Saturday, 29 January, 2022
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Topic: UIDAI

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What the Aadhaar Amendment Bill fails to address

Although on-point in certain aspects, the Aadhaar Bill is an underwhelming effort at reforming the structure of the programme.

Evolution of Aadhaar shows it is a gamechanger, says Arun Jaitley

Instead of taking credit for Aadhaar, Congress lawyers challenged it in court and appeared as anti-technology, anti-Aadhaar faces.

BJP’s incidental connections to ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’

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Gemalto ‘big’ apology came after UIDAI circular to suspend procurement of firm’s products

The global digital security giant provides the Aadhaar’s fingerprint scanner and iris scanner tools, as per its website.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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