Aadhaar Act Current Affairs, GK & News

Government launched ‘unique’ face recognition techology for pensioners

Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh launched a “unique” face recognition technology on November 29, 2021. Key Facts The face recognition technology would act as a proof of life certificate’ for pensioners. It will ensure ease of living for retired & elderly citizens. All pensioners are required to submit their life certificate annually in ..

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UIDAI seeks exception from Data Bill

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has appealed from exemption from Personal Data Protection (PDP) Law, to avoid the duplicity of laws. Key facts UIDAI is already being governed by the Aadhaar Act. The PDP law was making Aadhaar compulsory for several services including the banks, which first initiated the data privacy debate. Unique ..

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Aadhaar authentication for new GST registration activated

Aadhaar authentication has been activated by the Government for the registration of new goods and services tax, which will provide an impetus for the enhancement of ease of doing business. Physical verification is not needed for new registration but the GST registration without Aadhaar authentication needs physical verification that may take a longer time period. ..

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Govt. makes Aadhaar mandatory for PMVKY subscribers

Centre government has made Aadhaar (the unique 12-digit biometric identity number) mandatory for subscribers of Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) which is a pension scheme for senior citizens. Finance Ministry notified that an individual eligible for receiving benefit under PMVVY scheme shall now be required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or ..

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Aadhaar amendment Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

The government has introduced the Aadhaar amendment bill in Loksabha. The bill aims to provide legal backing for voluntary seeding of biometric Aadhaar ID for mobile SIM card and bank account authentication purposes. Features of the Bill The important features of the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill 2018 are: The bill seeks to amend ..

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