Government

Government of India launched the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) yesterday. An estimated 1.5 crore bank accounts were opened through a nationwide enrolment drive held at 77,892 locations, which ... Continue_Reading
A few months ago, I was discussing with an online payment platform company, issues related to piracy of reports that we intend to sell. We’re not doing print, so these will essentially be ... Continue_Reading
Porting requests were submitted for 2.39 million connections in the month of June 2014, according to the Indian Telecom regulator TRAI. This is up 7.22% from 2.23 million porting requests reported ... Continue_Reading
As part of Government of India’s Digital India initiative, the Department of Telecom (DoT) is beginning a project that will apparently provide public Wi-Fi services in cities with a population of ... Continue_Reading
Another month and Reliance Industries’ data service venture Reliance Jio Infocomm has signed another tower sharing agreement. This time with the state-run telco BSNL to lease around 4,000 mobile towers, reports PTI. ... Continue_Reading
India’s textiles ministry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the e-commerce major Flipkart through the office of the Development Commissioner for Handlooms. ... Continue_Reading
In a move that is likely to force mobile network operators to lower international roaming rates, the telecom regulator TRAI has fixed the access charges payable by International Long Distance ... Continue_Reading
by Pallav Narang, Arkay & Arkay (Chartered Accountants) (note: This is a follow up to the Reserve Bank of India notification regarding the usage of foreign payment gateways for goods ... Continue_Reading
Update: There appears to be some disagreement on the nature of these restrictions, about whether they impact purchases only made in India, or they impact all purchases made using Indian ... Continue_Reading
Guwahati police has launched a community-based real-time crime monitoring platform Crimatrix, reports The Times of India. ... Continue_Reading
This is interesting: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will soon offer a cash-on-delivery (CoD) payment option for buying railway tickets, reports Livemint citing two sources. ... Continue_Reading
State run telco MTNL has posted yet another loss making quarter: a loss of Rs 733.2 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 as compared to Rs 1,256.2 crore ... Continue_Reading