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GOVT plans app to rival Ola, Uber

India will not see driverless cars plying on its roads as Union minister for roads and transport Nitin Gadkari feels that his government would rather protect the jobs of millions of drivers here than see a technological marvel on the streets. Bolstering his case, the minister said the technology in its present form wasn’t suited for the Indian market and will also render millions of Indian drivers jobless. Gadkari said the government was planning to launch a taxi booking app on the lines of Ola and Uber.

Government Considering To Change Financial Year To January-December

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday told lawmakers that the government is considering to change the country’s financial year to January-December from April-March. “The matter of changing financial year is under consideration,” Mr Jaitley told lawmakers in a written reply to the lower house of Parliament. He declined to elaborate whether the budget presentation would be advanced to November or December from February 2018.

Government: Digital Transactions In All Co-Operative Banks By 2018

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Monday said all co-operative banks in the country would be part of digital transactions by March 2018. “The Unified Payments Interface (UPI) ecosystem now covers all public sector undertakings and major private banks. We are in the process of extending the service for co-operative bank. All co-operative banks, which computerised their operation, would be part of digital transactions,” said NPCI Managing Director and CEO A.

Here's what you should do if your smartphone gets stolen

All it takes is a moment of carelessness, an open handbag or an opportunist pickpocket and your smartphone can disappear from right under your nose. Here are some of the things you should do if your smartphone gets stolen this summer. _Act quickly _ It’s highly likely that your smartphone was stolen while it was switched on and ready to use. Quickly call your mobile operator to get your line blocked before the thief has the time to use it.

How to pick the right insurance company: Here are 4 brief points

Having chosen a life partner and settling down to a secure job, one would normally be enjoying a happy and contented life. Soon a new life between the two may propel them ahead with a wonderful bonding. However, often in solitude or even in the midst of celebrations he may start worrying about how to protect the future of his loved ones from any unforeseen event. Quite naturally, the bread earner starts looking for some kind of financial protection.

Jio Phone: 5 things every buyer wants to know before buying the Reliance Jio 4G feature phone

Reliance Jio Phone was unveiled by Mukesh Ambani recently, and this is a really unique feature phone, mainly because of the 4G VoLTE connectivity, ability to play Jio apps like JioTV and JioMusic. However, there is some confusion on the specs and features of the Reliance Jio 4G feature phone. Reliance Jio Phone was unveiled by Mukesh Ambani recently, and this is a really unique feature phone, mainly because of the 4G VoLTE connectivity, ability to play Jio apps like JioTV and JioMusic.

New Pension Scheme Offers 'Respectable' Returns To Elders: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) will provide a “respectable” rate of return to senior citizens at a time when interest rates are falling globally. PMVVY is a pension scheme exclusively for senior citizens (aged 60 years and above) which is available from May 4, 2017 to May 3, 2018. It provides an assured return of 8 per cent per annum payable monthly (equivalent to 8.

RBI new Rs 500 currency. Here's what is different in new notes

The Reserve Banks of India (RBI) today announced introduction of new Rs 500 currency notes. The new version will have few different aspects. The one noticeable aspect of the new currency notes is the inclusion of an inset letter “A”. Besides, in the new notes the signature of the RBI Governor will be on the reverse side. “In continuation of issuing of Rs 500 denomination banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (new) series from time to time which are currently legal tender, a new batch of banknotes with inset letter “A” in both the number panels bearing the signature of Dr.

Rs 153 Unlimited Plan; Idea, Airtel Shares Slump

Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani today launched JioPhone, meant for feature phone users with a Rs 153 unlimited monthly tariff plan. This announcement led to a sharp fall in Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular share prices. JioPhone will be available from September, effectively free for Jio users. Jio will charge Rs 1,500 towards security deposit for the JioPhone, refundable after three years. On the JioPhone, voice will always be free.

Soon, you can charge your smartphone just by waving or walking!

Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed an ultra-thin device that can power your smartphone, fitness tracker and other gadgets using human movements such as walking and waving. Based on battery technology and made from layers of black phosphorus that are only a few atoms thick, the energy harvesting system generates small amounts of electricity when it is bent or pressed even at the extremely low frequencies characteristic of human motion.