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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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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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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Asus ZenFone smartphones banned in India after interim order from Delhi High Court: All you need to know

June 6, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS Delhi High Court has restrained Asus from selling its Zen branded smartphones in India. The Zen branded Telecare Network products cause confusion with Asus products. Asus is prepping to launch its ZenFone 6 flagship smartphone in India soon. Another month, another case of a tech-related ban in India. This time, it’s Asus who has been restrained from selling most of its products in India, including its smartphones. The Delhi…

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Delhi Govt Claims Free Public Transport For Women Will Ensure Safety, Will It Really Help?

June 5, 2019

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, on June 3, announced metro rides, DTC bus rides and feeder buses will be made free for women in Delhi. He added that the government plans to implement the move in three months. This year alone, the programme would cost the state Rs 700 crore. The first question popped up was – Would it result in a fare hike again? Or the taxpayers’ money will…

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Spotify to introduce a “Social Listening” feature

June 5, 2019

Spotify to introduce a “Social Listening” feature A developer who loves digging in apps’ code to find hidden or still unreleased features tweeted about a pretty cool Spotify functionality called “Social Listening”, which lets you and your friends listen to the same song at the same time. Moreover, everyone in the party can contribute to the playlist by adding tracks of their own. All you have to do is scan…

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SBI Customers Your Net Banking A/c May Be Blocked

June 5, 2019

Your net banking account of State Bank of India might be blocked if you do not register your mobile number with the bank before December 1. On its official website SBI said, “Customers who fail to register it before the deadline, will not be able to access the internet banking facilities of SBI. The website of SBI read, “Attention INB (Internet Banking) users, please register your mobile number with us…

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Paytm could be spending big money for its insurance debut

June 3, 2019

Paytm which has made its mark in the Indian digital payments space is reportedly looking at acquiring insurtech startup Coverfox for a whopping $120 million, reported ET. The reports say that the talks are in early stages, still. Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma had earlier told Business Insider in an interview of their plans to expand financial offerings. “This year, we plan to double down on payments to…

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It’s Official, US Has Made It Mandatory For Visa Applicants To Declare Social Media History

June 3, 2019

As part of the enhanced screening process of visa applicants, the US Administration has made it mandatory for nearly all applicants to submit their social media details under new rules by the State Department. It was originally proposed last year as part of the ‘extreme vetting’ process of the Trump Administration. Authorities estimated the proposal would affect 14.7 million people annually including those travelling to the US to work or…

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