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FinMin wants banks to start issuing near field communication-enabled credit and debit cards

FinMin wants banks to start issuing near field communication-enabled credit and debit cards

Finance
BENGALURU: The finance ministry wants banks to start issuing near field communication (NFC)-enabled contactless credit and debit cards to their customers so that the government can expand the use of card payments beyond simple merchant transactions. In a letter marked to chief executives of banks, a copy of which was seen by ET, the ministry said that NFC or contactless cards are the next generation of innovation in the cards space which can bring about added security and convenience for digital payments, hence banks should start giving out such cards to its customers. “As and when cards need to be re-carded, then at that stage the new cards being issued can be NFC enabled/contactless and whenever new cards are being issued they could also be NFC enabled/contactless,” read the ...
Leeds United transfer news: Marcelo Bielsa wants West Ham United striker Jordan Hugill at Elland Road

Leeds United transfer news: Marcelo Bielsa wants West Ham United striker Jordan Hugill at Elland Road

Sports
HUG OF WAR The former Preston and North End striker has failed to deliver at the London Stadium since arriving in January Marcelo Bielsa wants to sign Jordan Hugill from West Ham United this summer. The news Leeds United boss, who was appointed last month, is keen to add more firepower to his squad ahead of his debut managerial season in England. Hugill has played just 22 minutes of football since arriving in January And, according to The Sun, he has identified Hugill as a top target. However, Leeds may have to battle with Queens Park Rangers to land the 26-year-old, with Steve McClaren also trying to convince the striker to drop down from the Premier League. After arriving in east London in January from Preston North End, Hugill has failed t...
Thibaut Courtois hesitant to commit future to Chelsea, wants board to spend big

Thibaut Courtois hesitant to commit future to Chelsea, wants board to spend big

Sports
Could Courtois be off to Madrid? Sunday, May 20, 2018 Thibaut Courtois may not know where his or manager Antonio Conte's future lies, but the goalkeeper is sure that Chelsea need to spend big to compete in the Premier League next season. Eden Hazard's first-half penalty saw the west Londoners beat Manchester United 1-0 to lift the FA Cup on Saturday evening at Wembley. It was the best moment in a frustrating season as Chelsea failed to build on last season's league triumph, with a tepid title defence underpinned by background tension that leaves many speculating Conte will soon leave. Courtois is not sure where the Italian's future lies - "Whatever he or the club decides, they will know what they do," the goalkeeper said - nor does he kn...
Bardem wants more action on plastic pollution

Bardem wants more action on plastic pollution

Entertainment
Actor Javier Bardem has told Sky News in an exclusive interview that more companies should follow its Ocean Rescue campaign to try to cut plastic pollution in the sea. The Spanish star, best known for his roles in the Bond movie Skyfall and No Country For Old Men, was speaking from Port de Blanes in the north of Spain where he had been out with early morning fishermen who had started sorting the plastic collected in their nets for recycling."I was there for an hour and we took out so much plastic, only in one hour," he said."It was outstanding to see how much dirt you can find here with a net." Image: Javier Bardem joined a Spanish fishing boat to see the scale of pollution He added: "We are creating a whole chaos in t...
Germany's E.ON wants even bigger wind footprint

Germany's E.ON wants even bigger wind footprint

Business
May 7 (UPI) -- German utility E.ON said it will build up its wind energy portfolio by taking over the domestic activities of wind-power company Vortex Energy.E.ON said it's targeting a takeover of the German activities of Vortex. E.ON takes 30 employees from the company, though non-German activities of Vortex are not part of the transaction.Germany has one of the greener economies in Europe and E.ON said it was retooling in the domestic landscape as the country emerges as a regional leader in renewable energy development. Vortex has 300 megawatts of wind power development in its immediate portfolio and much more in early-stage development.Both companies said the agreement is a win-win."Vortex Energy sees the acquisition by E.ON Climate & Renewables as the ideal opportunity to successfully ...