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1,700 Jan Dhan bank accounts under Election Commission scanner

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April 3, 2019

Google India's Rajan Anandan quits after eight years, to join Sequoia Capital

Google India and South East Asia President Rajan Anandan has put in his papers after an 8-year stint with the US tech company. Anandan now plans to join Sequoia Capital. Vikas Agnihotri, who is currently working as Google's Country Director for Sales, will take on the interim responsibilities of Rajan Anandan. He will continue to work with Google until the end of April.

1,700 Jan Dhan bank accounts under EC's scanner for suspicious deposits

Around 1,700 bank accounts under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh have come under the scanner of the Election Commission's inspection teams for receiving suspicious deposits ahead of the upcoming polls in the country.
The officials said that a total of about Rs 1.7 crore have been deposited in these Jan Dhan accounts over the past few days. These instances were noticed by the intelligence and investigative agencies for possible abuse by political campaigners as a bribe to the voters, reports PTI.

Congress promises to increase defence budget in poll manifesto

Congress President Rahul Gandhi unveiled the party manifesto in Delhi today. Gandhi promised to bring about multiple changes in the various sectors including defence and security. In the manifesto Congress said that national security is dependent on sound defence and foreign policies and wise leadership. The manifesto further states that Congress will increase defence spending to meet the requirements of the armed forces.

 Congress promises more bank mergers, to retain maximum eight PSBs

The Congress on Tuesday released its manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and emphasised on creating globally competitive large banks through merger of small banks. The manifesto speaks of amalgamating two or more Public Sector Banks (PSBs) so that there will be only 6-8 state-run lenders with a national presence and adequate capital.

Facebook may add new tab to support 'high quality news'

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Snapchat goes 'desi', introduces four Indian languages

Multimedia messaging app Snapchat on Tuesday introduced four Indian languages - Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and Punjabi on its platform in a bid to tap the regional audience in the country. The recent step to introduce Indian languages in the country is a big step by the social media giant to extend its reach in the country beyond tier-one, English speaking audience
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