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11 reasons I’m buying an Apple iPhone 11 Pro instead of a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

Millions use either Android or iOS, and both platforms offer much of the same functionality with a slightly different approach. Neither is the best for everyone, and as a reviewer, I enjoy testing out the latest and greatest. However, I also make device purchases regularly, and this year I’m skipping a favorite while also committing to an old friend. When the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, see my review, was released…

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

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

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?

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

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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Good news for SBI card holders! Now pay with ease, renew credit limit instantly with YONO

Credit card is a great tool to buy things on credit without asking for money from anyone or without taking any pain to get the loan sanctioned from any institution. If used judiciously, credit card holders may enjoy interest-free credit till the end of the billing cycle to manage their month-end expenses. But for enjoying all these facilities, it is necessary not to miss the due date of making the…

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Now lose your license if caught driving on wrong side: Watch out for this new rule

Among the many ill-practices that India has adopted when it comes to traffic, riding or driving on the wrong side of the road is perhaps the most. Now reports on TNN suggest that the Regional Transport Office (RTO) in Ahmedabad has decided that they will black-list all offenders caught twice driving against the flow of traffic, this includes crossing the double yellow line on a dual carriageway. The operation will…

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Flipkart onboards 27,000 kirana stores to boost last mile delivery

In a bid to strengthen its last mile delivery ahead of the festive season, e-commerce major Flipkart has onboarded nearly 27,000 kirana stores across 700 cities to its pan-India supply chain in a span of six months. With this partnership, the person delivering your everyday grocery items may also come to your doorstep with a Flipkart packet. Flipkart said the move will add to its existing supply chain capabilities and…

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Aadhaar-SBI account linking 2019: State Bank of India provides 5 ways to link Aadhaar with bank A/C

New Delhi: State Bank of India (SBI) allows the users to link the SBI account with the UIDAI-issued Aadhaar card with as many as five ways. However, there is no mandate to link the Aadhaar card with the bank account but, Aadhaar is compulsory for availing government-aided subsidies and to take the benefit of several other state-run programs. According to SBI, a user willing to link the Aadhaar card can proceed further…

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Income Tax Dept alerts taxpayers of fake ITR mails, messages sent by fraudsters

Anika Gupta (name changed) filed her Income Tax Return (ITR) for the Assessment Year (AY) 2019-20 on August 30, 2019 and promptly e-verified her ITR through Aadhaar OTP. On September 6, 2019 she got a mail from a suspicious email ID, asking her to e-verify her return. Claiming to be from Income Tax (I-T) Department, the mail said, “Hello anxxxxx@xxail.com, Income Tax Return for the Assessment Year 2019-2020 has been…

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Xiaomi may soon have a solution for the ‘biggest problem’ with its phones in India

One of the biggest criticism Xiaomi faces in India is that their phones have ‘ads’ in them. According to an Android Authority, Xiaomi is set to solve this problem for good. The Android Authority report states that the Chinese smartphone maker is testing a toggle that will help users to disable ads. These ads come in system apps of Xiaomi phones which are in its MIUI. The report suggests that…

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How To Make An Online Appointment For Aadhaar Data Update, Enrolment?

Recently, UIDAI opened Passport like Seva Kendras for Aadhaar related services. To reduce the hassle around Aadhaar, the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) has come up with an online appointment booking faculty similar to that of a passport application in India. This is an ongoing development and these Aadhaar Seva Kendras (ASKs) are now open in cities of Delhi, Bhopal, Agra, Chennai, Vijayawada, Hisar and Chandigarh. These centres will…

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