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Around three crore people use Aadhar daily: UIAI

Hyderabad, July 11 (UNI) Aadhar is the world’s largest ID system and on an average around three crore people are using it daily, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIAI) Chairman Dr J Satyanarayana said on Wednesday.
Speaking at the three-day International Conference on Digital Identity, with a Special focus on Aadhaar, organised by Indian School of Business’s Digital Identity Research Initiative (DIRI), Mr Satyanarayana said on an average, around three crore people were using Aadhaar every day in the country, mainly for ration, pension, rural employment, and scholarships.
He also said that the impact of the Aadhaar was also very high. More than Rs 90,000 crores are estimated as reported savings or gains by analysing the departments of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Food & Public Distribution; Rural Development and others.
He emphasised that the governance system has constantly been changing with the growth of technology and we are moving towards a scenario of ‘invisible governance.’
Dr Satyanarayana also touched upon some of the areas of research requirement in the context of digital identity. “We will need further research in - creating more efficient bio-metric identification systems; security of Aadhaar eco-system; improvement in processes of enrolment, updating, and authentication; operation in areas with challenged networks and use of artificial intelligence and machine learning for fraud detection and prevention.”
Dr Satyanarayana said that Aadhaar has two Data Centers, each one at Bangaluru (Karnataka) and Manesar (Haryana). The expansion of Data Centres would be decided once after the dada occupancy capacity is reached to 50 per cent from 30 per cent at present. About 7000 severs were working under them.
Around 150 researchers on digital identity from India and abroad are actively participating in the conference.
DIRI is a targeted and multidisciplinary research initiative to explore key questions around digital identity systems with a focus on Aadhaar. It was launched on July 5, 2017, in collaboration with Omidyar Network.
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MP CM meets Union ministers to chart out development roadmap

07 Jul 2020 | 2:40 AM

Bhopal, July 6 (UNI) In the course of a two-day visit to the national capital, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had marathon meetings with central leaders and apprised them of endeavours undertaken to scotch COVID-19 on top priority, discussed issues such as wheat procurement, solar project execution, granting of Geographical Indication tag for basmati rice, wheat procured last year to be taken in central pool, issuance of five permits for oil and natural gas exploration plus release of additional urea, it was officially learnt.
Mr Chouhan has been having seamless dialogue with Premier Narendra Modi through videoconferencing. As a direct consequence, the plan process – in terms of allocation of funds and schemes for the state – is likely to witness acceleration.

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MP asks for more urea from Centre

07 Jul 2020 | 1:59 AM

Bhopal, July 6 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday requested Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister DV Sadananda Gowda for immediate additional allocation of 5.75 lakh metric tonnes urea, official sources said.
During the interaction in the national capital, the visiting politician averred, “The requirement break-up is 1.5 lakh MT for July and the remainder for August plus September.”

The central leader assured enhancement of carbamide quota and also consented to increasing rake points.

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Lack of infrastructure, testing facilities responsible for high mortality rate due to corona pandemic in MMR: Fadnavis

07 Jul 2020 | 1:40 AM

Thane, Jul 6 (UNI) Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly Devendra Fadnavis on Monday blamed the lack of coordination between various agencies, lack of infrastructure facilities and low rate of testing facilities for the high rate of mortality due to the corona pandemic in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

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MP CM urges Centre for permits

07 Jul 2020 | 1:17 AM

Bhopal, July 6 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was in a meeting on Monday with Steel, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at the latter’s New Delhi abode, it was officially learnt.
“The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited applied for exploration permits in my state and every formality in this regard has been completed by our Mineral Resources Department. I urge you to grant five licenses in this context,” the visiting stalwart averred.

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Assam registers 786 new nCoV cases, tally reaches 12,522

07 Jul 2020 | 1:16 AM

Guwahati, Jul 6 (UNI) With the detection of 786 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, out of which 598 were from Guwahati, the total tally in the state surged to 12,522, State Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma informed here.

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