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Domestic mobile wallet platform MobiKwik to facilitate Digital Payments for Students in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi

This will help college students pay for daily meals and basic amenities at the campus

Mobiwik to make digital payments easier
Mobiwik Logo. Wikimedia

New Delhi, December 13, 2016: Domestic mobile wallet platform MobiKwik will facilitate digital payments for students in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi, the company said on Tuesday.

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Mobikwik’s association with JNU and IIT-Delhi will power seamless digital payments and will help college students pay for daily meals and basic amenities at the campus.

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“It is our constant endeavour to widen the MobiKwik payments network and help a larger section of people access digital payments,” said Mrinal Sinha, CEO, MobiKwik. (IANS)

  • Load money into MobiKwik account should be made easier. Can we have SMS or USSD channels for transferring money through IMPS to the designated bank account of MobiKwik. If this pain point is resolved, then Wallets are likely to become more popular. A typical SMS transaction can be sent to the respective bank where a person has his SB account.
    IMPS A successful IMPS transaction results in an IMPS Reference Number. A separate SMS can be sent to MobiKwik server informing Amount and IMPS Reference Number.

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JNU Set to Reopen by June 25

JNU is all set to return to classes by June 25

JNU campus. Image source: Wikipedia

With restrictions easing, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) too is all set to restart. The students are expected to return to their classrooms between June 25 and June 30.

The new academic calendar was announced keeping in view of the COVID-19 situation and the UGC guidelines. “This academic calendar has been unanimously approved by all the Deans of Schools and Chairpersons of Special Centres”, read a statement issued by JNU vice Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar.

The resumption of the classes are planned so that students can complete their remaining academic components. Examinations will be completed by July 31, said the JNU.

The next semester for the continuing students will start from August 1. Photo: www.jnu.ac.in

Meanwhile, the next semester for the continuing students will start from August 1. With a significant time being lost due to the compulsory total lockdown across India to contain the Coronavirus, the prestigious university doesn’t want to waste any more time. “Even if the examination results are not ready by July 31, students will have the opportunity to provisionally register and move on to the next semester,” said the JNU.

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Like last semester, the entire monsoon semester registration process will be completely online making it easy for the students to register even from their homes. Last time it created a row with many students objecting to it. “We have made sure that research scholars who have to submit their theses/dissertations will not face any difficulty as the deadline for submission is shifted to December 31, 2020,” the university added.

As of now, this academic calendar is tentative and much of it depends on when the lockdown is lifted and how. JNU administration said it is also expecting new guidelines from the UGC. (IANS)

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Sanitization to Fight Coronavius Begins in UP

Massive sanitization drive begins in UP

A massive sanitization drive began in major cities in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. (Representation Image). Pixabay

A massive sanitization drive began in major cities in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. This is the latest news in India.

Rajkumar Vishwakarma, DG, fire services, told reporters that sanitization was being done with sodium hypochlorite and fire personnel had been instructed to take care and not to spray the disinfectant on human beings and animals.

The sanitization will be done using sodium hypochlorite. (Representational Image). Pixabay

Spraying will also not be done inside any building due to electrical connections.

Fire personnel have been asked to take photographs and post it on WhatsApp media groups. They have been asked to avoid calling the media personnel to the sanitisation sites to avoid risks.

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Earlier this week, about 50 migrant workers who were at a bus station in Bareilly, were sprayed with sodium hypochlorite by the sanitisation staff. Those who were sprayed, including children, complained of itching in the eyes and rashes on the body.

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Chief minister Yogi Adityanath had expressed his concern over the incident and assured action against the guilty.

District magistrate Bareilly, Nitish Kumar said that the incident happened due to ‘over-zealous’ workers. (IANS)

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People Have Faith in Modi Government to Handle COVID-19 Crisis

Over 83% trust Modi govt will handle COVID-19 crisis well

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The Narendra Modi-led central government is leaving no stone unturned in fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic. Wikimedia Commons

As the Narendra Modi-led central government is leaving no stone unturned in fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, 83.5 per cent people from various states “trust in government” in handling the crisis.

The findings came out in the IANS-CVoter exclusive tracker on COVID-19 Wave 2 survey conducted during last seven days among 18 plus adults nationwide. The findings and projections are based on Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI).

Replying to a question “I think Indian government is handling the coronavirus well”, 83.5 per cent people agreed that they trust in government’s steps being taken in fight against the deadly disease, and 9.4 per cent expressed their disagreement. The survey was conducted on March 26 and 27. Of the 83.5 per cent who showed their trust in government, 66.4 per cent strongly agree with the opinion and 17.1 agree with the view.

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A similar survey on the same question done on March 17 and 18 showed that 83.6 per cent people expressed their trust in government in fight against the pandemic which so far has claimed 29 lives and over 1,000 conformed cases. A total of 13.7 per cent people expressed their disagreement.

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83.5 per cent people from various states trust the Modi government in handling the COVID-19 crisis. Wikimedia Commons

As per the tracker, the data is weighted to the known demographic profile of the states. Sometimes the table figures do not sum to 100 due to the effects of rounding, it says. “Our final data file has socio-economic profile within plus 1 per cent of the demographic profile of the state. We believe this will give the closest possible trends.”

The Tracking Pol fieldwork covers random probability samples during the last seven days from the release date and that the sample spread is across all assembly segments across all states. This survey covers all states in India and was conducted in 10 languages as part of our routine OmniBus, it says.

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“This is a thorough random probability sample; and we are ensuring a proper representative analysis by statistical weighing of the data to make it representative of the local population as per the latest census and or other available demographic benchmarks.”

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The data clarified that it strictly follows the WAPOR code of conduct (World Association of Public Opinion Research) for our ethical and transparent scientific practices and have incorporated the PCI (Press Council of India ) guidelines as our SOP (Standard Operating Procedures). (IANS)