If you thought that filing an income tax return or opening a bank account are the only few things which require Aadhaar cards now, then think again. The fact is Aadhaar has now been made mandatory for so many things, including availing the benefits of various social and government schemes. While for some schemes it has already been made compulsory, for some others it will be made mandatory soon. Here we are taking a look at 10 such things:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe laid the foundation stone for India’s first bullet train project in Ahmedabad on Thursday. The bullet train project touted to revolutionize railways technology in the country. The first line which will connect Ahmedabad to Mumbai can cover the 508 km distance in as little as two hours, the government said. The project will be executed as a joint venture between the Indian Railways and Japanese firm Shinkansen Technology at an estimated cost of Rs.
Who doesn’t want to become rich? However, getting wealthy isn’t that easy. It begins with determined consciousness to get wealthy. We all know that to become rich you need to spend less than what you earn. That is because the less you spend, the more you will be able to save. You should save and invest what you have into investments (assets) that appreciate over time. Apart from these, here we are taking a look at a few really easy and ‘anyone can do it’ strategies or DIY tips that can make you a crorepati:
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’.
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.
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.