UPI: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

UPI transactions at record 1.49 billion in July

In the first such case, the Unified Payments Interface based transactions have reached the highest ever tally of 1.49 billion in the month of July whereas the total value of transactions has reached the lifetime high of Rs 2.9 lakh crore. This proves more people trust this platform and also the individual transaction value is ..

Bengaluru accounts for the highest number of digital transactions in India

As per the recent report by online payment processor Worldline India, Bengaluru accounted for the highest number of digital transactions in India in 2019. Bengaluru, which was the leading city in digital transactions in 2018, is followed by Chennai, Mumbai and Pune this year. The report also revealed that United Payments Interface (UPI) was the most preferred ..

Digital payment ecosystem in India

Demonetization and the government’s push towards digital payments has opened the market to several platforms which are not only more convenient but also provide greater flexibility to the people using them. Digital payment ecosystem in India As per a study prepared by the Assocham-PWC India, it is expected that India will see the fastest growth ..

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 is proposed for all cash withdrawals exceeding Rs 1 crore in a year from a bank account. To encourage a ..

RBI Report pushes for Digital Transactions

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) report Payment and Settlement: The Plumbing in the Architecture of India s Financial System makes the following observations about digital payments: India s effort to build a less-cash economy is gathering momentum. Digital transactions have witnessed phenomenal growth in digital transactions until March 2019. RBI has set an ambitious ..