SBI update: ATM charges, cash withdrawal, minimum balance rules to change soon

September 17, 2019

The State Bank of India has revised its service charges for ATM services as well as deposits and withdrawal. The revised charges come into effect on October 1. A significant change is that the bank has completely done away with monthly limits on Internet and mobile banking transactions. Now, SBI customers can enjoy unlimited such transactions, instead of a maximum of 40 for those with savings account balance of up…

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Allegations of sale of plastic egg resurfaces in India

September 17, 2019

Malkangiri: At a time when adulteration of various commodities continues to spark concern among the public, allegation on sale of plastic eggs has once again surfaced in Odisha. As per reports, one Digambar Behera of Hi Tech colony in Malkangiri town recently came across such eggs which he claimed to have brought from the local market. In a video shoot to prove his allegations, Digamber showcased how one of the…

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Zomato launches its own video platform with original shows

September 16, 2019

Zomato knows you order food from the app while binge-watching stuff on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar etc. But the food aggregator doesn’t want you to leave its app. So it has launched its own video platform and original shows. Through the video section on the Zomato app, the platform is going to offer original shows, recipes, and more with over 2,000 videos. It’s launching 18 original shows, each of which…

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5 smart ways to get FREE insurance cover up to Rs 50 lakh

September 16, 2019

When you buy or invest in a financial product, most often you forget to enquire from the service provider about its features or any extra benefit associated with it. Other than partner rewards, people are often not aware of big benefits they are being offered — one such thing being insurance. There are many financial products which come with an add-on insurance benefit. Once you become aware of it, then…

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Amazon India’s Festive Push: 1400 Delivery Stations, 23,000 Retailers, Partnership With Indian Railways!

September 14, 2019

All the holidays, festivities and important days in India have always been great opportunities for e-commerce websites to host massive sales and give huge discounts on their platforms! Amazon India, Flipkart, Snapdeal always jump at such occasions, the recent example was when Flipkart announced its Big Billion Days Sale. And now, Amazon India has introduced something new: customers can now pick up orders from Mumbai local stations, for which, Amazon…

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Google Photos adds ‘Memories’ for archived photos

September 14, 2019

Google Photos has added a new feature called ‘Memories’ to help users rediscover old images straight from the app. “We are using Machine Learning to curate what appears in Memories, so you don’t have to parse through many duplicate shots, and you can instead reflect on the best ones, where the photos have good quality and all the kids are smiling,” said Shimrit Ben-Yair, Google Photos, lead on Thursday. The…

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New SIM Card Hack Puts 1 Billion Android, iOS Mobile Phones At Risk

September 13, 2019

SimJacker, a new vulnerability discovered by researchers, has been linked to a widely used software that affects SIM cards used commonly across 30 countries. In what appears to be a critical threat, the flaw is reportedly exploited by simply sending a text message to target devices, which in turn activates specific SIM card instructions that can be used to spy on active location of individuals, send fake messages on behalf…

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TRAI Reduces Mobile Number Portability Fees: Report

September 13, 2019

“These (mobile portability) charges are based on a cost-reimbursement principle and computed accordingly to arrive at a Rs 5.74 pricing to be effective from September 30,” the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) chairman RS Sharma was quoted by ET. According to the report, the new rate has been fixed after changes made in the system, and it is based on cost reimbursement. This payment goes straight to MNP agencies…

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Bank Officers’ Union Threatens To Go On 2-Day Strike Against Mergers

September 13, 2019

Four unions of officers of public sector banks have threatened to go on a two-day strike from September 26 to protest against the announced consolidation of 10 state-run lenders into four. In a notice serviced to the Indian Banks’ Association, the officers’ unions said that they propose to go on strike to protest against mergers and amalgamations in the banking sector. The government on August 30 announced consolidation of 10…

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Ola, SBI & 140 Other Firms Bought Data of 25 Crore Cars, Licences

September 12, 2019

A total of 142 companies including ride-sharing app services, paid a total of Rs 68 crore to purchase the detailed data of 25 crore vehicles and driving licences between 2014 and 2019. The buyers also include some of the biggest public and private sector banks and insurance companies, automobile manufacturers, financial service providers. Companies like Ola Cabs, State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, United India Insurance, Reliance…

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How To Pay Your Traffic Challan Online, On Paytm Or Offline?

September 12, 2019

The new and increased fines on violation of traffic rules under the Amended Motor Vehicles Act came into effect in some states and union territories in September. Other states are likely to follow soon. Apart from imposing higher fines to improve road safety and air quality, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has also launched a digital traffic/transport enforcement solution wherein e-challans and e-payments were enabled to help…

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Railways To Recharge Phones On Using Plastic Bottle Crushers At Stations

September 11, 2019

To promote Prime Minister Modi’s initiative to put a stop single-use plastic, Indian Railways will be installing plastic bottle crushing machines at stations, a PTI report said. Further, those who use the machine will be rewarded with phone recharges. According to the report, Railways have issued instructions to eliminate single-use plastic at its premises starting 2 October. Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said the Railways department will install 400 bottle…

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