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Govt makes Aadhaar mandatory for over thirty schemes, more to be added soon

By : CIOL Writers

The Government of India has made biometric identity document, Aadhaar compulsory to avail benefits under nearly three dozen central schemes and will be helping people who don’t have the ID to get it hassle-free by June 30. Speaking to Economics Times, a government official said that

eMudhra partners 15 state govts to activate eSignatures in govt offices

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to further boost Digital India initiative, eMudhra, a digital identity and transaction management company has partnered with 15 state governments to help them go digital in the context of the e-Governance initiatives. Under the initiative, eMudhra has

Supreme Court asks to link SIM cards to Aadhaar card within one year

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to crackdown fraudulent activities that take place through mobile phones and sim cards, the Supreme Court of India has asked the government to place a mechanism to “verify all mobile phone subscribers and scrutinize their identity to

Govt proposes Payments Regulatory Board under RBI in place of BPSS

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to strengthen the grievance mechanism for the digital payments ecosystem, the government is replacing the existing Board for Regulation and Supervision of Payment and Settlement Systems (BPSS) by setting up Payments Regulatory Board in the Reserve Bank

Govt. recognizes CyberMedia’s Pradeep Gupta as premier entrepreneur mentor of India

The first National Entrepreneurship Awards 2016 recognized Pradeep Gupta, CMD, Cybermedia (India) Ltd. as the premier Mentor for entrepreneurs in the private category. The award was handed out to him by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Rajiv Pratap Rudy, MoS for Skill Development

BHIM app tops download charts on Google Play store

By : Riddhi Sharma

On 31st December 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a UPI (United Payments Interface) based app called BHIM, short for Bharat Interface for Money. Within 48 hours of being launched, the BHIM app is now on the top of Google

Google and Consumer Affairs Ministry to promote ‘Digitally Safe Consumer’

By : Riddhi Sharma

Google and Consumer Affairs Ministry have come together to initiate an year long campaign called ‘Digitally Safe Consumer’. This collaboration is announced as part of a larger effort to help better protect consumer interest online. The campaign will focus on

BSNL will give users email IDs in their own languages

By : Soma Tah

BSNL has launched free email address service in 8 Indian Languages to its broadband users with ‘DataMail’. The linguistic email service offered by BSNL will have DataOne.Bharat domain and email address will be offered in eight regional languages including Hindi,

TRAI proposes limited free data for rural subscribers to boost digital transactions

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to boost the government’s digital economy drive, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended an aggregator model and 100 MB of free data for mobile phone subscribers in rural areas. TRAI has proposed that the

Govt announces discounts on petrol, rail tickets if you go digital

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to promote cashless transactions, the government on Thursday announced a slew of measures to encourage digital payments while buying fuel, train tickets and insurance. Incentivizing digital mode for payments, the government has waived service tax on card

Maharashtra to be the first Indian state to roll out its own m-wallet

By : CIOL Writers

Post demonetization, mobile wallets are the new means of transaction across all channels. Following in the footsteps of different startups, Indian state of Maharashtra is also all geared to launch its own mobile wallet, “Mahawallet” that will also allow users

Samsung, Karnataka govt sign MoU to impart digital education to underprivileged girls

By : CIOL Writers

Samsung India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Karnataka government’s IT Department aimed at promoting computer and digital education amongst underprivileged girl students of Government Schools and rural areas in the state for three years. As part

Govt asks auto-manufacturers to provide RFID tag for digital toll payments

By : CIOL Writers

Making all the right moves towards making India a truly digital platform, the Indian government has now asked vehicle manufacturers to provide digital identity tag in all new vehicles. The government hopes to deploy this digital identity tag (RFID) to

Paytm and Oxigen to help digitize cash transactions in rural India

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to help 26 lakh women’s Self Help Groups (SHGs) of India with more than 3 crore members, the rural development ministry is tapping on Paytm and Oxigen Wallet to help digitize cash transactions in rural India. According

Ola, Uber may need to have their fare calculators validated from MeitY

By : CIOL Writers

The government of India has had very rough time dealing with cab aggregators in the country so far. Be it Ola or Uber, the two have always found themselves on the other side of fence against the government. But looks

Google to launch ‘Toilet Locator’

By : CIOL Writers

One of the biggest problems in India is finding Clean Toilets, if not lavatory itself. Even in developed or urban cities of India, it is very hard to find a clean toilet. Due to which many people end up either

Microsoft India signs MOU with the Telangana govt to provide internet connectivity

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Telangana government. Under the MOU, Microsoft will help the government to explore cloud, machine learning, and mobile-based solutions to improve citizen services, education, healthcare and agriculture in the state.

No GPS-enabled chip in Rs 2000 note: RBI

By : CIOL Writers

The demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes not only came in as a big shock for many but also set the rumor mill buzzing with new stories and rumors coming in every hour. Amongst all these rumors, one

Industry hails PM’s demonetization move as a new dawn for Indian economy

By : CIOL Writers

It’s “historic”, “a watershed moment” in the history of the Indian economy, a real “game-changer”, “revolutionary” etc etc. Well, looks like Industry cannot stop raving about PM Narendra Modi’s demonetizing of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. Though the stalwarts