Social Media Platforms to Follow ‘Code of Ethics’ in All Future Elections: EC

Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp have agreed to follow the “voluntary code of ethics” in all future elections, including the upcoming Maharashtra and Haryana assembly polls, the Election Commission said on September 26. The code, which was derived to act against paid advertisements that violate norms set by the Election Commission, came […]

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Google Removes 29 Malicious Apps with 10+ Million Collective Downloads from Play Store

Twenty-nine malicious apps have been discovered on Google Play Store with a collective download count of more than 10 million, said a new report by Quick Heal Security Labs on Thursday. The apps were removed by Google soon after. One of the malicious apps from this set named ‘multiapp multiple accounts simultaneously’ has crossed 5 […]

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Facebook Bags Digital Rights to Broadcast ICC Cricket Matches till 2023

Facebook will have exclusive digital content rights for International Cricket Council (ICC) events in the Indian subcontinent till 2023, the world governing body of the sport said on Thursday. The deal will include the next two men’s World Twenty20 events in 2020 and 2022, the 50-over World Cup in 2023 and the World Test Championship […]

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RBI Raises Withdrawal Limit to Rs. 10,000 For PMC Bank Customers

Over 60% of depositors to be able to withdraw entire account balance Relaxation aimed at reducing hardship faced by PMC Bank depositors: RBI RBI to take further steps to safeguard interest of depositors The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday increased the withdrawal limit for Mumbai-based Punjab and Maharashtra Co-Operative Bank (PMC Bank) account holders. In a […]

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11 Digit Mobile Numbers are Soon Coming

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is reportedly considering changing the numbering schemes for mobile phones in the country. According to reports, one of the consideration is to increase the digits in a mobile phone number from 10 to 11. One of the reason behind the move is the rise in demand in number of telephone connections. Here’s all […]

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NASA Releases High-Resolution Pictures of Vikram Lander’s Landing Site, Says Vikram had ‘Hard Landing’

A view looking down on the Vikram landing site (image acquired before the landing attempt). The United States’ premier space agency NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has said the Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander had a “hard landing” on the Moon’s surface. While releasing high-resolution images captured by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) during a lunar flyby, […]

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About IRCTC Initial Public Offer

  Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which is the only entity authorized by Indian Railways to provide catering services to the Indian Railways, is planning to raise money via an initial public offer (IPO). IRCTC is planning to sell 20,160,000 equity shares of face value of Rs. 10 each in the price band of Rs. 315-320 […]

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CBDT Extends ITR Filing Deadline for Audit Cases till October 31

The CBDT on Thursday extended the September 30 deadline by a month for filing of income tax returns (ITRs) for special cases requiring audit reports. The new deadline is October 31. “On consideration of representations recd (received) from across the country, CBDT has decided to extend the due date for filing of ITRs & Tax […]

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RBI Cracks Whip on PMC Bank, Sets Rs 1000-Withdrawal Limit, Panicked Customers Throng Branches

The Reserve Bank (RBI) has imposed several restrictions on the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank for six months. According to the new restrictions, the bank cannot issue loans or open fixed deposit accounts for the next six months. However, what is most troubling for account holders is that the RBI has set a Rs […]

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Coming this Diwali, ‘GREEN’ Crackers with Logo, QR Codes

This Diwali, low emission “green” crackers with a unique logo and QR code on the boxes will finally be available in Delhi-NCR. According to CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI) officials, over 550 emission testing certificates have already been handed over to manufacturers. “These green crackers will have both sound and light. There will be a […]

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