Amazon to create 1 million new jobs in India by 2025: Jeff Bezos

New Delhi: Just two days after unveiling its plan to invest an additional $1 billion (about Rs 7,000 crore) in India to help bring small businesses online, Amazon on Friday (January 17) said it would create 1 million new jobs in India by 2025 through continued investments in technology, infrastructure, and its logistics network. The US-based ecommerce company said the jobs – created both directly and indirectly – will be across industries, including information technology, skill development, content creation, retail, logistics, and manufacturing, and are in addition to the 700,000 jobsRead More

LIC Housing Finance launches offers to push sale of completed units

LIC Housing Finance on Wednesday announced a pair of limited-period offers to push sale of under-construction and unsold residential units. The announcement comes following a similar move by SBI. The offers will apply to purchases of units for which the potential borrower has received the occupancy certificate (OC). Under the ‘pay when you stay’ scheme, the borrower will be required to commence payment of principal only after they receive possession of the house or after 48 months from the date of first disbursement, whichever is earlier. Only interest on theRead More

Jio Cheapest prepaid plans explained here

Reliance Jio has introduced a new and cheap prepaid plan, which is good for internet benefits it offers. Here are all the details about this plan that has newly launched by Jio. Reliance Jio seems to have kick-started a whirlwind with a new prepaid plan which is surprisingly cheaper than the others. The company already has some prepaid plans that are offering the same benefits as the others, but are quite cheaper in comparison. In fact, where Vodafone Idea and Airtel are providing 2 GB data for the entire validityRead More

WhatsApp to comply with data norms for BHIM UPI-compliant payment service

Whatsapp’ s much-awaited BHIM UPI-compliant payment service, which has been dragging since 2016, is expected to be rolled out in the first half of the current year as the instant messaging platform is in the process of complying with data localisation regulations. Following this it will undergo a security audit before its gets the final approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Sources said the Facebook-owned platform is in the “advanced stages” of complying with the RBI norms on data localisation. “They are fulfilling the compliance criteria, following whichRead More

Wi-Fi 6 is All Set To Reach Everyone Soon

Every internet device of your home relies on the router somehow. Allocating adequate speeds to each and every one of them could be unequal sometimes. And with more devices joining the network,the poor router can sometimes be unhelpful spreading its limited bandwidth to all asking for it. So here comes the next generation upgrade, the Wi-Fi 6 standard. Though this upgrade was unveiled last year, it didn’t seem to adoptable by common citizens sooner in future. But the usage of this new Wi-Fi standard by numerous exhibitors in the recentRead More

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 foldable phone could launch as ‘Galaxy Z Flip’

Samsung is all set to launch its next generation Galaxy S20 series smartphones and Galaxy Fold 2 smartphones on February 11. Ahead of the launch, reports have revealed that Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Fold 2 bear the codename Hubble and Bloom, respectively, within the company. Now, a new report says that Samsung will not be using ‘Fold 2’ moniker for its upcoming foldable screen smartphone. So, what will Galaxy Fold 2 be called? Well, Ice Universe, the tipster who has a fairly decent track record in predicting details about SamsungRead More

Aadhaar update: Benefits of masked Aadhaar card, how to download

Are you worried about the security of your Aadhaar card data? The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has a feature called ‘Masked Aadhaar’ in which the 12-digit Aadhaar number will be partially covered, to make it safer. This feature will be beneficial in such cases where you do not want to share your Aadhaar number, just download a masked e-Aadhaar card from UIDAI’s website. Masked Aadhaar can be used for eKYC where sharing Aadhaar number is not necessary. What is masked Aadhaar card A masked Aadhaar card lets you maskRead More

Top features from Google Maps that you must know

Google Maps has changed the way we travel. Earlier, navigation involved getting directions from complete strangers or pulling out large printed maps or books and trying to decipher the route. All that stopped after 2005 with the introduction of Google Maps. A web mapping service developed by the search giant, Google Maps offers satellite imagery, panoramic views, real-time traffic conditions and route for travelling, in the process, revolutionalising how users locate, navigate and plan journeys. It has been almost 15 years since Google Maps was first introduced to the world, becoming aRead More

Jio Launches Voice And Video Call Over WiFi Networks

NEW DELHI : India’s only profitable telecom operator Reliance Jio on Wednesday announced the launch of voice and video calling service which would run over WiFi networks across the country. “At this juncture, when an average Jio consumer uses over 900 minutes of voice calls every month, and at a growing base of consumers, the launch of Jio WiFi calling will further enhance every Jio consumer’s voice-calling experience, which is already a benchmark for the industry with India’s-first all VoLTE (voice over LTE) network,”. Akash Ambani, Director, Jio, said in aRead More

This Is Why Paytm Is Charging 2% Extra On Adding Money Via Credit Cards Into Wallet

Paytm has now started charging extra, for loading money via credit cards. An additional 2% charge has been imposed by Paytm, for adding more than Rs 10,000 into your Paytm wallet, via Credit Cards. What is the reason behind this? Keep reading to find out more.. Why Paytm Is Charging 2% Extra For Using Credit Card For knowing this, we need to go back a bit. Way back in 2017, Paytm has expressed their concern and displeasure on the way their wallets were being misused, and exploited by credit cardRead More