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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

10 Cool Android Oreo 8.0 Tricks- A Complete Guide!

Oreo is the most anticipated and awaited Android operating system by far. It promises to bring several exciting enhancements and some cool features to your device. Google has already made the release public on select devices. And, it is expected that the rollout for all the eligible devices will happen very soon.

Android Oreo’s list of new features is pretty impressive. But, not all the features are going to be conspicuous. It may take some luck for you to stumble upon some hidden features and that too over a period of use. Why wait when you can use your new OS to the full potential right from the beginning? Whether you have already upgraded to Oreo or are waiting for it, here is the list of some awesome tricks you would like to get familiar with. Take a look!
  • Customize Channel Notifications

There is a good chance you may have already heard of Oreo’s Notification Channels and custom notification categories for apps. These new features make notification management easier and more convenient. For instance, you could have your device display the offline and online notifications separately for a particular app. You also have more control over which notifications an app will display and which it will not.
Channel system is innovative but it may take some doing to get used to it. Some may even find it a bit vexing. Thankfully, you can switch off a channel for an app quite easily. All you need to do is long press the notification from the app and on the next screen move the toggle to the right for that channel. If you would like to see the list of all the channels for an app, simply press “All Categories.” Here, you can disable all the channels you don’t want to see the notifications for (and also enable the channels if you wish to restore notifications).
If you don’t want to wait for the notification to appear before you could customize the notification for an app, you can go to the Settings menu. Simply navigate to Settings >> Apps & notifications >> App info. Select the app you would like to customize the notifications for. You can choose one of the following priority options:

Public Provident Fund account will be closed, NSCs encashed if holder turns NRI

NRIs are not allowed in instruments like the National Savings Certificates, Public Provident Fund, Monthly Income Schemes and other time deposits offered by the post office.
Amending rules on post office savings schemes like the National Savings Certificates (NSC) and Public Provident Fund (PPF), the government has notified that such accounts would be closed prior to maturity in case of holders changing their personal status to become non-resident Indians(NRIs).

The amended rules were notified in the official gazette earlier this month.

The amendment to the PPF Scheme, 1968, says: "If a resident who opened an account under this scheme, subsequently becomes a non-resident during the currency of the maturity period, the account shall be deemed to be closed with effect from the day he becomes non-resident."

The interest payable would be up to the date of the account closure, it said.

A separate notification on NSCs said in case of a similar change of status of the certificate holder before the maturity period, "the certificate will be encashed, or deemed to be encashed on the day he becomes non-resident" and interest will be paid accordingly.

NRIs are not allowed in instruments like the National Savings Certificates, Public Provident Fund, Monthly Income Schemes and other time deposits offered by the post office.

Asked to comment in this regard, an investment consultant said that it is unclear why NRIs are not allowed to invest in post office schemes.

Last month, the government had retained the interest rate on Public Provident Fund for October-December unchanged at 7.8 per cent, in line with the rates for small savings schemes.

Source :  The Economic Times

Celebrate World thrift day (30 Oct 2017) Open Postal Savings Account is providing Banking to Everyone....

Mandatory installation of LED based lighting in all Government buildings

Most Immediate
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 30th October, 2017

Subject: Economy Measures- Mandatory installation of LED based lightings in Government Buildings- reg.

Reference is invited to this Department's OM of even number dated 04.08.2017 on the subject mentioned above and to inform that the implementation progress was reviewed recently by Group of officers vide meeting in Cabinet Secretariat on 29.09.2017.

2. As per decision taken during the deliberation, all Ministries/Departments are requested to ensure that replacement work of old bulbs with new LED based lightnings is completed by 31.10.2017 in your offices including Attached/Subordinate Offices, CPSUs, Autonomous Bodies and field offices.

3. It is requested that Ministries/Departments should apprised Department of Expenditure with the action taken in this regard by 10.11.2017 positively as per the format attached.

4. Further, each Ministry/Department should nominate a Nodal Officer at the level of Joint Secretary for monitoring the progress and certifying completion of installation of LED based lightings and energy efficiency measures on behalf of the Ministry/Department. The names of the nominated officers should be provided by 03.11.2017.
(H. Atheli)
All Secretaries of Ministries/Departments

Source: DoE

Income Tax 2017-18 (Assessment Year 2018-19) - Tax slab

Monday, October 30, 2017

Deputation of Ms.Kalpana Rajsinghot (IPoS-1992) as Joint secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment.



Employment News : 28 October to 3 November 2017


Name Of Post : Credit Officers
No.of Vacancies : 200
Last Date :04.11.2017
Name Of Post : Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professor
No.of Vacancies : 104
Last Date :17.11.2017
Name Of Post : Assistant Sub-Inspector, Police Constable etc
No.of Vacancies : 164
Last Date :07.11.2017
Name Of Post : Deputy Registrar, Executive Engineer (Electrical), Sports Officer, Medical Officer etc
No.of Vacancies : 114
Last Date :22.11.20147
Name Of Post : Head Constables
No.of Vacancies : 62
Last Date :13.11.2017
Name Of Post : Credit Officers
No.of Vacancies : 200
Last Date :04.11.2017
Name Of Post : Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professor
No.of Vacancies : 104
Last Date :17.11.2017
Source : http://employmentnews.gov.in/

SSC Updates on 28-10-2017

SSC Updates on 28-10-2017

Delivery and Postman Management System - A complete Video Tutorial

Friday, October 27, 2017

GPF interest rate wef 1st October, 2017 to 31st December, 2017

    The Government of India has announced that during the Financial Year 2017-18, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund (GPF) and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 7.8% (Seven point eight per cent) with effect from 1st October, 2017 to 31st December, 2017. This rate will be in force w.e.f. 1st October, 2017.
The Notification to this effect has been issued and published in the Gazette of India on 23rd October, 2017.