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India is 5th worst offender in the world for invasive use of biometric data, says report

In a study done by Comparitech, some of the worst countries for biometric data usage are in Asia while the least invasive nations are in Europe.
Rajasthani women show their Aadhaar cards while standing in a queue to vote | PTI

How Jamaican Supreme Court has killed India’s hope of selling Aadhaar to the world, for now

Jamaican Supreme Court sided with Justice D.Y. Chandrachud’s minority opinion in Aadhaar verdict while striking down its government's biometric project.

Using Aadhaar biometrics for forensics technically & legally not feasible: UIDAI

The Unique Identification Authority of India told the Delhi high court that it was not feasible to use Aadhaar biometrics for identification of dead individuals.
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Aadhaar is what Africa really needs, more than Chinese largesse

Africa has an acute need for an Aadhaar-like id to help millions get govt services, open bank accounts & join the formal economy.

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Animals have come home. Covid-19 lockdown gives control back into nature’s hands

With people in India and elsewhere locked down in homes due to the coronavirus, the peaceful reclamation of public spaces by animals is teaching us important lessons.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.


Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.