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Withdraw cash at ATMs using your smartphone soon in India

IANS Mumbai Soon, you may be able to withdraw cash from an ATM without touching any part of the machine. AGS Transact Technologies, a provider of cash and digital payment solutions and automation technology, on Monday said it has successfully developed and tested a touchless ATM solution in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The ‘contactless’ solution, currently under demo at …

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Resource constraint may lead to no new scheme funding in FY21

IANS New Delhi Government has suspended expenditure on all new and approved public funded schemes and projects of ministries during the current financial year in wake of COVID-19 pandemic that has put unprecedented pressure and on public financial resources. Accordingly, ministries have been told that no new schemes and sub-schemes should be initiated in FY21 except those announced under Pradhan …

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Kumartuli artisan offers 20% discount on Durga idols

PTI Kolkata At a time when clay modellers’ bub Kumartuli struggles to turn around amid mounting losses due to the lockdown, a prominent artisan has offered to give 20 per cent discount for booking a Durga idol online during the period. The offer, claimed to be the first in the history of Kumartuli, was made by Prodyut Paul, a potter. …

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Epson India retains first position in Indian inkjet printer market

NT NETWORK Bangalore Epson, the world leader in digital imaging and printing solutions, today announced that it has retained the No1 position in the Indian Inkjet printer market, as per IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripheral Tracker,1Q2020. According to the report, Epson sold 810,269 Inkjet printers in FY19 (April 2019 – March 2020) in India, capturing 46.07% of the market by …

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Railway to redevelop Puducherry station

IANS Chennai The Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) part of the Indian Railways has decided to cash on 3.8 acres of land near Puducherry Railway Station as part of the redevelopment of the station. According to the RLDA, the Puducherry station will be redeveloped with state-of-the-art amenities such as provisions for differently abled, harmonious co-existence of the railway station and …

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Mumbai revs back to life in lockdown 5.0

IANS Mumbai After nearly 80 days of lockdown, the country’s commercial capital Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra revved back to life, setting in motion the crucial economic activities that were virtually paralysed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, here on Friday. Most markets, market areas, commercial and trading areas – barring malls or market complexes – in the city and …

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Pan-India real-time buying, selling of power a reality

IANS New Delhi India achieved a milestone on Wednesday with the official launch of real-time electricity market in the country, enabling consumers, including distribution companies (discoms) and captive users, to buy power on exchanges just half-an-hour before delivery. So far, the shortest period of trading in electricity in the country has taken place a day ahead of the market, meaning …

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New Microsoft programme to empower agritech startups in India

IANS New Delhi Microsoft on Wednesday launched a new programme to help agritech startups in India build industry-specific solutions, scale and grow with access to deep technology, business and marketing resources. The three-tier programme offers tech and business enablement resources to Series C startups that can boost their businesses with Azure benefits (including free credits), unlimited technical support and help …

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Govt transfers `53,000 Cr under PMGKP till June 2

​IANS New Delhi Around 42 crore beneficiaries have been directly given cash support through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) amounting to Rs 53,248 crores under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) till June 2, the Finance Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. The Rs 1.7 lakh crore PMGKP package was announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on March 26 …

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Re-booting process to be slow post-lockdown: Survey

NT NETWORK Panaji A survey conducted by Projects Today, reveals that investments on projects will take a major hit in all industriesduring the post-lockdown period. Barring pharmaceuticals and healthcare all other sectors are affected by the ongoing lockdown and it would take a while for these sectors to restart functioning after the lockdown is lifted. As per the survey, the …

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