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PU Launches An App To Monitor Sanitation: A Step Towards Clean India

Clean washrooms are a must everywhere: from schools, colleges, and hostels to workplace. Hence, it is equally important to monitor their cleanliness on a regular basis. To address this issue, Punjab University launched an app to monitor sanitation. In Oct 2018, Punjab University (PU) launched the use of app—GoWhatsThat—to monitor sanitation of washrooms on its […]

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India Launches Uniform Driving Licences And Vehicle Registration Certificates

In 2018, the Road Transport Ministry of India announced uniform driving licences (DLs) and vehicle registration certificates (RCs) to be rolled out in Jul 2019. Currently, different States and Union Territories of the country issue DLs and RCs in their own formats. This has created chaos for both Traffic Police and the Government. From Jul […]

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QR Codes In Insurance Sector: Different Use Cases Across The Industry

QR Codes have been around for more than two decades now. Increased smartphone penetration and high-speed internet have made them a great resource for customer engagement. QR Codes are popular in countries such as UK, US, China, Australia, Canada, and India. From business cards to print media promotions, QR Codes are used almost everywhere. But […]

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City Waste Management via QR Codes: Smart Way To Collect and Segregate Garbage

Collection, segregation, and treatment of waste is a challenge for every city in the world. There are two main challenges that occur here: 1. Tracking city-appointed sanitation workers: The sanitation workers are inconsistent in their job. They even skip collecting waste from some households in the locality. There’s no way for authorities to track their […]

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Asia Public

Singapore Launches VIA: A Cross-Border Payments Network

Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) launched a new digital payments network—VIA. SingTel launched VIA in partnership with Thailand’s wireless operator AIS and Kasikornbank. Telecommunications such as Telkomsel (Indonesia) and Globe (Philippines) might join them in future. Arthur Lang, CEO, International Group, SingTel said: “The VIA alliance is aimed at unifying Asia’s fragmented payments scene. It will […]

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Asia Public

Offline KYC For Aadhaar Verification: An Approach To Limit Data Sharing

Earlier in 2018, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) updated QR Codes on Aadhaar to limit data sharing. And now UIDAI has launched ‘Aadhaar Paperless Local e-KYC’ for offline identity verification of Indian citizens. Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identity number. It is obtained by the citizens of India based on their biometric and […]

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Management Marketing

QR Code For GPS Location: Make Your Marketing Strategy Better

Say you’re doing print media promotions to increase traffic to your website. You’re using flyers and have put the link to your website on each one of them. You’ve handed out these flyers across five different locations in a city. A week later, you wish to track how many recipients actually visited your website and […]

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Asia Public

Paperless Boarding At Chennai Airport: A Step To Ease Air Travel

You travel by air and you’ve seen the long queues to board the flight. This might not be the case anymore. Paperless boarding to the flights will roll out at the Chennai airport (India) from the year 2020. This will make it easier for the passengers to board the flight. To make paperless boarding possible, […]

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Asia Public

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Declares The Launch Of Faster Payment System

Say you want to transfer money to a friend’s bank account. The normal funds transfer will take 2-3 days to complete. But Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) took a step towards smart banking. HKMA announced the launch of Faster Payment System (FPS) for immediate inter-bank fund transfers. The Faster Payment System is a project under […]

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UnionPay-NETS Partnership: A Step To Ease Payments As You Travel Overseas

In Sept 2018, NETSPay rolled out a new upgrade to allow the citizens of Singapore make e-payments when they travel overseas. Thanks to UnionPay-NETS partnership. For the first time, NETS services will be available outside Singapore. NETS is Singapore’s leading payments solution provider. And UnionPay is the Global network for payments. Under this partnership, NETS […]