packs. Airtel and Dish TV have already announced the prices of individual channels. Other cable operators like DEN Networks, Hathway Cables, and Siti Cable have also revealed their new packs and prices of individual channels as well. Dish TV has published their list of…

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Govt proposes IT Act changes to allow apps, sites to be take down

January 7, 2019

NEW DELHI: The government plans to amend the IT law to increase penalty on apps and websites that are unable to control fake news and child pornography. Amendments will include an extreme provision of taking down apps and websites in violation. The move comes days after senior officials of the IT ministry met representatives from top global social-media and internet companies and sought their views on proposed rules that would,…

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Do you know you are eligible for free health check-ups? Find out how

January 5, 2019

Well, most might not be aware, many health insurance policies have the built-in feature of free health checkup. This is one of the key attractions of such policies. It is always advised to get regular health checkups as it helps in early detection of ailments. A free health checkup with insurance policies helps a lot, especially in a country where people don’t go for regular checkups on their own. According…

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Amazon Super Value Day: Shop for Great Offers and Exciting Deals on Everyday Essentials

January 5, 2019

Amazon yet again has come up with some super exciting deals as a part of Amazon Super Value Day which shall run from 1st January to 7th January 2019. Those who love shopping online in order to save more on products, for those nothing can be best than Amazon Super Value Day Sale, where you can shop unlimited and save heavily on all daily need items. Multiple offers are listed on Amazon Super Value Day…

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Hotstar Finally Lets You Download Premium Shows and Movies, Adds Support for 18:9 Screens

January 5, 2019

Hotstar has updated its mobile applications for Android and iOS to include the ability to download premium content as well as bring support for watching videos in 18:9 aspect ratio. The update, which was released earlier this week and last week for the two platforms respectively, comes over two years after Hotstar had introduced the ability to download content in its apps. However, until now the company was only letting…

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WATCH: ‘Shuttler Didi’, video of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee playing badminton goes viral

January 5, 2019

Badminton is surely a household sport that kids these days enjoy a lot. With the rise of stars like PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth, the sport has started to enjoy a better following. The effects of which seem to have gotten the better of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee too. ‘Didi’, as she is popularly known, was seen playing badminton, a video of which was…

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