Category Archives: NATIONAL

All Aadhaar holders may get opportunity to opt out

The government is in the last stages of finalising a proposal to amend the Aadhaar Act to give all citizens an option to withdraw their Aadhaar number, including biometrics and the data. This follows the Supreme Court judgment in September that upheld the validity of Aadhaar, however, with certain riders. A Constitution Bench had struck […]

Simplified GST return forms to be rolled out from April 1 next year

The new simplified GST return forms will be rolled out from April 1, 2019, revenue secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey said on Tuesday. He exuded confidence that the government will achieve the budgeted target for Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection and said the revenue department is getting inputs about entities which are evading taxes. In […]

Indian Railway increases Women’s Quota In AC Trains

Railways have always been Indians’ preferred mode of transport and the credit goes to Indian Railways. Indian Railways has always strived to deliver the best possible service to its loyal customers. Be it reducing the ticket prices or spending a 600 crore budget on improving rail coaches or announcing interesting offers to passengers who book […]

EPF advance withdrawal rules for any of needs, 5 things you need to know

Provident fund is a saving vehicle designed by EPFO (Employees Provident Fund Organisation) under Ministry of Labour and Employment. For building a sizeable corpus under PF (provident fund), employees contribute 12 per cent from their respective salaries, basic pay plus DA (dearness allowance), and the employer adds the same amount in relative terms. The EPF […]

Engineless Train18 Runs At 180 Kmph, Becomes India’s Fastest Train

Train18 is India’s first engine-less train, fully manufactured in India. As we reported earlier, its test runs were planned since last one month, and now, exciting details are coming in. During its recent test run between Kota Junction and Kurlasi station,Train18 crossed the crucial 180 km/hr mark, and stunned everyone. As per experts, the train […]

Transaction Charges On ATM-Cum-Debit Cards Levied By Top Banks

Top banks in the country offer ATM-cum-debit cards but levy certain usage charges. From State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest lender, to private sector peers like HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank – lenders offer a fixed number of ATM transactions free of cost every month. The ATM charges apply depending on […]

Govt might revert to old LPG cylinder system

The government is planning to revert to the old system of giving cooking gas (LPG) cylinders to households on subsidised rates like pre-2013-14 when subsidy to bank accounts was not in practice. The move is not only expected to reduce the cost of LPG cylinders significantly for consumers but also help the government hugely in […]

SBI unlimited free ATM withdrawals to these account holders

State Bank of India (SBI) offers a fixed number of ATM transactions free of cost every month to its customers. SBI account holders are charged for transactions at ATMs over and above these mandated number of free transactions. The bank currently allows unlimited free transactions at State Bank of India Group (SBG) ATMs to its […]

H-1B Visa made Easier for US Degree Holders

President Trump has made few important proposals to the existing process of H-1B visa allocation in the US. Under the new proposals, a foreigner with US Degree will have more chance to get an H-1B visa, which means that US educational system can also get a boost now as more and more foreigners will now […]

Govt, RBI in talks to allow use of QR code-based ‘offline Aadhaar’

In the wake of the Supreme Court order on Aadhaar, the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) are in talks to allow use of ‘offline Aadhaar’ that relies on QR codes, instead of the biometric eKYC, for opening bank accounts, operating payment wallets and purchasing insurance covers. The move is significant as it […]

Railways to start ‘Panj Takht Express’ tourist train soon

IRCTC-Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation is starting special tourist train ‘Panj Takht Express”. The special train will start from Delhi and will cover the five sacred Takht associated with Sikh religion. The train will start on January 14 next year and will cover the route in 10 days. It may be noted that this […]

BSNL new plan gives Rs 299 cashback with 45GB data

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has now rolled out new plan of Rs 299 which is only available for new customers who are switching to the operator and does not apply to current BSNL users. As part of the plan, the company is offering 8Mbps speeds and 45GB data with a fair usage policy for 30 […]