Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, through an amendment to the Finance Bill for 2017-18, had made Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax returns and provided for linking of PAN with Aadhaar. The income tax department has launched an online facility to correct errors in names and other details in permanent account number (PAN) and Aadhaar document. Alongside the facility to link biometric identifier Aadhaar with PAN, the department has also put two separate hyperlinks on its e-filing website – one to update changes in existing PAN data or for application of new PAN by an Indian or a foreign citizen.
The 20-coach Tejas Express will be fitted with automatic doors, LCD screens, onboard wifi, tea/coffee vending machines, magazines and snack tables. Indian Railways is set to launch a premium train service called Tejas Express between Mumbai and Goa this summer. Fitted with automatic doors, LCD screens, onboard wifi, tea/coffee vending machines, magazines and snack tables, the 20-coach Tejas Express will also serve cuisine curated by celebrity chefs. The premium Tejas Express service was announced in Rail Budget 2016-17.
NEFT charges are typically lower for internet banking as compared to carrying out the transaction through bank branches. Fund transfer via NEFT or National Electronic Funds Transfer is set to get faster from July 10. NEFT is an electronic fund transfer system that allows individuals to transfer funds between banks. This fund transfer system is maintained by the Reserve Bank of India. Introduction of additional 11 NEFT settlements from July 10 was announced by RBI on Monday.
The Government is planning to ask telecom companies to link customers’ SIM Cards with their Aadhar number, according to a report by a news channel. The Department of Telecom has already issued notices to telecom companies asking them to ensure that the SIM card of the mobile subscribers is linked to his/her Aadhaar card,” the report said. The DoT has also asked the telcos to complete the process within a year,” the report added.
India had entered into an agreement with the United States for implementation of the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) with effect from August 31, 2015. Bank accounts that were opened between July 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015 and are not in compliance with FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) provisions will be blocked. The Income Tax Department had set a deadline of April 30 for FATCA compliance for these accounts.
Avast, the company behind the leading antivirus software, warned today against attacks on home appliances connected to the internet, calling hackers targeting home routers a major threat to consumers. Avast, the company behind the leading antivirus software, warned today against attacks on home appliances connected to the internet, calling hackers targeting home routers a major threat to consumers. “It’s a trivial thing to do and there’s nothing the user can do to fix it, other than to throw the router away and put in a new router,” Avast chief executive Vincent Steckler told reporters.
UIDAI presently maintains the data of about 114 crore Indians in over 6,000 servers located in Bengaluru and Manesar. Allaying concerns about the security of data in Aadhaar servers in the wake of “WannaCry” ransomware attack, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) today said its database was completely secured and immune to attacks from any kind of malware. “The data in the Aadhaar servers is in the encrypted form. You cannot do anything with that information, which is in an encrypted form.
Shadow Brokers, the group that has taken credit for that leak, threatened on Tuesday to release more recent code to enable hackers to break into the world’s most widely used computers. HIGHLIGHTS Governments turned their attention to possible new wave of cyber threats Cyber extortion campaign has infected more than 300,000 computers The attack has caused most damage in Russia, Taiwan and Ukraine Governments turned their attention to a possible new wave of cyber threats on Tuesday after the group that leaked U.
Bharti Airtel’s Rs 899 plan in Delhi - which offered 30 GB of high speed data earlier - now offers 60 GB data, the company said a press release. Amid India’s telecom sector abuzz with talk about Jio’s broadband services, Bharti Airtel has announced new broadband plans under which it is offering up to 100 per cent additional high speed data benefits within the same monthly rental plan. Bharti Airtel whose broadband internet plans in the national capital start from Rs 899 a month, said its new plans were aimed at driving India’s digital transformation.
The move is largely seen disincentivizing cheque payments, where the card company incurs additional processing cost. SBI Card is levying a charge on payments made by cheques. This came into effect from April 1, according to SBI Card’s website. The card company said payments made below Rs 2,000 through cheques will attract a fee of Rs 100. “A fee of Rs.100 will be charged for payments made by cheque for an amount less than or equal to Rs.