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Maharashtra government launched Aadhaar-authenticated Direct Benefit Transfer portal “MahaDBT”

The Maharashtra Government has launched two online portals MahaDBT and MahaVASTU to streamline the process of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and to bring in more transparency in construction sector. With this, Maharashtra has become the first state in India to launch such a system that will provide direct benefits with Aadhaar authentication. The MahaDBT portal ..

Indian Army developed Humraaz app for soldiers to track promotions and postings

The Indian Army has developed a mobile application ‘Humraaz’ through which serving soldiers can track details like postings and promotions. Through the ‘Humraaz’ app, soldiers can also view their monthly salary slips and the Form 16 and also download them. For security reasons, the installation of the application has been linked to verification of Aadhaar ..

RBI extends deadline for Aadhaar-enabled PoS terminals by 6 months

Reserve Bank of India has suspended the compulsory implementation of Aadhaar-enabled Point of Sale terminals by a period of 6 months till June 2017 due to lack of proper capacity for the production of such machines in adequate numbers. There is an apparent gap between the demand and supply of such Aadhaar-enabled devices due to ..

Government launches Revamped Aadhaar Toll-Free Helpline No. 1947

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched a revamped version of its Toll-free helpline number: 1947, in the wake of growing usage of Aadhaar number in the services like Banking, government welfare schemes etc. Key facts The service will be free of cost and will be available on all days on IVRS (Interactive Voice ..

Home Ministry to assist UIDAI in bio-metric data-collection

As per the Union Cabinet, the Home Ministry and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will together collect biometric data of 1.2 billion Indians. What was the issue? Home Ministry and the UIDAI were debating over the issue of collection of biometric data which necessitates the right to scan people’s eyes and fingerprints. The ..

News Today : January 27-28, 2012

IGNOU bags best teaching practices award The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has received an award for the best teaching practices at the India Today Aspire Education Summit 2012. India, Canada take vow to fasttrack CEPA On the sidelines of World Economic Forum at Davos, India and Canada have committed to fasttracking the comprehensive ..

Conflict b/w UIDAI and NPR resolved

To end the conflict b/w the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and National Population Register, a Cabinet Committee has worked out a halfway house which will lead in the Biometric Data of all residents of India being captured by June 2013. Permission and additional finances of 5,791 crore have been granted to UIDAI to ..

News Today: August 3, 2011

Brahmasree Malliyoor Sankaran Namboothiri passed away Eminent Sanskrit scholar and Bhagavatham proponent Malliyoor Sankaran Namboothiri passed away in Kuruppanthara, near Kottayam ‘Bhagavata-Hamsam’ Brahmasree Malliyoor Shankaran Namboothiri (91) was a well known proponent of ritual narration of Bhagavatam-stories Obama Signs Bill To Raise Debt Ceiling US President Barack Obama signed an agreement raising the US Government’s ..