Its a win-win when Customers and Merchants use BHIM

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched BHIM – Bharat Interface for Money – with a aim to provided India a tool that can be a one-stop solution for all digital payments.

Now lets understand, whats in it for a Customers and for a Merchants, if they use the BHIM app.. The
government of India, recently launched two schemes to promote usage of BHIM

1. BHIM Referral Bonus Scheme,
2. BHIM Merchant Cashback Scheme

Lets understand them little better, one by one

1. BHIM Referral Bonus Scheme (For Individuals) : The Referral Bonus scheme will incentivize existing BHIM users for bringing new users on the BHIM platform and encouraging the new users to do transactions with others using BHIM or by referring new users on BHIM. Hence, the bonus will be paid to both the referrer and the new user of BHIM (referee). The referral will be considered successful only after 3 unique successful financial transactions have been completed by the new user. 

On completion of minimum 3 unique successful transactions totalling only Rs. 50 to any 3 unique users (either to customers or to merchants), the referrer and the referee will be notified about the bonus amount via notification in BHIM app. The referrer will get Rs 10 per successful referral, while the new users will get Rs 25 for downloading and transacting from BHIM App

Play this video for easy understanding..


2. BHIM Cashback scheme for Merchants :  The scheme incentivizes not just one-time adoption of BHIM by merchants, but will also encourage transactions via BHIM mode (either QR code or VPA or Mobile number or “Pay to Aadhaar”). The cashback to the merchant can be up to Rs.300 per month, with each merchant eligible to win up to Rs. 1800 in 6 months.

If you have not yet tried the BHIM app, pls refer the image instructions.

If this is still not clear, you could also refer Register BHIM App

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India's DigiLocker and UIDAI (Aadhaar) are now integrated

DigiLocker, is the national Digital Locker System launched by Govt. of India  in February 2016. From the time of its launch, the usage of the system is gradually picking up pace, with more awareness and benefit cases being realized by citizens.

DigiLocker is a key initiative under Digital India, the Government of India's flagship program aimed at transforming India into a digitally empowered society.

In an recent upgrade, DigiLocker is now integrated with UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India), making this the biggest integration of two systems. This integration between DigiLocker and UIDAI means that over 1.09 billion people in India, the number so far covered under the Aadhaar initiative,  can now access their digital Aadhaar in real-time through the DigiLocker desktop and
mobile applications.

Through the DigiLocker integration, one can get the digital copy of their Aadhaar directly in their DigiLocker account, without taking the risk of storing it (on one's computer or cloud account) and losing it.

Also the system is gradually ramping up to pull relevent documents from various government agencies automatically in the system on your request. So once you have logged in thoughthe system you can pull Driving Licenses and Vehicle Registration Certificates (issued by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways).LPG records (issued by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas), CBSE mark sheets and certificates, etc.. Since all these are connected via the Aadhaar no. or using your registered mobile no.

Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh have the highest user bases, with almost 1.8 million registered users each.  With 4.2 million users in the country, this linkage with UIDAI will lead to more signups for DigiLockers.

If you have not yet tried DigiLocke, try it now, using this link : 

Arabic developer to compete for creating intelligent applications

Tech News bites :
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center which is soon to host a Conference and Exhibition from the world of technology and electronic games. Whats new this time is an event named "Alhakathon X"
whaich was started from young developers and programmers in Arab.

There would also be a contest to develop an application within 36 hours and will have the opportunity to the winners to get exclusive invitation to" Haxalerator "

The exhibition focuses on artificial intelligence and includes educational content developer through electronic games containing scientific and cultural information as well as for tolerance and coexistence between communities Games and included programs and content related to the Arabic language.

Innovation in tech, has been a focus in UAE. Late 2015 and in 2016 the Innovation 4 Impact contest made International headlines. Where THE WINNER of the competition will receive a cash prize of US$ 20,000 and a combination of incubation services worth over $10,000.

Whats common to OPPO, OnePlus and VIVO smartphones?

If you are in India, you would have seen plenty of advertisements related to VIVO smartphone or OPPO phones, infact these brands have signed up with top celebrities and events to promote their

The India smartphone market is quite dynamic and It takes a lot of things to become a market leader, to consolidate the position and be the most trusted brand.

So, what common for OPPO, VIVO and OnePLus ? Well they all belong to one Chinese company. Yes that's right.

All these brands belong to BBK Electronics Corporation, which is a Chinese company specialised on electronics such as television sets, MP3 players, digital cameras and cell phones founded by Duan Yongping.

BBK Electronics Corporation is a Guangdong based consumer electronics manufacturer with their headquarters and production base in Chang’an, China. BBK Electronics Corporation came into existence in the year of 1995 and month of September. According the listing of government website it has manufacturing factories spread in 10 Hectares of land and employees more than 17,000 people. It has different branches that cater to myriad of businesses that are operational all over the world.

Here are some recent video ads from the popular brands..



OnePlus :