Monday, 12 February 2018

WhatsApp Releases Payment- Enabled Beta Version in Partnership with NPCI

 WhatsApp has released a payment-enabled beta version of its messaging app in India.

The exercise is being undertaken in partnership with the National Payments Corporation of India, the umbrella body for digital payments.

WhatsApp allows peer-to-peer payments through the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) infrastructure. 

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Centre to Link Driving Licence with Adhaar

   The Centre is in the process of linking driving licences with Aadhaar number to weed out fake licences and a software for this covering all states on a real time basis is under preparation, the Supreme Court was told.

A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta was informed about it by a court-appointed committee on road safety headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice K S Radhakrishnan.

This assumes significance as a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra is currently hearing a clutch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar scheme and the enabling 2016 law. 

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Dubai Named the World's Busiest International Airport

 Dubai International Airport says it has held on to its No 1 ranking as the world's busiest airport for ‘international travel’, after seeing some 88. 2 million passengers in 2017.

Dubai International Airport first surpassed London Heathrow as the world's busiest airport for international traffic in 2014.

It has maintained the title ever since, with some 90 airlines flying into skyscraper-studded Dubai.

The airport is home to the long-haul carrier Emirates.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia remains the world's busiest airport overall. 

Monday, 5 February 2018

Maharashtra To Become First State To Have Transgender Welfare Board

       The long pending Transgender Welfare Board (TWB) will finally see light of the day with the Maharashtra government making a provision of Rs 5 crore for welfare of the community.

Minister of State for Social Justice Dilip Kamble told that the Board will be set up in a month's time.

It will look after education, employment, housing, and health schemes for transgenders and protect their Constitutional and human rights.

Maharashtra will be the first such state to have such a Board, the minister said. 

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Venkaiah Naidu to Inaugurate first International Kala Mela

The Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate the First International Kala Mela in New Delhi on February 4.

The Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma will also grace the occasion.

Lalit Kala Akademi, the premier institution for the promotion of Art and Culture is organizing it at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi (IGNCA).