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 give a foolproof identification to ..
Tags: Biometrics • Identity document • Surveillance
Aadhaar cards are now valid travel documents for Indians travelling to Nepal and Bhutan
According to recent Union Home Ministry communique, Aadhaar cards are now valid travel documents for Indians under 15 and over 65 years travelling to Nepal and Bhutan. Indians other than those in the two age brackets will not be able ..
Tags: Aadhaar • Government • Government of India • Identity document • India
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 ..
Tags: Aadhaar • Biometrics • Finance • Financial inclusion • Financial services
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 ..
Tags: Aadhaar • Access control • Biometrics • Countries applying biometrics • Government of India
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2012
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs