Free Movies for JioFiber Customers: Now, Watch movies at your home the same day they released

Free Movies for JioFiber Customers: Mukesh Ambani on Monday unveiled the plans for his fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband service, JioFiber, wrapped with a host of goodies like lifetime-free voice calls and plans that offer free high-end TV sets and set-top boxes. He shared the ideas at the 42nd annual general meeting of Reliance Industries. He has bundled JioFiber with subscriptions to leading premium video streaming services and intends to introduce a disruptive concept for watching new movies.

“Premium JioFiber customers will be able to watch movies in their living rooms the same day these movies are released in theatres,” he announced. 

The commercial launch of the service is set for September 5 and the monthly plans start from Rs 700 and go up to Rs 10,000. While JioFiber has shown a promising proposition, experts feel it will not disrupt the media industry the way Jio had disrupted the telecom sector.

Jio Fiber is currently not commercially available and is only live on a preview basis in major cities like Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Surat, and Vadodara, etc. As per Jio, the telecom operator had received over 15 million registrations from 1,600 towns during the beta phase and now, the company claims that it will be reaching out to 20 million residents within these towns commercially in the next 12 months. 

Free Movies for JioFiber Customers: Now, Watch movies at your home the same day they released

First-day-first-show movie release seems too ambitious as theatres demand an eight-week exclusive window. We will have to see how Jio will circumvent this issue. So, sentimentally, the announcement is negative for PVR and Inox Leisure, but we are not worried yet,” Dokania said. “Pricing (of JioFiber) is attractive but not jaw-dropping and hence, all other broadband players will not have to shut shop tomorrow,” said Rohit Dokania, senior vice-president for research at IDFC Securities.

He, however, added that one has to wait and see what is being offered in the Rs 700 plan.

At the meeting, Reliance Jio also announced that the landline service with Jio Fiber will be offered to customers with free voice calling benefits for life. This could phone service would be bundled with all plans, starting with the most basic Jio Fiber plan that starts at 100MBPS speed and priced at Rs 700. 

The company has also announced Free Movies for JioFiber customers. Premium JioFiber Customers can watch new movies at home the same day they are released in theaters. This service will be launched in the …

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Swiggy Daily: Swiggy launches “Swiggy Daily” app for Homestyle meals

Swiggy Daily: Homegrown food delivery startup Swiggy launched “Swiggy Daily”, an app to give consumers access to a variety of simple homestyle meals prepared by home chefs, tiffin service providers and organised vendors. 

Swiggy Daily will allow users to schedule their meals in advance or opt for a daily, weekly or monthly subscription, Swiggy said in a statement. This Swiggy app is available on Google Play Store and its services are currently available in Gurugram. Swiggy says Daily will soon expand to Bengaluru and Mumbai in the coming months.

Swiggy Daily: Swiggy launches “Swiggy Daily” app for Homestyle meals

Swiggy Daily: HIGHLIGHTS

  • The app allows users to schedule their meals in advance or opt for a daily, weekly or monthly subscription.
  • Swiggy said the app will list over 30 options for every meal.

“There is a growing demand for quality and affordable everyday meals. With a mix of organised vendors and home chefs, “Daily” will cater to this latent demand for homestyle meals that are an affordable, long-term solution for our daily food needs,” said Sriharsha Majety, CEO, Swiggy.

Users can schedule their meals in advance, or choose a 3-day, 7-day or 30-day subscription. If going for subscription, consumers also have the option to pause, skip, cancel or change a meal. The cost per meal has been set in the range of Rs 50-150.

The Daily app provides the consumers a daily-changing menu for lunch and dinner across vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. It currently offers 30 meal options for every meal covering wide range of cuisines – Gujarati, Rajasthani, Tamil, Punjabi among others. It also plans to include snacks, beverages and cut fruits in the menu going ahead.

Swiggy Daily: Swiggy launches “Swiggy Daily” app for Homestyle meals

The platform will include meal options from a mix of organised vendors like Homely, Lunchly, Fig, iDabba and Caloriesmart, popular tiffin services like Dial a Meal and that specialise in food fit for daily consumption and expert home chefs like Sumita’s Food Planet, Mrs. Ahmed’s Kitchen and Shachi Jain.

 “The daily meal subscription market in India is highly unorganised with multiple tiffin services and home chefs operating independently with the help of local chat groups and word of mouth. Daily is the first home-style hyperlocal food subscription service in the country that will offer a world-class platform to these food service providers and help solve the key issues of discovery, flexibility and taste fatigue.” said Alok Jain, Entrepreneur in Residence at Swiggy.

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WhatsApp Fingerprint Activation: How to activate WhatsApp’s ‘fingerprint authentication’ feature

WhatsApp Fingerprint Activation: WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature for its Android beta users. According to a report, the Facebook-owned messaging app has finally released the Fingerprint Lock feature in the latest Beta version of the Android app. The feature has reached the beta users after it was spotted as a hidden feature few weeks back. It is being reported that there are many other features along with this that WhatsApp is working on currently.

