UIDAI Current Affairs, GK & News

UIDAI seeks exception from Data Bill

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has appealed from exemption from Personal Data Protection (PDP) Law, to avoid the duplicity of laws. Key facts UIDAI is already being governed by the Aadhaar Act. The PDP law was making Aadhaar compulsory for several services including the banks, which first initiated the data privacy debate. Unique ..

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UIDAI to host ‘Aadhaar Hackathon 2021’

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is set to host the ‘Aadhaar Hackathon 2021’ from October 28, 2021. About Aadhaar Hackathon The Aadhaar Hackathon is set to identify young innovators in the area of information technology. The event will start from October 28 and end on October 31, 2021. Hackathon will be organised for young innovators who ..

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CSC e-Governance India restarts Aadhaar registration work

CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) under Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) restarted Aadhaar registration and other related works which it plans to expand across the country next week. Aadhaar is now being used as primary identity document. Key Highlights The Common Service Centres (CSC) SPV has signed ..

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Pankaj Kumar appointed CEO of UIDAI

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of IAS Pankaj Kumar as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which issues Aadhaar. About Pankaj Kumar He was currently serving as Additional Secretary in Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). He is appointed as CEO of ..

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Aadhaar Amendment Bill 2019

The Lok Sabha has passed the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Features of the Bill The bill provides for offline verification of an individual’s identity through modes specified by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) by regulations. For the offline verification, the bill mandates the agency must obtain the consent of the individual, ..

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