Category Archives: NATIONAL

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 […]

Railway passengers alert! IRCTC announces new ticket booking changes

New Delhi: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the ticketing arm of Indian Railways has made a little change in the rules for booking train tickets. Now, while booking tickets, passengers will have to provide their own mobile number as their contact details. Indian Railways has taken this step in view of the increasing […]

Amazfit Pop Pro – Key Specifications Revealed, Launching on December 1

Amazfit Pop Pro smartwatch is all set to launch in China on December 1. Huami has released a teaser poster confirming the arrival of the new wearable and has also teased key specifications and design. Amazfit Pop Pro, judging by the name, will be a slightly more premium variant of Amazfit Pop launched last month. […]

EPFO: Four EPF account benefits, including free insurance, that you may be not aware of

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) gives the facility of PF to all employees. For this, a small deduction is made from salaries of the employees. This is done to secure their future after retirement. However, there are several other benefits that PF account holders are entitled to and very few people are aware about it. […]

Fake SMSs: Trai slaps penalty on BSNL, Airtel, Jio, Vodafone Idea

Mumbai/New Delhi: The telecom regulator has imposed penalties collectively amounting to Rs 35 crore on eight operators including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea (Vi) and Reliance Jio for allowing cybercriminals to issue fake SMSes to dupe digital payment users. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s penalties are on various counts of violation of the Telecom Commercial […]

Oppo announces AR Glass 2021

Last year at its Inno Day event, Oppo unveiled AR glasses, and this year it’s back with a much improved version. While the previous iteration seemed to model VR glasses in design, this time around, with the Oppo AR Glass 2021, we’re getting something that’s much closer to a casual pair of eyewear. Not quite there […]

Indian Embassy in US to accept online applications for visa, passport, OCI services from today

New Delhi: The Indian Embassy at Washington DC, US will accept online applications for visa, Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI), renunciation, passport and Global Entry Programme (GEP) services through a new service provider, VFS Global, with effect from today (November 4). The Embassy release stated, “With effect from 4 November 2020 (12:01 AM Eastern Standard Time), […]