Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Topic: UPI

UPI payments grew 200% annually over last 5 years, says National Payments Corp global arm CEO

Ritesh Shukla was speaking at the Global Technology Summit (GTS) 2021 organised by think tank Carnegie India and the Ministry of External Affairs. ThePrint is a digitial partner.

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.

This is how you can make payments on WhatsApp with its new UPI-based service

The National Payments Corporation of India has now given its nod to the Facebook-owned messaging platform to ‘Go Live on UPI’.

UPI’s rapid growth proves India can build world-class payments infrastructure from scratch

Three years ago, even banks did not give Modi govt's Unified Payments Interface much odds of success. Now, UPI is one of the fastest-growing payment platforms in the world.

Paytm, PhonePe, Amazon, Google help push UPI payments past 1 billion transactions

UPI has now surpassed 100 million users, thanks to booming smartphone use and wireless data rates among the lowest in the world.

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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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.