BHIM: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Finance minister: MDR charges not applicable for RuPay and UPI from 2020

On December 28, 2019, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman announced that Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) will not be applicable on bank transactions made through RuPay and UPI platforms. Highlights The Finance Ministry has directed the banks ..

Budget 2019 : Digital payments

To further encourage people to use digital payments as the preferred mode of their transactions, the Union Budget has announced the following measures to make digital payments successful- A 2% tax deduction at the source ..

BHIM-Aadhar Payment System

The BHIM Aadhaar platform and application seek to minimize the role of plastic cards and point of sale machines, which hitherto are believed to be essential for cashless transaction.  Under this, a customer has to ..

Dilip Asbe appointed as new Managing Director and CEO of NPCI

Dilip Asbe has been appointed as the new Managing Director and CEO of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). Prior to this, Asbe was CEO-in-charge of NPCI. He succeeded A.P.Hota, who retired in August 2017. ..

The Union government engages ICICI to enable cashless payments on e-NAM

The Union government has engaged private lender ICICI Bank to enable online payments at 470 mandis integrated with national portal of electronic National Agriculture Market (e-NAM). At present, e-NAM participants are doing payments through traditional ..