Wednesday, 19 January, 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.

On Camera

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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