UID: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Pankaj Kumar appointed as new CEO of UIDAI

Published: October 23, 2019

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 2016 under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) with the mandate to issue UID or Aadhaar to all ..

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Two-tier Security for Aadhaar

Published: April 24, 2018

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 ..

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Difference between Aadhaar and SSN

Published: April 12, 2018

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 ..

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Aadhaar Seeding

Published: April 7, 2018

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 ..

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Ajay Bhushan Pandey appointed as new interim Chairman of Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN)

Published: September 10, 2017

Ajay Bhushan Pandey, the CEO of Unique Identification Authority of India’s (UIDAI) has been appointed as interim chairman of the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN). He succeeded Navin Kumar, who completed his term on August 29. GSTN is a not-for-profit entity owned by the Centre, states and non-government financial institutions, and is responsible for ..

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