Govt unveils BHIM 2.0 with three additional languages and features

The Union IT Ministry launched a new avatar of BHIM with additional language support and features.

Termed as BHIM 2.0, the new version is loaded with new functionalities, supports additional languages and has increased transaction limits.

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also unveiled a StartUp Hub portal and Indian Software Product Registry at IT Ministry’s MeitY Start-up Summit.

BHIM 2.0

BHIM app, a UPI based payment interface developed by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) allows real time fund transfer, was initially launched in December, 2016.

“In order to make BHIM app more feature-rich and effective it has been enhanced with a bunch of new functionalities. Some of the striking features marking BHIM 2.0 include a ‘Donation’ gateway, increased transaction limits for high value transactions, linking multiple bank accounts, offers from merchants, option of applying in IPO, gifting money…,” an official release said.

The new version of BHIM now supports three additional languages Konkani, Bhojpuri and Haryanvi, apart from the existing 13

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