RFID: News

14 Feb 2021

Nitin Gadkari

FASTags mandatory from tomorrow midnight; double fee for violators: Centre

The automatic toll plaza payment system FASTag will be made mandatory from tomorrow midnight, the central government said on Sunday.

30 Dec 2020


FASTag compulsory from January 1: How to buy, recharge it?

Starting January 1, 2021, using the FASTag contactless payments system for crossing toll plazas across India will be mandatory.

15 Dec 2019


What's a FASTag, how to get one, and other details

Starting today, the government has enforced the system of electronic toll collection on national highways using FASTags.

15 Dec 2019

Bharti Airtel

Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone new prepaid plans compared

India's leading telecom operators, Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio, and Vodafone, recently hiked the prices of their prepaid services and products in India.

04 Dec 2019


Pablo Escobar's brother is selling a $350 'unbreakable foldable phone'

The brother of infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar has taken up selling smartphones.

15 Jan 2019


Kumbh Mela 2019 commences with first bath of Makar Sankranti

At the daybreak of Tuesday, which marked Makar Sankranti, thousands of pilgrims took a dip in the chilly waters of the Sangam - the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati rivers - thus officially kicking off the Kumbh Mela 2019.

01 Dec 2018


You can fly drones from today: All details here

It had earlier been reported that individuals and companies would be legally allowed to fly drones in Indian airspace starting December 1, as per the Ministry of Civil Aviation's Drone Regulations 1.0.

28 Aug 2018


You'll legally be able to fly drones from December 1

Starting December 1, individuals and companies will be legally allowed to fly drones in Indian airspace, except for in restricted areas, according to the civil aviation ministry's new Drone Regulations 1.0.

17 Aug 2018


Dear media wallas, our leader has died. Let us mourn

A leader dies, a nation mourns and the media lies. But their hatred is neither new, nor logical.

24 Jun 2018

Navi Mumbai

Hackathon-2018: Students present RFID-tech to locate lost baggage at airports

Students of three engineering colleges have come up with tagging technology that will use RFID chips to track luggage real-time at every stage of transfer, a concept that may bring an end to baggage being lost or their delivery delayed at Indian airports.

16 Jun 2018


Maharashtra: Biometric system for attendance now mandatory for junior colleges

Coming down heavily on coaching-centers, Maharashtra Government has ordered all junior colleges offering science stream to install biometric attendance system.

07 Apr 2018

Kulbhushan Jadhav

Why the Indian mainstream media loves to mock Hindu Gods?

I am a Hindu, but I can't say it in front of a bunch of media elitists. I will be mocked for my beliefs, my mother's karwachauth, my Gods - this is their way of lynching a Hindu.

04 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

PIB director puts halt on RFID 'propaganda' with one tweet

The Principal Director General of PIB Frank Noronha has put an end to all speculations about journalists getting Radio Frequency Identification Cards (RFID), with one tweet.

The new HP computers are germicide-resistant and best-suited for hospitals

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has released a new line of computers and displays, specifically designed for the health-care industry like hospitals, clinics and doctors' offices.

31 Dec 2017


How Artificial Intelligence will affect your life in 2018

According to Pricewaterhouse Coopers report, using different data sets to make predictions, including predictions for shopping, is currently the biggest focus of Artificial Intelligence (AI) globally.

17 Nov 2017


Delhi HC raps govt over Rs. 787cr unused environment fund

The Delhi HC has asked the state government how it will spend a Rs. 787cr environment fund that has largely remained unused since two years.



Why didn't Delhi Govt spend Rs. 787cr environment fund?

Even as Delhi chokes on toxic air, shocking information has come to light. An RTI query has revealed that in two years, the government has spent just 0.11% of a Rs. 787cr-fund generated as ECC.

02 Nov 2017


India's first drone policy is almost ready: Know more!

Soon, the day might come when you are getting your ordered product from e-commerce platforms via a drone while your child is flying her own Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in the backyard.

30 Oct 2017

Himachal Pradesh

Illegal felling: First time ever, Shimla trees to get RFID-tags

Himachal Pradesh HC has passed an order for Shimla's civic authorities to start tagging trees with radio frequency identification tags (RFID) in order to curb their felling.

02 Sep 2017


Delhiites will have to pay more for electricity from September

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has hiked the electricity charges in the city, introducing a surcharge of 3.7% from September, in addition to the existing 8% cess.

26 Jul 2017


This American company embeds chips in employees to track them

It is not uncommon for employers to compete in order to provide various perks and lure employees, but one US-based company is now offering $300-worth "free microchipping" to its employees.

04 May 2017


Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Indore cleanest city, Gujarat cleanest state

The Swachh Survekshan 2017 has put Indore as India's cleanest city and stated that Gujarat was the country's cleanest state, having 11 cities in the top 50 list.

04 May 2017


Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Sanitation, cleanliness improved in many cities

A government-commissioned sample survey revealed that sanitation and cleanliness largely improved in several cities and towns, suggesting that the Centre's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has had a positive impact.

10 Apr 2017

Shiv Sena

Mumbai hospitals get medicine-dispensing robots

Students from Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering (CRCE), Bandra, invented a robotic vending machine which hands out medicines in hospitals.

15 Sep 2016


SBI, IDFC Bank, Paytm, others set to issue e-toll tags

India's top banks such as the State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, IDFC Bank and online wallet Paytm, are set to issue electronic tags for vehicles.