Feb 9, 2018 - WhatsApp's long-awaited digital payments service goes live in India

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JSW Energy to bid for 4 mln tonne coal linkage in next round of coal auctions - To start coal blending up to 50% of requirement at Ratnagiri and Vijaynagar plants
JSW Energy, the Sajjan Jindal led company, is planning to bid for coal linkages to start coal blending at its two thermal power plants - Ratnagiri and Vijaynagar - to reduce the impact of higher coal imports.

JSW needs around 4 million tonne per annum (mtpa) of coal to blend for its over 2000 MW power plants which at full capacity consumes around 6.3 mtpa of coal. The company is expecting to increase the blending of coal initially to 50% and then gradually increase it to 70% of the total requirement.

The government has been nudging companies to bring down their coal imports to reduce the impact of custom duties and surcharges to save on import costs. Read More

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WhatsApp CEO Chris Daniels to meet IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad; spread of fake news, digital payments on agenda

With the government hardening its stand on fake and provocative content circulated on WhatsApp, top officials from the instant messaging app including chief executive officer (CEO) Chris Daniels have sought time from IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and the meeting is expected this week.

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Bitcoin investment scam: BitConnect promoter held

Divyesh Darji, who was India head of BitConnect, was arrested after he arrived in the national capital from Dubai

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Use social media with caution, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan urges people

Vijayan said sending erroneous messages over the Internet will only cripple rescue operations at a time when agencies are fighting against all odds to save the “last person stranded” in the flood-ravaged state.

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Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen on the intersections of arts and technology

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Elon Musk says changing his way of working is not an option

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was responding to an open letter from Arianna Huffington accusing him of ‘demonstrating a wildly outdated, anti-scientific and horribly inefficient way of using human energy’

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Your friendly neighbourhood postman is about to become a banker

The government is planning to launch IPPB at a grand function in Delhis Talkatora stadium on August 21.

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US tech giants plan to fight India's data localisation plans

U.S trade groups, representing companies such as Amazon, American Express and Microsoft, have opposed India's push to store data locally.

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