IRCTC to launch advance payment system for online booking
To make booking of e-ticket friendlier, IRCTC has decided to launch rolling deposit scheme, which allows passengers to reserve seats against advance money kept with corporation account. Through Rolling Deposit Scheme, passengers can deposit money in advance with IRCTC and use it as a payment option amongst the other payment options available.
Passengers can recharge his/her account online as similar to cellular top ups. In addition to that users can also transfer the money from their bank account to IRCTC’s RDS account. This move by IRCTC aims to reduce the payment gateway time and get rid of failure in e-ticket booking because of banking server problem. [source]
Noida based iProf launches The Digilibrary, aims to bring 100 million students in 3 years
Noida based iProf Learning Solutions has launched DigiLibrary that aims to solve multi-dimensional concerns in Indian education space such as quality content, reach and assistance. At present, it is a free platform for members, and offers education material for preparation of competitive exams. According to a company statement, the course content includes video lectures of skilled teachers completely freely accessible by the students. The DigiLibrary users are also supported 24×7 by a panel of teachers for clarifying all the doubts connected via phone or computer. As of now, platform enables access to 1000s of lectures and has attracted thousands of students in its beta stage. Additionally, more than 50 schools have signed agreement to provide DigiLibrary access to their students.
Affle launches media & video advertising network Ripple
Digital media firm Affle has launched a media and video advertising network Ripple. Ripple is an integrated ad network which offers advertising solutions across smart screens. Its technology enables Affle to deliver advertisement related content in similar fashion as information is being sought on internet. The technology is engaging for users and valuable for advertisers and publishers.
Times Internet launches ayurvedic and organic focused online store SatvikShop.com
Times Internet’s has launched ayurvedic and organic focused multi-branded e-tail store SatvikShop.com. Currently, it offers more than 1000 SKUs across brands such as Dabur, Organic India and Morrarka Organic Foods. In addition to ayurvedic medicines and organic products, it offers free consultation with a panel of experts who can best advise you about treatments for various ailments and has 20 full-time certified Ayurvedic doctors as consultants.
WestCoast Pharmaceuticals launches online pharmacy store DrugNeed.com
Following the foot-prints of Healthkart amd Medplusbeauty, Westcoast Pharmaceuticals, manufacturer of pharmaceutical formulation has launched DrugNeed.com as an online pharmacy store. Currently, it claims to have 5,000-plus products from 18 categories and 1.5 lakh registered users. The website aims to bring targeted products by SMEs, those which have demand but do not have access to larger markets. [via]