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Moneylife Digital Team 24 September 2020
The ongoing probe by investigation agencies into the use of drugs by Indian movie stars and celebrities has suddenly turned the focus on individual rights and privacy, especially when you use social media and chat apps. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has summoned actor Deepika Padukone...

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Vimal Punmiya 23 September 2020
A Will is essentially a written declaration by a person describing her wishes on matters concerning distribution of her self-earned properties, assets and wealth to family, relatives, outsiders, charities, etc, after death. In order to be legally valid, a Will has to be signed in the presence...

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Vimal Punmiya 22 September 2020
Recently, the Supreme Court of India, aiming at ensuring the 'right of equality', in a landmark judgement, Vineeta Sharma vs Rakesh Sharma, held that a daughter coparcener would have equal coparcenary rights in a Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) properties or  equal right to family property by...

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Moneylife Digital Team 22 September 2020
A passport is an important document, which is considered as a proof of identity (POI) and proof of address (POA). In many cases, women change their surname after marriage and want to update the same on their passport.     In case a lady retains her maiden name after marriage, nothing...

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Zafar Abbas (IANS) 14 September 2020
Online fraudsters might have mastered the art of duping people with various new stratagems but their inability to communicate fluently in English has limited their reach to the Hindi-speaking belt. An analysis of complaints received on the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal reveals that...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 10 September 2020
The Consumer Complaints Council (CCC) of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has barred Muthoot Fincorp Ltd from showing its campaign 'Restart India’ for depicting wrong use of facemask during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On 31 July 2020, I had filed a complaint to ASCI...

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SIDDHI JAIN (IANS) 13 August 2020
As the pandemic intensifies, nearly 64 percent people with disabilities say they are facing financial problems, and nearly 60 percent have zero income in these trying times, a new survey has revealed. It also showed that a significant number of PwDs either lost their jobs or are incurring...

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to ensure timely pension to the elderly, besides ensuring availability of sanitisers, masks and PPE kits to them, wherever required, during the coronavirus pandemic.   A bench headed by Justice Ashok...

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Moneylife Digital Team 01 August 2020
The Maharashtra Government has set up a four-member committee headed by the Sudhakar Shinde, who is the chief executive (CEO) of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Aarogya Yojana, to make recommendations to cap the prices of masks and sanitizers, says a report from Free Press Journal.   The...

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Taking a big leap towards digitalisation, the Railways will move towards airport-like contactless ticketing with QR code enabled tickets, which will be scanned on handheld devices and mobile phones across its stations and trains, Railway Board Chairman V.K. Yadav said.   Addressing a...

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The enterprise communication tool Teams from Microsoft on Wednesday went down for millions of users in India and students were not able to take online classes in the Covid-19 pandemic times.   According to outage monitor portal Down Detector, 68 per cent of users reported they were...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 July 2020
In a serious embarrassment for Maharashtra, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has not yet paid salaries to the 40 doctors who had come to Mumbai from Kerala in early June at the request of the BMC and the State CM Shri Uddhav Thackeray. Fifteen of them have already gone back and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 17 July 2020
There has been widespread public outrage regarding the deteriorating health of jailed octogenarian Telugu poet and activist Shri Varavara Rao. Pune police had arrested Shri Varavara Rao in Hyderabad on 28 August 2018 in a case relating to alleged conspiracy to assassinate Indian Prime...

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Few days ago, the Indian government banned 59 mobile apps originating with developers from China and also asked internet service providers (ISPs) and telecom operators to block access to these apps from the country. The Indian government says it received complaints against these apps for...

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The Supreme Court on Monday told the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to be flexible and consider allowing students to opt out of the exams amid the Covid-19 pandemic.   A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari, and Sanjiv Khanna took up the matter...

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In a lawsuit filed against Google, the US state of Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has alleged that the search engine giant violated privacy of Android users by tracking their location without their proper consent, The Washington Post reported.   For certain features, like...

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Moneylife Digital Team 22 May 2020
The Aarogya Setu app, which was being enforced by Indian authorities until recently, is facing tough scrutiny and falling short. First, it was revealed that the exposure notifications system (or contact tracing technology) developed by two giants, Apple and Google, cannot be used by Aarogya...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 May 2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to run rampant in India with an ever-increasing number of infected people and deaths due to the virus. With a growing number of cases, our health care facilities are being overwhelmed, with doctors and medical professionals running short on...

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Apple and Google have issued new updates about their exposure notification apps (earlier called contact tracing technology) where apps are prohibited from seeking permission to access users location services.   Use of the Application Programming Interface (API) will be restricted to...

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As tech giants like Apple and Google plan COVID-19 contact tracing app using the Bluetooth technology, security researchers have questioned the move, saying tracing apps that allow attackers to access a users Bluetooth also allow them to fully read all Bluetooth communications.   The...

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