Aadhaar: How To Secure Your Personal Biometric Data

October 14, 2017

The Aadhaar Biometric locking system, provided by the UIDAI, enables users to lock and temporarily unlock their biometrics. The UIDAI or Unique Identification Authority of India, which issues the 12-digit identity Aadhaar number based on biometrics-based data, has come out with a set of instructions on microblogging site Twitter on how you can lock this information. Biometrics such as fingerprint and iris data is used by Aadhaar for authentication. Sharing…

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Aadhaar Saved The Government About 58,000 Crores, Says Nandan Nilekani

October 14, 2017

Nilekani said that the question of how data use can address inequality has not been discussed enough. Nandan Nilekani, the architect of the Aadhaar card scheme, said that the government has saved about $9 billion (Rs. 58,204 crore) by eliminating fraud in government beneficiary lists. Participating in a World Bank panel, the 62-year-old non-executive chairman of Infosys said that the Aadhaar program has enrolled more than a billion people till…

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Not Every 12-Digit Number Is Aadhaar, Says UIDAI. How To Check If Your Aadhaar Is Valid

October 13, 2017

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the issuer of Aadhaar card and Aadhaar number, has provided several tools on its portal. Aadhaar or Unique Identity Number (UID) is a 12-digit number based on biometrics-related information. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the issuer of Aadhaar card and Aadhaar number, has provided several tools on its portal – uidai.gov.in. One of these Aadhaar tools enables Aadhaar holders to check…

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Real estate under GST will be discussed in November 9 meet, says Jaitley

October 13, 2017

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said there was a strong case to bring real estate under the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as it was the sector that witnessed the maximum amount of tax evasion. The matter would be discussed at the next meeting of the GST on November 9 in Guwahati, Mr. Jaitley said while delivering the ‘Annual Mahindra Lecture’ on India’s tax reforms,…

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These Steps Will Help You Correct PAN Card Details

October 13, 2017

The process of correcting or seeking a new PAN card requires an applicant to fill an online form. The Permanent Account Number (PAN), which is a unique 10-character alpha-numeric number, is mandatory to be quoted for filing of income tax returns (ITRs). All your financial transactions can only be processed if you have a PAN. All bank accounts and the Aadhaar identity card of an individual must be linked with…

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SBI ATM Withdrawal Limit, Charges And Other Details

October 13, 2017

SBI account holders can transact free of cost at the ATMs of State Bank group. Customers are allowed withdrawals of up to Rs. 2 lakh per day and online purchases of up to Rs. 5 lakh through SBI ATM cards. SBI or State Bank of India provides the widest network of ATMs in the country (more than 43,000 ATMs across India) to customers. SBI account holders can transact free of…

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UIDAI Adds New Security Feature To mAadhaar

October 12, 2017

The app – in its beta version – displays demographic data that is available on the Aadhaar card including name, date of birth, gender, address and photograph. New Delhi: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) today said it has added a new security feature of ‘time-based OTP’ to its mobile app mAadhaar. The mAadhaar app allows a person to have his Aadhaar on the registered mobile, without the need…

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SBI Extends Deadline To Get New Cheque Books Of Merged Banks

October 12, 2017

The decision to extend the last date has been taken by Reserve Bank of India, says SBI. Have you missed the September 30 deadline to get a new cheque book for State Bank of India’s (SBI) erstwhile associate banks? Don’t worry, you may now apply for a new one till the year ends as the deadline has been extended. The country’s largest lender in a tweet said: “The validity of…

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Motorola Diwali 2017 discounts on Moto Z2 Play, Moto M, Moto G5 and Moto E4

October 11, 2017

Motorola has announced limited period offers on four of its smartphones for Diwali 2017. The discount will be valid on four smartphones – Moto Z2 Play, Moto M, Moto G5 and Moto E4. Motorola has announced limited period offers on four of its smartphones in India. The announcement was made on Twitter. The offers start from October 14 and will be valid till October 21. Users should remember that these…

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Govt plans to ease Aadhaar-mobile linking

October 11, 2017

NEW DELHI: There is relief on the way for mobile phone users, particularly senior citizens, facing difficulties in complying with the Supreme Court’s order linking Aadhaar with mobiles as proxy authorisation may soon be permitted for the purpose. The options being considered by the government in consultation with telecom companies include use of online OTP (one time password) for mobile numbers registered with the Unique Identification Authority of India, alternatives…

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Amid firecracker ban, traders look to sell via online portals

October 11, 2017

Several retailing websites like e-Bay and portals of established fireworks companies were seen advertising their products. Even as the Supreme Court ordered a complete ban on sale of fireworks this Diwali on the ground, it may have forgotten to net the virtual shopping world to this end. Several retailing websites like e-Bay and portals of established fireworks companies like cockbrand.in, buyonlinecrackers.com, crackersindia.com and ayyanonline were seen advertising their “high-quality phuljhadis,…

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