As the debate over the reach of Aadhaar and the security of the world’s largest biometric database continue, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has made facial recognition mandatory for all services that require Aadhaar authentication including banking and mobile operators and government welfare schemes. The authentication will happen by taking on-the-spot pictures in addition to the photo submitted for KYC formalities. The feature is meant to complement the existing authentication procedures for iris…"Now you will have to get your face verified to link Aadhaar"
The Bombay high court had last week asked the ministry to consider issuing a direction to the media to stop using the word ‘Dalit’. The Press Council of India (PCI) will take a call on whether media can use the term ‘Dalit’, officials in the ministry of information and broadcasting said on Tuesday. The Bombay high court had last week asked the ministry to consider issuing a direction to the media to stop using the…"Press Council to take a call on whether media can use the word Dalit: Ministry"