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Subject: Digital Dabbawalas (Mumbai`s lunch tiffin carriers).It is more than a decade since the world realised that Mumbai`s lunch-dabba system is an act of urban genius. Now the dabbawalas are also offering click-based services at your doorsteps. This is the most indigenous food delivery system in the world. The Forbes magazine gave the lunchbox delivery men a Six Sigma performance rating or a 99.999999 percent of precision, which means they make one error in 16 million deliveries! Since last 125 years, there has not been a single instance of a lunchbox that has been delivered to its destination.
Around 5,000 dabbawalas travel over 60 to 70 kms daily to delivery over 2,00,000 lunchboxes across Mumbai.
Sunder Thadani. 20161129.
India is gradually switching to digital modes of financial transactions. It is now reaching the grassroots. You can call it New-Age Solutions.
After demonetisation of currency notes of Rs. 1000, and Rs. 500, people are switching over to digital methods, and the transactions are reaching grassroots. Soon India will become cashless society as per P.M. Modi`s dream. India welcomes digital economy and cashless transactions! India has entered into a new zone where more and more people are considering the benefits of mobile apps and tablets; creating paperless banks; adopting digitalisation of processes and products. The technology is increasingly penetrating the bottom of the demographic pyramid and that promises a cashless future.
There are may advantages of the change from cash to digital transaction. 1. It can help banks to improve their services and product offerings. 2. Provide 24/7 bank services and availability through mobile, PC, or kiosk branch. 3. Smart banking applications allows all transactions to be completed from the device of one's choice, from beginning to end.
The fact that more and more Indians are today relying on artificial intelligence of digital banking and moving to cashless transactions. The message is reaching to the bottom of the demographic pyramid. Sunder Thadani. 20161129.
Good News is that Goa is going to be 1st cashless state in India. One can buy even fish, meat, vegetables and other items of daily need at a press of a button on their mobiles.
The vender will register his name with the bank and will get MI code. The customer just need to dial the designated number (*99#) punch in account details and the amount that needs to be transferred to the vender and enter the code to complete the transaction. https://digiedu4all4all.wordpress.com -
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Mobilise Mobile Money Infrastructure
Recent Currency ban by India for rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes -November 08, 2016.
Get volunteers to educate rural Indians: Rural India is particularly hard hit by the scarcity of currency notes induced by the government`s demonetisation scheme. Most people transact almost exclusively in cash, bank branches are few and far between and newly minted notes ven their way to rural branches very slowly. People struggle to make payments, except when some unethical entrepreneurs offer to accept old notes at a discount of anything up to 30%. It is high time government to devise means to put to use the mobile payment infrastructure that the banking system has built up around the electronic backbone provided by the National Payment Corporation of India.
Even without smartphones, people can send the money in their bank accounts,if they sign up for mobile banking, to other people with bank accounts, using a communication protocol called Unstructured Supplementary Service Data, which enables a t wo-say connection between the consumer`s phone and the telecom service provider's computers. About 50 banks are on this platform. The remitter must acquire a seven-digit Mobile Money Identifier (MMID) and a mobile Personal Identification Number. Some details on the payee are also needed, naturally: his phone number and MMID, his account and IFSC Code or just his Aadhaar number; Mobile wallets operated by telecom service providers, such as Airtel Money, can simplify matters further. And things will get even simpler when telcos that have obtained payment bank licences launch their operations. all hurdles in their path must be cleared.
To get rural folk to use mobile banking will call for some extensive education. Necessity is a great teacher. That said, it would be useful if political parties and their associated youth and other organisations act as volunteers who guide people on the use of mobile banking. This will not remove all the strain arising from the disappearing of cash. But it would ease the pain for many.
This issued for the public information for the members of sundercircle.
Sunder Thadani. 20161122.
Indian electric vehicle draws world attention.
An Indian delivery person in Bangalore recently test drove an electric
bicycle. His deliveries doubled with minimum effort.
Started by two brothers Raja and Rahul Gayam, in 2010 BMW's first electric
vehicle was an auto-rickshaw. Priced around Rs. 45,000, the bicycle augments
a rider`s ability to travel longer and faster. With fully charged battery,
the bicycle can run up to 60 km. Once purchased, the rider spends about
Rs. 4 per 60 km with practically zero maintenance. Sunder Thadani - 20161118.
Good news is that Reliance Industries is preparing to launch feature phone with 4G capability creating a new category of mobile device in India, in a bid to attract users to its telecom venture Reliance Jio Infocomm.
These devices could be priced as low as Rs.1000 and will come bundled with unlimited voice and video calling, besides digital content, people familiar with the plans. These devices will offer the feature phones with Voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology, seeking to win over customers from the rural and tier-3 markets who use phones mainly to make calls.
About 65% of India`s more than 1 billion mobile phone subscribers still use feature phones. Affordability- the cheapest 4G smartphones cost about Rs. 3000 - and lack of scope for either user have deterred the faster adoption of smartphones.
Jio the only telco in India that offers VoLTE to make calls, has added over 25 million users since starting services on September 5 and is targeting 100 million in the shortest time equivalent to about 38% of market leader Airtel`s 260 million subscribers in the country.
Reliance is developing two feature phones priced at about Rs. 1000 and Rs.1500 that are likely be launched during January-March. The device will function just like smartphones and will include the use of data to access the internet and make calls only thing missing will be the touchscreen.
