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Budget 2017: Government is taking the right measures to drive digital payments
News & Analysis

Budget 2017: Government is taking the right measures to drive digital payments

Alfian Sharifuddin, Head - Technology & Operations at DBS Bank India writes on the Budget for the Financial year 2017-18. He points that it was quite an anticipated budget announcement for the digital players.

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad prods Qualcomm to make a chip to help with Aadhar-based payments
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IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad prods Qualcomm to make a chip to help with Aadhar-based payments

Stating that technical prowess of India's unique identification number is "well accepted" the world over, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today asked global chip maker Qualcomm to look at innovations around strengthening digital payments based on Aadhaar.

Andhra Bank to now allow Aadhar-based cashless transactions
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Andhra Bank to now allow Aadhar-based cashless transactions

PSU lender Andhra Bank today announced the launch of a new initiative for cashless transactions through mobile phones for which only the Aadhar number is required.

Aadhar data collection by private agencies not good idea, says Supreme Court
India

Aadhar data collection by private agencies not good idea, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to expedite the hearing of Aadhar cases challenging the constitutional validity of the scheme but observed that data collection by private agencies is not a good idea.

Interaction with Prabhat Pani, Project Director, Tata Trusts, on Digital Interventions for India
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Interaction with Prabhat Pani, Project Director, Tata Trusts, on Digital Interventions for India

We found out more about the ICT initiatives by Tata Trusts over an interaction with Prabhat Pani, Project Director, Tata Trusts.

Demonetisation: Using Aadhar to exchange cash? State purpose on photocopy to prevent misuse, says UIDAI
India

Demonetisation: Using Aadhar to exchange cash? State purpose on photocopy to prevent misuse, says UIDAI

UIDAI has cautioned the public to clearly indicate purpose of providing photocopies of their Aadhaar letter to prevent misuse of the same while using photocopies to withdraw or exchange cash

Walk in with an Aadhar card, walk out with an activated Vodafone mobile connection
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Walk in with an Aadhar card, walk out with an activated Vodafone mobile connection

Vodafone has announced that prospective Vodafone customers will soon be able to walk into a Vodafone store with their Aadhar number and walk out with an activated prepaid or postpaid SIM.

Rajya Sabha adjourned after ruckus over Aadhaar-linked benefits
Politics

Rajya Sabha adjourned after ruckus over Aadhaar-linked benefits

The govt clarified that Aadhaar was not mandatory for availing government benefits but dissatisfied opposition members trooped into the Rajya Sabha Well

Weeding out bogus claims to social schemes can save Rs 1 lakh crore: Nitin Gadkari
India

Weeding out bogus claims to social schemes can save Rs 1 lakh crore: Nitin Gadkari

Weeding out ghost beneficiaries would help save the exchequer to the tune of Rs 1 lakh crore annually Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said.

For real change, Modi of 2016 needs to be more like Modi of 2014
Politics

For real change, Modi of 2016 needs to be more like Modi of 2014

Current government isn’t substantially different from the Congress era and maybe the Modi of 2016 needs to hear the speeches made by the Modi of 2014.

Raghuram Rajan wants administrators to come out of cocoon, identify ground reality of system
Economy

Raghuram Rajan wants administrators to come out of cocoon, identify ground reality of system

Raghuram Rajan told the officialdom to get out of their self-made cocoons and feel the world, which is perhaps the best suggestion towards reform ever made

Aadhaar nears billion mark; privacy of citizens ensured, claims govt
India

Aadhaar nears billion mark; privacy of citizens ensured, claims govt

Biometric data of about 99 crore Indians have been collected so far under Aadhar scheme and the data is encrypted and its secrecy and security ensured, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Friday.

Aadhaar is good, but I probably trust Apple more with privacy
News & Analysis

Aadhaar is good, but I probably trust Apple more with privacy

The headline wasn’t intended. It happened over the course of writing the piece. I must also disclose that as of writing this piece, I do not own an Apple product. I am, however, registered with the UIDAI for Aadhaar – the desi avatar of social security. Only it isn’t.

PAN cannot be the panacea unless both buyers and sellers come under its pincer
Business

PAN cannot be the panacea unless both buyers and sellers come under its pincer

When you enforce something on such a wide-ranging array of transactions, the seller himself must be under the pincer of the income tax authorities

Citing 'unresolved issues,' SC refers plea challenging Aadhaar scheme to constitutional bench
India

Citing 'unresolved issues,' SC refers plea challenging Aadhaar scheme to constitutional bench

SC on Tuesday referred to a constitution bench a challenge to the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar scheme on grounds that it violates the right to privacy.

Privacy not a fundamental right, cannot be invoked to scrap Aadhaar: Centre tells SC
India

Privacy not a fundamental right, cannot be invoked to scrap Aadhaar: Centre tells SC

The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the right to privacy is not a fundamental right, adding that it cannot be invoked to scrap the Aadhar scheme.

India saved $2 bn by reforming fuel subsidiary delivery, says Pradhan
Economy

India saved $2 bn by reforming fuel subsidiary delivery, says Pradhan

Noting that $8 billion was spent on LPG subsidy previous year, Pradhan claimed the steps taken by the government has reduced LPG subsidy to $6 billion.

India will be first country to ensure no duplicacy in voters' list, says CEC HS Brahma
India

India will be first country to ensure no duplicacy in voters' list, says CEC HS Brahma

India is set to become the first country in the world to have biometric data and no duplicacy in the voters' list after linking of Aadhar card with voter identity card, Chief Election Commissioner HS Brahma said on Saturday.

No proposal to make Aadhaar enrollment mandatory for citizens
India

No proposal to make Aadhaar enrollment mandatory for citizens

The government is not considering any proposal to make it mandatory for citizens to get Aadhaar card issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI),

Fifteen crore Aadhar cards linked with bank accounts
India

Fifteen crore Aadhar cards linked with bank accounts

The National Payments Corporation of India on Friday announced linking of 15 crore Aadhar cards with various bank accounts in India.