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Govt to pay 50% premium for auto & taxi drivers under RSBY

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Year in and year out RSBY is marching up the hill, or pyramid. Now that RSBY is being extend to people in the next quintile, it is time to move up to IT workers. The real question is when will the world accept that you have to have a balance between supply side and demand…

UIDAI — Aadhaar — DBT gets big push to go ahead

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday gave a vote of confidence to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which is generating Aadhaar numbers for India’s 1.2-billion strong population. He sought the speedy roll-out of the Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) scheme, a flagship programme of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. This effectively ends a turf war, which had raised questions…

Dutch: Income to Height

Randy Olsen looks at the correlation between income and height. This correlation has been discussed and debated for years. It has been widely accepted that poverty and the lack of proteins are well known to stunt growth as well as reduces IQ but this is one of the first looks that would show this continues…

Coming soon: RSBY for all in India

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It is great to see that the new Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is starting to be an advocate of RSBY. RSBY currently covers 37 million families within India with a fully portable, biometric linked health insurance smart card that covers up to a family of 5 with hospitalization coverage and so much more. The program…

Smartcards are good — Aadhaar is better

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While the smartcards are good replacing the card with Aadhaar is a better long term option. The replacement cost for the cards is significant and becomes a burden on the system that is not necessarily required. It also delays the government from focusing on the longer term systemic problem of inadequate infrastructure and the disenfranchisement…

Fact or Fiction: Theft of 800 million credit cards by Ukrainian Anonymous

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Self-styled Ukrainian hackers are bragging they dumped millions of stolen credit card numbers online – but the claims may simply be a political smear job amid tensions between Russia and the West. A group calling itself “Anonymous Ukraine” boasted this week that it is in possession of 800 million credit and debit card details. In a…

Aadhaar Facts – Nine Most Common Myths about Aadhaar

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Answers to common myths of Aadhaar. One key fact that I find interesting is thus far Aadhaar has only spent $640 million since 2009. At about $1.08 per Aadhaar  it is by far the lowest cost national ID of any system in the world. While being the lowest cost ID it is one of the…

1.25 Billion emails hacked; 360 Million accounts — No one heard

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A cybersecurity firm, Hold Security LLC, said on February 25 that it uncovered stolen credentials from some 360 million accounts that are available for sale on cyber black markets, though it is unsure where they came from or what they can be used to access. The discovery could represent more of a risk to consumers and companies…

An Anonymous Messenger — by Tor Foundation

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As WhatsApp is now overly exposed and other tools like SilentCircles are constantly under pressure to allow for some access to communications the Tor Foundation is launching a new messaging service that rely’s on the Tor network. The Tor Instant Message Bundle (TIMB) will rely on the strength of the Tor networks “hidden services” as…

Why Highly Successful People Crave Mistakes |Science of Failure

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  It always helps to add some context about the subconscious biases we have in our heads before exploring a topic, I think. I looked into some of the research on success and failure, and how we react to them to see what I could learn. These are three of the most interesting points I…

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