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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 Indian seafarers which will facilitate their movement, provide ease of getting jobs and help in ..


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 to use Aadhaar to travel to the two neighbouring countries, for which no visas are ..


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 ..


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 ..