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TLDR: Andhra tops in use of telemedicine, RBI orders geo-tagging payments systems, Coinbase adds UPI option, and more

Andhra Pradesh leads the way in eSanjeevani telemedicine Andhra Pradesh dominated the list of states that have used the Centre's integrated telemedicine initiative, eSanjeevani, with 1.3 crore teleconsultations, accounting for 43.7% of the country's total three crore consultations. Andhra Pradesh was followed in the rankings by Karnataka, West Bengal, and Tamil Nadu, according to TNIE. There are a total of 13 telemedicine hubs at medical colleges in districts across Andhra Pradesh. These telemedicine hubs offer specialised services to patients who attend SHC/PHCs through videoconferencing as well as online prescription generation and home delivery of medications, the report said. RBI instructs commercial banks and PSOs to geo-tag infra Under its framework for geo-tagging of payment system touchpoints, the RBI has instructed commercial banks and payment system operators (PSOs) to send geographical coordinates of points where merchants accepts payments from customers such as PoS terminals and QR codes, Mint reported. Indian telcos eager to pay off spectrum debts As part of a cost-cutting strategy, Bharti Airtel Ltd said it paid a total of Rs 8,815 crore ahead of schedule to settle deferred liabilities with a 10% interest rate for spectrum bought in 2015, according to the Mint. FY27 and FY28 were the due dates for the installments, the report said. Bharti Airtel had paid the government for the spectrum it had obtained in the 2014 auctions, totalling Rs 15,519 crore. In the last six months, rival Reliance Jio paid the telecom department Rs 41,583 crore, settling dues for all spectrum purchased in auctions…

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