Category Archives: NATIONAL

How to deposit money in post office PPF account online

The post office offers around 10 types of savings schemes including the Public Provident Fund (PPF) and most of the schemes provide the benefit of a tax rebate under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act. So how to open a post office PPF account? You need to visit the post office just once for […]

Paytm introduces Instant Loan approval service: Here’s how to apply

Paytm has introduced Instant Personal Loans on its platform to facilitate access to credit services to the masses. The service can be availed 24X7, round the year even on public holidays and weekends. The loans would be processed and disbursed by NBFCs and banks. This move will bring ‘new to credit’ customers into the ambit […]

H-1B selections now upon salary levels

MUMBAI: With just a few days left for the Biden administration to take charge, the annual H-1B cap lottery process has been replaced with a salary-based selection process. The proposal was issued by the Trump administration a few days before the US elections and public comments were invited. Now this final rule has been published […]

Now book an LPG gas cylinder with just a missed call; check details here

New Delhi | Jagran Business Desk: Booking a non-subsidised liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders for Indane Gas consumers is going to get much easier now as the central government has now launched a missed call facility for it. Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the facility and said that costumers will now be […]

RBI introduces identification number to track large value transactions

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday said legal entity identifiers will be mandatory for all fund transfers worth ₹50 crore and above. The LEI is a 20-digit number used to uniquely identify parties involved in financial transactions world over. LEI numbers of the beneficiaries and remitters must be included on all payment transactions […]

Insufficient balance: How much SBI, ICICI, Axis, HDFC Bank charge for failed ATM transaction

Keeping a tab on the balance in your savings account is not an easy task. Though there are options like missed call and SMS facility one can always avail to know the available balance. But unaware or unmindful customers sometimes face inconvenience trying to withdraw money from an account with insufficient balance because the banks […]

Covid vaccine: India expects to ‘begin vaccination in January’

The officials – who requested anonymity – said a few vaccine candidates were likely to get emergency-use authorisation from the drug regulator in the next few weeks. Two companies have already applied for consideration, and six more are in various stages of clinical trials. The vaccination programme aims to reach 300 million people by early […]

Take-home salary for Indian workers to fall from April 2021, but PF and gratuity will likely rise

The take-home salary for most Indian workers is set to fall from April 2021 while savings towards provident fund, and gratuity earnings may rise once the govt notifies the rules to implement the provisions of the Code of Wages, 2019, according to several media reports. According to a report in, the draft rules of […]

Centre To Pay PF Contribution Of Newly Joined Employees

Taking important steps towards increasing employment in the country amid Corona crisis, the Central Government on Wednesday approved the Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (Self-Reliant India Employment Scheme). Under this, the government will provide 12-12 per cent subsidy on the Provident Fund (PF) to both the new job seeker and the new recruiter. The Union Cabinet […]

BSNL Introduces India’s First Satellite Based Narrowband-IoT

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has just announced the arrival of India’s first satellite-based narrowband-IoT (Internet of Things). The state-run telco has announced the service in partnership with Skylotech India. With this service, BSNL seeks to honour the vision of Narendra Modi’s truly digital India. The service will be initially provided with the target to […]

Reliance Jio SIMs to be Boycotted by Farmers in Protest Against India Farm Reforms 2020

As part of ongoing protests against India Farm Reforms 2020, farmer leaders have stood to boycott services offered by corporate industrialists, Gautam Adani and Mukesh Ambani. A major part of this stand will involve mobile connections by Reliance Jio – at present India’s leading mobile telecom operator by market share. While the boycott cry comes […]