However, it’s important to note that WhatsApp has already released this update for its iOS beta users and launch for all iPhone users may be under progress.This new feature of Whatsapp Fingerprint Activation not only adds an extra layer of security for the users of the world’s most popular messaging app but will also make the popular third party locking apps redundant. This new development comes six months after biometric authentication was introduced in the WhatsApp iOS app.

The feature is available for all Android beta users who are currently using version 2.19.221 of the app.

It further add that beta users can double-check the version by clicking App info which can be found under “Help” which will be available in the settings icon. Android users who are not using this version of the app will have to upgrade their app by going to the Google Play Store. But if you still are unable to find the feature then it is suggested that you delete your app and reinstall it. After that, you will have to go to the “Privacy” section where you will see the “Account” option and then you will be able to activate the feature.

You can then select how often you would like to authenticate your identity to use the app. The available choices are to “automatically lock” you out of WhatsApp “Immediately”, “after 1 minute” or “after 30 minutes” of inactivity. For instance, if you chose the first option, the app will ask for your fingerprint every time you open it. While this is ideal if you are big on privacy, it could get annoying for those who use it frequently. However, you can still answer WhatsApp calls without this authentication.

Once users activate the fingerprint feature then they will have to authenticate it by putting their finger on the scanner. Another important feature about this upgrade is that it will users will be able to hide the text …

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Free Rides for Women: Free rides for women in DTC, cluster buses – Arvind Kejriwal

Free Rides for Women: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Thursday that rides on DTC and cluster buses will be free for women from October 29 on the occasion of Bhaiya Dooj.

Delivering the last Independence Day speech of his term at Chhatrasal Stadium, Kejriwal said his government is also working on its decision to provide rides which will be free for Women in the Delhi Metro.

Speaking at the Delhi government’s Independence Day event at Chhatrasal Stadium, Kejriwal said: “On the day of Raksha Bandhan, I want to give gift to our sisters that there will be free rides for women on all DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) and cluster buses from October 29, which will ensure their safety.”

Free Rides for Women: HIGHLIGHTS

  • Arvind Kejriwal had announced rides for women in public transport buses and Delhi Metro in June which will be free of cost.
  • Arvind Kejriwal also said the scheme will strengthen the economy which is going through a slowdown as women will travel more for shopping.

Kejriwal had announced rides for women which are free of cost in public transport buses and Delhi Metro in June.

The announcement comes after the Delhi Chief Minister in June said he planned to provide the rides to women which will be free on Delhi Metro Addressing reporters then, Kejriwal had said: “Women security is of utmost importance for AAP. We have taken two important decisions — first is installing CCTV cameras across Delhi, while the other is free public transport for women.”

There are 5,500 buses, including of 3,800 of the Delhi Transport Corporation and over 1,600 cluster (orange) buses operated by the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System.

With this move, our sisters will be able to fulfil their dreams because they have to travel long distances for their studies and work,” Kejriwal said.

Speaking about those opposing his government’s free ride scheme, the chief minister said, “Their first point was that everything is being made free. I want to say to them that I am not splurging or stealing money.”

Kejriwal also said the scheme will strengthen the economy which is going through a slowdown as women will travel more for shopping.

A government official said the proposal of free rides in DTC and cluster buses will soon be tabled before the Cabinet for approval.…

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India Head Coach: BCCI shortlists six candidates for India head coach position

India Head Coach: The Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) will interview six short-listed candidates for India’s Head Coach Position at the BCCI Headquarters.The BCCI have shortlisted six candidates, including current men’s senior team head coach Ravi Shastri, who will be interviewed for the position of the next coach of the Indian cricket team in Mumbai on Friday (August 16).

The six candidates are former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson, former Australia all-rounder and Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody, former West Indies all-rounder and Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons, former India team manager Lalchand Rajput, former India fielding coach Robin Singh and of course Shastri.

India Head Coach: HIGHLIGHTS

  • BCCI shortlisted 6 candidates for India head coach position, according to PTI.
  • The candidates will give a presentation to the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) headed by Kapil Dev
  • Mike Hesson, Tom Moody, Robin Singh, Lalchand Rajput, Phil Simmons and Ravi Shastri are the six short-listed candidates.
  • Virat Kohli had said that he is in favour of Shastri continuing as the head coach of the Indian team.
  • BCCI informed all the six shortlisted candidates about the date and time of the interviews.

India Head Coach: BCCI shortlists six candidates for India head coach position

the board has reportedly received around 2,000 applications for various coaching positions like batting, bowling and fielding coaches, only a few big names had applied for the position of head coach. The support staff of the team (batting, bowling and fielding coaches) will be picked up by Chief Selector MSK Prasad.

