NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India) Overview


NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India) The NPCI [link] was founded in 2009, as an umbrella organisation for the operating retail payments and settlement systems in India. RBI (Reserve bank of India) and IBA (Indian Banks’ Association) jointly worked  initiated the creation.  The NPCI has been instrumental for many of the innovations in the payments front in … Read more

Whose Padma Shri Is It Anyway??…

It’s that time of the year when the Indian Government declares the list of Indian citizens who have made the cut for the Padma Awards. The 2010 list of Padma Awardees has opened the Pandora’s Box. The Indian Government webpage states that Padma Awards, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri are given for … Read more

Gmail Tips…..

Finally Google has released a list of tips for Gmail users. I must say it is quite a good list for the users, whether they are beginners(White belt users, as per Google) or they are power users (Gmail masters). They have even released it in pdf version.

The hoopla over IITs…..

Chanced upon this article online. It covers an article on the American structural biologist, who won the 2009 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. The ludicrous part of the article is this: In a society that glorifies the IIT-IIM culture, this doesn’t come as a surprise. My take is that if Mr. Venkataraman Ramakrishnan had gotten that … Read more

Times Of India- 28th December 2009

I chanced upon this article online. The student was “removed” from the school, not from the school rolls. Haven’t they heard of words like “expelled”, “rusticated”? Sheesh, doesn’t ToI hire people who have some basic knowledge of English?

The great Delhi Police…..

The “wonderful and truly capable” Delhi Police just got busted. Their vain attempts to implicate some individual in a murder case got shredded away in the Delhi High Court. The basic summary is as follows: A couple (husband with blood group A, and the wife with blood group B) gets killed, the investigating police plant … Read more

Where is the Gore??…

The hottest thing nowadays, is the United Nations Climate Change Conference. This conference will supposedly harbor in a new age, where nations will pollute lesser i.e. reduce emissions- the Greenhouse ones not this kind of emissions. 😀 But a notable absentee at this conference will be Al Gore (of the An Inconvenient Truth fame). He … Read more