Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan returns as host of the popular television quiz show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' (KBC) when season 11 starts on August 19. At the trailer launch of the latest season, Big B made an engaging revelation: His loyal viewer for the show back home is none other than wife Jaya Bachchan!
"Everybody in my family watches 'KBC', but Jaya watches the show regularly. No matter what work she has, she will sit in front of the TV when the show starts. I would like to thank her publicly for that," said the megastar, at the trailer launch in Mumbai on Tuesday.
While his entire family -- including daughter Shweta Bachchan-Nanda and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan -- love the show, they are unable to participate owing to certain rules of the channel, he added.
"My family loves playing KBC at home -- sometimes Shweta plays, sometimes Aishwarya. We all sit together and discuss the questions and answers. However, as per the rules of Sony channel, my family cannot participate in the game show. So, I abide by their rules and keep them away from the show," he pointed out.
Asked if his seven-year-old grand-daughter Aaradhya watches the show, he replied: "Even Aaradhya has started watching the show now. She asks me questions about it and also tries to answer the questions when we all sit together and play the quiz at home."
The 76-year-old actor, who is extremely energetic and is doing back-to-back films at his age apart from hosting the game show, was quizzed on the secret behind his energy. "It's my job, I have to do it," he simply replied, adding he tries to do as much work as possible.
The tagline of season 11 is 'Ade raho', which translates to 'Be resolute'. When Big B, who completed 50 years in the Hindi film industry this year, was told that the line applies to his life as well, he replied: "I try to keep working. I keep doing whatever work I get. I am grateful that you think I have been resolute in life. I feel, as long as we live, we will have to keep fighting."
Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) To enhance safety of cheque payments, the Reserve Bank o f India (RBI) on Thursday said that it has decided to introduce a mechanism of 'Positive Pay' for all cheques valued Rs 50,000 and above.
‘Positive Pay' is a fraud prevention system that provides additional layer of security on the instrument to prevent forgery or any other alterations. This is offered by the banks to certain corporates dealing in high value check transfers.
Making announcement of the proposed introduction of the new mechanism, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said that it will cover approximately 20 per cent to 80 per cent of the total cheques by volume and value, respectively.
"Operational guidelines in this regard will be issued separately," Das said.
Positive Pay will prevent and restrict dishonouring of cheques that often results in financial and criminal penalty for the issuer.
The mechanism is already followed by banks such as ICICI Bank which has a feature by which a customer issuing the cheque can upload its details on the mobile app or other online mechanism.
When the cheque reaches for clearance from the beneficiary bank, it gets checked for authenticity by the clearing bank before the payment is released. As everything works online, this added layer of security offers seamless and easy process for such transactions.