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Arun Jaitley terms Rahul Gandhi's minimum income plan 'biggest bluff'

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March 26, 2019

Arun Jaitley terms Rahul Gandhi's minimum income plan 'biggest bluff', says Congress betrayed India for more than 7 decades
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday termed Rahul Gandhi's promise of minimum income support to the 20 per cent of the poorest in the country as the "biggest bluff". He said no political party has betrayed India for more than seven decades other than the Congress Party.Earlier today, Congress president Rahul Gandhi promised to give Rs 72,000 per annum to 20 per cent of India's poorest families if his party came to power at the Centre. The scheme seems to be a direct challenge to the Modi government's direct benefit transfer of Rs 6,000 per annum to farmers.

Delhi Metro daily ridership sees a drop amid hike in ticket prices
In the past two years, despite the introduction of eight new sections on the Delhi Metro, the average daily ridership has dropped by over 3 lakh. And you can blame that on spiralling fares. Data obtained by The Indian Express through a Right to Information (RTI) application reveal that the five operational corridors of the Delhi Metro in 2017 - namely Blue, Yellow, Green, Red and Violet, with a total network length of around 213 km - were carrying 26.50 lakh passengers daily in May that year, when fares were first hiked after eight years. In comparison, the first two months of 2019 registered a daily average ridership of a little over 23 lakh on these lines.

Traders association slams Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his 'unrealistic' Rs 72,000 per annum promise
According to Gandhi, the scheme would directly benefit 5 crore families and 25 crore individuals. However, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) believes that the one section of people this scheme will be detrimental to are the taxpayers. The association released a strongly-worded statement slamming the Congress president for his "unrealistic declaration".

Apple TV app announced, curates content from over 150 streaming apps
Expanding its service portfolio, Cupertino giant Apple has announced a video streaming application. Available across iPhone, iPad and Apple TV 4K in over 100 countries, this new Apple TV app is claimed to be one place to easily discover shows from over 150 streaming apps. The Apple TV app will be available on Samsung smart TVs beginning this spring and on Amazon Fire TV, LG, Roku, Sony and VIZIO platforms in the future.

Apple launches Apple Card, a credit card for iPhones
Expanding its digital payment services, Apple has announced the launch of Apple Card in the US market. It will be available in summer this year. Designed as a credit card for iPhone, customers will be able to sign up for Apple Card in the Wallet app on their smartphones within minutes and start using it with Apple Pay right away in stores, in apps or online worldwide. Designed with simplicity, transparency and privacy in mind, this new Apple Card claims to help consumers lead a healthier financial life.