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69% Indian companies at risk of data breach

A CIO survey by Forcepoint and Frost & Sullivan found that 69% of Indian organisations are at risk of data breach, with 44% of them encountering a data breach before and 25% failing to perform any breach assessment in the last 12 months. It also found that not enough C-level teams are involved in cyber security preparations , with only 34%, mainly at BFSI, telecom and IT& BPO companies, involved…

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New petrol pump norms: Minimum 100 outlets with at least 5% in remote areas

New Delhi: India’s new liberalised petrol pump norms require licensees to set up a minimum of 100 outlets with at least 5 per cent of them in remote areas. According to a gazette notification detailing the norms for setting up petrol pumps, the licensee would also be required to “install facilities for marketing at least one new generation alternate fuels like compressed natural gas (CNG), biofuels, liquefied natural gas, electric vehicle…

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How a govt-run health portal risked data of 2 million patients

A government-run health portal that was launched in 2014 risked data of around 2 million people registered on the site, according to cyber security researcher Avinash Jain, who shared the details exclusively with ET. The security flaw in the Online Registration System (ORS) website allowed access to patient details, including full names, addresses, age, mobile numbers, appointments, UHID, partial Aadhaar numbers, and disease details. Jain said the bug was fixed…

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LIC to introduce revised proposal forms from December 1; Know what is new

The Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India will not only relaunch its insurance plans from December 1, 2019 after incorporating the provisions of new guidelines issued by IRDAI, but will also revise its proposal forms. Compared to existing proposal forms, the new forms will be comprehensive and lengthy. For example, Proposal Form 300, that is used to insure self life by adult applicants, currently contains 8 pages, including Agent’s Confidential…

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Attention EPF subscribers! Don’t forget to get this certificate

New Delhi: Not many subscribers of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) are aware of the fact that they could be eligible for pension at the time of retirement. EPFO provides a pension scheme for subscribers which ensures that employees receive a pension once they attain the age of 58 years old. Existing, as well as new EPF members, can avail the benefits of this scheme. The employee and employer each…

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1.2 billion records of personal data exposed in one of the biggest breaches

Over 1.2 billion records of personal data have leaked online in a massive security breach. The leaked data contains email IDs, employers, social media profiles, phone numbers, names, job titles and even geographic locations. Discovered by security researchers Vinny Troia and Bob Diachenko, the exposed data comes with an index which suggests it was essentially sourced from a data enrichment company called People Data Labs. The unprotected Elasticsearch server contained…

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IRCTC makes checking of train ticket, seat availability easier. Here is how

In order to make your online ticket booking experience smooth and hassle- free, Indian Railways has recently launched a host of new services. With the recent updates and simpler interface the official website of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) — irctc.co.in — has become less cluttered and more user-friendly. Along with the sleek design and new features, ‘train ticket search’ option is now available on the home screen…

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Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan: Eligibilty, enrolment process, assured pension of Rs 3,000/month

New Delhi: Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan scheme is for old-age protection and social security of unorganised workers. These include mostly people who are engaged in jobs like rickshaw pullers, street vendors, mid-day meal workers, rag pickers, domestic workers, agricultural workers, construction workers, beedi workers, handloom workers, leather workers, audiovisual workers or in similar other occupations. According to the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), to be eligible for this scheme,…

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Earn Money By Sending SMS From BSNL Number, Get Cashback On BSNL Calls: How To Avail This Feature?

We hope that you know the current events taking place with the public sector telecom company, Bharat Sanchar Nagar Limited (BSNL). We have covered stories concerning it frantically. Just yesterday we informed you about the final go for the merger between BSNL and another telecom PSU MTNL, both of which have been recording heavy losses since the past 10 years. The total debt on the two firms is around Rs…

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Google will pay USD 1.5 million to anyone who can hack a Pixel smartphone

Google will pay USD 1.5 million to anyone who can hack a Pixel smartphone It is quite common to see bug bounty programs pop up every now and then by companies looking to quickly iron out any bugs in their code to offer the end-users a smooth and seamless experience. Google has now gone one up and declared that the company will pay up to USD 1.5 million, or over…

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NPS partial withdrawal rules: 10 key things you need to know

New Delhi: National Pension System (NPS) is a defined contribution based pension scheme, which aims to provide regular income/pension after retirement. There is a perception among investors that NPS is mainly a retirement product and partial withdrawals cannot be done before retirement. It may be noted that partial withdrawal benefit is also available in NPS under certain circumstances. NPS offers two types of accounts — Tier-I and Tier-II. While the…

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Internet service providers to meet today to discuss next move on AGR

Internet service providers (ISPs) are set to meet on Thursday to deliberate on the next course of action regarding the Supreme Court verdict on adjusted gross revenue (AGR), based on which the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has issued notices to them asking to pay the dues. The internet service providers association of India (ISPAI) will be holding the meeting to finalise the next move as the issuance of notices has…

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