11 /04 /16

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  1. Union government is set to issue universal identity cards to the physically challenged with the objective of providing them easy access to various benefits being extended by the government.
  2. Akilesh Yadav led Uttar Pradesh government has directed all the district magistrates for plantation of 5 crore trees at 6,500 sites in 24 hours on a date fixed in month of July under the ‘Green UP – Clean UP initiative .
  3. Prime Minister visited the Puttingal Devi temple at Kollam, following fire mishap. The mishap happened due to the display of fireworks occurred on the last day of the seven-day ‘MeenaBharani’ festivities.
  4. Domestic handset maker Micromax will now integrate a new wallet offering, powered by Visa & TranServ, for its smartphone users.All the new smartphone products will have this wallet integrated. VISA brings together the merchant ecosystem & TranServ takes care of the technical aspect. Micromax users will be able to use mobile-based push payments using mVisa & make eCommerce payments.
  5. Royal Bank of Scotland is to close its banking operations in India It has given up on efforts to find a buyer amid concerns about an extended regulatory approval process for a deal. It was providing financial services to institutional & corporate clients, as well as retail banking, through 10 branches. It sold credit card business & mortgage portfolio to Indian lender Ratnakar Bank in 2013.

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