WhatsApp to enter digital payments in India next week, partners with 3 banks

WhatsApp to enter digital payments in India next week, partners with 3 banks

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Facebook is all set to launch its WhatsApp payment services in India as early as next week, reports Mint. WhatsApp Pay has partnered with HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank for transaction process. State Bank of India (SBI) will also join once it has the necessary systems in place, according to people privy to the information. Facebook was eyeing a full rollout with four partners but decided to go ahead with just three as competitors in the space were racing ahead. Many are comparing WhatsApp’s entry into digital payment space to that of WeChat which had reshaped payments in China expanding beyond messaging. A pilot version of WhatsApp Pay, launched in February with 1 million users, received rave reviews, threatening the market share of its rivals Google Tez and Alibaba-backed Paytm
Keep Your Driving License Safe Online, Here are the steps to follow

Keep Your Driving License Safe Online, Here are the steps to follow

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Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has partnered with DigiLocker to make digital Driving Licenses (DL) available to Indian citizens, according to the official website of DigiLocker – https://digilocker.gov.in/ Under the partnership, DigiLocker will now directly integrate with the National Register, which is the national database of driving license and vehicle registration data across the country, said DigiLocker. The users of DigiLocker can now easily access the digital form of RC both on their mobile devices and on computers.Benefits of Digital Driving License• As per the DigiLocker, the digital Driving License will minimize the use of physical documents. • The citizens can share the authentic digital driving license directly from the data source. • The digital driving li
Understanding Your EPF Contributions: Benefits, Interest Rate, Details

Understanding Your EPF Contributions: Benefits, Interest Rate, Details

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Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) deposits are deducted every month from the salary of working people. Employees’ Provident Fund is a mandatory contribution from the salary of an individual that every company which has more than 20 employees has to deduct. EPF accounts are overseen by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), which is under the Ministry of Labour & Employment. EPF contributions are shared equally between employees and employer. Thus, both employee and employer contribute equally towards EPF, which is thus shown as a deduction in the cost-to-company or salary structure of an employee. Here are 10 things to know about Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) contributions: 1) An employee contributes 12 per cent of his salary towards EPF while an employer pays 12
Flying Train At 4000 Kp/h: China Challenges Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

Flying Train At 4000 Kp/h: China Challenges Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

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Flying Train At 4000Kph: China Challenges Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Technology is rare and more when it comes from China. As China wants to develop a flying train, something that we have never seen before, but beyond that, the impressive thing is that could reach a top speed of up to 4,000 km/h, yes, it is a very impressive figure. This project has been presented by the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC). T-Flight is the name with which they have dubbed this flying train. And, it would be a train that could combine technologies of supersonic planes and high-speed rail, this latest tech China develops very well. The train would travel through a vacuum tube by magnetic levitation. In addition, it would have engines capable of generating a magnetic field that will allow t
WhatsApp’s new Picture-in-Picture feature let users video call & text message simultaneously

WhatsApp’s new Picture-in-Picture feature let users video call & text message simultaneously

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WhatsApp rolls out two new feature for both Android and iOS users. One of them is the Picture-in-Picture video calling feature and the second one is the text status update. To recall, both the features were earlier available for the beta users, but now WhatsApp has pushed out both the features to stable builds. WhatsApp has been rolling to several new features almost every other day; this is basically because the Facebook-owned messaging platform is aiming towards improving its functionalities. The new Picture-in-Picture video calling feature allow users to multitask. The feature basically allows the users to make video calls and send messages to friends simultaneously. For instance, if a user is on a video call and also wants to talk to some other friend via message, they can simply re...
BSNL offers 90GB data for 90 days at Rs 429

BSNL offers 90GB data for 90 days at Rs 429

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NEW DELHI: In order to counter the plans of Reliance Jio, state run telecom operator BSNL has rolled out a new combo plan. The telecom operator has introduced a Rs 429 plan, which will offer 1GB data for the period of 90 days along with unlimited calling. The BSNL plan for Rs 429 will offer unlimited voice calls -- both local and STD -- and 90GB data with 1GB of daily FUP limit. Along with this, BSNL has also introduced some special vouchers which will enable users to cut down on call rates. The Special Tariff Voucher from BSNL is available at Rs 8 and it will lower the call rates to 15 paisa per minute and comes with a validity of 30 days. Recently, another telecom operator Airtel also introduced the new tariff plan starting at Rs 5. The Rs 5 data plan comes just days...
iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8

iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8

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The iPhone 8 could be the most exciting smartphone of the year and it’s just around the corner, with Apple set to announce the new handset on Tuesday September 12. But as the iPhone 8 has already been heavily leaked we're not expecting many surprises, so we already have a fairly good idea of the likely specs, design and features of the phone. With that in mind we can already take a good guess at how it’s likely to compare to 2017’s other massive hit – the Samsung Galaxy S8. So, based on leaks and rumors this is how we think Apple’s next flagship will stand up to the S8, at least on paper. iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 design If rumors are right the iPhone 8 will have more visually in common with the Samsung Galaxy S8 than any previous iPhone. It’s expected to have a glass back, a
Bharti Airtel, Ola team up to roll out integrated digital offerings

Bharti Airtel, Ola team up to roll out integrated digital offerings

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Bharti Airtel, the country’s top phone company, has entered into a strategic pact with Ola, a leading cab hailing app, to offer a host of exciting digital services to customers. KOLKATA: Bharti Airtel, the country’s top phone company, has entered into a strategic pact with Ola, a leading cab hailing app, to offer a host of exciting digital services to customers. Airtel and Ola will bring together their respective platforms and reach to co-create a comprehensive ecosystem to address India’s growing communication and mobility needs. Ola will leverage Airtel’s integrated suite of enterprise services to power its operations while Airtel will leverage the former's network of hundreds and thousands of driver partners. Airtel Payments Banks, a unit of Bharti Airtel, will integrate with Ola
Sony Xperia X Ultra to come with 6.4-inch display and 21:9 aspect ratio

Sony Xperia X Ultra to come with 6.4-inch display and 21:9 aspect ratio

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Nowadays the devices with high-end specs and wide screen display are gaining wide popularity among enthusiastic smartphone users. To cope up with their expectations, the companies are releasing the devices having the best features in them. Now, it's the turn of Sony to come up with such attributes on their upcoming phone, Xperia X Ultra. A new leak which surfaced online speaks about the display size of this smartphone. According to this leak, Sony Xperia X Ultra will boast a wide display with an aspect ratio larger than the much-hyped phones, LG G6 and Galaxy S8. So, we can expect this upcoming phone to make a big hit in the market. Larger aspect ratio As per this new leak, Xperia X Ultra is featured to have a wide display of 6.45-inch and an aspect ratio of 21:9. When you com...
Nubia M2 Lite with 4GB RAM, 16MP front cam launched at Rs 13,999

Nubia M2 Lite with 4GB RAM, 16MP front cam launched at Rs 13,999

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ZTE's spin-off brand Nubia launched the lower mid-range phone, the M2 Lite, in India on Monday at a price of Rs 13,999. The Nubia M2 Lite will be available for buying in the colour Black Gold from Amazon India from May 9. The M2 Lite is part of Nubia's new M-series that sees the recently launched M2 with dual camera system taking centre stage. The M2 Lite can be considered as a toned down version of the M2. The Nubia M2 Lite comes with a full-metal body and a front-mounted fingerprint scanner. It comes with a 5.5-inch 720p display and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor clubbed with 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory. The dual-SIM Nubia M2 Lite also supports expandable storage via a micro-SD card slot. It runs Android Marshmallow-based Nubia UI 4.0 and supports 4G LTE ...