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How to lock and unlock your biometric details in Aadhaar
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How to lock and unlock your biometric details in Aadhaar

Aadhaar details can uniquely identify a resident of India and care must be taken to prevent any misuse. One way to secure Aadhaar details is by locking the biometric details of an Aadhaar

New awareness campaign on Aadhaar to focus on its day-to-day use in availing welfare schemes: UIDAI
India

New awareness campaign on Aadhaar to focus on its day-to-day use in availing welfare schemes: UIDAI

More than 130 crore Aadhaar numbers have been generated so far, but UIDAI feels there is still a great need to communicate to the residents the benefits of Aadhaar, updating their details in Aadhaar and the role it can play in their day-to-day life

UIDAI enrols more than 79 lakh kids in Bal Aadhaar initiative during April-July
India

UIDAI enrols more than 79 lakh kids in Bal Aadhaar initiative during April-July

It is a renewed effort to reach out to more children in the 0-5 age group under the initiative and help parents and children avail multiple benefits. On attaining the age of 5, the child is required to furnish biometrics at an Aadhaar Seva Kendra to complete mandatory biometric update

99.9% adults in India have Aadhaar number and ‘use it at least once a month’, says UIDAI
India

99.9% adults in India have Aadhaar number and ‘use it at least once a month’, says UIDAI

The overall Aadhaar coverage stands at 92.7 per cent, with nearly 100 per cent coverage amongst adults, 92.5 per cent coverage among children between 5-18 years of age, and 25 per cent amongst children below five years, according to a booklet released by the agency

'Bug bounty programme': UIDAI calls for 20 top ethical hackers to understand vulnerabilities in Aadhaar data security
India

'Bug bounty programme': UIDAI calls for 20 top ethical hackers to understand vulnerabilities in Aadhaar data security

According to an order by the UIDAI, 20 individual hackers or groups would be given a chance to study the UIDAI’s Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR) that stores the Aadhaar data of 1.32 billion Indians

UIDAI, which manages Aadhaar data, to go local for IT needs to avoid malware or embedded code
India

UIDAI, which manages Aadhaar data, to go local for IT needs to avoid malware or embedded code

UIDAI has decided to establish a Proof of Concept environment at UIDAI office, located at Bengaluru, to facilitate Indian OEMs to demonstrate their products and capabilities

Issue Aadhaar cards to sex workers based on proforma certificate, says SC tells UIDAI
India

Issue Aadhaar cards to sex workers based on proforma certificate, says SC tells UIDAI

UIDAI had earlier suggested that the Aadhaar card could be issued to sex workers without insisting on proof of identity, subject to their producing a certificate issued by a gazetted Officer of NACO or a gazetted officer of health department

Core biometric information shall not be shared with anyone, UIDAI tells Delhi High Court
India

Core biometric information shall not be shared with anyone, UIDAI tells Delhi High Court

UIDAI said that it does not collect biometric information based on technology, stands, or procedure suitable for forensic purposes

Pak terrorists misuse Aadhaar cards; J&K Police to request UIDAI to strengthen safety features
India

Pak terrorists misuse Aadhaar cards; J&K Police to request UIDAI to strengthen safety features

The misuse of the biometric ID came to light following the recent killing of two Pakistani terrorists in Bishembhar Nagar in Srinagar

Assam NRC: Supreme Court issues notice on PIL seeking Aadhaar Cards to persons included in final supplementary list
India

Assam NRC: Supreme Court issues notice on PIL seeking Aadhaar Cards to persons included in final supplementary list

The plea, filed by TMC leader Sushmita Dev, states that nearly 27 lakh people, whose names were admitted into the NRC by way of the final supplementary list dated August 31, 2019, are not being provided their Aadhaar numbers

CAG pulls up UIDAI over privacy gaps, duplication of cards: What are the complaints against Aadhaar?
India

CAG pulls up UIDAI over privacy gaps, duplication of cards: What are the complaints against Aadhaar?

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has criticised the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for discrepancies in data management of Aadhaar

Aadhar-Voter ID linking a 'win-win' for both EC and voters, says UIDAI ex-chief Ajay Bhushan Pandey
India

Aadhar-Voter ID linking a 'win-win' for both EC and voters, says UIDAI ex-chief Ajay Bhushan Pandey

Pandey told News18, that the move will provide transparency and convenience in the election process, with the verification of a voter at polling station becoming 'easier and foolproof'

Centre notifies rules to enable UIDAI to act against Aadhaar violations, impose fines up to Rs 1 crore
India

Centre notifies rules to enable UIDAI to act against Aadhaar violations, impose fines up to Rs 1 crore

The Aadhaar Act, in its present form, does not empower the UIDAI to take enforcement action against errant entities in the Aadhaar ecosystem.

Avail e-Aadhaar in 10 minutes now; check steps to apply and download here
India

Avail e-Aadhaar in 10 minutes now; check steps to apply and download here

It can be accessed digitally at the official UIDAI websites - uidai.gov.in and eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in

Aadhaar authentication fee slashed to enable entities leverage its infrastructure, says UIDAI CEO
India

Aadhaar authentication fee slashed to enable entities leverage its infrastructure, says UIDAI CEO

UIDAI has slashed the price for authentication by customers to Rs 3 from Rs 20 to ensure different agencies, entities be able to use the power of digital infrastructure, to provide people with ease of living with dignity, said Saurabh Garg

Centre extends deadline to link PAN-Aadhaar by six months to March 2022
India

Centre extends deadline to link PAN-Aadhaar by six months to March 2022

The timeline has been extended owing to the hardships being faced by stakeholders due to the COVID-19 pandemic

UIDAI demands 28 cuts in Vineet Kumar Singh's Aadhaar; director says CBFC had cleared film in 2019
Entertainment

UIDAI demands 28 cuts in Vineet Kumar Singh's Aadhaar; director says CBFC had cleared film in 2019

Aadhaar was gearing up for a release earlier this year when it was abruptly 'pulled out' a week before its opening, said director Suman Ghosh.

How to update mobile number on Aadhaar card from your doorstep; check details here
India

How to update mobile number on Aadhaar card from your doorstep; check details here

The India Post Payments Bank is only offering a mobile update service, but will soon provide child enrolment service through its network too

Delhi HC seeks UIDAI, Centre's response on issuance of new Aadhaar number to existing card holders
India

Delhi HC seeks UIDAI, Centre's response on issuance of new Aadhaar number to existing card holders

Justice Rekha Palli issued the notice on a petition filed by businessman Rajan Arora who claims that his personal details, including Aadhaar number, have been compromised

Aadhaar card rule change: Get ATM-like Aadhaar card; visit uidai.gov.in to order new PVC card
India

Aadhaar card rule change: Get ATM-like Aadhaar card; visit uidai.gov.in to order new PVC card

The PVC Aadhaar card comes is in a pocket-friendly size, and is more durable and convenient to carry. Visit uidai.gov.in or resident.uidai.gov.in to order your new card today