With reference to digital payments, consider the following statements:

  1. BHIM app allows the user to transfer money to anyone with a UPI-enabled bank account.
  2. While a chip-pin debit card has four factors of authentication, BHIM app has only two factors of authentication.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2018 Prelims]

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


Answer: (a)        

Explanation:

  • BHIM, which stands for Bharat Interface for Money, is an initiative that enables easy and fast payment transactions through the Unified Payments Interface (UPI). Thus, statement 1 is correct.
  • BHIM is an Indian mobile payment app that has been developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
  • While a chip pin debit card does not have four-factor authorization, the BHIM app utilizes a three-factor authentication system. Therefore, statement 2 is incorrect.

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