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How to Lock Aadhaar Biometric Information Online

How to Lock Aadhaar Biometric Information Online

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When you get an Aadhaar card, you also give the government your biometric data as well which is your fingerprint and retinal scan data. This data can be used for Aadhaar verification, which means that (for example) when you submit an Aadhaar card as a proof of identity to get a SIM card, you can validate your identity with telecom company by simply swiping your fingerprint. By doing this, it can quickly authenticate the ID, speeding up things like KYC verification. However, there have been a couple of cases where people have claimed misuse of Aadhaar biometric authentication. People who haven't used their Aadhaar card for a while have received an email from UIDAI stating that their data has been accessed via biometric authentication. This is obviously quite alarming. All this can...
All About BHIM app – How to use and Where to download from

All About BHIM app – How to use and Where to download from

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched a mobile payment app– BHIM, while addressing the audience at the Digi-Dhan Mela in New Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium. The app is called Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) has been launched to facilitate e-transactions in the country. “Launch of the BHIM App is significant. In addition to his role in making of the Constitution, Dr Ambedkar was also a great economist. His thesis offers significant insights of various economic issues,” Modi said while launching the app. Developed by the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), BHIM is an initiative by the Modi government to enable fast, secure, reliable cashless payments through your mobile phone. With BHIM you can send and receive money, check your balance and even create a custom paym
PM Modi just banned Rs500 and Rs1000 notes to fight corruption and terrorism

PM Modi just banned Rs500 and Rs1000 notes to fight corruption and terrorism

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India has decided to end the use of Rs500 and Rs1,000 currency notes from Nov. 09. During a televised address late today (Nov. 08), prime minister Narendra Modi said that the drastic measure was taken to curb the flow of black money and prevent the counterfeiting of notes in Asia’s third-largest economy. The government will issue new Rs500 and Rs2,000 denomination notes. Account holders can deposit Rs500 and Rs1000 notes in banks and post offices over the next 50 days with proof of identification such as a PAN card or an Aadhaar card. ATMs in India won’t operate on Nov. 09 and Nov. 10 to facilitate the replacement process. Banks will also remain closed to the public on Nov. 09. This is, so far, the biggest move made by the Modi government to stop the circulation of illegal
62 countries that offer Visa On Arrival For Indians

62 countries that offer Visa On Arrival For Indians

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What’s the first thing you do when you plan a vacation? Book tickets? Nahh. Pack bags? Nopes! Ask family and friends for tips? Nopes. It is go to the Visa page and check out the Visa procedure. Be it for a simple 10-day vacation or a one-month long sojourn, the first thing that crosses an Indian’s mind as soon as he/she thinks of vacation is the Visa hassle. Crazy procedures, long wait and intense question-answer sessions – The Indian hates the Visa procedure. And there are some countries in the world which don’t even have a procedure for Indians and are clueless when it comes to issuing a visa to Indians, namely, Ukraine! So then, when news like this: that there are 62 countries in the world where Indians can travel without a visa, send us up dancing, we can’t be blamed! Yes, that’s righ
How To Apply Passport Application Online

How To Apply Passport Application Online

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As more and more Indians go online, our government services are following suit. A lot of things that used to be extremely difficult and inconvenient are now just a matter of a few clicks. To help our readers make the most of the new services that are now available, we will regularly update guides for using different government websites. The new sites make it easy for anyone to file an RTI, apply for a PAN card or download a copy of their Aadhaar card. Digital governance has made applying for things easier than ever, and nowhere is this more true than in applying for a passport. Just the thought of applying for a passport in India is enough to induce a headache. Many people still sweat over minor details such as how to fill the form and which documents are needed. Many people still hire
How to download Aadhar online

How to download Aadhar online

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Have you misplaced your Aadhaar card? Well, don't panic because you can easily download a fresh copy. All you need to know is your Aadhar number, but you can easily look that up online. The unique 12-digit government identification is not mandatory to have, but it serves as an identity proof on most forms that you'll fill, and some government agencies also require the Aadhaar these days. It is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India on behalf of the Indian government. One of the good thing about Aadhaar is that unlike some of the other identity cards, its digital copy, downloaded from the UIDAI website, is as valid as the original card. So even if you've misplaced your card & need a new one, or just wanted to get a digital copy of the card to submit with a form...
How to Apply for PAN Card Online

How to Apply for PAN Card Online

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Our government has never been more digitally savvy than it is today, and that means that there are many important government functions that can be carried out online. A month ago, the government even launched a website to let all of us track the attendance of central government employees, and to see if they were arriving to work on time. With so many government services going digital, we believe that it's important that our readers also know what can be done online, and how. To start with, we're taking you through the process of applying for a PAN card. In India, most important financial transactions require you to have a PAN card - it is used when opening a bank account, filing tax returns, or for financial transactions above Rs. 50,000. Having one of these cards is pretty much essenti...