Unique Identification Authority of India: News

29 Oct 2017

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Swamy raises questions about Aadhaar's security, talks about GST

In an interview with Mirror Now, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy voiced his concern regarding the Aadhaar infrastructure which, according to Swamy, might be susceptible to abuse by American intelligence agencies.

27 Oct 2017


Aadhaar mess-up: 800 families of Uttarakhand-village born on January 1

According to the Aadhaar cards of about 800 families living in Gaindi Khata, a village near Haridwar, all of them were born on January 1.

Linking Aadhaar to bank account is mandatory, RBI clarifies

Hours ago, media reports emerged that RBI had denied instructing banks to mandatorily link Aadhaar to accounts.

21 Oct 2017


UIDAI has no jurisdiction over banks: IBA protests directives

According to sources, the Indian Banks' Association (IBA) has written to the RBI, IT Ministry and finance ministry questioning whether the UIDAI has the power to issue directives to banks under the Aadhaar Act.

11 Oct 2017


Govt mulls ways to ease SIM-Aadhaar linking

The government is attempting to ease linking of mobile number with Aadhaar, particularly for senior citizens.

12 Sep 2017


Over 49,000 Aadhaar operators blocked since UIDAI's inception

The UIDAI has said that since its inception, it has blacklisted over 49,000 Aadhaar enrolment operators for fraudulent practices like overcharging.

SIMs not linked to Aadhaar will be deactivated after February'18

According to reports, the Centre is pushing the plan of linking Aadhaar with mobile SIM cards ahead. Those who fail to comply, their SIM cards will get deactivated after February 2018.

07 Sep 2017


UIDAI is inviting applications from young engineers for several vacancies

Young engineers looking for a job have an exciting opportunity: the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the statutory authority behind one of the world's largest biometric systems, is inviting applications for several vacancies.

06 Sep 2017


Govt extends deadline for banks to set up Aadhaar centres

The UIDAI has given banks one more month to open Aadhaar enrolment centres at their branches; the original order had come in July and the deadline was August 31.

28 Aug 2017

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Aadhaar-PAN linking: Follow these steps to get it done!

The last date for linking Aadhaar to PAN was earlier extended to August 31. Now sources say the I-T department isn't likely to grant more relief.

26 Aug 2017


Is the CIA spying on Indians' Aadhaar data?

WikiLeaks has published some new controversial reports. According to one of its latest exposé, the CIA has been using tools that compromise Aadhaar data.

24 Aug 2017


Infosys appoints Nandan Nilekani as Chairman of the Board

According to reports, Nandan Nilekani has been appointed as the non-executive, non-independent director and the Chairman of the Board of Director with immediate effect.

09 Aug 2017


Bengaluru girl confronts pervert taking pictures of her on Metro

21-year-old girl from Bengaluru confronted a pervert after he took pictures of her, and made inappropriate gestures at her in a metro train.

09 Aug 2017

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Aadhaar poses security challenges, admits Nandan Nilekani

Days after an IIT-graduate was accused of hacking into the Aadhaar database, former chairman of UIDAI, Nandan Nilekani, admitted that security was a big concern for Aadhaar.

09 Aug 2017


Internet Archive being blocked on some Indian ISPs

Many internet service providers are apparently blocking the resource site www.archive.org without any notice.

04 Aug 2017


Trial run complete, Bengaluru roads to have smart parking

With the intent of regularizing parking, BBMP will soon launch automated parking facility on central business district after its trial run was successfully completed.

03 Aug 2017


SC proposes three-tier approach to privacy: Intimate, private and public

The SC, during its hearing on whether privacy is a fundamental right, has formulated a three-tier approach to the question by classifying privacy into intimate, private and public.

02 Aug 2017


Aadhaar effect: India may soon have a data-protection law

Centre conveyed to the Supreme Court yesterday that it had set up a ten-member committee headed by former SC judge B N Srikrishna to formulate a data protection law to ensure protection of personal information.

19 Jul 2017


Now, carry your Aadhaar profile on your mobile phones

An app called mAadhaar has been launched by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) that enables one to carry the unique identification profile on one's mobile.

30 Jun 2017


Activist's Aadhaar card biometrically-authenticated; but he never applied for one

Aadhaar cards were introduced to provide unique identity to people and eliminate "duplicates" and "ghosts".

16 Jun 2017


Bengaluru: 5 held for issuing Aadhaar cards using fake documents

Yelahanka New Town police arrested five persons for issuing Aadhaar card to applicants using fake documents for Rs. 1000 to Rs. 5,000 a piece.

13 Jun 2017


GST update: Banks' registration in every state mandatory

Previously, banks had urged the NDA government to consider their proposal to have a centralized registration system under the GST regime, as multiple registrations could lead to procedural hiccups resulting in compliance problems.

Breaking myths about Aadhaar: What's true, what's not?

The Modi-government has gradually extended the scope of Aadhaar and made it mandatory for various social welfare schemes, to the criticism of many.

04 Apr 2017

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Aadhaar has the potential to become a huge money-spinner

With the government pushing Aadhaar at every instance, there is scope for it to become a profitable venture on its own.

21 Feb 2017

Andhra Pradesh

One killed, 9 injured as KSRTC bus catches fire

58-year-old Bhagyamma, a Peenya Dasarahalli resident, was killed and nine others injured when a KSRTC bus caught fire near Arishinakuntte on NH4. Cause of the mishap is not yet known.

30 Jan 2017

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India Post launches payment bank in Raipur and Ranchi

Enabling greater financial inclusion to rural areas, India Post Payment Bank (IPPB) was launched on pilot basis in Ranchi and Raipur today.

12 Sep 2016


Nandan Nilekani's impetus to a dozen startups

Nandan Nilekani, co-founder of Infosys, has invested $50 million in 11 start-ups in a little more than a year and has committed to investing $25 million more.

31 Aug 2016

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Ratan Tata, Nilekani, Vijay Kelkar to launch MicroFinance Institution

Avanti Finance, a technology-supported financial inclusion vehicle is in the process of being set up by Ratan Tata, Vijay Kelkar and Nandan Nilekani.

31 Aug 2016


Bihar worst performer on implementation of Aadhaar linkage

According to officials in the Prime Minister's Office, linkage of welfare schemes with Aadhaar was failing miserably in Bihar.