1. BHIM app reaches top of Google charts; Nandan Nilekani says ‘dream debut’

BHIM app reaches top of Google charts; Nandan Nilekani says ‘dream debut’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched ‘BHIM’ mobile App to make digital payments and transactions easier for citizens and it is now at the top of the charts of Google Play store.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched ‘BHIM’ mobile App to make digital payments and transactions easier for citizens and it is now at the top of the charts of Google Play store. Named after Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar, the ‘BHIM’ App is currently available for only android smartphones. Bharat Interface for Money is an app which enables you to make quick and easy payments and transactions using Search Results Unified Payment Interface UPI. According to the PM Modi, the BHIM app will allow the users to make cashless payments using their smartphones in a ‘fast, secure and reliable’ way. The payments app based on Aadhaar has been developed by the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI). Meanwhile, former Aadhaar chairman Nandan Nilekani tweeted, “#BHIM from @NPCI_NPCI races to the top of the charts! Dream debut!”

PM Modi had launched the new App at the ‘DigiDhan Mela’ programme at Talkatora Stadium in Delhi. The app by the Indian government is inter-operable with other Unified Payment Interface (UPI) applications, and bank accounts. PM Modi, at the event, said, “Download it on a smartphone or on a feature phone. It is not necessary to have the internet for this app. In the next two weeks, one more work is being done, which will increase the power of BHIM so much that you would be able to withdraw money even with your fingerprints.”

Also read | How to use bhim app? Where to download bhim app from? Modi government’s Aadhaar-based cashless payments app

BHIM app is the Indian government’s latest app to push India towards a cashless or ‘less-cash’ society. After downloading the BHIM app from the Play store, the user has to register his/her bank account and set up a UPI Pin for it. Your mobile number will then become the payment address and once you are registered, you can begin transacting using the BHIM app.

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    Poora Sach
    Jan 2, 2017 at 2:20 am
    See here top chart app pic - site name : bhimpaymentapp
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      Prem
      Jan 2, 2017 at 4:28 am
      I'm praying that Modi digs at the very roots and corrals all the big fish wrongdoers and either kicks them out of the country or locks them up quickly. It's time some "housecleaning" was done. I'm tired of hearing that India ranks very high among corrupt countries.
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        amresh
        Jan 1, 2017 at 6:50 pm
        Should be able to select banks on the fly when making a transaction, which would make this app super powerful therefore other apps like phone score on this area..
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          appsforsys
          Jan 1, 2017 at 11:47 am
          Thank you for bringing more information to this topic for me. I’m truly grateful and really impressed. Really appreciate for your amazing article. Thank you for this valuable information.
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            Gopinath
            Jan 2, 2017 at 3:29 am
            Made a few transactions using this app, the other person doesn't receive any confirmation SMS, so there's no way for the other person to know if the money is transferred unless he or she has Internet connectivity and opens the app to check. One of the failed transactions resulted in money being deducted from my account, and I wasn't even aware of it until I opened the net banking (since there was no sms confirmation on the money deducted or added), no refund yet. Complaint redressal system is a pain.
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              Manish kumar
              Jan 1, 2017 at 5:27 pm
              Post your opinion...
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                Manish kumar
                Jan 1, 2017 at 5:28 pm
                bhim...
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                  Prashant Shrinivas
                  Jan 2, 2017 at 3:50 am
                  This is a very good app all the Indians should uses this this will help us go cashless
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                    Ritesh Aggarwal
                    Jan 1, 2017 at 4:19 pm
                    Its great to see this new step taken by govt but it dosen't select bank bcoz my mobile no. having 2 customer id's in same bank , it means i have to carry as many mobile no.s as many account i have, BHIM app can be desigend as easy as PAYTM is. it also charge 1.5 paisa sms charge on instalation.
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                      Sudheer
                      Jan 2, 2017 at 5:09 pm
                      DEVICE BINDING FAILED - I am getting this message while trying to install, can someone advice what to do about this?
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