BHIM app made world record:
Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog claimed that Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) application has been downloaded 17 million times. It has been only two month before when rime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of the digital payments app. This is a world record. NITI Ayog CEO tweeted that
#BHIMApp is doing very well, it got 17 million downloads it is a world record
BHIM app was downloaded more than 5 million times on Android within a month after launch. BHIM app is different from mobile wallets such as Paytm and MobiKwik as it also allows sending money to people who don’t have the app.
PM Narendra Modi had launched mobile payment app BHIM at a Digi Dhan programm in New Delhi . While launching the Mobile payment app PM Modi lauded this app, he said that transactions can be made using one’s fingerprint via BHIM. All transactions will soon happen through the BHIM app. which is named after Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, a towering personality who worked tirelessly for Dalits and the poor, So far fingerprint stood for illiterate people and was called ANGUTHA CHAAP, But in a role reversal, fingerprints will now be your bank, identity and business. The Prime Minister requested citizens to do at least five digital transactions daily from January 1 to promote cashless economy.
The BHIM mobile payment app has been developed by the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) and is part of Unified Payment Interface (UPI). Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) is an initiative to enable fast, secure, reliable cashless payments through your mobile phone. BHIM is interoperable with other Unified Payment Interface (UPI) applications, and bank accounts.
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