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Demonetisation: PM Modi launches digital payments app ‘BHIM’


As the deadline for depositing the old 500 and 1000 rupee notes gets over, PM Modi moved a step ahead and launched the digital payments app ‘BIHM’. It will facilitate e-transactions with just a thumb impression. PM launched the much awaited digital payment app at a DigiDhan mela in Delhi. While addressing the event, he said that the payment with biometric ...

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Major India events in 2016: Noteban, Jayalalithaa and more!


As we are about to say goodbye to 2016 and usher in 2017 with lots of hope, goodwill and ofcourse… celebrations, here is a list of events that shook our nation to the depths. 1. Demonetisation It is one of the highly debated topic and one of the many reform steps taken by the Modi government. PM Modi announced the decision to ...

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Digital India: Govt to link savings bank accounts to Aadhaar number


In a move that will help boost the digital transactions in India, the government has decided to link all savings bank accounts with the concerned person’s Aadhaar number. The digital move is said to benefit those who do not have a mobile phone, particularly people in rural India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a go-ahead to the measure, said ...

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Haryana to have card swipe machines at govt offices


Joining the Centre’s move to promote cashless transactions in the country, the Haryana government has directed all its departments, corporations and boards to install card swipe machines. The state government has also asked its offices to facilitate people with the required infrastructure so that they could pay government dues through electronic mediums, be it debit card, credit card. “This definitive ...

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Haryana govt to set up more colleges for women


In a bid to ensure higher education among the girls, the Haryana government is framing a policy to set up more colleges for women in the state. While addressing a gathering in Hisar, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced that this step will let girls not travel beyond 10 km for studies. “Not even a single girl child in ...

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Indian Railways, IRCTC introduce transgender as third gender


In a praise-worthy move, Indian Railways and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) have included ‘transgender’ as the ‘third gender’ in ticket reservation and cancellation procedures. The other two genders are male and female. Both online and offline forms of railways will now have transgender option as the third gender. The Supreme Court in a judgment has directed that ...

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Haryana to observe international Gita Mahotsav from Dec 6


Haryana is all set to observe first-ever international Gita Mahotsav from December 6 to 10 in Kurukshetra, the state government said. With an aim to set a world record, 18,000 students will recite ‘Ashtadash Shaloki Gita’ at the mega event. Also, 18 preferred versions of Gita from many chapters will be recited on this occasion. As per sources, youths from ...

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Indian Railways to introduce Tri-Netra system to reduce train accidents


In the bid to reduce the train accidents in India, the Railway Ministry is in plans to introduce an advanced monitoring system ‘Tri-Netra’. Tri-Netra system will include a high-resolution optical video camera, high-sensitivity infrared video camera and a radar-based terrain mapping system. The system will help locomotive pilot see a clear view of a straight track up to one kilometre. ...

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Demonetisation effect: Whopping Rs 21,000 crore deposited in Jan Dhan accounts

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As PM Modi sought opinion of the common man on the demonetisation move, a news of sudden surge in the deposits of Jan Dhan accounts further strengthens government’s stance on the currency ban. As per reports, a whopping sum of over Rs 21,000 crore have already been deposited in the Jan Dhan bank accounts, with West Bengal topping the charts followed ...

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After 7 yrs of delay, Indian Army gets bulletproof jackets


The soldiers of Indian army received the first lot of 50,000 bulletproof jackets last month, defence minister Manohar Parrikar told the Rajya Sabha. The step to provide protection to the soldiers safeguarding the boundary comes after seven years of delay as the Army had ordered for 3,53,765 bulletproof vests in 2009. “The Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued to 36 ...

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