Vehicles to come fitted with tamper-proof registration plates

Vehicles to come fitted with tamper-proof registration plates

Come January 1, 2019, and all motor vehicles will come fitted with tamper-proof high security registration plates (HSRP) with several security features.The development assumes significance because even after over a decade of the government making HSRP mandatory, it is yet to be implemented in many states."The security licence plate including third registration mark, wherever necessary, shall be supplied by vehicle manufacturers along with all the vehicles manufactured on or after 1st day of January, 2019, and their dealers will place a mark of registration on such plates and affix them on the automobiles," Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a draft notification.It also said that dealers of vehicle manufacturers may also affix such plates, supplied by the vehicle manufacturer...
EPF Account Withdrawal, Other Claims: EPFO Announces New Rules

EPF Account Withdrawal, Other Claims: EPFO Announces New Rules

EPF or employee provident fund withdrawal claims above Rs. 10 lakh don't have to be filed online. Retirement fund body EPFO or Employees' Provident Fund Organisation has recently revised some of its rules related to provident fund claims. The EPFO has nearly six crore subscribers and manages a corpus of about Rs. 10 lakh crore. In a circular dated April 13, EPFO said offline claims will also be accepted in all cases. EPFO subscribers have the option of filing online as well as manual claims for provident fund withdrawals. EPF Withdrawal - New Rules "In case the amount of claim settlement is above Rs. 10 lacs for PF claims and Rs. 5 lacs in respect of EPS withdrawal claims, the claim form must be accepted through online mode only," the retirement fund body said in a circular in Febr
Income Tax Department Warns Salaried Class Against Filing Wrong Returns

Income Tax Department Warns Salaried Class Against Filing Wrong Returns

NEW DELHI:  The Income Tax Department on Wednesday cautioned salaried class taxpayers against using illegal means like under-reporting of income or "inflating" deductions while filing their returns, stating violators will be prosecuted and their employers will be intimated to take action against them. The Central Processing Centre (CPC) of the department in Bengaluru, that receives and processes the Income Tax Returns (ITRs), has issued an advisory specifying such taxpayers should not "fall prey" to unscrupulous tax advisors or planners who help them in preparing wrong claims to get tax benefits. Calling it a "cautionary advisory" on reports of tax evasion by under-reporting of income or inflating deductions or exemptions by salaried taxpayers, the department said such attempts "ai
Five Investment Schemes That Can Make You Money, Offer Security

Five Investment Schemes That Can Make You Money, Offer Security

Financial planning can be a confusing. Various investment schemes have different features and interest rates. Investing money in stocks is risky, real estate prices are down, gold is attractive but only with a long-term perspective - while choosing a suitable investment option, an investor goes through such kinds of thoughts. Making a strong portfolio also requires an investor to diversify it for maximum returns. Putting all your money in one investment scheme or asset class is not wise, financial experts often say. Thus, diversifying your portfolio is important. NDTV here lists out five key investment schemes. (Please note that the schemes have not been selected according to any order or preference. You should make your own investment decisions.) Employee Provident Fund (EPF) A s
What to Do if Your Email Is Hacked

What to Do if Your Email Is Hacked

Q. Could you please review best practices if one’s email is hacked? Is changing the password for that email sufficient? Is it necessary to change the email address (use a whole new email) for each site, like Amazon, that uses the hacked email as the user login? A. If you still have access to the compromised account, changing the password is one of many steps you should take to protect yourself. If you are having trouble regaining control of the account, visit your mail provider’s site for instructions on recovering your account. Apple, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo all have guides on their sites, as should other email and internet service providers. Tell your friends that your account was hacked and to ignore any odd messages that appear to have come from you. Your account may have been
IRCTC modified rules for online ticket reservations. 10 things you must know

IRCTC modified rules for online ticket reservations. 10 things you must know

When the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) was launched in 2002, only 29 online tickets were booked on the first day. Today, more than 13 lakh online tickets are booked through IRCTC portal - www.irctc.co.in - the e-ticketing outlet of the national carrier. With the growing volume of online ticket booking, however, has also grown malpractices in the system. The Indian Railways has issued fresh guidelines to deal with various problems it has been facing with an aim to provide better services to travellers. About 2 crore people travel by Indian Railways every day. A traveller is allowed to book tickets in advance up to 120 days through the IRCTC portal. The date of journey (for the originating station of the train) will not be counted in 120-day limitation. Minister...
Be aware: WhatsApp Plus app is tracking your personal data.

Be aware: WhatsApp Plus app is tracking your personal data.

Security researchers at Malwarebytes Labs, an American Internet security company, have discovered that a new fake WhatsApp application has been circulating around the internet that fraudulently collects users’ data and replaces it with malware. Dubbed as “WhatsApp Plus”, the app disguises itself as the pro-variant of WhatsApp offering additional functionality and lots of handy new features like running four WhatsApp accounts, hide ‘typing message’ notification, hide double ticks and blue ‘read’ ticks, mentions a report by Malwarebytes Lab. However, the app instead steals personal information from the phone, including photos and phone numbers, and replaces it with malware. Fortunately, while the app is not available on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, the APK file of the app is
How to use WhatsApp in your local language

How to use WhatsApp in your local language

In the last few years, WhatsApp has become one of the most important tool of communication. With 200 million-plus active users, India is the biggest market for Facebook-owned instant messaging app. The country's favourite chat app supports as many as 10 local Indian languages. These include Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada and Malayalam. Wonder how one can use WhatsApp in these langauges. Here's an step-by-step guide. To change the language within the app, here's what you need to do: 1. Open WhatsApp 2. Tap on the menu button 3. Go to Settings 4. Head to Chat and open App Language 3. Choose the language of your choice from the Popup that appears. 4. Depending on your phone's capabilities, the list may include: English, Hindi
How hackers are using social media posts to hack

How hackers are using social media posts to hack

Hackers think social media is the best thing ever. Not only has it attracted longtime hackers, but it has also created new ones. It’s just so easy! Individual social media platforms have been hackable since their introduction. But, believe it or not, social media was a small net at one time. Now that social media platforms have multiplied and attracted hundreds of millions to their universe, they’re inviting hacking attacks. The problems that exist According to a 2016 study by The University of Phoenix, 84 percent of U.S. adults claim to have at least one social media account and, “as the prominence of social media has grown, so too has the number of criminals preying on those who use it.” The same survey showed, “Nearly two in three U.S. adults who have personal social media profile
National Day Calendar-March 9th, Today Special

National Day Calendar-March 9th, Today Special

What do George Washington, 50 Cent, Nicolas Cage and Celine Dion all have in common? They all have fake teeth! It’s hard with today’s technology to always to be able to tell if someone has dentures or not. With those in the spotlight of celebrity confirmation can come from looking at photos that span over the person’s life. False Teeth Day is a great time to stop and think about your teeth and find out why it is so important to take care of them. History of False Teeth Day Our teeth and their condition have almost always been a sign of how we are living our lives. The ability to eat a good diet and have a nice smile need us to have our teeth in good working order. Missing teeth can also impair speech and make one seem older than they are. Who wants to feel old when they are still young