A mystery called Lonar lake

Lonar Lake

Lonar lake in Maharashtra is the Earth’s only high-velocity impact crater formed in basaltic rock. It is estimated that the Lonar lake was formed 52,000 years ago by a 2 million tonnes heavy meteor traveling at a speed of 90,000 kmph. The mysterious lake is 1.8 km wide and about 150 m deep. Over time a lush green forest has surrounded this tranquil lake. This site is of the center of attraction for scientists from NASA and Geological Survey of India.  Lonar was named after a demonic character “Lonasura” from…

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Samsung fined over Rs. 37 lakhs for unfair profiteering

Samsung fined for Unfair Profiteering

Based on the recommendations of the GST council, the Government of India reduced the GST on TVs and power banks in January 2019. Earlier, the applicable GST on TVs was 28% which was brought down to 18% in January 2019. The suppliers of TVs and Power banks were supposed to pass on the benefits of GST reduction to their end consumers. The South Korean electronics goods supplier seems to have defaulted on this and has been alleged of unfair profiteering.  Rahul Sharma, a petitioner had alleged that Samsung did not…

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Tata Sky and Airtel Digital TV implemented NTO 2.0

Tata Sky and Airtel Digital TV

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued guidelines for National Tariff Order 2.0 (NTO 2.0). As per the new guidelines, the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) of a channel is reduced from Rs.19 per month to Rs. 12 per month. It is noteworthy that NTO 1.0 was introduced in February 2019, with an assurance of two years moratorium on any new regulations, but TRAI introduced NTO 2.0 in January 2020. The Indian Broadcasting Foundation, an industry body of broadcasters had objected to NTO 2.0 and had moved to Bombay…

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Get your free PAN card in just 10 mins!

Online Correction of PAN

A 2019 press release claimed that only 42 crores Indians have PAN cards, and 125 crores have Aadhar cards, but only 2 crores Indians pay taxes. PAN card helps the Income Tax Department to account for the tax-paying population. To encourage more and more people to pay taxes, the Income Tax Department has simplified the process of generating the PAN card. The new instant method replaces the old cumbersome and time taking process of filling long forms by generating PAN cards online. Now all you have to do is to…

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Jio reduces the validity of the annual prepaid plan

Jio Annual Prepaid Plan

The validity of the market winning annual prepaid plan of Jio has reduced from 365 days to 336 days. The plan includes 24 GB data per day, 3,600 free text messages and 12,000 minutes free call from Jio-Jio but is not only valid for 336 days instead of 365 days. The plan also offers a free subscription to Jio Apps. The annual prepaid plan is priced at Rs. 1,299. Users who are looking for a valid annual prepaid plan on Jio network will have to now recharge for one additional…

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Redmi 8A Dual for Rs. 6,400 in open sale

Redmi 8A Dual

The budget smartphone of Xiaomi, branded as Redmi 8A Dual is launched in the Indian market. Xiaomi Corp., the parent company of Xiaomi has announced the limited-time open sale of Redmi 8A Dual, which ends on 25th February 2020. Redmi 8A Dual is seen as value for money, and it’s starting price is Rs. 6,499. The phone can be bought online from the official website of Xiaomi and e-commerce giant Amazon (India) during the sale.  Redmi 8A Dual has two variants and It comes in three colors viz Midnight grey,…

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Realme X2 for just Rs. 1,949 on Flipkart!

Realme X2

Realme X2 was launched in India in December 2019 for Rs. 16,999 and Rs. 18,999 for 4 GB and 6 GB RAM variants respectively. The 4 GB RAM variant has 64 GB internal storage and 6 GB RAM version comes with 128 GB storage. The Realme X2 phones are available in pearl blue, pearl green, and pearl white colors. One can purchase Realme X2 online on Flipkart or via company’s official website www.realme.com There is no discount on the Realme X2 phones, by phone manufacturers but Flipkart has launched an…

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iPhone XS is now available at Rs. 42,000!

iPhone XS

iPhone XS was launched in 2018 at Rs. 89,900. It is still considered one of the best premium phones in India and has a comparative edge over its successors such as iPhone XR. Now iPhone XS can be bought at just Rs. 42,000 in India, with certain terms and conditions.  Flipkart Mobile Bonanza sale is offering iPhone XS at Rs. 54,999. Further, the sale also has the option of exchanging your older iPhones and getting a discount up to Rs. 14,050. The discount amount varies with the age of the…

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UAN activation is a must for online withdrawal of PF

UAN activation for PF

Provident Fund (PF) can be withdrawn after retirement or after two months of unemployment. For online withdrawal of PF, it is necessary to have UAN activated, linked with Aadhar and a bank account. The retirement fund body has recently enabled employees to generate UAN without the involvement of their employers.  Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) also allows partial withdrawal of PF during the service period and even permits non-refundable advance under specific conditions. An employee can partially withdraw PF citing specific conditions such as illness, marriage, buying house, education, etc.…

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Aadhar card for children

Aadhar linked to Voter ID

Children of any age can now apply for Aadhar card and use it as an identity proof. More so, to encourage Aadhar enrollment, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is offering Aadhar to children for free. No enrollment fee has to be paid by children for their Aadhar card. The enrollment process for children has been kept very simple and is mostly dependent on the documents of their parents.   How to get your child an Aadhar card?  Visit the nearest Aadhar center with your child. Carry your Aadhar card…

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