If Jio launches VoLTE features phones at Rs. 1000, it can potentially shake up the market because the target audience in that segment may perfer to choose phones with free calling inbuilt.
The 4G telco is working with domestic handset maker Lava International and chinese original equipment makers to manufacture these features phones. Jio is said to be subsuming part of the selling price to make the 4G features available at about Rs. 1000 (about $15). The cost of making the phones is about $25 and they are usually sold for about Rs.2500.
Regards. Sunder Thadani. 20161116.
Subject: Internet of Things (LoT)
Outlook for LoT virtually UNLIMITED. The Key to unlocking the real potential of loT is to be focused and dedicated- it is this business opportunity that Cisco Jasper are targeting with UNLIMIT,from Reliance, Anil Ambani-led group. This will be the first telecom operator in India to have an independent loT unit.
Reliance Communications mobile networks and cloud services, along with Cisco Jasper`s loT connectivity management platform aim to provide a full suite of solutions for smart city initiatives throughout India.
The new loT services aim to enable business transformation for companies in India and also play a key roll in the Digital India project. Companies using the Cisco Jasper platform outside of India can expand their connected services into India on Reliance Group`s network. UNLIMIT makes it simple for companies to deliver connected services throughout India. UNLIMIT will use RCom's 2G and 3G as well as the 4G network converged with Jio. Regards. Sunder Thadani. 20161116.
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Subject: Indian going cashless.
Digital transaction via e-wallet on a PC or a smartphone promises quite a few benefits.
You can pay your utilities and mobile phone bills, insurance premiums, book bus, movie and flight tickets, taxi rides and more without stopping out of your home or standing in a queue.
In case you are short of funds, you can send an in-app request to friends and family. On the other hand, you can send money instantly to folk who are using the services.
E-wallets work like prepaid cards, so you can use them for transactions without sharing your bank details every time. They are secure, easy to operate, and are widely accepted by most service providers and e-commerce websites.
Offline merchants who support e-wallets also let you pay your bill by scanning a unique QR code with the phone`s camera. The app detects the recipient`s details and all you have to do is enter the amount to be paid. No exchange of plastic cards, or hard cash.
You also get discounts and cash backs in return for usage of e-wallets. (These vary with service providers and may include caveats. For instant, a cash back offer may only be for the first time you pay a utility bill or a restaurant discount that is valid at certain outlets.)
You can use e-wallets from multiple e-payment services; you do not have to maintain a maintenance fees (You may need to utilize more than one e-wallet to pay all your bills, depending on the tie-ups they have with different service providers.
Finally, transactions are less cumbersome, your dependence on paper money is reduced, and you can monitor your spending.
This info. Is for the members of sundercircle.
Things you will love About Mumbai, India
*you will love culture of Mumbai
*you will respect Mumbaikars (citizen) for the privacy they give, at the same time, if you need
some help; there is always a helping hand. One feels safe in this city. woman`s surety here is
much better than in any other city of India.
*The Mumbai nightlife: You will love how people here are passionate about getting out and
enjoying their time off with their family and friends. After working for entire day, people still have
enthusiasm to unwind and party freely.
*Mumbai`s professionalism: This city is very rare in any other city. Once people commit here
there is no going back and that`s what makes it really amazing.
Mumbai in five words: It is an amazing city.
Sunder T. 20160807
MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses can be a solution to the challenge of accommodating millions of students on limited campuses
MOOCs have become the buzzword with students. Online courses have introduced revolutionary challenges to the higher education landscape. Students, mid-career professionals and casual learners no longer need to enroll in traditional brick-and-mortar colleges or distance education centres to augment their skills, or learn new subjects. With access to course material and streamed lectures by professors from top global universities and at a fraction of the cost of enrolling at campuses, online courses or MOOCs -Massive Open Online Courses as they are called-have become buzzwords with collegians and working professionals. Reards. Sunder Thadani. 20161108
Subject: Future of smartphones:
Every other day, a new smartphone gets launched with a extraordinary features,
drawing the users to immersive experiences. Five features are mentioned below.
Waterproofing- No more fear of accidentally dropping your phone in water.
Biometric password- The time is near when one no longer needs to
remember any alpha/numeric password.
`ocular scanning` or `eye vein biometrics` is
coming and will be enabled in phones.
Foldable screens- Technologists have already got on building one.
Voice control- Seamless voice control combined with gestures are
anticipated to bring interactivity of smartphones
Taster OS- With the advent of Plethora of apps, the demand for faster
and stronger operating system has raised. Nougat is being
launched by Android. The best feature of this OS is the
capability to prove virtual reality experiences, multi-
window view access for apps, multi language settings, doze
mode for saving battery when the phone is inactive and on
move and many more.
If you like it, kindly forward. Thanks.
Sunder Thadani. 20161106.
Subject: e-Learning: Google Allo 2.0 brings split screen, quick replies and more to Android devices.
Just a month after launching it`s Gooogle released an updated version - Allo 2.0 with Android 7.0 Noughat and brings some much requested features toit. If you are lucky enough to be running Android 7.0 Nought,the Allo app can be used in the split screen mode. You also get Google's version of apple's ForceTouch technology on Allo. Just hard press on the icon and you can start a conversation from the homescreen itself along with other options. In addition, there is now support for a GIF keyboard and quick replies straight from the notification pane. Pushbullet also updated its app to allow replying to Allo messages from your desktop through mirrored notifications. Regards. Sunder Thadani. 20161103.