GST COUNCIL MEET ON FRIDAY, MAY ANNOUNCE NEW MEASURES TO BOOST DIGITAL PAYMENTS, CUT TAX RATES

NEW DELHI: A year after demonetisation, India is getting ready to give digital payments yet another push. It could consider providing incentives in the goods and services tax (GST) regime for payments that are settled electronically. The GST Council meeting on Friday is likely to consider a proposal in this regard, a senior government official…


RBI and demonetisation: An insider’s account

Former RBI deputy governor R Gandhi recounts the day PM Narendra Modi announced demonetisation and the workings at the central bank in the run-up to 8 November 2016 Mumbai: For the hundreds of people who were going about their work in and around the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) building on Parliament Street in New Delhi,…


How to switch from a Windows phone to iPhone

If the latest crop of iPhones has you ditching your old Windows Phone, here’s how you bring all your data with you. If you’ve been using a Windows phone for a while, you no doubt have a considerable amount of data stored on your device, including contacts, calendars, email, messages, favorite apps, music, photos and more. There’s…


New AI method outsmarts CAPTCHA security system

LOS ANGELES: Researchers have developed an innovative artificial intelligence (AI) system to crack CAPTCHA, the software that was created to prevent bots from accessing websites.CAPTCHA challenges people to prove that they are human by recognising combinations of letters and numbers that machines would struggle to complete correctly. It requires users to type in text that has been distorted…