Category Archives: NATIONAL

Flipkart Year End Sale: Top 10 mobile offers; from Realme 5 Pro to Realme X, and more

Flipkart’s Year-End Sale is live on the e-commerce platform with enticing discount offers on a variety of smartphones ranging across brands. Besides discounts, Flipkart is also offering no-cost EMIs, exchange deals, and bank offers on most of the phones. The sale would end tomorrow, i.e. December 23, so if you haven’t already grabbed the deals on gadgets, here’s your […]

Five PPF rule changes you need to be aware of

New Delhi: The government recently notified new rules for public provident funds (PPF) accounts. PPF is one of the most popular small savings schemes, long-term investment instruments and it offers a guaranteed return. PPF accounts have a maturity period of 15 years and the government announces interest rates every quarter. For the current quarter, PPF fetches […]

Airtel Wi-Fi calling comes to six new smartphones

New Delhi: After introducing its voice over Wi-Fi service in India recently, Bharti Airtel on Friday added six new devices to the list of smartphones that are compatible with its Wi-Fi calling. Now, Airtel customers on Samsung S10, S10+, S10e, M20 and One Plus 6 and 6T can configure Airtel Wi-Fi calling, which enables them to switch […]

Partial withdrawal from Public Provident Fund (PPF): All you need to know

New Delhi: The Public Provident Fund or PPF account although has a lock-in of 15 years, it provides loan and partial withdrawal facility before the end of tenure. While a loan from PPF account can be availed between the third and sixth financial year of opening the PPF account, partial withdrawal facility from PPF is […]

Vodafone And Airtel Now Charging For Calls Made to Jio Numbers: What Changed?

Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) and Bharti Airtel have announced the new prepaid tariff plans which become applicable from December 3, and there are significant changes for prepaid mobile users to wrap their calculations around. The biggest, and perhaps the most important change, is that Vodafone Idea and Airtel will now charge for calls made outside […]

Pensioner Alert! Get PPO number recorded by bank in passbook. Here’s why

New Delhi: As a pensioner, you need to ensure that your bank records the Pension Payment Order (PPO) number in the passbook. PPO is a 12 digit number in which the first five digits indicate the code number of PPO Issuing Authority, next two digits indicate the year of issue, and after this, the four digits […]

Lost money in e-wallet fraud? Here’s what you need to do

New Delhi: Digital wallets have become increasingly popular among the urban population and youngsters because of convenience and cashback offers. Several digital wallets have popped up in the last few years and more are coming in. With just a few taps, one can book tickets, pay bills, shop, send money, receive money, all thanks to digital […]

FASTag mandatory for all vehicles from Dec 1: Here’s how to buy, activate it

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced that FASTags will become mandatory for all vehicles, private and commercial, from 1 December 2019. According to an Economic Times report, vehicles without FASTags will have to cough up twice the normal rate at toll gates. Therefore, it’s important that you get one fast for your […]

India Post ATM cum debit card facility: Here are five key things to know

New Delhi: India Post or Department of Posts provides a host of financial and retail services to its customers. Just like commercial banks, it offers savings account, fixed deposit account, monthly income scheme, senior citizen savings scheme, recurring deposit (RD), Kisan Vikas Patra, Sukanya Samriddhi account, etc. One can open a savings account in India Post […]

Cabinet approves Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2019

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the proposal for introducing the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in order to replace the Ordinance. All economic developments after the enactment of the Finance (No. 2) Act, 2019 along with the reduction of rate of corporate income tax by many countries world […]

EPF Alert: Here’s how you can nominate PF beneficiaries online

New Delhi: The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) now offers the facility of submitting EPF nomination details of your employee’s provident fund (EPF) account online through its official website. Note that earlier, you could only submit your nomination details through the offline mode by providing the details to your employer. If you have an active EPF […]