An IIT Kharagpur graduate, Abhinav Srivastava, who allegedly hacked Aadhaar data has been arrested by Bengaluru Police. According to investigation, Srivastava had gained access to the repository of the Unique Identification Development Authority of India’s (UIDAI) Aadhaar project through the Digital India e-hospital portal. The 31-year-old hails from Uttar Pradesh and was arrested in connection with a complaint filed by the UIDAI on July 26, according to Indian Express. Police said the complaint against Srivastava stated that he accessed UIDAI data without authorisation between January 1 and July 26 for an app called ‘eKYC Verification’.
86 post offices have already started work so that people can apply for passports there, Shashi Tharoor said. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who led a 15-member delegation of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs here, today stated that passports could be applied from post offices shortly. During their stay in the city, the parliamentary committee members visited the Amritsar Passport office, where Tharoor interacted with passport seekers besides holding discussions with the officials at the passport office.
Fuel prices are sky-rocketing due to changes in global crude prices resulting in consumers to feel the pinch as the value of domestic fuel prices is determined by it. A daily revision in petrol and diesel rates by oil marketing companies has made the consumers feel the heat more. However, if you pay for fuel using the government’s BHIM or Bharat Interface for Money app, you can get 49 paise per litre off on petrol and 41 paise per litre discount on diesel, stated a tweet from Digital India’s official account.
PNB customers will have to shell out money beginning October if they carry out more than five transactions a month from the bank’s ATMs. At present, account holders of the country’s second largest public sector bank can make any number of transactions in a month, financial or non-financial, at the bank’s ATMs without attracting any charge. “The number of free transactions and the charges beyond these free transactions for PNB customers on PNB ATMs have been revised.
The government has made it mandatory to link the existing Aadhaar numbers with the PAN cards of taxpayers with effect from July 1, 2017. In fact, Section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961, as introduced by the Finance Act, 2017, provides for mandatory quoting of Aadhaar / Enrolment ID of Aadhaar application form, for filing of return of income and for making an application for allotment of Permanent Account Number with effect from 1st July, 2017.
Are you a State Bank of India customer and want to link your Aadhaar number to your SBI account? Or have got a message from the bank to do so? Here’s some good news for you. SBI allows its customers to link their bank accounts to their Aadhaar number in various ways, including their ATM channel and through SMS. You can also get it done by visiting any of their branches or through Internet banking.
The UIDAI today said over 1,000 bank branches of 42 private and public sector banks have opened Aadhaar enrolment and updation centres within their premises. The Aadhaar issuing body further said it has received commitments for opening of such centres in 15,000 bank branches “at the earliest”. “Bank Aadhaar Kendras are being established with a view to make the Aadhaar verification process of bank accounts convenient for the people as it has become mandatory under amended Prevention of Money Laundering Rules to verify bank accounts with Aadhaar by December 31, 2017,” Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO of UIDAI said in a statement.
To counter a slew of data and unlimited calling offers by Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom operator has updated its prepaid recharges to keep customers from switching to Jio. The entry of jio last year has brought a pricing revolution in the telecom industry through its ultra-low cost data and free voice call offerings, some analysts say. However, consumers have become the ultimate beneficiary of this pricing war in the telecom industry.
As the latest entrant in India’s telecom sector, Reliance Jio aggressively grabs market share, Bharti Airtel has fought back with attractive offers of its own. Airtel is now tempting potential postpaid customers with a new offer that gives 30 GB of free data to new postpaid customers over three months, which amounts to 10 GB of free data every month. The offer is valid on all Airtel postpaid plans apart from the Rs.
Bank fixed deposits (FDs) are one of the most popular instruments used to save money for the future. Despite falling interest rates, many people prefer FDs over other savings/investment products as they offers a secured return and easy access to liquidity in case of an emergency. Depending on the investment horizon, fixed deposits offer a wide range of choices ranging from seven days to 10 years. However, to get the best return out of your fixed deposits, you need to know the various rates offered by top lenders in India.