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Monthly Archives: FEBRUARY 2017


Opaque System, Obscure Farmers
New Institutional and Financial Arrangements required to bring the Farmers out of the present morass
28.02.17 - suresh kumar*

DESPITE their substantial contribution to the national GDP, India’s farmers, even in agriculturally advanced states, are hostage to government policies and programmes, as well to the machinations of informal players, moneylenders, aarhtias and even dealers selling fertilizers and agro-chemicals. Undoubtedly, the government is spending a ...
  


Jio effect: Airtel Removes Roaming Charges On Calls, Data
27.02.17 - TEAM PT

Bharti Airtel Ltd on Monday said that it has removed additional charges on voice, SMS and data usage on national roaming, in an effort to retain users in the wake of the new entrant Reliance Jio’s free voice and data services.
 
"Airtel customers roaming within India ...
  


WhatsApp’s new Snapchat like 'Status' feature goes Live for everyone, Here's how to use it
24.02.17 - TEAM PT

WhatsApp Status, the new feature which lets users upload photos and videos for their contacts to see, instead of a simple text-based status message, has now gone live. The feature is live on Android, iOS and Windows smartphones across the world. WhatsApp’s new Status, which ...
  


A primer on Reliance Jio Prime membership programme
21.02.17 - team pt

Reliance Jio Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced the Jio Prime programme today. The package is basically an extension of Jio’s 4G services, including its content services, which can be availed by existing Jio customers. For users to enroll in the Jio Prime programme, they’ll have to ...
  


HDFC Bank's Aditya Puri says Paytm has doubtful business model, no future
17.02.17 - team pt

Hiiting out at digital wallets, Aditya Puri, MD, HDFC Bank on Friday said that he sees no future in digital wallets! He further said that Paytm cannot be Alibaba as the government doesn’t allow replication of model. In a conversation with ET Now Puri told ...
  


WhatsApp tightens security, rolls out two-step verification
10.02.17 - TEAM PT

To dispel all doubts on security of chat messages on its platforms, WhatsApp has rolled out a two-step verification mechanism for all iOS, Android and Windows Phones.
 
A two-step verification, which has already been adopted by companies like Twitter, Instagram, Apple, LinkedIn, Google, and Microsoft, adds ...
  



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