Aadhaar: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

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. ..

IPPB crosses a milestone of two crore customers

India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has recently achieved the milestone of two crore customers. IPPB was launched by the Indian Prime Minister on September 1, 2018, with the main objective of financial inclusion. In September 2019, the payments bank launched the Aadhaar-enabled payment system (AePS) services. And then, it has become the single largest platform in the ..

Migrants can change address by giving self-declaration

The government has allowed migrants to change address on Aadhaar by giving self declaration. It will help them open bank account and promote financial inclusion. The changes were made by amending the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules as per the gazette notification issued on 13 Nov. This move will allow an individual to ..

Braj Raj Sharma appointed as new Chairman of Staff Selection Commission

Braj Raj Sharma, a 1984-batch IAS officer of J&K cadre, has been appointed as Chairman of Staff Selection Commission (SSC). He succeeded Pankaj Kumar, who recently became the new CEO of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

Pankaj Kumar appointed as new CEO of UIDAI

Pankaj Kumar, a 1987-batch IAS officer, has been appointed as the new CEO of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). The UIDAI is a statutory authority under the provisions of the Aadhaar Act of 2016 under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) with the mandate to issue UID or Aadhaar to all ..