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ICICI Bank announces launch of 'Mera iMobile' for rural customers

ICICI Bank announces launch of 'Mera iMobile' for rural customers

Mumbai, Mar 20(UNI) Private Sevtor lender ,ICICI Bank Ltd, announced the launch of a unique mobile banking app for rural customers that allow them to access banking services as well as information on agri services. Anyone including non-ICICI Bank customers can also download and use the app which is available in eleven Indian languages. Christened, 'Mera iMobile', it allows users in rural areas to avail as many as 135 services some of which are unprecedented in the industry on their mobile phone, helping them to save the time and cost of visiting a branch to avail these services. The list of services include Kisan Credit Card, Gold Loan, Farm Equipment Loan and loans to Self-Help Groups (SHGs). The app also enables them to undertake an array of frequently used banking services from their smartphone, without using mobile internet services. Additionally, it is the first banking app to offer agriculture related information like crop-wise mandi prices of nearly 230 crop varieties across 460 mandis. It also displays taluka-wise weather update for close to 3700 talukas across and over 300 districts, aiding farmers to plan their sowing and harvesting activities conveniently and in an informed manner. 'Mera iMobile ' is the only banking app to provide these value added services in one single app for the rural customer. 'At ICICI Bank, we believe in investing in innovative technology much ahead of its time. In line with this philosophy, ICICI Bank has pioneered many innovative solutions for its customers like internet, mobile, Tab and 'Touch Banking ' branches among others,' said MD and CEO ICICI Bank, Chanda Kochhar. 'With 'Mera iMobile', we will offer our rural and semi-urban customers a unique and unparalleled experience in their interactions with the bank. 'Mera iMobile' is a result of extensive research and has evolved into the country's first comprehensive offering for rural customers on smartphone with 135 services and in eleven Indian languages,' added Kochhar. The Mera iMobile app is specially created to be 'light' to enable customers in rural and semi-urban markets to download and run it easily even with low internet speed. To further aid quick download of the app, the bank will introduce 'WiFi enabled posters' at its rural and semi-urban branches. The key services of 'Mera iMobile' includes integrated offering of rural banking accounts in the app. It also enables value- added services of agri-information: Users can avail information on weather and prevailing crop prices from the app. It is the first banking app to offer these additional services. Anyone, including non ICICI Bank customers can download the app to avail the advisory related services. To begin with, this information will be available in agri-dominant districts. Availability of services without using mobile internet services. It offers 14 frequently used banking services which can be used without using mobile internet services. These SMS based services that can be done from 'Mera iMobile 'are a marked improvement over the SMS Banking services available in feature phones. Available as pre-formatted templates, customers can conveniently complete their frequent transactions by simply adding few details. These services include fund transfer, bill payment, cheque book request, recharges and balance enquiry among others. The app is available in eleven Indian languages and English. The languages include Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Odia, Assamese and Punjabi. UNI JS SM1417

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Amazon launches shopping social network Spark for iOS

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OIL launches Start-Up initiatives from Assam

Guwahati, Jul 18 (UNI) The Oil India Ltd (OIL) today launched its Start-Up initiatives by entering into separate agreements with two North-East-based start-up ventures, along with IIT-Guwahati as the third partner for both projects.

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SpiceJet to launch third daily direct flight on UDAN routes

New Delhi, Jul 17 (UNI) SpiceJet, the low-cost carrier, today announced its third daily direct flight on the UDAN routes of Hyderabad-Pondicherry-Hyderabad effective August 16.

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Manoj Sinha launches BSNL’s 100G Optical Transport Network

New Delhi, Jul 14 (UNI) Leading telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced state of the art 100G Optical Transport Network (NG-OTN) across India for providing Super Express Highways in sync with Digital India Programme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Lupin launches generic Vigamox Ophthalmic solution in US market

Mumbai, Jul 05 (UNI) Pharma major, Lupin Limited said that it has launched generic version of Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic solution USP, 0.

We are well poised to be in the forefront of eCommerce industry: Askmebazaar CEO

We are well poised to be in the forefront of eCommerce industry: Askmebazaar CEO

New Delhi, Jan 24 (UNI) Home and Lifestyle online market place Askmebazaar, is trying to position itself in the fast growing e-commerce sector and aims to set the standards in authenticity via genuine branded goods and taking on its rivals with a new narrative for brand conscious Indian consumer.

Kunal Singhal wins 'Start-up entrepreneur of the year' award

Kunal Singhal wins 'Start-up entrepreneur of the year' award

New Delhi, Aug 1 (UNI) Aiming to promote small medium enterprises across the country, the Sarthi Group awarded Kunal Singhal, Managing Director of Easy Business Solutions the Excellence Award in the category "Start-up Entrepreneur of the Year".

NextEra Softech launches app to get exact location

NextEra Softech launches app to get exact location

New Delhi, Apr 17 (UNI) When your car breaks down on the highway, or you get stranded in the middle of nowhere, when your taxi can’t find the exact location or you see a huge pothole in the middle of the road, wouldn’t it be great to be able to lead the right people directly to your location? Similarly, even in emergency situations, when ambulances, police vehicles and fire trucks have to find the right location, an accurate map will simply help save a lot of time, and a lot of lives.

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