Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Topic: Aadhar

Aadhaar card not mandatory for registration on CoWIN portal, Centre tells SC

The top court was informed by health ministry that one of nine identity documents including passport, driving licence, PAN card, voter's card, ration card can be produced for vaccination.

Copyright issue, says UIDAI, days after ‘Aadhaar’ maker says release of film put on hold

Directed by Suman Ghosh, the film was cleared by the censor board in 2019 and premiered in Busan the same year. But its India release in February was stalled over objections by UIDAI.

India shows the world how to take 1.3 billion people to the bank

While it began with Manmohan Singh's govt, Aadhaar became the backbone of India’s public digital infrastructure in 2014 when PM Modi combined it with his govt’s Jan Dhan initiative

UN study cites Aadhaar, commends India for using tech to reduce disparities among citizens

The UN report highlighted India's use of the Aadhaar identification system to achieve financial inclusion, and said the process could likely to be replicated in other countries in future.

Aadhaar now valid travel document for under-15 & over-65 Indians travelling to Nepal & Bhutan

The Aadhaar card has now been added to the list which includes PAN card, driving licence, Central Government Health Service card or ration card.

Now, the Philippines aims to replicate success of India’s Aadhaar

Manila has proposed a new biometric system where a national identity card can open up access to everything from government services and bank accounts to jobs.

The NRC update is ‘not final’, and scientists just found a new shape

Front page 40 lakh in Assam labelled ‘illegals’. The Times of India has pegged its report on the NRC update on the 40 lakh people left...

CBI is a divided house, and WhatsApp rumour strikes again

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The things Army chief wants to prohibit, and Bihar may dilute prohibition law

Front Page The Army chief wants healthier snacks to replace pakodas at functions, and an end to sycophancy. The directives are among 23 issued by Army...

NRC update, Article 370, Babri among key cases top court will hear after summer break

Coming months will also see the last leg of CJI Dipak Misra’s career, replete with controversies, as he retires on 2 October.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
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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.