Tiktok chooses different road for Indian audience; to launch music service

May 22, 2019

Los Angeles: ByteDance Ltd., owner of the popular video app TikTok, is developing a paid music service that will challenge industry leaders Spotify and Apple Music in emerging markets, according to people familiar with the matter. ByteDance expects to introduce the new app as early as this fall in a handful of territories, mostly poorer countries where paid music services have yet to garner large audiences, said the people, who…

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Total balance in Jan Dhan accounts nears ₹1-lakh cr

May 22, 2019

Five years after its launch, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) scheme has almost achieved a total balance of ₹1-lakh crore. According to the latest data, the total balance in these basic bank accounts stood at ₹99,752 crore with 35.50 crore beneficiaries. Public sector banks have the lion’s share in total balance at ₹79,177 crore, followed by regional rural banks and private sector banks maintaining ₹17,648 crore and ₹2,926 crore, respectively. The scheme focusses…

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LIC New Jeevan Anand Plan: Premium, Eligibility, Benefits, Details Here

May 14, 2019

Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India, the country’s largest life insurance company, offers various term and endowment insurance products as well as pension plans. One such insurance product offered by LIC, the New Jeevan Anand Plan, provides financial protection against death with the provision of payment of lumpsum at the end of the selected policy term in case of survival, according to LIC’s website. Here are some of the details…

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WhatsApp says one million users testing payment feature; will launch after RBI approval

May 8, 2019

Messaging platform WhatsApp has told the Supreme Court that it will comply with all guidelines of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) before the much-awaited launch of WhatsApp Pay later this year in India. The Facebook-owned company further said the system is currently being tested and the entire process will be completed by July. All RBI guidelines will be followed before its launch, a media report on Saturday quoted the company as saying. The matter…

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Lost your driving license? Here’s how you can apply for a duplicate one

May 8, 2019

What to do if you’re in need of a duplicate driving license as the old one got lost, stolen or damaged? Transport offices across India offer duplicate driving licenses in case the holder has lost the original or if the original driving license has been stolen. In case you have lost your original driving license or if it has been stolen or mutilated, you can get a duplicate driving license from the same…

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LPG Price Down Around 12% So Far This Year. Here’s How Much You Pay Now

May 6, 2019

LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) cylinder prices have been hiked with effect from May 1 compared to the previous month. While the subsidised LPG price has been raised by 28 paise per cylinder (14.2 kilograms) and 29 paise per cylinder in in Delhi and Mumbai respectively, the non-subsidised rate has been increased by Rs. 6 per cylinder each in the two metros, according to Indian Oil Corporation’s website – iocl.com. State-run Indian Oil…

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Carrying plastic or PVC Aadhaar card? Here’s what you need to know

April 29, 2019

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said last year in a statement that the plastic or PVC Aadhaar smart cards are not usable as the QR code often becomes dysfunctional during such unauthorised printing at some vendor or shop. Also, there could be a possibility of sharing Aadhaar details (personal sensitive demographic information) without informed consent with some devious elements. UIDAI also stated that Aadhaar letter or its cutaway portion…

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Jio offer: Free 8GB 4G data to customers, here is how to avail

May 26, 2018

Jio has begun doling out complimentary data packs to its users to mark the conclusion of the IPL cricket season with the final match to be played on Sunday. The complimentary add-on, which is being rolled out to Jio users, offers them 2GB of daily data. The data add-on will be valid till May 29. This add-on comes close on the heels of the Jio IPL 2018 pack that was…

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PNB, SBI, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit (FD) Interest Rates

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May 14, 2018

Bank fixed deposits (FD) are among the best bets of investors because of their fixed interest rates. Bank fixed deposits (FD) are still among the best bets of investors because of their fixed interest rates. Because of guaranteed returns, FDs are popular among risk-averse investors, who do not want their earnings to be swayed by market movements. FDs, however, are of two types: regular and tax-saving. Partial withdrawal from regular FDs is allowed…

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BSNL Announces New Data and Call Offers. Details Here

April 21, 2018

State-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has come up with lucrative offers to attract more customers to its platform amid aggressive competition from private players such as Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio and Sunil Mittal’s Bharti Airtel. BSNL claims to offer attractive plans, and urges subscribers to get in touch with them so as to get more information on Family BB (broadband) plans, STV (special tariff vouchers) 47 &…

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