From the New Year 2021, certain payment rules and other related are set to change. Take a note of how these rules, that are linked to everyone’s day to day life are going to change
LPG prices at month beginning. On the first day of every month, the oil marketing companies revise the prices of LPG on the basis of crude rates in the global markets.
WhatsApp to stop working on OLD phones. You might have started using Whatsapp Pay for payments through your most familiar app. But be aware that WhatsApp is going to withdraw support from some platforms from January 1. WhatsApp page has mentioned the operating systems that it provides support for and recommends using these devices: Android running OS 4.0.3 and newer; iPhone running iOS 9 and newer; and select phones running KaiOS 2.5.1 newer
Landline to the Mobile phone requires 0 prefixes. You will be required to prefix '0' for making calls from landlines to mobile phones in the country. The telecom department has asked telcos to work on the required infrastructure by January 1 in order to implement the new system effectively. This move will create additional numbering space for telecom services.
FASTag mandatory for all four-wheelers. The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has made FASTag mandatory for all four-wheel vehicles from January 1, 2021, through a notification. FASTag will be mandatory for M and N class four-wheelers sold before December 1, 2017. The Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 were also amended for the same. The notification regarding this was issued on November 6, 2020.
Automobile prices to go up. The vehicle prices are likely to go up in the new year. Already Maruti Suzuki, MG Motor, Renault India and Mahindra has announced that they will increase vehicle prices from January 1 2021. Two-wheeler company Hero MotoCorp also announced that it will increase the prices of its vehicles by up to ₹1,500 from January 1, 2021, to offset the impact of rising input costs.