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How to make UPI payments without internet connection: Here’s step-by-step guide

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Have you ever been in a situation where you are in the middle of any online transaction using Google Pay, Paytm, PhonePe, or any other UPI payment service, and all of sudden your transaction stops due to bad Internet connection? If you yes, then we have a solution for you so that in case you stuck in the same situation again, then you will what to do.

Users can dial *99#, a USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) from any of the networks. It will let you send money, change your UPI PIN, and even check your account balance without an internet connection.

Here’s how you can make online payments through UPI without an internet connection?

To note, users are advised to use the same phone number to enjoy the service that is linked with the bank account otherwise this service won’t work.

  • Users are advised to dial *99# on their smartphone and select the language first
  • After selecting the language, it will ask you to enter your bank name.
  • After writing it, you will be seeing a list of all the bank accounts that are linked with your phone number.
  • Choose the one account from which you want to make payment.
  • It will ask you to enter the last 6 digits of your debit card alongside the expiry date.
  • Once you are done filling in all the required details, you will be able to make any online UPI payments without an Internet connection, which is mentioned below.

How to make offline UPI payments without the internet?

  • Users need to dial *99# and reply with 1 to send money.
  • The interface will ask you to enter the UPI ID/ phone number/ bank account number of the person you want to send money to.
  • Enter the amount you want to send.
  • It will ask you to enter your UPI PIN.
  • Once you are done filling in all the details, click ok. You will be charged a sum of Rs Rs. 0.50 per transaction for using the offline transaction service.

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Bihar government temporarily bans Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp in Saran district

On Thursday, a youth was allegedly beaten to death after an argument with the staff of the poultry farm at Manjhi in Bihar’s Chhapra district.

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Bihar government temporarily bans Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp in Saran district

The government of Bihar on Monday banned 23 social networking sites and messaging applications till 11 pm on February 8 in Bihar’s Saran district to maintain peace and tranquility.

The move came after a youth was lynched by a group of people after an altercation with the staff of the poultry farm on Thursday. Soon after tensions prevailed in the district and people came out on the streets to take revenge.

To stop the matter escalate further, the Bihar government banned 23 sites. Those are Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, QQ, WeChat, QZone, Tumblr, Google+, Baidu, Skype, Viber, Line, Snapchat, Pinterest, Telegram, Reddit, Snaptish, YouTube, Vine, Xanga, Buaanet, Flickr and other social media sites meant for mass messaging.

The Saran district government imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) on Sunday to prevent unlawful gatherings and rallies at the Manjhi block of the city, police officials said.

As per the order, the decision was taken as per the available inputs, and as reported by the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police Saran. The order further stated that it is reasonably apprehended that some anti-social clement in Saran District may use the internet to transmit objectionable content in order to spread rumour and disaffection amongst the public at large with a view to incite them to commit various offenses against communal harmony, cause damage to life and property, and disturb peace and tranquility.

What is the incident?

On Thursday, a youth was allegedly beaten to death after an argument with the staff of the poultry farm at Manjhi in Bihar’s Chhapra district. The police arrested one of the staff, Jatin Yadav, who alleged that four people came to his poultry farm and tried to take away the chicken forcibly.

Locals erupted in anger at Mubarakpur village in the Manjhi police station area of Saran district. According to authorities, the protesters alleged that the village headman and his henchmen attacked three youngsters in a terrible manner, killing one and critically injuring the other two. Further, protesters set fire to the headman’s house and poultry farm, as well as his tractor.

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Vivo Y100 5G to launch this month, specifications, price and everything you need to know

The 5G-enabled handset will likely sport a triple back camera setup with a primary 64-megapixel sensor with OIS capability

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Vivo Y100 5G to launch this month, specifications, price and everything you need to know

Later this month, the Vivo Y100 5G is expected to make its debut in India. The phone’s main features, hardware characteristics, and anticipated pricing range in India were all alluded to in a prior article.

According to an earlier leak, the smartphone might be running Android 13 and be powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC. The gadget might have a rear panel that changes colour and a slim, light body. Updated details about the same and a few more features have been suggested by a recent leak.

According to a tipster’s tweet, the Vivo Y100 should cost between $27,000 and $29,000 when it launches in India. The tipster claims that the phone might be released in the nation over the next five to seven days. It is expected to come with a single storage option of 8GB+128GB and support up to 8GB of virtual RAM (VRAM). It is anticipated that the gadget would use the Android 12 operating system.

The leak also implies that the Vivo Y100 will come in three colours: Gold, Blue, and Black. Vivo just officially previewed the look of the phone, revealing that it will come in at least two color-changing variants: Black and Gold.

According to the leak, the Vivo Y100 smartphone would reportedly have a 6.3-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 90Hz and be powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC. According to a previous source, the phone will also have an ARM Mali-G68 MP4 GPU.

According to the source, the 5G-enabled handset will likely sport a triple back camera setup with a primary 64-megapixel sensor with optical image stabilisation (OIS) capability, as well as a 2-megapixel macro camera sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The 16-megapixel front camera on the Vivo Y100 is rumoured to be located in a hole-punch cutout at the top centre of the display.

The Vivo Y100 may have a 5,000mAh battery with 44W fast charging capabilities, according to the leak.

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Dell to lay-off over 6,000 employees as demand for PCs decline

The crisis has taken a severe toll on the technology sector, which was previously a solid source of employment.

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Dell to lay-off over 6,000 employees as demand for PCs decline

Dell Technologies Inc. has become the latest company to lay-off thousands of its employees. As per the latest report in Bloomberg, Dell will slash about 6,650 employees, which is approximate to affect 5 percent of the company’s global workforce, because of the plummeting demand for personal computers.

According to Bloomberg, Co-Chief Operating Officer Jeff Clarke wrote in a memo that the company is experiencing market conditions that are deteriorating with an uncertain future, and that the amount of the reductions to approximately 5 percent of Dell’s global workforce.

The company announced a similar layoff in 2020 when the Covid pandemic hit. Clarke further said that previous cost-cutting measures, including a pause on hiring and limits on travel, are no longer enough. The company’s spokesperson said the departmental reorganizations and job reductions are viewed as an opportunity to drive efficiency.

The announcement of employment cuts at Dell is the latest in a growing list of technological firms including Google, Amazon, Meta, and Twitter that have been forced to take similar measures as a result of the pandemic’s financial impact.

The crisis has taken a severe toll on the technology sector, which was previously a solid source of employment. As a result, businesses are now struggling to strike a balance between the necessity to slash costs and the need to maintain competitiveness.

According to a preliminary report, industry analyst IDC said personal computer shipments dropped sharply in the fourth quarter of 2022. Among major companies, Dell saw the largest decline, which is a 37 percent decline as compared with the same period in 2021. Dell generates about 55 percent of its revenue from PCs.

Earlier in November, HP also stated that it would also lay-off its 6,000 employees over the next three years due to the decline in demand for personal computers. Not just this, but Cisco Systems Inc. and International Business Machines Corp. each had also said that they would eliminate about 4,000 workers.

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