Snapdeal to start delivering Reliance Jio SIM to home

Riding on the free voice and data offers, Reliance Jio Infocomm's subscriber base is on a continious rise, infact there are reports stating it may touch 100 million subscriber base by March 2017. Launched in September'16, Jio was offering its customers free voice and data till December 31 2016, which it has now extended till March 31 2017.

What has also made a big difference is the ease of securing a Jio SIM card and getting it quickly activated, and this was very unlike from any other service provider.

In 2017, Reliance Jio is planning to take this service to the next level by making the Reliance Jio SIM delivered to your home. Infact, Snapdeal will soon start delivering Reliance Jio SIM cards to customers’ homes. The SIM cards delivered by Snapdeal will come with Jio’s Happy New Year Offer, under which the telecom service provider is offering free 4G data, voice calls, SMSes, and subscription to Jio apps for free till March 31.

The SIM card will be activated by Snapdeal. Those who opt for Snapdeal’s Jio SIM home delivery service will be sent an SMS with the scheduled delivery time and the promocode. They will have to share their Aadhaar number and the promocode received in the SMS with the Snapdeal delivery executive, who will activate their Reliance Jio SIM immediately. As simple as that. 

Indian Drone Startup ideaForge Raises $10M in Series A Funding

The Global drone market is all set to heat up, with companies like Facebook already planning to enter the drone market, even new companies are venturing in to this new segment. Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics company had recently released its product in the market under the Mi Drone brand.

India is taking a que from all this and some very positive developments has been reported recently. A Mumbai based startup ideaForge, which focuses on building drones has secured an amount of $10 million in Series A investment round from some of the top names like Infosys, WRV Capital and IndusAge Partners. Infosys has invested an undisclosed amount in the company, through its $500 million Innovation Fund.

ideaForge is a pioneer in research, development, production and operation of compact, cost effective and user friendly Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in India.

Ankit Mehta, co-founder and CEO at ideaForge, said that the backing from Infosys will help the company in playing an important role in its industrial expansion to address a wide variety of data acquisition and analysis needs. 

Now use Paytm without Internet

From the time the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of the Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes, various wallet companies has ramped up their infrastructure to meet the need of the hour. Various wallet companies and also Government's UPI were available to rescue the common man and help people go digital and cashless.

Paytm wallet is one such service which has become one of the most widely used wallets in India. Since Paytm can also be used to transfer money to the bank account, it quickly became the first choice of the people.

The company has also added thousands of merchants in the recent months which again is helping the cause to go digital. While the company focused to provide the service via its apps, it was also exploring on how to on-board people who do not regularly use internet on their mobiles. And now they have a solution.

Paytm has recently launched a new toll-free number that will enable feature phone and non-internet users to go cashless with Paytm. This move will offer millions of consumers and merchants across India access to mobile payments. They can now dial 1800 1800 1234 and pay any Paytm customer without an active internet connection.

This service is for existing Paytm Users. As a first step, Paytm customers and merchants must set their 4 Digit Paytm PIN on call. They can then enter the recipient’s mobile number, amount and their Paytm PIN to successfully transfer the money from their Paytm wallet to another Paytm wallet.

To initiate this service, You will have to call this Toll Free number 1800 1800 1234 from your mobile number registered with Paytm and set the 4 digit pin.

The Pirate Bay uploader gets jail time

A man named Wayne Evan from Everton has been jailed for a year for uploading the UK’s top 40
singles to various torrent sites, including The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, and KickassTorrents each week.

In October 2016, the 39-year-old appeared before Liverpool Crown Court, pleading guilty to two counts of distributing an article infringing copyright and one of possessing or controlling an article for use in fraud.

Despite having no previous convictions, Evans was jailed for 12 months yesterday, a sentence the Judge believed would act as a “deterrent” to others.

The judge in his statement said "“Today’s sentencing will suggest to others that illegally distributing music is not without its consequences. Evans caused significant loss to the music industry, and his actions will have affected jobs across the music industry,” 

How to Transfer Money From Paytm to Bank Account

Lately Paytm has become one most widely used wallets in India. The company has added thousands of merchants to its platform within days of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of scrapping Rs. 1000 and old Rs. 500 currency notes.

In order to transfer money from your Paytm wallet to a bank account, you need the name, account number, and IFSC code of the bank account holder. However, there is a Rs. 20,000 limit on transactions (Rs. 50,000 for merchants).

How to transfer money from Paytm to any bank account using Paytm app

1. Open the Paytm app on your smartphone and tap the Passbook icon
2. Here, select the Send Money to Bank option
3. Tap on Transfer
4. Enter the amount, account holder’s name, bank account number, and IFSC code
5. Hit the Send button

Transferring money from your Paytm Wallet to bank account will be free of charge till December 31 for merchants who have done KYC. To do a KYC find a Paytm KYC centre close to you, and provide the relevant RBI-approved documents (Aadhar card, passport, voted ID card, driving license, or NREGA job card). You can also type in your Aadhaar number, and then request a visit at your address.