Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicAadhaar Act

Topic: Aadhaar Act

Supreme Court rejects pleas seeking review of its 2018 verdict upholding Aadhaar

Five-judge Constitution bench rejects review pleas against the SC verdict by 4:1 majority. The 2018 judgment had held the Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid.

Review pleas pending, 7-judge bench not formed — Aadhaar Act validity case languishes in SC

Aadhaar Act was ruled constitutional in 2018, after the 2nd-longest hearing in SC history. However, in 2019, a 5-judge bench expressed doubts about the verdict approving its passage as a Money Bill.

10 reasons why the Supreme Court is looking like a court of ‘trivial pursuits’

In episode 622 of #CutTheClutter, ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta lists 10 important cases the top court should have heard in the last few years.

Modi govt tells EC it will amend laws to link Aadhaar with voter IDs to enable remote voting

Govt assures poll watchdog it will soon take the proposal to Cabinet for approval as this would require amendments to Representation of People’s Act.

Supreme Court seeks Centre’s reply on plea against use of Aadhaar data by private companies

The Supreme Court is hearing a plea against amendments to the law allowing voluntary use of Aadhaar as proof of identity to open bank accounts and get mobile phone connections.

Cabinet okays changes to make Aadhaar optional for new bank accounts, mobile connections

The Cabinet approved changes to the Telegraph Act and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to make Aadhaar-linking optional.

UIDAI plans to set up Aadhaar Seva Kendras at the cost of Rs 300-400 crore

The project is in addition to UIDAI’s 30,000 centres and will cover 53 cities across India to offer enrolment and updation, among other services.

Modi govt should find a way for private firms to use Aadhaar for KYC purposes

It may be feasible for govt to own and operate a KYC utility. That way, India could balance the concerns of privacy and trust.

Our privacy can’t be stripped for right to life: What lone dissenting judge said on Aadhaar Act

The minority judgment on Aadhaar Act, penned by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud of the Supreme Court, flagged the lack of limits set for UIDAI.

The lazy person’s guide to the Supreme Court’s landmark Aadhaar judgment

The Supreme Court's majority judgment on the Aadhaar Act held that the unique identification system did not create a surveillance state.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
File photo of the Amazon logo pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru | Reuters/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

Amazon India ties up with influencers for ‘live-stream shopping’ to drive festive season sales

Live-stream shopping events are hugely popular in China, with the feature being used by Alibaba Group Holding's Taobao & Bytedance's Douyin and driving millions of dollars in sales.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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