The Indian Railways has doubled the number of tickets that can be booked per user ID through the IRCTC app and website. With this, users whose accounts aren't linked to their Aadhar, can book up to 12 tickets a month, compared to the earlier six tickets a month. Meanwhile, users whose accounts are linked to their Aadhar can book 24 tickets a month, compared to the earlier 12 a month.
Jharkhand has tested Aadhar based facial authentication for over 12,000 people at Covid-19 vaccination centres across the state. The contactless facial scan is being tested by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and all vaccinators have received training for using the feature. "This feature can be used to overcome the challenges caused by fading thumbprints and iris scans," said KK Soan, Jharkhand Health Secretary.
Courtesy: The Indian Express
The Supreme Court has sought a response from the Centre and State governments over the cancellation of three crore ration cards not linked to Aadhar cards. Terming the termination "too serious a matter", the CJI SA Bobde-headed bench examined the matter after senior advocate Colin Gonsalves underlined the broader issue of starvation deaths provoked by card cancellation. Emphasizing the urgency to not appraise the issue as adversarial, SC… read-more