Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicUIDAI

Topic: UIDAI

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

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.

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.

In Aadhaar, Supreme Court did not probe if it is a tool to track citizens

Not just privacy, but even on surveillance and excessive delegation, Supreme Court didn’t engage with the tough questions.

97% Indians have Aadhaar, Assam is lagging behind due to ‘illegal immigration’ issue

Of 36 states and UTs, 25 record a 100% coverage; Modi govt has made Aadhaar the basis of all its welfare schemes.

Only the government seems to have won the Aadhaar battle in the Supreme Court

There’s a lesson for all techno -- utopians- anything that creates centralised power might be eventually taken over by bureaucrats.

The middle ground on Aadhaar still eludes us

Aadhaar debate isn’t over yet. The government must improve its implementation if it wants to save the project’s credibility.

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.

Supreme Court ruling will only strengthen Aadhaar, says UIDAI chief

Ajay Bhushan Pandey says SC verdict on Aadhaar is historic since it rules biometric ID meets standards of good governance & is not for surveillance.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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