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User: srikanthlogic Topic: Digital Payments
Category: UPIApps
Last updated: Dec 18 2018 04:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
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FACT CHECK: NPCI dismisses reports of charges on UPI transactions 1.1.2021 DNA
NPCI has urged all the customers to not believe in such stories and continue to perform uninterrupted and convenient UPI transactions.
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Big financial changes set to kick in from January 1; Know here 1.1.2021 DNA
DNA takes a look at some of the big financial changes that will come into force on first day of 2021.
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WhatsApp to help users buy 'affordable' health plan 16.12.2020 Rediff: Business
WhatsApp on Wednesday said it expects to facilitate the purchase of "affordable sachet-sized" health insurance through its platform by the end of the year as part of its efforts to provide users in India with greater access to financial solutions. The Facebook-owned company noted that its 'Payments' feature is now available to users across the country (currently up to 20 million users) with support from banking partners - State Bank of India, HDFC, ICICI and Axis Bank.
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India is a very special country: Zuckerberg 15.12.2020 Rediff: Business
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday said India is a very special and important country with a remarkable entrepreneurship culture, as he sought to push deeper the just-launched payments services that allow users to make payments over WhatsApp. Last month, Facebook-owned WhatsApp received approval from the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) for rolling out its payments services in India. In 2018, WhatsApp started testing its UPI-based payments services in India -- a global first -- with about a million users.
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To Avoid Tech's Anti-Trust Troubles, India's Hard 30% Cap On Payment Apps 2.12.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
Every company in India has to use the country's open payments platform, guaranteeing interoperability so money can be transferred between any of more than 100 traditional banks and digital services...
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Google, PhonePe Hit By Payment Body's Move To Limit Third Party Players 7.11.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Global tech giant Google on Friday criticised digital payments body NPCI's move to cap the share of transactions some companies within the country's digital payments space can account for, saying it...
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Indians can soon be able to send money via WhatsApp 6.11.2020 The Assam Tribune
Indians can soon be able to send money via WhatsApp
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WhatsApp Takes On Google, Alibaba In India's Phone Payment Battle 6.11.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
WhatsApp on Friday entered an increasingly tense battle between multinational giants such as Google and Alibaba for a chunk of India's fast growing digital payments market.
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WhatsApp Pay To Start In India. How It Can Shake Up Payments Market 6.11.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
WhatsApp has the potential to compete with the leaders and reshape digital payments in India -- a market slated to grow to $1 trillion by 2023.
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SSC CHSL 2020 Notification Expected This Week 2.11.2020 NDTV News - Latest
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is expected to release the notification of the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam on November 6.
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Cash-to-GDP ratio may hit 14-15%, highest since 1947 15.10.2020 Rediff: Business
It is a classic case of extremes: The worst contraction in GDP along with the highest-ever levels of cash in the economy; and a severe dent in consumption together with strong growth in bank deposits and digital payments.
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Google forced to defer app levy in India to April 2022 5.10.2020 Rediff: Business
The development comes days after many Indian developers and start-ups had raised concerns around Google's Play billing system, saying the tech giant cannot force Indian app developers/owners to sell digital services by compulsorily using its billing system.
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Paytm Launches Mini App Store for Indian Developers 5.10.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
Paytm Mini App Store has been launched within the main digital payments app, the company announced today. Aimed to support Indian developers, the launch comes a few days after app developers and...
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Paytm takes on Google, launches Android Mini App Store 5.10.2020 DNA
Paytm said it will provide listing and distribution of these mini-apps within its app without any charges.
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Paytm alleges Google ‘arm-twisted’ the company to withdraw UPI cashback scheme 21.9.2020 Scroll.in
The company said Google Pay itself ran a similar promotion scheme.
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Google Refutes Paytm Claim That It Was Removed Due to Cashbacks 21.9.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
Paytm was briefly removed last week from Google Play Store for violating the platform's content rules. While it was restored within a few hours, Paytm published a blog post saying that Google...
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Delisting a typical case of arm-twisting: Paytm 21.9.2020 Rediff: Business
Paytm said the global tech giant's move was hypocritical as Google, too, regularly runs similar scratch card campaigns in India under its Google Pay app.
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Securing the Future of India's Internet Economy 23.7.2020 Rediff: Business
'Google and Facebook need to be tamed, their garb of 'Investing in India's future' need to be pulled off,' observes Vibhu Arya.
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$30 bn Sale and Leaseback of India's Internet Economy 21.7.2020 Rediff: Business
India's Internet economy has two choices: An immediate $30 billion Sale-and-Leaseback or a $3 trillion value harvesting over decades, observes Vibhu Arya.
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Google Pay Is Not Banned, Confirms NPCI 26.6.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
The National Payments Corporation of India issued a clarification stating that Google Pay has not been banned in India.
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