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Centre relaxes visa restrictions; except for tourism, all categories of foreigners allowed to enter India
India

Centre relaxes visa restrictions; except for tourism, all categories of foreigners allowed to enter India

Under this graded relaxation, the government has decided to restore with immediate effect all existing visas, except electronic visa, tourist visa, and medical visa, the MHA said in a statement

Google Pay introduces a NFC-based tap and pay feature for Android users in India
News & Analysis

Google Pay introduces a NFC-based tap and pay feature for Android users in India

Google has partnered with Visa and other banking partners to bring this feature. It is available for Axis and SBI Cardholders.

Coronavirus Outbreak: All visas, OCI cards for foreign nationals outside India remain suspended
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: All visas, OCI cards for foreign nationals outside India remain suspended

All visas for foreign nationals and the OCI card visa-free travel for Indian-origin people, who are not in the country, remain suspended till the restrictions on international travel to and from India are in place, the Indian embassy here said on Wednesday

Coronavirus Outbreak: US authorities to consider extending non-immigrant visas on case-by-case basis
World

Coronavirus Outbreak: US authorities to consider extending non-immigrant visas on case-by-case basis

USCIS said that it has taken steps to help individuals, employers and others address some of the immigration-related challenges they face as a direct result of the COVID-19 national emergency

Coronavirus Outbreak: UK extends work visas by one year for Indian, foreign doctors
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: UK extends work visas by one year for Indian, foreign doctors

In a relief to foreign doctors, including from India, whose visas were set to expire in October this year, the UK government has extended the deadline by one year amid the country's fight against the coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus Outbreak: Credit card company Visa extends sponsorship of athletes till 2021 after Tokyo Olympics postponement
Sports

Coronavirus Outbreak: Credit card company Visa extends sponsorship of athletes till 2021 after Tokyo Olympics postponement

The credit card giant's Team Visa scheme features 96 athletes across 27 sports, including football star Megan Rapinoe, gymnast Simone Biles and David Rudisha.

Coronavirus outbreak cripples all major sectors in country; sharp fall in revenues, unemployment to rise in coming days
Business

Coronavirus outbreak cripples all major sectors in country; sharp fall in revenues, unemployment to rise in coming days

The coronavirus outbreak happened to be a major setback for hopes of a revival in beleaguered auto sector of the country, which had grappled in the red zone due to sharp fall in demand for over two quarters.

Coronavirus outbreak: India temporarily bars entry to nationals of France, Germany, Spain; suspends visa facilities
India

Coronavirus outbreak: India temporarily bars entry to nationals of France, Germany, Spain; suspends visa facilities

Amid the rising cases of coronavirus affliction globally, India on Tuesday barred entry of the nationals of three more countries, France, Germany and Spain, suspending the regular as well as e-Visas granted to them till date.

Centre cancels visa of German exchange student sent back for participating in Chennai anti-CAA protests: Report
India

Centre cancels visa of German exchange student sent back for participating in Chennai anti-CAA protests: Report

Jakob Lindenthal had participated in multiple protests against the CAA in Chennai while he was enrolled in an exchange programme at IIT-Madras.

German foreign ministry apologises for its 'your visa got approved' joke on Twitter
News & Analysis

German foreign ministry apologises for its 'your visa got approved' joke on Twitter

The tweet got a fair amount of criticism from people suffering through the process of acquiring a German visa.

Flipkart launches Visa Safe Click payment solution; no need for OTP for transaction upto Rs 2,000 on e-commerce platform
Business

Flipkart launches Visa Safe Click payment solution; no need for OTP for transaction upto Rs 2,000 on e-commerce platform

VSC completely replaces OTP with a background authentication, removing the need for any additional customer action

Aatish Taseer OCI row: For individuals of mixed Indian, Pakistani decent, a long (and tricky) road to citizenship
India

Aatish Taseer OCI row: For individuals of mixed Indian, Pakistani decent, a long (and tricky) road to citizenship

Writer Aatish Taseer’s Overseas Citizen of Indian Card (OIC) being withdrawn has focused attention on citizenship issues faced by children of Indian and Pakistani parents.

Pakistan Embassy in Kabul closes visa section indefinitely amid mounting tensions; Islamabad conveys concern over staff’s security
World

Pakistan Embassy in Kabul closes visa section indefinitely amid mounting tensions; Islamabad conveys concern over staff’s security

Pakistan's embassy in Kabul has said it was indefinitely closing its consular office in the Afghan capital due to security reasons, amid mounting tensions between the neighbouring countries

Facebook's Libra currency suffers setbacks after Mastercard, Visa quit the project
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Facebook's Libra currency suffers setbacks after Mastercard, Visa quit the project

Facebook ambitious efforts to establish a global digital currency called Libra has suffered severe setbacks.

Digital payments: Visa blasts govt move to remove MDR; says banks, other stakeholders incur costs on infrastructure
Business

Digital payments: Visa blasts govt move to remove MDR; says banks, other stakeholders incur costs on infrastructure

MDR is a commission of up to 2% paid by a merchant establishment to banks which put up the POS machines

Payment firms can process transactions abroad, but must store data only in India, says RBI
Business

Payment firms can process transactions abroad, but must store data only in India, says RBI

RBI's announcement was made to clarify its directive in April last year that mandated foreign firms to store their payments data “only in India” for “unfettered supervisory access”.

US tells India it is mulling caps on H-1B visas to deter data rules; another tit-for-tat tariff action?
Business

US tells India it is mulling caps on H-1B visas to deter data rules; another tit-for-tat tariff action?

India has upset companies such as Mastercard and irked the US government with stringent new rules on data storage

Facebook Libra: Here's how it could impact the Indian regulatory stance on cryptocurrencies
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Facebook Libra: Here's how it could impact the Indian regulatory stance on cryptocurrencies

Libra has already caught the attention of international regulators, and one can expect changes to Facebook’s approach based feedback

Govt to review data storage rules for payment firms; RBI assures industry representatives to look into the issue
Business

Govt to review data storage rules for payment firms; RBI assures industry representatives to look into the issue

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will look into concerns about data storage rules that have been raised by companies, a government statement said on Tuesday

Facebook reportedly set to unveil its cryptocurrency called 'Libra' by next year
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Facebook reportedly set to unveil its cryptocurrency called 'Libra' by next year

Facebook has already sought blessings from the US Treasury and the Bank of England.