Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Topic: BHIM

Launch of BHIM-UPI in Bhutan will help strengthen bilateral ties, says Nirmala Sitharaman

With this launch, Bhutan will become the first country to adopt Unified Payment Interface standards for its QR deployment, and the only country to accept RuPay cards.

No data breach in BHIM, says national payments body after web sleuths claim lakhs ‘exposed’

vpnMentor, a site that reviews virtual private network services, said Sunday that data of ‘millions of BHIM users’, including Aadhaar details, had been left exposed to the public.

Facebook & Google are in a frenzy chasing India’s $1 trillion online payment market

While India's digital payments market will touch $1 trillion only by 2023, China’s current mobile payments market stands at $5 trillion.

The chicken-and-egg problem of NPCI shows what’s needed to improve its performance

NPCI is both the operator and infrastructure provider of IMPS and UPI, and does not have the structure to generate the right incentives.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.