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Government to overhaul the process of linking Aadhaar with DBT accounts

Government to overhaul the process of linking Aadhaar with DBT accounts

These accounts, that were started on its payments bank, were later turned into accounts to which all subsidy payments, including cooking gas subsidies of close to 50 lakh customers that totaled around Rs 167 crore were directed to. Following its order to temporarily suspend the Aadhaar eKYC licence of Airtel and Airtel Payments Bank by the UIDAI, the government is reportedly looking to overhaul its process for linking direct benefit transfers (DBT) to bank accounts and Aadhaar, as per this ...


Virgin Hyperloop One raises $50M, names Richard Branson chairman

Virgin Hyperloop One raises $50M, names Richard Branson chairman

Virgin Hyperloop One , the startup aiming to build a high-tech, high-speed transit system, said Monday it had appointed billionaire Richard Branson as its chairman. Russian Federation and Middle East are two of the most likely places for the first commercial application of Virgin Hyperloop One technology, the source told CNBC.


Twitter starts enforcing new rules to combat hateful and abusive content

Twitter starts enforcing new rules to combat hateful and abusive content

Twitter also ixnayed the Britain First account, as the party's big cheese Paul Golding, various media outlets reported Monday. It was Fransen's graphic anti-Muslim videos that Trump re-tweeted late last month, causing widespread outrage and disgust among Brit politicians.


More than 300 passengers fall ill on Royal Caribbean cruise, company says

More than 300 passengers fall ill on Royal Caribbean cruise, company says

By Thursday, it was official: Royal Caribbean distributed a letter to passengers about the outbreak, which had overwhelmed the ship's medical personnel. It was not immediately clear whether any of the passengers aboard the Independence of the Seas was hospitalized. Martinez told the Associated Press: "Those affected by the short-lived illness were treated by our ship's doctors with over-the-counter medication".


Mumbai Snack Shop Fire Kills 12 Workers

Mumbai Snack Shop Fire Kills 12 Workers

Prima facie, the police and fire officials said, a short circuit might have caused the fire followed by a blast of cylinders. The blaze erupted in the shop at Makaria Compound onKhairani Road around 4.25 am following which the structurecollapsed, an official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's disaster management cell said.