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Parliamentary Standing Committee: No Sufficient Checks on genuineness of Fertilizer Subsidy

On March 20, 2020, the Parliamentary Standing Committee that was set up under the leadership of the Lok Sabha Member Kanimozhi Karunanidhi submitted its report. The Committee was set up to check whether genuine farmers are getting fertilizer subsidy. Highlights The Report says that until December 2019, 1182.04 lakh metric tonnes of fertilizers have been ..

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India 5th worst country in terms of invasive use of biometric data

According to a new report from Comparitech, a Britain-based tech research firm, India is fifth worst country after China, Malaysia, Pakistan and United States in terms of extensive and invasive use of biometric data. Methodology: The study was conducted based on- 50 different countries were anlaysed to find out where biometrics are being taken, what ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology launches an Automated Real Time Performance Smart-board

Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has launched an Automated Real Time Performance Smart-board for effective monitoring and measurement of the key programmes of the government such as Digital India, Aadhaar, Digital Payments etc. The aim of Smart-board is to be a single window access for Centre, State or District specific projects implemented ..

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