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  • African Development Bank provides $320 000 in grant funding to mainstream gender in Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) digital financial operations

    The grant will be disbursed through the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility, a blended finance vehicle, supported by the Bank ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast: The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has awarded a grant of $320, 535 to the West African Monetary Agency to mainstream gender in ECOWAS’ core digital financial services […]

    Cryptocurrency theft global value rise 38% with $513 million stolen in 2020

    Data researched by Trading Platforms UK indicates that the value of cryptocurrency hacks and thefts between 2019 and 2020 increased by 38.38% from $370.7 million to $513 million. Over the last five years, the value was highest in 2018 at $950 million, an increase of  257.14% from $266 million in 2017. The analysis further highlights […]

    ATMs in the UK Plunged by Almost 6,000 in a Year, Transaction Value Down by 30%YoY

    Even before the pandemic, the United Kingdom witnessed rapid adoption of digital payments as a more convenient way to manage money, especially among tech-savvy consumers. However, the COVID-19 speeded up the digitalization of the entire payments industry, with millions of Britons choosing online payments over cash and ATMs amid the lockdown. According to data presented […]

    PhonePe leads the digital payments market again

    PhonePe, India’s leading digital payments platform today announced that it continues to be the digital payments market leader in February, processing over 970 Million UPI transactions, and over 1.07 Billion total transactions across UPI, Cards and Wallets . PhonePe’s remarkable growth is an indication of strong user preference on the back of the highest end-to-end […]

    Shopping Apps Rank 2nd in Popularity After Music Apps, 73% of Millennials Shop Daily

    IMI’s data analyzed by the HelpCenter app team reveals that a sudden, pandemic-inspired shift to digital had a significant impact on consumer behavior, boosting the downloads of shopping apps and making them rank second in popularity after music apps. Daily shopping online has become popular among all generations, but millennials lead the group at 73%.  […]

    Telecom spectrum auction receives winning bids worth Rs. 77,146 crore till 6 pm: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that on the first day of Telecom spectrum auction today, winning bids received till 6 P.M. were worth Rs. 77,146 crore.  He said, bidding took place for spectrum in 800, 900, 1,800, 2,100 and 2,300 Megahertz.  Mr Prasad said, participants did not bid for 700 and 2,500 Megahertz and the spectrum auctions […]

    Indian Railways surpasses last year’s cumulative freight loading

    In spite of COVID challenges, Indian Railways yesterday surpassed last year’s cumulative freight loading for same corresponding period.  Freight figures continue to maintain the high momentum in terms of loading, earning and speed last month. Yesterday’s loading crossed five million tonnes. As on yesterday, Indian Railways cumulative freight loading was over 1,102.17 million tonnes for this year which […]

    Bidding for telecom spectrum auction to commence from today

    The bidding for telecom spectrum auction will commence from today. It will be conducted online. Communication Ministry has said that, the auction will be held for spectrum in 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz and 2500 MHz frequency bands. The Spectrum will be offered for assignment for validity period […]

    KFC Owner Yum Brands Reports Digital Sales of $17 Billion in 2020, Up By 45% YoY

    Despite the blow of pandemic restrictions in 2020, Yum Brands’ earnings for the year topped analysts’ estimates. According to the research data analyzed and published by Stock Apps, the company’s Q4 2020 revenue grew by 3% year-over-year (YoY) to $1.74 billion, higher than the expected $1.72 billion. For the full year, digital sales rose by […]

    Last date for filing of GST returns for 2019-20 fiscal extended till March 31

    Finance Ministry has extended the due date for furnishing of the Annual returns GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C for the financial year 2019-20 to 31st of this month. In a statement, the Finance Ministry said that the due date was extended with the approval of Election Commission of India.  The Ministry said, the decision to this effect […]