Los Angeles: Internet giant Google on Saturday created an innovative doodle celebrating the 14th Special Olympics World Summer Games that will run here from July 25 to August 2.
In the doodle, animated athletes are seen kicking a football, swimming, stretching, lifting weights and even swinging a golf club.
More than 7,000 athletes from 177 nations will compete in 25 different sporting disciplines, including cycling, handball, power lifting, softball, volleyball, judo, tennis among others. The 10-day event is expected to attract some 500,000 spectators.
The Special Olympics World Games is an international sporting competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities. This year it will also have approximately 30,000 volunteers.
The Games will take place at the iconic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum that hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympics.
Through this app, now people can pay utility bills online
Google India on Monday announced that people can now pay water, electricity, DTH and mobile bills with its “Tez” digital payment app without any transaction charges.
Built on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), the “Tez” app will bring bill payments for over 80 billers for private and public utility service providers across the country.
“We are adding a specially-designed bill pay experience in ‘Tez’ which will enable users to make a wide range of bill payments, including electricity, water, gas, DTH and insurance from the app,” said Diana Layfield, Vice President, Payments and Commerce, Next Billion Users at Google.
The new bill pay feature would include major utilities like Reliance Energy, BSES and Dish TV and would cover all states and major metros.
Built to support “Bharat BillPay” system, “Tez” would send users a notification when their bill arrives and users would be able to check whether they have paid a bill by simply tapping the biller’s name on their “Tez” home screen.
Users would also be able to view all past payments grouped by bill, as well as manage bills from multiple accounts.
Once users have located their biller, they need to enter the number associated with their account to link it to the app and give it an easy name to remember.
After users have linked their account, for most utility bills, the app would automatically fetch any available bills. Users need to just tap on “New Payment” and then “Pay your bills”. IANS