Jan Dhan avg balance starts growing again after demonetization

Jan Dhan avg balance starts growing again after demonetization

2018-02-19T11:16:09+00:00 On

The total amount of money held under the accounts opened under the Jan-Dhan Yojana is once again nearing the all-time high seen during demonetization, and has increased by nearly 10% over a period 4 months, puzzling banking officials. Numbers from RBI also show…

Verdict expected next week in Star India vs TRAI bundling case

Verdict expected next week in Star India vs TRAI bundling case

2018-02-09T11:31:05+00:00 On

The verdict in the crucial case filed by Star India against the sector regulator’s move to control a-la-carte pricing of television channels in India is expected to be delivered next week, a key industry official said. “The judgment has been reserved by…

Bharti Infratel to merge with Indus Towers before Vodafone-Idea deal?

Bharti Infratel to merge with Indus Towers before Vodafone-Idea deal?

2018-02-07T11:05:59+00:00 On

UK’s Vodafone is looking to combine its stake in Indus Towers, India’s largest tower company, with Bharti Infratel, the tower arm of market leader Bharti Airtel, on the basis of $5 bln valuation for its asset, the Economic Times reported, quoting unnamed sources….

UP under Yogi most aggressive in Madrasa upgradation ambitions

UP under Yogi most aggressive in Madrasa upgradation ambitions

2018-02-06T13:46:18+00:00 On

Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the most aggressive state in terms of targeting traditional schools known as madrasas for upgradation. In the last two years, the state has sought to upgrade 10,854 madrasas under the Center’s ‘Quality Education in Madarsas’ scheme. This is…

JEE applicants falls by 12% in 3 years; IIT seats go vacant

JEE applicants falls by 12% in 3 years; IIT seats go vacant

2018-02-06T12:17:48+00:00 On

The number of people appearing for the Joint Entrance Exam for admission to centrally funded engineering colleges continues to fall, with the latest numbers showing a year-on-year decline of 3.3%. JEE 2018 saw only 11.35 lakh students appear for the exam, compared…

CBSE to change affiliation rules soon

CBSE to change affiliation rules soon

2018-02-06T11:29:48+00:00 On

The Central Board of Secondary Education, the country’s largest national-level school certification body, is tweaking its rules of affiliation, the government said. “Although no financial and organizational lacunae have been observed, still, considering the future needs, the Board is considering to revamp…

Facebook Pages now support Polls, Notes and other new features

Facebook Pages now support Polls, Notes and other new features

2018-02-02T17:29:20+00:00 On

Facebook, the largest social network on earth, has added several new features to its ‘Pages’ feature, including the ‘Poll’s option that was removed five years ago. Administrators of Facebook pages can now create a poll by clicking on the ‘+’ sign and…

Airtel 4G overtakes Reliance Jio in online search volumes

Airtel 4G overtakes Reliance Jio in online search volumes

2018-01-29T14:32:01+00:00 On

An analysis of search data from Google has reveals that Bharti Airtel’s 4G service has overtaken Reliance Jio in terms of creating online buzz, as reflected by the number of searches on Google. Bharti’s LTE service, called Airtel 4G, had been totally…

Idea-Vodafone set to use 60% of spectrum for 4G, Kapania seen leading

Idea-Vodafone set to use 60% of spectrum for 4G, Kapania seen leading

2018-01-28T17:52:48+00:00 On

Idea Cellular and Vodafone India will gear their network heavily towards 4G after merger and will also shut down over 60,000 cell sites as part of network optimization, going by the presentation being made by Idea in front of investors. The companies…

Islamist protesters shut down anti-superstition event in Kerala

Islamist protesters shut down anti-superstition event in Kerala

2018-01-15T09:10:24+00:00 On

Organizers said they were forced to cancel an event against superstitions and miracles in Kerala after members of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), the political wing of the Popular Front of India, threatened to “level” those behind the event. “They…

Power of Social Media: Protesters seek justice for Kerala man killed for love

Power of Social Media: Protesters seek justice for Kerala man killed for love

2018-01-14T20:37:07+00:00 On

Hundreds of protestors turned out to seek justice for a 27-year-old boy allegedly killed by a team of Kerala policemen for getting romantically involved with a girl who was related to one of them. In a rare occurrence in Kerala — where…

No new plans to modify National Green Tribunal – Govt

No new plans to modify National Green Tribunal – Govt

2018-01-10T12:42:57+00:00 On

The BJP-led government at the center has said that it has no further plans to amend the powers or constitution of the National Green Tribunal, the quasi-judicial body set up by the previous UPA government for protecting the environment. “There is no…

Tata DoCoMo offers 1GB daily + free calls at Rs 179 with Airtel 3G

Tata DoCoMo offers 1GB daily + free calls at Rs 179 with Airtel 3G

2018-01-09T17:16:46+00:00 On

Tata DoCoMo, which recently announced that it was moving its customers to Bharti Airtel’s network before a merger of the two companies, has started offering unlimited calls and daily data. Even though users won’t be able to latch on to Bharti Airtel’s…

State Bank of Mauritius gets banking license in India; Woori, PPF in queue

State Bank of Mauritius gets banking license in India; Woori, PPF in queue

2018-01-09T15:24:26+00:00 On

State Bank of Mauritius has become the first foreign entity to receive a license to start a bank in India. The bank, along with DBS of Singapore, had received preliminary approval several months ago. It has now received the final banking license…

SEBI asks IIT Bombay for ways to regulate high-frequency trading in India

SEBI asks IIT Bombay for ways to regulate high-frequency trading in India

2018-01-10T08:16:02+00:00 On

The Securities & Exchange Board of India has tapped Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay to submit a report on the various options to regulate algorithm trading in India. The appointment of IIT Bombay to help with the matter comes in the context…