Author Archives: Ashish Mohta

Vintage Car Rally 2011 Kolkata : Video and Picture Shoot

Vintage Car Rally 2011 Pictures

Vintage Car Rally, 2011 took place at Kolkata on 9th January. This event was organized at the Fort William Stadium and sponsored by Statesman. I along with Kuntal and Bibhas attended the event to look at the those old cars and were pretty amazed on seeing how cars where like 50 60 years back. There were cars from British time, ...

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UID might be required when you take a new mobile number

Mobile Sim and UID

Accept it or not but  UID or Aadhaar will be compulsory for every citizen in India. Apart from taking into School and using them into Bank account and EPF, Government is also thinking to make this compulsory for citizens to give UID when you take a new SIM card for your Mobile Number. If done this will Virtually eradicate the ...

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How to get EPF Status update via SMS

EPF Status on SMS

EPFO, India has SMS service to let people get updates on the status when an employee claims their EPF amount. There is no online service for this yet but when you submit your EPF form you need to mention your mobile number and give a xerox of your bank passbook. Once done this EPFO will send you sms which includes ...

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UID to be used as EPF Number

EPF Logo

Though Government did not make UID compulsory but seeing how its course is taking it will soon be indirectly if not said. According to Government, UID now will be used as Employee Provident Fund Number. This will not only increase the number of citizens having UID but tracking an employee might just start based on this. Imagine mentioning your UID ...

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Addtional Password required to use Credit Card over Telephone or Mobile

IVR 3D Secure

According to recent update in RBI guidelines and as notified by my bank, All Credit card holders will need to have an additional password that will be prompted when using over Telephone or Mobile for example when you pay your mobile bill on any telecom’s IVR system. This security feature is coined as IVR 3D Secure and is effective from ...

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Things you should know about Vodafone 3G ( India )

Vodafone 3G

Vodafone 3G is finally coming next year. I remember getting a call from Vodafone months back where they told me it was launching next week and even told me plan rates. Finally the week has come and there is a dedicated FAQ paged you should read and below are few key points which I found important. Vodafone 3G is launching ...

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TRAI asks operators not to charge high for SMS to 1900 for MNP

Trai SMS 1900

TRAI according to this official document has asked all the telecom operators to treat an SMS sent to 1900 as any other normal SMS and not as special SMS which are generally charged 5 or 6 Rupees. The total cost to switch using MNP should not be more than 19 and if a subscriber is charged so high, the total ...

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TRAI rolls out tough Do Not Disturb Regulations

Do not call registry

According to the Recent Document released here and here under heading The Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, 2010, TRAI had laid strict rules for Telemarketers who break the rule and new options are opened up for customers. TRAI rolls out tough Do Not Disturb Regulations Below are the main features : A customer may choose between ‘fully blocked’ category ...

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