• Tiktok chooses different road for Indian audience; to launch music service
  • Soon, easy online police verification for passport, hiring of driver, domestic help
  • Total balance in Jan Dhan accounts nears ₹1-lakh cr
  • Income Tax: Know how much you pay on returns from equities, mutual funds
  • Paytm launches Paytm First Credit Card with Citibank, Visa
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Twitter to now penalise hateful, abusive accounts

Aimed at reducing hateful content on its platform, Twitter will start penalising accounts from Monday that include “hateful imagery and display names”, or those who “use username, display name, or profile bio to engage in abusive behaviour”, the media reported. According to a report in ReCode late on Sunday, “for Twitter, the two new restrictions are attempts to combat rampant harassment and abuse on the site”. Twitter announced new guidelines…

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Facebook Acknowledges Negative Effects of Social Media

Facebook on Friday struck back against scientific researchers and tech industry insiders who have criticised the world’s biggest social media network and its competitors for transforming how people behave and express emotion. Facebook, in a corporate blog post, said that social media can be good for people’s well-being if they use the technology in a way that is active, such as messaging with friends, rather than passive, such as scrolling through…

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Aadhaar Card:How To Update/Correct Your Address Online

Does the address given on your Aadhaar card need an update? This can be done online using a tool provided by the UIDAI or Unique Identification Authority of India, the issuer of the 12-digit Unique Identity Number (UID) as well as Aadhaar card, on its self-service portal – uidai.gov.in. This online facility enables a user to request an address update on his or her Aadhaar through internet. It is one…

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Flipkart New Pinch Days Sale Offers

Flipkart has announced its ‘New Pinch Days’ sale right before the year comes to an end. The sale will offer discounts up to 80 per cent on sections like fashion, smartphones, electronics, home furnishing and more. The sale will be launched on December 15 and will continue for three days till December 17. As per the sneak peek poster released by Flipkart, buyers can avail 10 per cent instant discount on…

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GST Network simplifies returns filing process

The GST Network said it has introduced a functionality which simplifies the returns filing process for taxpayers. “A new functionality has been introduced on the GST portal for ease of the taxpayers under which questions will be posed as soon as the taxpayer enters the Returns dashboard and only relevant tiles will be displayed to the taxpayers based on the answers to the questions posed,” the GST Network said in a statement. This has been started first with GSTR-3B returns (initial sales return ), it added. For ‘nil’ GSTR 3B returns ,…

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Re 1 tickets on Air Deccan

Air Deccan, India’s first domestic low cost airline, is set to relaunch operations this month with what it is remembered for the most — Rs 1 airfares. Air Deccan, founded by GR Gopinath in 2003, merged with Vijay Mallya’s Kingfisher Airlines in 2008 but was grounded in 2012 under financial duress. In its second innings, the airline will begin with four bases at Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Shillong, connecting them…


Jivi, Bharti Airtel 4G smartphones with cashback offer

 Homegrown mobile device maker Jivi Mobiles has partnered with India’s top telco Bharti Airtelto launch a fourth-generation or 4G technology backed smartphone at Rs 2,499 with attractive Airtel Money wallet offer. The new smartphone, Revolution TnT3 to be unveiled on Wednesday, would include Rs 1,500 worth cashback from Bharti Airtel, and comes with a first-ever type and touch keypad for enhanced consumer experience, particularly for elderly people, company’s top executive said. Jivi’s new smartphone comes bundled with…


Facebook Messenger Kids

Facebook has launched a new version of Facebook Messenger, aimed at children under the age of 13. The app, called Facebook Messenger Kids, works much like a trimmed-down version of the mainstream version of the app. The biggest difference is that it’s designed with parental controls in mind. Accounts have to be set up by parents, and kids can only talk to a pre-defined list of contacts. These can be relatives,…