Government’s new tax platform will boost citizens’ morale

To honour honest taxpayers Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced three tax reforms that are expected to bring in transparency in the tax collection system and thus encourage people to pay taxes. The tax reforms announced are: faceless appeal, faceless assessment and a tax charter. Faceless assessment and tax charter are applicable from Thursday…


How To Download Digital Copy Of Aadhaar Card

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) – the issuer of the 12-digit personal identification number Aadhaar – provides a slew of online facilities for Aadhaar applicants and enrollees. One such service provided by the UIDAI enables those registered under the Aadhaar programme to download a digital copy of their Aadhaar identification card. The digital…


Coronavirus vaccine update: Russia to register world’s first COVID-19 vaccine on August 12

The Russian COVID-19 vaccine candidate, being jointly developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute and the country’s Defence Ministry, is set to get registered on August 12, reports suggest. This would be the first vaccine candidate against the novel coronavirus to get registered. News reports quoted Russia’s Deputy Health Minister Oleg Gridnev as confirming that the…


Amazon Freedom Sale: 10 not-so-new phones from Apple, Samsung, OnePlus and others that are ‘good buys’

Amazon Freedom Sale is on. The four-day sale runs through August 11. Buyers can get deals and discounts on a range of smartphones across price segments. Here are 10 not-so-new smartphones you can look at in the sale. All 10 make for a ‘good buy’. LG 8X Thinq: Selling at Rs 54,990 (Discount of Rs…


DealOfTheDay: OnePlus 7T available with Rs. 4,000 discount on Amazon

If you are planning to own a premium smartphone, this might be a good deal for you. Amazon is offering a discount of Rs. 4,000 on the flagship OnePlus 7T (8GB/256GB) Glacier Blue variant. Additionally, the e-commerce giant is also providing an attractive exchange offer and an instant discount of up to Rs. 1,500 to HDFC cardholders. Here are more details.…


Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones announced, India launch in September

Sony has launched its flagship headphone of the year, the WH-1000XM4 in the US. It is up for pre-orders and will be going on sale soon. Priced at $349.99, the headphones come in Silver and Black colours and will be arriving in India in September. The headphones are known for their noise cancellation tech along with some…


Failed Transaction? Online dispute resolution for digital payments soon

Transaction Failed but Amount Debited: The use of digital modes for making payments has increased. And, as the number of digital transactions rise significantly, there is a concomitant increase in the number of disputes and grievances. One could face a failed transaction or have any other grievance while using digital modes of payment such as net…


IRCTC e-ticket cancellation rules you need to know to get refund

New Delhi: While train operations remain suspended in the country, Railways is running some special trains. The national transporter resumed partial operations of passenger trains from June 1. Railways is currently running 200 special mail/express trains in addition to the Shramik special trains. The tickets of all these trains can be purchased through the IRCTC website…


Lost or misplaced your PAN card? Here’s how to get a duplicate one online

PAN (Permanent Account Number) cards are required in India to conduct various financial transactions. From opening a bank account to depositing large amounts of cash in one’s account (over Rs 50,000), a PAN card is needed in most of such transactions, which makes it an important financial document. Hence, when it is lost or misplaced,…


Covid-19 vaccine tracker, August 3: Why so many vaccines are being developed

According to the latest list of the World Health Organisation, at least 165 vaccines for novel Coronavirus were being developed across the world. There are possibly more, but still in the early stages, and not listed by WHO. Those that are listed have all entered at least the pre-clinical trials stage. Some of them are in the…