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Reserve Bank bars payment system operators from launching new QR codes
The decision to continue with the two existing Quick Response (QR) cod...
Government defers implementation of QR Code on B2C invoices till December 1
Under Goods and Services Tax (GST), companies with a turnover of ...
Traceability records, garbage disposal, limited capacity halls made mandatory for B2B fairs
In the standard operating procedures while holding B2B trade exhibitions, the commerce department has mandated a single entry and exit for vehicles and a well-planned garbage disposal policy especially for bio-medical waste.
Airtel Payments Bank eases transactions for merchants
Merchants can select the Smart ePOS option in the Airtel Payments app, and a QR code will appear on the mobile screen for the payments to be made. The amount will get credited immediately to the merchant bank account linked to the app.
Govt waives penalties on e-invoices issued during Oct if cos get reference numbers within 30 days
No such relaxation would be available for the invoices issued from November 1, 2020 and such invoices would be considered invalid, inviting penalties. Industry has been seeking voluntary e-invoicing till January 1, 2021, and make it mandatory post this limit, so as to reduce compliance burden.
Railways to have contactless ticketing; tickets to be QR code-enabled
Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said while 85 per cent train tickets are currently being booked online, a QR code will also be available for those buying tickets from counters. He said the railways is not planning to go completely paperless as of now, but will considerably reduce its use by facilitating online booking of reserved, unreserved and platform tickets.
RBI panel pitches for incentives to promote usage of QR code transactions
With a view to promote less cash economy, the government should provide incentives to popularise usage of QR (Quick Response) code transactions among consumers, a report of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Wednesday.
All pharmaceutical products could come with QR codes in bid to ensure authenticity
The government has been trying to introduce QR codes since 2011 but it hasn’t been implemented. Pharma companies and lobby groups had expressed concern over multiple sets of directions regarding tracing and tracking being issued by various departments and had asked for a single QR code system.
Mumbai airport rolls out contactless check-in system for passengers
Passengers at Mumbai airport just need to scan the QR code shown on the kiosks to access a remote keyboard and mouse on their mobile device, without touching the kiosks, Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) said in a release.
Banks to install contactless ATMs to cut down on touch
Traditionally, the ATM has been using a magnetic stripe card for identification of the accountholder and the PIN for authorisation. To use the contactless ATM, the customer has to use the bank’s smartphone app to scan a QR code on the screen and enter the amount and ATM PIN in his mobile, and collect the cash without touching the machine.
Indian Railways takes steps to minimise human contact as ticket examiners to scan QR codes
Divisional Manager Tarun Prakash said that the initiative was launched on July 22 in view of the Covid pandemic.
RBI sets up panel to study use of QR codes for contactless transaction in pandemic
The committee – comprising academicians, scientists and industry executives -- has been asked to figure out the economics of QR deployment at merchant locations, the benefits of having an interoperable and open-loop system as well as recommend guidelines for standardising deployments, they said.
WhatsApp makes saving contacts easy with QR codes, Dark Mode comes to desktop
The Facebook-owned company also announced animated stickers features for all its users.
NoBrokerHood enhances security features to help residents fight Covid-19
The app is also integrated with Aarogya Setu, an app that determines the risk status of a visitor or domestic help by scanning through a database of known cases across India.