Category Archives: NATIONAL

Passport 2019: How to calculate passport application fees online

New Delhi: Getting a passport is a lengthy and protocol-driven process as relatively compared to obtaining other national identities including a voter’s ID card, driving license, UIDAI-controlled Aadhaar card, Income Tax Department-issued PAN card etc. But, nowadays, the exercise of acquiring a passport has become slightly easier with the advent of Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs). […]

IRCTC foreign tourist quota: Ticket booking charges, cancellation & refund rules

New Delhi: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the ticket booking facility to all the foreign tourists having a valid passport. With the foreign tourist quota, all the foreign nationals including non-resident Indians (NRIs) can reserve seats on the trains operated by the Indian Railways. IRCTC levies different charges for the registration […]

Don’t use these 6 passport websites, warns government

The Ministry of External Affairs is warning citizens to be careful while applying or renewing their passports as there is a steady rise in fake websites that claim to offer passport related services. These fake websites not only charge exorbitant fees but also gather crucial personal data of applicants. Apart from multiple fake websites, the number of mobile applications […]

Attention EPF subscribers! These three apps to benefit you

New Delhi: Good news for EPF subscribers! Three news apps have been launched for the benefit of EPF subscribers. Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment launched three new apps on Friday. The three apps- UAN Registration, e-Inspection and Digi Locker are developed by Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) and were […]

Opening a bank account for children? 5 things you must consider

New Delhi: Being parents it is important to define the thin line between needs and wants to your children. Bank account for children help parents to create a corpus for their kids and explain to them the basics of money management. If your child has not attained 18 years of age, then you can open […]

Airtel, Jio, Vodafone and other operators have to offer ring time of 30 seconds for all calls, says TRAI

The telecom industry has currently seen a lot of debate among telecom operators with regards to the Interconnect Usage Charge (IUC), with Jio finally beginning to charge its customers for the same for all outgoing calls. While a resolution to that issue is yet to be seen, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has […]

Now, smart driving licences to sport emergency contact numbers

LUCKNOW: Driving licences and registration certificates for vehicles would now sport a uniform ‘smart’ design across the country. The new layout features an emergency contact number. In case the person driving a vehicle is involved in an accident, bystanders would be able to reach our to his/her family using the the emergency contact number. The […]

Linking of social media profiles with Aadhaar: SC transfers all cases to itself

The Supreme Court on Tuesday transferred to itself all cases, related to the linking of social media profiles with any government ID, including Aadhaar and WhatsApp traceability, pending in different high courts to regulate social media misuse. It will also examine whether liability could be fastened on intermediaries like Facebook and WhatsApp to decrypt messages […]

PAN card: Full list of documents accepted as valid proof of address, identity, date of birth

New Delhi: The PAN card application process has been extremely streamlined with the institution of online systems following which individuals, as well as business entities, can apply for PAN cards via the Income Tax Department’s online portal. Individual applicants are required to provide proof of address, proof of identity and proof of date of birth. […]

No charges on digital payments made to large biz establishments from Nov 1

The government said banks or system providers will not impose charges or Merchant Discount Rate on customers as well as merchants on digital payments made to establishments having turnover in excess of Rs 50 crore from November 1. In her Budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said business establishments with annual turnover of more […]

Future smartphones may come without buttons using ultrasonic touch technology

Phone manufacturers are in extreme competition to come up with handy specs and features in their latest smartphones. While some of them focus on the looks of a phone, others aim for better cameras. But one key feature in a phone which is worth spending money for, is the display. For an edge-to-edge viewing experience, […]

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