Biometrics: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

India launchs world’s first facial biometric-based ID for seafarers

In a bid to boost employment in the coastal shipping sector, India has become the first country in the world to issue a Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID) to its seafarers. The new document will ..

Western Railways introduces a new Biometric Token System (BTS)

The Western and Central Railways have introduced a new Biometric Token System (BTS) by which passengers travelling in the general coach, where seats are not reserved, are given a token roughly 3 hours before the ..