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Do you have a PPF account? Here is why you should extend its tenure after 15 years lock-in period

Public Provident Fund (PPF) is one of the most preferred long-term savings scheme as it is not a risky investment; it also offers complete tax-free benefits. For the quarter ending December, the interest on PPF account stands at 8 per cent. The popular scheme has an initial lock-in period of 15 years but can be extended in block of five ... Read More »

30 Years Ago, Women Entrepreneurs Couldn’t Do This One Simple Thing

The other day, I read an article that blew me away. Writing in Forbes, entrepreneur Deborah Sweeney reminds us that until 1988, women entrepreneurs could not get business loans without a male relative as a cosigner. It didn’t matter if the male relative was even involved in the business, or if he was under 18; he was essential to experienced businesswomen getting the ... Read More »

Invest in debt funds for at least 3 years for income tax benefit

consider at least a three-year time frame for getting better post-tax returns from your debt fund investments. Photo: iStock MORE FROM MONEY » Once-Iffy US-focused pot stocks are becoming investor darlings Axis Bank m-cap erodes by ₹4,709 crore after Q1 results India’s Q1 fiscal deficit at 68.7% of 2018-19 target Can standardisation of exclusions in health insurance policies help customers? ... Read More »

OnePlus Software Maintenance Schedule Announced With 2 Years of Android Updates, 3 Years of Security Updates; 5G Phone Coming in 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus has promised three years of security patches to all users CEO Pete Lau said that the 2019 OnePlus phone will support 5G The company is also working to partner with US carriers for next year OnePlus launched the 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage OnePlus 6 variant without the Marvel branding just days ago, and has priced it at Rs. 43,999. Now, the company has ... Read More »

Four Made-in-India PC Games to Look Forward to in New Year’s 2018

HIGHLIGHTS Missing: The Complete Saga has you play a trafficking victim Alter Army is being developed by two 15-year olds Raji is still in development despite a failed Kickstarter 2017 saw some interesting games from Indian developers. Asura had us crawling through mythology-inspired dungeons, we vicariously lived through the daily regimen of a Bollywood starlet in Alia Bhatt: Star Life, and we played way ... Read More »

WhatsApp on New Year’s Eve: 20 Billion Messages Sent in India, 75 Billion Worldwide

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp says this is the highest-ever user activity on a single day More than 13 billion images, 5 billion videos were shared worldwide Interestingly, WhatsApp suffered an outage late on New Year’s eve WhatsApp users in India sent over 20 billion messages on December 31 as they ushered in 2018 with wishes to family and friends. In a release, WhatsApp ... Read More »

A ‘bracing’ daily walk could add years to your life, study shows

We love walking here at NetDoctor. Whether it be a stroll round the park with friends or a weekend hike with family, it’s becoming clearer that this particular pastime is one of the best things you can do for your health. Indeed, one new study has suggested that – in addition to increasing fitness levels and benefitting mental health – simply ... Read More »

How to Ace This Year’s Back-to-School Email Marketing Campaign: A Study Guide

The days are getting shorter, the air is becoming crisp, and despite the wishes of kids and adults alike, the sun is definitely setting on summer. While waving goodbye to a season characterized by great weather, seemingly endless vacations and relaxation is no walk in the park, the end of summer does have it perks, the most notable being back-to-school shopping. ... Read More »

BlackBerry Priv Won’t Be Getting Last Year’s Android Nougat Update

HIGHLIGHTS BlackBerry Priv, launched in 2015, is company’s first Android phone The move is a blow to BlackBerry, a security-first company Most recent flagships will get Android Oreo this year Iconic phone company BlackBerry has said that it won’t be rolling out last year’s Android Nougatsoftware update to the BlackBerry Priv smartphone in a blow to the customers and to its own image, as it ... Read More »

Digital Advertising Spends To Triple In Next 3 Years

Thanks to explosive growth in smart phones, rapid internet penetration and cheaper data rates, there is some good news for all digital platforms. Digital advertising spends are set to triple very quickly to cross Rs 23,790 crore by 2020 from Rs 6,830 crore in 2016. Also, as the percentage share of the overall advertising pie, the share of digital advertising ... Read More »