ECONOMY
RBI's image dented beyond repair post demonetisation, bank staff write to Chief Urjit Patel
14.01.17 - TEAM PT

Employees of the Reserve Bank have taken strong exception to the recent measures involving the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, stating that the government "is impinging on the RBI’s autonomy and its statutory as well as operational jurisdiction”.
 
The employee unions of the ...
  


GDP Growth To Fall To 3-Year Low Of 7.1%, says govt; demonetisation impact yet to be factored in
06.01.17 - TEAM PT

Country’s GDP growth is estimated to slow down to 7.1 per cent in current fiscal, from 7.6 per cent in 2015-16, mainly due to slump in manufacturing, mining and construction sectors, the government data showed today without factoring in ‘volatile’ post-demonetisation figures.
 
The Central Statistics Office ...
  


Biggest seizure since Nov 8; I-T officials seize Rs 5.7 crore in new currency notes in Bengaluru
02.12.16 - TEAM PT

In the biggest single cash seizure of the new currency, an Income Tax raid on the premises of two engineers and two contractors in Bengaluru found a whopping Rs 5.7 crore of cash, all in the recently-introduced Rs 2000 notes.

The Income Tax department said it ...
  


RCom Launches Unlimited Voice Calling Plan at Rs. 149, With 300MB of Mobile Data
22.11.16 - TEAM PT

Reliance Communications on Tuesday launched a new plan at Rs 149 offering unlimited voice calls and 300 MB of data in an attempt to get more subscribers.

Called Rs 149 Unlimited, the new plan offers customers unlimited outgoing talk-time to any phone across any telecom network ...
  


RBI gives borrowers additional 60 days to repay loans
21.11.16 - TEAM PT

In view of cash crunch being faced by borrowers, the RBI today provided additional 60 days for repayment of housing, car, farm and other loans worth up to Rs 1 crore. 

This is applicable to loans payable between November 1 and December 31, the RBI said ...
  


WhatsApp launches video calling to take on Google Duo, Skype
15.11.16 - TEAM PT

WhatsApp has announced video calling feature to its app, which will go live on Android, iOS and Windows devices over the next couple of days. WhatsApp video calls were part of the Android public beta app for those who had signed up, but it is ...
  


WhatsApp finally introduces Video calling for Android.
25.10.16 - TEAM PT

WhatsApp video calling feature has finally turned into a reality. After pulling out a beta early this year, WhatsApp is finally bringing the feature with version 2.16.316 or higher. The video calling feature is being rolled out in beta so not everyone of you is ...
  


Uber-like app for Hiring tractor launched in India
19.10.16 - TEAM PT

An Uber-like smartphone app has been launched in India, aimed at making it easier for farmers to hire tractors.
Many small-scale farmers are unable to buy their own and often have to rent them at high rates.

Now, vehicle-maker Mahindra and Mahindra has launched an app called ...
  


India's largest airwave auction that will offer very high data speed starts; Jio, Vodafone, Airtel and Idea in fray
01.10.16 - TEAM PT

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has commenced the country’s biggest ever spectrum auction wherein airwaves worth Rs 5.66 lakh crore are put up for sale.

The auction kicked off at around 10 am and will continue till 7 pm.

Seven mobile operators, including Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, ...
  


WhatsApp can’t share user data With Facebook Collected before September 25: Delhi HC
23.09.16 - TEAM PT

WhatsApp cannot share its old user data with Facebook or any other platform, the Delhi high court ruled on Friday while allowing the popular instant messaging app to roll out a new privacy policy.

In order "to protect interest of users", the court directed WhatsApp to ...
  


No closures, SBI may relocate some branches after the merger : Chairperson
07.09.16 - team pt

The State Bank of India (SBI) may relocate some branches after the merger of its associate banks into its fold, but none of them will be shut down, Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya has said in a bid to put rumours to rest and assuage the staff. 

"I ...
  


BSNL reply to Jio; 300gb in Rs250
04.09.16 - TEAM PT

After Reliance created a stir in the telecom world with its aggressive data service tariff plans, priced as low as around Rs 50 for each GB, state-owned BSNL has made an offer of less than Re 1 per GB.
 
BSNL's new plan –Experience Unlimited BB 249 ...
  


Every dog has its day; But this one has a final Say
02.09.16 - Geeta Pandey*

Goofy, the canine worker of an advertising firm in the southern Indian city of Chennai, has a visiting card and a "corner seat", and he performs multiple roles in the office.

When I knocked on the door of Opn Advertising and pushed it open, Goofy came ...
  


Android Users Are More Humble, Honest & Kind than IPhone People: Study
02.09.16 - TEAM PT

A person's choice of mobile phone can say a lot about their personality, according to new research.

Scientists have discovered that people who purchase Android phones are more honest and humble than those who pick iPhones.

The study also found that women were twice more likely to ...
  


Reliance Jio Plans Revealed: Free Voice Calls, Rs. 50 for 1GB Data
01.09.16 - TEAM PT

Storming his way into the telecom industry, India's richest man Mukesh Ambani on Thursday announced free voice calls and free national roaming along with rock- bottom data prices on his new Reliance Jio network that will debut on September 5.

"World over, operators charge only for ...
  


Punjab issued notices to e-commerce portals for selling e-cigarettes.
31.08.16 -

In its endeavor to save the youth and children from addiction of any kind Cyber Crime wing of Punjab Police on the directions of the Chief Minister S. Parkash Singh Baal, the Health department Punjab has issued notices to various e-commerce portals for allegedly violating ...
  


How to Stop WhatsApp from Sharing Your personal info with Facebook
26.08.16 - TEAM PT

Nearly two and a half years after Facebook acquired WhatsApp, and despite Whatsapp CEO Jan Koum saying at the time of the acquisition that user privacy wouldn’t suffer, the services are about to get a little bit friendlier with their data sharing.

WhatsApp has provoked ire ...
  


Reliance Jio 4G Preview scheme now open for all
21.08.16 - TEAM PT

In what could be termed as a bonanza, Reliance Jio has now seemingly extended its Jio 4G Preview offer to all smartphones irrespective of brands. This means that if you are a owner of any 4G compatible smartphone, you can simply walk-in to your nearest ...
  


Petrol cheaper by Rs. 1/litre, diesel Rs. 2
15.08.16 - team pt

Price of petrol and diesel has witnessed cut by Rs. one per litre and Rs. two per litre respectively.

Being the fourth reduction since July, petrol will now cost Rs. 60.09 per litre in Delhi as compared to Rs. 61.09 per litre currently, said Indian Oil ...
  


Supreme Court allows sale of diesel SUVs in Delhi
12.08.16 - TEAM PT

Supreme Court in its latest ruling has lifted the ban on diesel vehicles with engines larger than 2,000 cc in the Delhi NCR region. The concession has been made against the clause of paying a 1% cess, which will be paid to the Delhi Pollution ...
  



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