January 23, 2017

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  • Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis announces 500 free WiFi hotspots in Mumbai

    09 Jan, Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Twitter announced that 1st Phase of Mumbai Public WiFi programme has been completed. He added that 500 WiFi public hotspots will be going live in Mumbai soon. https://twitter.com/Dev_Fadnavis/status/818373255165865984 Adding in his earlier tweets, He said Mumbai WiFi will be India's largest public WiFi service and one…

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  • Demonetisation receives thumbs up from Google CEO

    05 Jan, New Delhi: Google's India-born CEO Sundar Pichai has described Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation move a very bold one. In an interview to Economic Times, Pichai said that Modi government’s demonetisation exercise is a “ bold and courageous move” that could “propel the country to the forefront of digital payments.” Aiming to give…

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  • Airtel roles up plan to counter Reliance Jio

    03 Jan, Delhi: After Reliance Jio shaking up the telecom sector, country’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel on Tuesday announced 3GB free monthly data for a year for users switching to its network by February 28 in a bid to counter Mukesh Ambani led company's plans. “Customers will get free 3GB data every month till…

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  • LIVE: Watch PM Narendra Modi’s address to the nation here –

    With the 50-day period for depositing of demonetised notes expiring, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address the nation before the dawn of the New Year. In his address, the Prime Minister may speak about the roadmap post the demonetisation period especially on the steps likely to be taken to ease cash flow that…

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  • Indian Railways now allows travellers to book tickets with SMS

    Indian railways has also been on the forefront of offering such services on smart phones and feature phones too. One can book a rail ticket by just sending an SMS. We all know that railway tickets can be booked at the reservation counters and also on the Indian railways online ticket booking portal IRCTC. However…

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  • This is what Jashodaben has to say about Demonetisation !

    KOTA, RAJASTHAN: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben on Sunday appreciated the demonetisation move, saying it will curb "both corruption and black money", and hoped the central government will continue to work for the country's progress and development. "The decision by the Union government to demonetise old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes will curb…

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  • Petrol, Diesel, Insurance Cheaper If You Pay By Card, Says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

    To promote cashless transaction, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced various discounts on digital payments on purchase of fuel and train tickets. Suggesting that transaction through cash has economic as well as in-built cost in a democratic set-up, the finance minister said the government is promoting payment by credit, debit cards and e-wallets. Speaking…

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  • ‘Chaiwala’ who backed PM Modi goes cashless

    Customers can pay with debit card or e-wallet after sipping tea at Kiran Mahida's stall opposite Khanderao Market. Mahida, who had shot to limelight after proposing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's name for Vadodara seat in the 2014+ Lok Sabha polls, will soon be installing a card swiping machine at his stall. Mahida is a popular…

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  • GOOD NEWS: Goibibo introduces live flight tracking in app, website

    Mumbai:  Goibibo, an online hotel-booking engine and air aggregator, on Wednesday introduced a new 'live flight tracking' feature in its app and website for 1,824 daily flight schedules across domestic and international flights. The new feature allows friends/families of the passenger to track their journey as well as get notified about arrival information or change…

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