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India Post Payments Bank will begin nationwide rollout in April

India Post Payments Bank will begin nationwide rollout in April

Finance
India Post Payments Bank will begin its nationwide rollout in April, the government said on Saturday, refuting reports of revised or delayed timelines. "India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) Expansion Programme continues to make brisk progress and a nation-wide roll-out is scheduled beginning April 2018. No decision has been taken to revise the timelines as reported in some sections of the media," the government said in statement. "Once the proposed expansion is completed, IPPB will be providing the largest financial inclusion network in the country, covering both urban as well as rural hinterland with ability to provide digital payment services at the doorstep with the help of Postmen and Gramin Dak Sewaks (GDS)," the statement added. IPPB will also enable more than 17 crore active accoun...
Porn ID checks set to start in April 2018

Porn ID checks set to start in April 2018

Technology
A nine-month countdown to the introduction of compulsory age checks on online pornography seen from the UK has begun.The April 2018 goal to protect under-18s was revealed as digital minister Matt Hancock signed the commencement order for the Digital Economy Act, which introduces the requirement.But details as to how the scheme will work have yet to be finalised.Experts who advised ministers said the targeted date seemed "unrealistic".The act also sets out other new laws including punishing the use of bots to snatch up scores of concert tickets, and mandating the provision of subtitles on catch-up TV.Credit cardsThe age-check requirement applies to any website or other online platform that provides pornography "on a commercial basis" to people in the UK.It allows a regulator to fine any bus...