Biometrics: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

B N Srikrishna to chair panel discussion on ‘Future of Governance’

Justice B N Srikrishna, who heads the high-level committee on framing new data protection norms for India, will chair a panel discussion on ‘Future of Governance’, which is scheduled to be held on May 24. The panel discussion will focus on various aspects related to data privacy, an issue that has become increasingly relevant in ..

Global Findex database, 2017 [Key Findings]

At the time the governments pet project Aadhaar is facing huge criticisms, a respite has come from the World Bank in its global Finindex database 2017. The World Banks observations in its Global Findex database 2017 related to financial inclusion are India’s “strong government” push to increase account ownership through biometric identification cards helped narrow ..

Two-tier Security for Aadhaar

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced two-tier security feature viz. Virtual ID and Limited KYC to address privacy concerns. The move aims to strengthen security and privacy of Aadhaar data. It will also reduce the collection of Aadhaar numbers by various agencies. Virtual ID A Virtual ID (VID) will be a temporary ..

Difference between Aadhaar and SSN

Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued to Indian citizens by the Central government. It is issued and managed by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). The United States enacted the landmark Social Security Act in 1935, giving birth to the Social Security Number (SSN). Aadhaar can be used as a single proof of ..

BHIM-Aadhar Payment System

The BHIM Aadhaar platform and application seek to minimize the role of plastic cards and point of sale machines, which hitherto are believed to be essential for cashless transaction.  Under this, a customer has to link his bank account with his Aadhaar number. As of now, around 40 crore bank accounts are already linked to ..

Aadhaar Seeding

Aadhaar seeding is a procedure by which the Unique Identifications issued by the UIDAI are included in the database of service providers so that they can used the Aadhaar identity for authentication during service delivery. Some of the examples include linking with the MGNREGA scheme or the insurance carriers. Here two methods of seeding are ..

Subhash Chandra Garg committee constituted by Union Government to study issues in Fintech space

The Union government has set up a steering committee to consider various issues relating to the development of Fintech space in India with a view to make Fintech related regulations more flexible and generate enhanced entrepreneurship. The move is a follow up to the announcement made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech ..

Umang App wins best Best M-Govt Service Award at 2018 World Government Summit 2018

India’s Umang App has won the Best M-Government Service award in the Accessible Government category while Aadhaar won the best emerging technology award at the recently concluded 6th edition of the World Government Summit 2018 in Dubai, where India had the status of ‘Guest of Honour’ country. The summit acknowledged technology pioneers for providing global ..