Covid-19: BSNL Offers Free Validity Extension, Talktime to its Subscribers

BSNL on Monday announced a new scheme for its mobile subscribers. The operator is offering free validity extension and talktime to subscribers whose validity expired during the lockdown period starting March 20 and were unable to recharge for the extension of validity. BSNL is extending the validity of these users up to April 20 free of […]

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Airtel Offers Free Talktime, Incoming Calls to Help People During Coronavirus Lockdown

Telecom major Bharti Airtel has announced some measures to help low-income group customers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Airtel has extended the prepaid packs validity till April 17. Subscribers will continue to get incoming calls on their Airtel mobile numbers even after the validity of their plan is exhausted. Airtel claims it will help over 80 million low-income mobile […]

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Why Term Insurance is Crucial if You are Self Employed?

Being your own boss is often touted as the biggest benefit of being self-employed. However self-employment has challenges too, many financial in nature. The constant look-out for capital to expand the business and loans, for one. The uncertainty of a fallback option for the family in case of a medical emergency or even sudden demise […]

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Coronavirus Impact: Indian Oil Ties up with Paytm to Avoid Cash Transactions

Paytm and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has entered into a strategic partnership to enable digital transactions across its fuelling stations as well as LPG cylinder delivery ecosystem in the country. This partnership will allow IOCL customers to be able to book and pay for LPG cylinders on the Paytm app. This initiative of cashless payments […]

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Maharashtra Releases 601 Inmates from 37 Jails in 3 Days

The Maharashtra government has released 601 inmates from 37 prisons in the last three days to reduce crowding in view of the coronavirus outbreak, an official said. The prisoners were released on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Additional Director General of Police (Prisons) Sunil Ramanand said. “A total of 104 prisoners were released in the western region, 113 in central, 145 in south and 239 in […]

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20% of Temporary Staff May not be Able to Avail Full Benefit of PF Withdrawal

The Indian Staffing Federation has claimed that 20% of the temporary staff of 3.3 million may not be able to avail the full benefit of provident fund withdrawal option as their PF amount has not been credited into their accounts for as long as six months owing to UAN-Aadhaar mismatch. As part of the Rs 1.7 lakh crore fiscal package […]

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Govt Issues Licences to 42 Companies to Make 40,000 Litres of Sanitisers Per Day

The Uttar Pradesh government has issued licences to 42 companies to make 40,000 litres of sanitisers every day in order to ensure adequate supply, officials said on Monday. There has been a spurt in the demand for sanitisers following the outbreak of coronavirus in the state and to deal with this, the government issued licences to 27 distilleries and 15 sanitiser-manufacturing […]

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AIIMS to Convert Trauma Centre into COVID-19 Hospital

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has decided to convert its trauma centre building into a dedicated COVID-19 hospital. Preparations to convert the facility that mostly provides treatment to victims of road accidents into a COVID-19 treatment centre are underway. The hospital will have 260 beds initially. The Trauma Centre has 242 beds as of now and […]

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WhatsApp Reduces Status Video Time Limit to 15 Seconds in India

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has reduced the Status video limit from 30 seconds to 15 seconds in India to cut strain on Internet networks during the coronavirus lockdown in the country as millions of people have started sharing videos in Status. A tweet by WABetaInfo has revealed WhatsApp has put a bar on time limit for videos posted under the ‘Status’ […]

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After ‘Ramayan’, Now ‘Shaktimaan’ Set to Teturn to TV Screens amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Joining the list of reruns on Doordarshan is another cult classic from the golden era of Indian television, superhero show ‘Shaktimaan’, veteran actor Mukesh Khanna, who featured in the titled role, has revealed. Earlier, it was announced the cult hit mythological series ‘Ramayana’, ‘Mahabharat’, Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘Circus’ and ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’, featuring Rajit Kapur, will be re-telecast on […]

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