Porn ban: Centre directs internet providers to block over 800 adult sites in India

October 27, 2018

The Indian government has once again passed a ban on pornographic websites. This time, a list of 827 sites have been sent to ISPs based on a ruling passed by the Uttarakhand High Court. The order passed by the High Court originally included 857 sites, reports News18, but after review by the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MEITY), 30 websites from the list reportedly did not have any pornographic content…

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EPF Subscriber Can Now Withdraw 75% PF Amount After 1 Month Of Leaving Job

October 25, 2018

In case you quit job, the PF member is now allowed to withdraw 75% of the PF corpus to meet the monthly financial commitments after one month. The decision to this effect was taken at the 22nd CBT meet of EPFO on Tuesday. EPF Subscriber Can Now Withdraw 75% PF Amount After 1 Month Of Leaving Job And the earlier provision to withdraw the full amount remains true, in case…

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Soon, you can use one e-wallet account for all digital payments; here’s how it will help

October 25, 2018

New Delhi: Customers will soon be able to transfer money from one e-wallet to another e-wallet as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued fresh guidelines on interoperability of prepaid payment instruments such as e-wallets recently. It will be a huge boost to customers who depend significantly on mobile e-wallets as they will now be able to transfer money from one e-wallet to another e-wallet. For instance, if you are…

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Re 1 flash sale! Xiaomi Mi A2 offered at unbelievable price – Here is how to get

October 25, 2018

Xiaomi’s Diwali with Mi sale today entered its last day and this is the last chance for the customers to grab a smartphone for an unbelievable price of just Re 1. As part of its Diwali sale, Xiaomi is hosting flash sales everyday, offering limited units of select smartphones and other products at just Re 1. On Thursday, the smartphone manufacturer will put its popular Mi A2 smartphone on sale….

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Supreme Court’s deadline stays, only BS-VI vehicles can be sold from April 2020

October 25, 2018

Emphasising on the urgent need to move to a cleaner fuel as early as possible, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed that only Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) vehicles shall be sold across the country from April 1, 2020. A bench comprising justices MB Lokur, S Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta rejected the Centre and the automobile manufacturers’ request for a three-month and six-month extension of the deadline so that the…

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RIL takes Reliance Jio route for Jio Payments Bank launch

October 25, 2018

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) is testing its payments bank services among its employees, two executives aware of the matter said, similar to how it introduced Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd nearly three years ago. Formed in April 2018 as a 70:30 joint venture between RIL and State Bank of India (SBI), Jio Payments Bank is one of eight entities licensed to operate payments banks in the country. Allowing employees to use…

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To deal with benami transaction cases, Centre notifies special courts

October 22, 2018

New Delhi: The central government has notified Sessions courts in 34 states and Union Territories, which will act as special courts for trial of offences under the benami transaction law. The court (s) of Session in the states and UT were notified after consultation with Chief Justices of respective High Courts under the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988 (45 of 1988) for the trial of offences punishable under the…

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#MeToo: SC declines urgent hearing of PIL asking for FIRs based on allegations

October 22, 2018

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Monday declined urgent hearing on a PIL seeking the registration of FIRs based on allegations of sexual misconduct and assault levelled by women across various sectors, part of what is being referred to as India’s #MeToo movement. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul told lawyer M L Sharma, who had filed the petition, that it will come up for…

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Minimum Balance Rules Of State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank

October 20, 2018

Regular savings bank accounts require customers to maintain a certain minimum average balance (MAB) every month. Leading banks such as State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank have fixed their monthly average balance requirements according to the location of a customer’s account in urban, metro, semi-urban and rural areas. Customers who fail to maintain the monthly average balance in their savings account, have to pay a penalty to the…

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Flipkart Festive Dhamaka Days Sale to Kick Off on October 24

October 20, 2018

Flipkart is all set to launch the second round of its festive season sale next week. Titled, ‘Festive Dhamaka Days’, Walmart-owned Flipkart will kickstart the sale from October 24. The four-day Flipkart sale will include deals and offers on all major product categories. The online marketplace had managed to sell a record number of smartphones during its Big Billion Days sale last week. Meanwhile, Amazon India has also announced its second wave of…

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IRCTC Bank Transaction Charges: What You Pay On Using Net Banking, Cards, Mobile Wallets

October 18, 2018

IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) offers the facility of booking rail tickets online via its website — irctc.co.in —  and app. IRCTC, which handles catering, tourism and online ticketing operations of the Indian Railways, offers various channels via which you can book your train tickets. You can make the payments via platforms like net banking, debit/credit cards, and mobile wallets, among others. However, you might have to pay…

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RBI allows fund transfer from wallet to wallet

October 18, 2018

The Reserve Bank Tuesday issued final guidelines to enable interoperability for pre-paid payment instruments (PPIs) or mobile wallets, enabling seamless transfer of funds. Listing the requirements, the RBI said in the case of PPIs issued in the form of wallets, interoperability across PPIs should be enabled through Unified Payments Interface (UPI). For PPIs issued in the form of cards, the cards should be affiliated to the authorised card networks. “PPI…

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