Delhi's Asha Kiran Home: As crimes against mentally-challenged continue, policy and social intervention required
The gross human rights violations taking place in mental institutions across the country, mostly towards women patients, need immediate intervention both at social as well as a policy level
Soon you may need to verify your identity to recharge your mobile number
This comes right after Chief Justice of India (CJI) JS Khedar suggested to the government that it should verify all the current mobile users in India.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.