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User: srikanthlogic Topic: Digital Payments
Category: UPINews
Last updated: Dec 18 2018 24:41 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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ATM-isation of banking is here 22.12.2020 Rediff: Business
But what do banks gain by opening their apps for all? The answer -- rival bank's customers under their fold.
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Florida Man Picks Up Golf Ball From Alligator's Tail. Watch 16.12.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Most of us would balk at the idea of going near an alligator. Not this man. A video that is going viral online shows a Florida golfer picking up his golf ball from an alligator's tail.
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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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Bill Gates Praises India: "Country To Study Now, Other Than China..." 8.12.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Tech pioneer Bill Gates praised India's policies for financial innovation and inclusion, saying his philanthropic foundation is working with other countries to roll out open-source technologies...
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RTGS will be made available 24X7 in next few days 4.12.2020 Rediff: Business
In a business friendly move, the Reserve Bank of India on Friday said that the Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system, used for large value transactions, will be made available round-the-clock in the next few days. In December 2019, the National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) system was made available on a 24x7x365 basis. Currently, RTGS is available for customers from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm on all working days of a week, except second and fourth Saturdays of every month.
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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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Top Court To Hear Plea Seeking Regulation On UPI Platform Data On Monday 20.11.2020 NDTV News - India-news
The Supreme Court has said it would hear on November 23 the plea filed by Rajya Sabha MP Binoy Viswam seeking direction to the RBI for framing regulation to ensure that data collected on UPI platforms...
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WhatsApp to bring in new features like Mute Video, Read Later 20.11.2020 DNA
WhatsApp is planning a set of new features including Read Later and Mute Video after releasing some popular features this month.
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Decoded: Why Google Pay is under CCI's scanner 19.11.2020 Rediff: Business
CCI decided to pursue investigation on two issues - these relate to "exclusivity regarding the mode of payment for the purchase of apps and in-app purchases" and "pre-installation and prominence of Google Pay on Android smartphones".
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Covid-19 pandemic was a boon for online biz 17.11.2020 Rediff: Business
Education technology, grocery, fashion, food delivery and UPI payments surpassed volumes or revenues of February, in the September-October period.
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CCI orders probe into Google's payment systems 10.11.2020 Rediff: Business
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Monday ordered a detailed probe against internet giant Google for alleged unfair business practices with respect to Google Pay as well as Google Play's payment system. Google Pay is a popular digital payments platform while Google Play is the app store on its Android ecosystem.
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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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No Fee Will Be Charged For Sending Money Via WhatsApp: Mark Zuckerberg 6.11.2020 NDTV News - Latest
No fee will be charged when sending money via WhatsApp, said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday following the nod by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) for WhatsApp to go live on UPI...
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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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Just Another Day In Florida: Alligator Seen Strolling Across Golf Course 2.11.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Joining the long list of alligators on golf course videos is this jaw-dropping clip that shows a gator casually strolling across the fairway at Duran Golf Club in Melbourne.
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