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617 million accounts hacked: Websites exposed, details up for sale and more

NEW DELHI: A new cyber hack has been reported online in which the details of 617 million users have been compromised. According to a report by The Register the 617 million accounts have been hacked and their details are up for sale on the dark web. The report also added that the data breach occurred from 16 different websites. The list of hacked websites include Dubsmash, MyFitnessPal, MyHeritage and others….

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WhatsApp is deleting these accounts; find out if you are safe

As Whatsapp prepares to fight its mammoth fake news problem, the popular messaging app company is now deleting two million accounts every month. WhatsApp has released this information as a white paper publication, detailing the stopping of abuse. WhatsApp has also added that its platform was depending on its users to report accounts which were sending messages in huge volumes – bulk messages. Moreover, WhatsApp also uses machine learning to decide upon…

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Post Office Monthly Saving Scheme: Interest Rate, Minimum Investment, Other Key Details

India Post offers several small saving schemes for retail customers. One such product offered by India Post, which also deals with banking services besides postal services, is the Monthly Income Scheme (MIS). For the current quarter, which ends on March 31, 2019, investment in the post office Monthly Income Scheme fetches interest at the rate of 7.3 per cent after maturity, according to India Post’s website – indiapost.gov.in. A post…

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Income tax hack: Four tax-saving deductions beyond 80C

As the deadline for investments related to tax savings nears, individuals should look at various options to save tax under the Income-tax Act, 1961. Section 80C offers a tax deduction of Rs 1.5 lakh for investment in five-year bank/post office deposits, contribution to Public Provident Fund, Employees’ Provident Fund, life insurance premiums, investment in ELSS and ULIPs and tuition fees for two children. However, there are other sections also that…

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This KFC robot will carry chicken bucket, drink and walk around with you on this Valentine’s Day

Fast food chain KFC has partnered with Mumbai-based tech firm Technobotics to come up with a robot that can carry a full sized chicken bucket, a glass of drink and of course, chicken popcorn for you. And not just that, this robot dubbed as ‘KFC Bucket Bae’ has inbuilt sensors which allow it to follow you around with your complete chicken meal, thanks to the hidden motors-and-wheels leg. The sad…

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WhatsApp is deleting these accounts; find out if you are safe

As Whatsapp prepares to fight its mammoth fake news problem, the popular messaging app company is now deleting two million accounts every month. WhatsApp has released this information as a white paper publication, detailing the stopping of abuse. WhatsApp has also added that its platform was depending on its users to report accounts which were sending messages in huge volumes – bulk messages. Moreover, WhatsApp also uses machine learning to…

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Income tax hack: Four tax-saving deductions beyond 80C

As the deadline for investments related to tax savings nears, individuals should look at various options to save tax under the Income-tax Act, 1961. Section 80C offers a tax deduction of Rs 1.5 lakh for investment in five-year bank/post office deposits, contribution to Public Provident Fund, Employees’ Provident Fund, life insurance premiums, investment in ELSS and ULIPs and tuition fees for two children. However, there are other sections also that…

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At Soundarya Rajinikanth’s Wedding, Kajol Was The VIP Guest

Bollywood actress Kajol was among the many celebrities who attended Soundarya Rajinikanth and Vishagan Vanangamudi’s wedding reception in Chennai on Monday. Kajol, who returned to Tamil cinema after two decades with Soundarya Rajinikanth-directed Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 or VIP 2 (2017), shared a picture of herself with the bride, from the post-wedding reception party. “A VIP wedding… Wishing my sweet director a wonderful life ahead.” Kajol’s VIP 2 co-star was Soundarya’s…

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Facebook will tell you if someone uploads your information for ad targeting

Targeted ads are one of the demons in the digital world today and social media is the prime facilitator. Facebook, for one, with its multiple integrated platforms, faces flak for the barrage of targeted ads served to users without them realising. However, Facebook has announced changes to the policy for its advertisers so that your personal information is not misused for ad targeting without your knowledge. According to TechCrunch, Facebook…

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These new tax laws allow you to save more tax in FY2018-19: Here’s how

Budget 2018 introduced certain changes in tax laws that allow you to save more tax than you could in previous years. Here’s a look at these new rules and how much tax you would be able to save this financial year due to them. Increase in tax benefit on health insurance premium paid for parents One of the announcements in Budget 2018 was raising the maximum amount on health insurance…

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EPFO subscriber alert! Minimum pension under EPS may be hiked to Rs 3,000 soon

New Delhi: In the interim Budget presented on February 1, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal announced a mega pension scheme– the Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan– under which an assured monthly pension of Rs 3,000 per month will be given to workers in the unorganised sector. Virjesh Upadhyay, General Secretary, Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh, and a member of Central Board of Trustees (CBT) of EPFO has demanded the minimum pension under EPS be…

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IRCTC Introduces New Facility for Railway Passengers- know before you board train

New Delhi: In what could come as a good news for railway passengers, IRCTC, the catering arm of the Indian Railways, has partnered with Magzter to provide unmatched online reading to its passengers while on the go. In a statement, the Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which manages the online e-ticket booking portal www.irctc.co.in for the national transporter said: “Continuing with its passenger-friendly measures, the IRCTC has taken…

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