DCB Bank on Monday launched its Unified Payment Interface (UPI) app, a month after the application developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) went live. The DCB UPI app is aimed at enhancing banking experience for customers, the lender said in a statement. The app dispenses with the need to swipe debit or credit cards while making payments at merchandise outlets by creating a “virtual payment address” for customers, which in turn serves as an identifier for enabling transactions.”In the coming months, UPI is likely to create a significant change in the way transactions are done, especially peer-to-peer transactions, known as P2P. A very important and powerful feature of UPI is the ability to send a ‘collect’ request, which did not exist in the industry,” Murali Natrajan, DCB Bank MD and CEO, said in a statement.The UPI interface was billed as a revolutionary of sorts in digital banking by the NCPI.”This is a success of enormous significance. Real-time sending and receiving money through a mobile application at such a scale on interoperable basis had not been attempted anywhere else in the world. Now the UPI App will be made available on Google Play Store by banks,” AP Hota, MD and CEO of NPCI, had said in a statement last month.
The simulation, called “Jack Voltaic 2.0,” includes two simultaneous incidents: a natural disaster and a cyberattack. Mayor Sylvester Turner said, “The exercise will allow us to examine the challenges those incidents place on critical infrastructure, while assessing response capability, agency collaboration, communication interoperability, and military integration.”The city is running the simulation at the Houston Emergency Center. In addition to Houston’s city government and the military, the exercise includes representatives from public utilities, the energy sector, healthcare, transportation, telecommunications, and education. The exercise comes in the wake of a number of high-profile cyberattacks on major U.S. cities. In March, a ransomware attack crippled Atlanta’s city network for five days. A similar attack shut down Baltimore’s 911 dispatch system later that month.The original Jack Voltaic, which ran in 2016, tested how well New York City would respond to a cyberattack on its critical infrastructure. Jack Voltaic 2.0 began June 24 and concludes June 26.Media availability & announcement of Jack Voltaic 2.0 #cybersecurity exercise w @houstonpolice @ArmyCyberInst @AECOM https://t.co/FPNjtnDmLU— City of Houston (@HoustonTX) July 25, 2018 00:00 /00:46 Today @HoustonOEM, @houstonpolice with @ArmyCyberInst @AECOM will run the Jack Voltaic 2.0 Cyber Security exercise to ensure the safety and security of our systems pic.twitter.com/EdNbc9o273— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) July 25, 2018 Andrew SchneiderHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner discusses Jack Voltaic 2.0 cybersecurity exercise.Houston is now conducting a three-day exercise aimed at helping it fend off cyberattacks. This comes just days after news that Russian hackers infiltrated U.S. electric utilities, giving them the ability to trigger blackouts. Share X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen
Robert Mueller is now a best-selling author.Book publishers’ forthcoming editions of the special counsel’s report zoomed to the top of the Amazon’s and Barnes & Noble’s lists of book best-sellers Friday. That comes a day after the report was publicly released, culminating the nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and the involvement of Donald Trump and his associates.The redacted 448-page report is available for free as a PDF from the U.S. Department of Justice’s website at at this link. But right now, there’s brisk business to be done in packaging up Mueller’s report in dead-tree format (as well as ebook and audiobook versions, which factor into the rankings) that may include commentary, analysis and additional documents.As of Friday afternoon, No. 1 on Amazon’s chart is an edition of Mueller’s report from Skyhorse Publishing, which clocks in at 640 pages and includes an introduction by Alan Dershowitz along with supplementary documents. The paperback is available for $9.20 as a pre-order, with an April 30 placeholder publication date, but Skyhorse notes in the listing that it plans to publish the book as soon as possible. Related Popular on Variety Kristen Stewart on ‘Seberg’: ‘It’s Not Hard for Me to Wear My Politics’ Sacha B. Cohen’s Disgust at President Trump Fueled ‘Who is America’ In the No. 2 spot is the Washington Post’s version, published by Scribner. The trade paperback ($10.22 on pre-order) is expected to be published April 30, while the ebook is being released April 19. At 736 pages, the Post edition includes an analysis by the newspaper’s staff, timeline, guide to the individuals involved, and additional documents.Also on Amazon’s chart was an edition of the Mueller report from publisher Melville House (No. 9), priced at $7.40 for the paperback pre-order. Melville touts its version as including only the text of Mueller’s report “with no positioning or framing apparatus — such as a celebrity introduction — that would give it bias or impede its clarity.”On Barnes & Noble’s list of best-selling books Friday, Skyhorse’s Mueller report edition also was No. 1, followed by Melville House’s at No. 6 and the Post’s at No. 8.Mueller’s report described 10 incidents of possible obstruction of justice by Trump, but the report said the investigators did not “draw ultimate conclusions about the president’s conduct.” Instead, the report accepted a DOJ conclusion that a sitting president could not be charged or indicted and suggested that the question of obstruction of justice should be left to Congress.“The conclusion that Congress may apply the obstruction laws to the president’s corrupt exercise of the powers of office accords with our constitutional system of checks and balances and the principle that no person is above the law,” the report stated. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
