December 2016 - Bharat Go Digital

Month: December 2016

To promote cashless economy #DigiDhanMela held in Gurugram

To promote cashless economy #DigiDhanMela held in Gurugram As a part of the nationwide 100 day special campaign to promote digital & cashless transactions, the second ‘DigiDhan Mela’ was organized today at Gurugram in Haryana, where a large number of people from different walks of life including celebrities actively participated with a commitment for the cashless society. Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar and other senior leaders including celebrities like Yogeshwar Dutt and singer Shivani Kashyap inspired the people to go for digital and cashless transactions. The was a big hustle and bustle with food courts, E-Thelas, cultural events...

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Lucky Grahak Yojana & Digi-धन Vyapar Yojana

Lucky Grahak Yojana & Digi-धन Vyapar Yojana   The launch of the schemes Lucky Grahak Yojana and the Digi-धन Vyapar Yojana announced by NITI Aayog to give cash awards to consumers and merchants who utilize digital payment instruments for personal consumption expenditures. The main of the scheme is to bringing the poor, lower middle class and small businesses into the digital payment fold. It has been decided that National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) shall be the implementing agency for this scheme. It would be useful to reiterate that NPCI is a not for profit company which is charged with a...

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“Digital economy is honest governance” : Ravi Shankar Prasad

  Urging people to switch to digital methods of payment, Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “Digital economy is honest governance.” Speaking at an event to launch ‘DigiDhan Yojana’ to popularise cashless transactions, Prasad said that the government is working towards making digital transactions using Aadhaar number easier. Prasad further said. “Aadhar is unique to India. Now, we are going to make payments through Aadhaar still easier.” He said that as many as 109 crore people in India have Aadhaar card, and around 35 crore people use smartphones. The Minister explained that one can...

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Approximately 950 million Indians don’t have Internet connection

Approximately 950 million Indians don’t have Internet connection A report said that internet connectivity is still a major problem for nearly 950 million people in the country. According to the Assocham-Deloitte joint study : “Even with the internet data plans in India being among the cheapest in the world and the average retail price of smartphones steadily declining, connectivity is still out of the reach of nearly 950 million Indians.” Currently, India has about 350 million internet users, second only to China. Digital literacy needs to be amplified by providing institutional training in schools, colleges and universities according to the reports....

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