“The board have finalised a list of six names based on their experience and qualifications for the post. All the six interviews will be held in Mumbai with different time slots for all the six candidates. The interviews will begin in morning and will go on till 5:30pm in the evening on August 16,” a senior BCCI official informed CricketNext on Monday (August 12).

“Shastri is the automatic entry into this process like the rest of the support staff. The CAC will probably rank all the candidates, so BCCI can choose the final candidate on the basis of availability and other conditions. The final decision on how many names will finally be offered to BCCI will be decided by the CAC on the day of the interview,” the official added.

Friday will decide if Shastri will continue hold on to the coveted position as India’s coach or a new face will join Indian cricket. Shastri and all three foreign candidates …

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Government Services: 30 more Govt Services now available at your doorstep

Government Services: Delhi government added 30 more facilities under its doorstep delivery project, taking the total number of public services available under the scheme to 70. It will provide 30 more services under its flagship doorstep delivery of services from next month, minister Kailash Gahlot said. The Government Services include adding members in ration card, paying the motor vehicle tax and getting a DTC pass etc.

With this move, the total number of government services provided via the initiative will now be 70, an official statement said. A senior government official said Delhiites could apply for the new services from today, though the second phase would be formally launched on September 1. “We will soon have a formal launch. The remaining 30 services will also be added within a couple of months,” administrative reforms minister Kailash Gahlot said.

Government Services: HIGHLIGHTS

  • The second phase of the doorstep delivery of public services, the official launch of which is yet to take place, has been rolled out.
  • The new services include booking a tour package through Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corp.

Residents can dial 1076 and get the service by paying Rs 50 extra, an official from Delhi’s Administrative Reforms told IANS. In the first phase, people got certificates of marriage, caste, domicile, income, births and deaths among others at their doors. Driving license, new water or sewer connection and disconnection were also provided under the scheme which functions between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. through a ‘Mobile Sahayak’.

“Once the second phase is on track, steps to start the third phase will be initiated,” the official said.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has plans to have at least 100 services delivered at people’s doorsteps, the official said. The new services involve 10 departments, including labour, higher education, transport, food and suuplies, SC/ST welfare, tourism, and drug control. It also include booking a tour package through Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corp.

Though the government had promised to add the remaining 60 services in two-three months, initial problems and technological glitches had delayed it by a few months. Gahlot said the model code of conduct due to the Lok Sabha elections had pushed the date further.

Deviating from the established procedure where the facilitators often struggled for hours to upload the documents at the applicant’s doorstep due to bad connectivity, the hard copies of all relevant papers are collected and then uploaded …

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LIC Jeevan Amar Plan: LIC launches much awaited cheaper term plan

LIC Jeevan Amar Plan: The Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India has launched its much awaited term insurance plan Jeevan Amar, which is much cheaper than its just-withdrawn Amulya Jeevan Term Plan. Not only the new term plan is cheaper, but it is more flexible and has much wider features.

As Jeevan Amar is a term plan, it is a without profit plan and is also a non-linked plan. Which means, the plan is not market-linked and there will be no maturity value and only death claim will be payable to the nominee in case of unfortunate demise of the life assured during the policy term, provided the policy is in force.

LIC Jeevan Amar Plan: Features and Eligibility

  • The minimum policy term of Jeevan Amar Plan is 10 years and the maximum term is 40 years.
  • The minimum entry age is 18 years (completed) and the maximum entry age is 65 years (last birth day), but the maximum cover ceasing age is 80 years.
  • There will also be flexibility to Choose sum assured (SA) as either Level SA or Increasing SA.
    • If Level SA is chosen, Death Benefit will remain at same level throughout the Policy Term.
    • In case of Increasing SA, Death Benefit will remain at same level during the first 5 Policy Years, but will increase by 10 per cent of basic sum assured (BSA) every year for the next 15 years or end of policy term (whichever is earlier) and then will remain static at that level for the remaining Policy Term. However, the increased SA can’t be more than double the BSA.
  • Flexibility will be there in choosing mode of receiving the amount of death claim, which may be opted at the time of proposal or during the policy term.
  • Apart from receiving the death claim in lump sum, a policyholder may also opt to get full death benefit in installments or a part of it in lump sum and a part in installments over a chosen period of 5, 10 or 15 years.

LIC Jeevan Amar Plan: Premium

There will be three options to pay premium: 

  • Single Premium
  • Regular Premium
  • Limited Premium.

Under Limited Premium, the two options of Premium Paying Term (PPT) are – 5 years less than the Policy Term and 10 years less than the Policy Term. However, the maximum premium ceasing age will be 70 years.

LIC Jeevan Amar Plan: LIC launches much awaited cheaper term plan

  • The premium amount will
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