Kolkata: A husband was lynched to death after he protested against some local youths who had allegedly assaulted his wife.The incident took place at Arsa village in Purulia on Saturday evening. The victim, Dharani Singh Sardar went to a village fair with his wife and younger sister on Saturday afternoon. They were returning home on his motorcycle when some miscreants stopped their way. Some of the accused touched his wife inappropriately and abused her. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSardar protested against the incident but the accused threatened him of dire consequences if he raised an alarm. The victim later tried to prevent them from assaulting his wife. A scuffle broke out between Sardar and the accused youths. The victim’s wife and sister told police that the miscreants beat up Sardar indiscriminately. He fell on the ground after receiving several punches on his chest. After hearing the screams of the two women, some of the locals reached there. The miscreants managed to flee the spot before locals arrived. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe locals rushed the victim to a nearby hospital where Sardar was declared brought dead by the doctors. The family members of the victim alleged that the local police station initially refused to lodge a complaint from them. They also alleged that the local police station also cooked up a story to establish that it was a road accident. The family members of the victim also alleged that there were several injury marks on the body of the victim. The motorcycle that the deceased was riding on had gone missing since the incident occurred. It is yet to be confirmed if the victim had any past rivalry with the accused who are at large since the incident took place on Saturday evening.
Tags: Top News TORONTO — Close to 120 Canadian travel professionals came out for a great day at Glen Abbey Golf Course in Oakville on Friday to support a foundation dear to their hearts: The YellowBird Foundation.The tournament raised an estimated $50,000 (final amount to be published June 15) to help schools damaged by the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, in an effort graciously sponsored by WestJet and WestJet Vacations.It was a fun day of golfing, prizes, lunch and auctions, and this year even included a spa bus for those less interested in golfing.Everyone played well, but the golfing prizes went to:. Men’s Winner: Michael Price, Jean Lafreniere, Michael Bird, Brett Wilson. Men’s Runner-Up: Dan Langevin, Duncan Bureau, Brian Robertson, JC Girard. Mixed Winner: Jennifer Waver, Paul Poulin, Karen Salviato, Aaron Payne. Mixed Runner-Up: John Pease, Zul Shaikhali, Morgan Bell, Jim Morrison. Longest Drive #1: Devin Kinasz and Dave Thompson. Closest to hole #7: Morgan Bell and John Pease. Closest to hole #15: Morgan Bell and Aaron PayneMore news: CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionSince its inception in 2005, The YellowBird Foundation has donated nearly $500,000 to educational initiatives in the Caribbean and Latin America, largely from money raised at this annual golf tournament.“As you know, some people in the Caribbean are living in poverty and the benefits of tourism do not reach them,” says Gerry Kinasz, a founder of The YellowBird Foundation and Publisher of Travelweek. “I hope the projects we support will give children the opportunity to grow and that they will understand that there are people in the world who really want to help and see them succeed.”This year The YellowBird Foundation helped rebuild an elementary school in the Turks and Caicos. The school teaches 586 students between the ages of three and 11 and the impact from the hurricanes a few months ago caused major damage to the school structure and several classes were closed. Please watch the video below. << Previous PostNext Post >> Monday, June 4, 2018 Annual YellowBird golf tournament raises $50,000 for schools devastated by the hurricanes More news: Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager Canada“The YellowBird Foundation does really great things for children and education in the Caribbean, and the projects they support change every year. We support a lot of charity events at WestJet, but it is especially important to get involved in projects in a destination to which we fly,” says Jane Clementino, Director of Agency Sales, WestJet.The YellowBird Foundation and WestJet thank all the participants and look forward to welcoming everyone again next year. Posted by Travelweek Group Share