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India will soon be able to shop online through paypal

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PayPal making online shopping simpler for India as a result of the recent push by the Indian government towards digitalization (pixabay)

November 8, 2017, Mumbai: After offering cross-border payments in the country for close to a decade, the Global digital payments major PayPal on Wednesday announced its India operations.

In a statement issued here PayPal Holdings, Inc, said: “At launch, Indian consumers can use PayPal to shop online at some of India’s most popular businesses.”

“Merchants offering PayPal will be able to process both local and global payments through PayPal, getting access to PayPal’s 218 million customers around the world and in India through a single integration.”

“PayPal has been offering cross-border payments in India for close to a decade enabling SMEs and freelancers to leverage the global opportunity,” the company said.

The Indian government’s recent push towards digital payments has also led PayPal to partner with government and state-owned banks on number of initiatives, including digital financial literacy programme and eTourist Visa (eTV), the company said.

“We will be targeting the Global Indian and have partnered with merchants catering to this segment giving them a truly global seamless payments experience.

“India is transitioning away from our biggest competitor – cash – and our digital platform and technology has immense scope to enable this at scale. For us, the marathon has just begun,” Anupam Pahuja, Country Manager and Managing Director, PayPal India was quoted as saying in the statement.

“India’s digital payments journey is on a high growth trajectory and we are proud to be a part of it. We are excited about our prospects in a market that is highly inspirational and aspirational,” Rohan Mahadevan, CEO PayPal Private Limited and SVP, General Manager, APAC was quoted as saying in the statement. (IANS)

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India Gets Assistance of Rs 3,420 Crore From Japan

The project for the construction of Chennai road aims to meet increasing traffic demands in the metropolitan area and installing Intelligent Transport Systems,

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Japan will be giving a loan of Rs 3,420 crore to India to assist in constructing the Chennai Peripheral Ring Road and for joint efforts towards meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“The loan agreements were signed here today (Friday) between the Government of India and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), New Delhi under Japanese Official Development Assistance Loan Program,” the Ministry of Finance said in a statement.

The Japanese ODA loan is for construction of phase one of Chennai Peripheral Ring Road for about Rs 2,470 crore and for Japan-India cooperative actions towards SDGs in India for about Rs 950 crore.

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The Japanese ODA loan is for construction of phase one of Chennai Peripheral Ring Road for about Rs 2,470 crore and for Japan-India cooperative actions towards SDGs in India for about Rs 950 crore. www.trafficchallan.co.in

The agreements were signed by Finance Ministry Additional Secretary C.S. Mohapatra and JICA New Delhi Chief Representative Katsuo Matsumoto, the Ministry said.

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The project for the construction of Chennai road aims to meet increasing traffic demands in the metropolitan area and installing Intelligent Transport Systems, thereby contributing to mitigation of traffic congestion and promoting Regional Economic Development.

The other program aims to promote SDGs in India, mainly in social development, by supporting the efforts by the Indian government to strengthen the policy framework and implementation mechanism, thereby supporting India in achieving SDGs by 2030, it added.(IANS)