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PM Modi pushes to link more welfare schemes with Aadhaar, use data for better planning

In a meeting last week, PM Modi also asked departmental secretaries to look into creating a task force for better data governance, citing example of GIS mapping.

UIDAI wants 28 cuts in film ‘Aadhaar’ approved by Censor Board in 2019, its director says

'Aadhaar' was gearing up for a release earlier this year when it was abruptly 'pulled out' a week before its opening, director Suman Ghosh says.
A file photo of Ram Sewak Sharma, chairman of Empowered Group on Technology and Data Management to combat Covid-19. | Photo: Commons

Modi govt now plans a ‘touchless’ vaccination process, with Aadhaar-based facial recognition

In an interview, National Health Authority chief R.S. Sharma says UIDAI's facial recognition algorithms will soon be rolled out at vaccination centres.

Govt extends deadline for linking PAN and Aadhaar card till 30 June

The I-T department said it has received representations from taxpayers that the last date for intimating the Aadhaar number may further be extended in the wake of Covid pandemic.
File image of Ravi Shankar Prasad | Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

EC proposal to link electoral roll with Aadhaar under consideration, says Law Minister

In the Lok Sabha Wednesday, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the poll panel has taken multiple measures for the security and safety of the electoral roll data platform.

SC says cancellation of 3 crore ration cards ‘serious’, seeks reply from Centre, states

A bench of CJI Bobde and justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian said this matter should not be treated as adversarial and will be put up for final hearing.
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BJP MP Tejasvi Surya’s joy ride on LCA Tejas causes heartburns in party

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File image of an Aadhaar card | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

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.
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Modi govt plans ‘One Nation, One Address’ to make mapping easier, improve a range of services

A report submitted by a working Group of Ministers identifies problems with how India names its address now, and what the benefits of a new system can bring.
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Why we made Aadhaar a number, and not a card

In ‘The Making of Aadhaar’, former UIDAI CEO Ram Sewak Sharma writes about why the counter-intuitive decision to make Aadhaar a digital ID and not a smartcard worked.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.