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Lok Sabha passes Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2017 on cheque bounce cases

On July 23, the Lok Sabha passed the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2017 that allows a court hearing a cheque bounce case to direct the drawer — the person who wrote the cheque — to pay interim compensation to the person who filed the complaint. The interim compensation, to be paid within 60 days of ..

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Canara bank launched two digital products: Bharat QR and Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) for online payments

The Canara Bank has recently launched two digital products: ‘Bharat QR’, a platform for payment settlement at merchant locations, and Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) is an integrated bill payment system for Net banking customers. The first service is a mobile application, which enables a merchant to accept payments as settlement for sale of goods ..

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Payment Banks

About 40%-50% of India’s 1.25 billion population is eligible to open a bank account, but is still unbanked . In the Union Budget 2014-2015, the finance minister Arun Jaitley announced that RBI will create a framework for licensing small banks and other differentiated banks. The objective of differentiated banks was to serve the niche interests ..

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Payments in Rupee accepted by Iran

The longstanding issue over the payments for export shipments has been resolved amidst India and Iran. Both the nations have accorded to admit payment in Rupee form, an act that could disengage vast sums pending on both sides. The payment problem with Iran has been resolved with operationalization of the rupee payment mechanism through UCO ..

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Validity of cheques, drafts cut to 3 months

From April 1, 2012, the cheques and bank drafts will have a life of just three months instead of the earlier six months. RBI has recently issues a notification that these instruments will have to be presented within three months from the date of issue as it has been brought to its notice by the ..

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