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Aadhaar the most used ID for voting in Hydrabad

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More interesting is that Aadhaar is the most prolific ID shown for voter proof even more so then the voter ID card. With 650 million Aadhaar issued and millions of rupees being directly transferred to accounts per month. The Bombay High Court on April 16 directed the Maharashtra government to facilitate the bank account opening of…

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…

India’s Sexual Violence, State by State

Sexual violence affects as many as 27.5 million women in India, though only one per cent of the victims report the crime to police, says a report in the latest edition of British medical journal, The Lancet. According to the report, rape incidents in India are receiving extensive media coverage in the aftermath of the December 16,…

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…

UID/Aadhaar tour by Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN – YouTube

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Zakaria’s, India at a Crossroads, looks at several facets of a changing India. He looks at AAP, Aadhaar and a new tv show. Fareed Zakaria does a great job looking at Aadhaar. Looks at the sheer size and complexity of the project along with some of the issues that the project faces. If you enroll…

Aadhaar a struggle of identity — Part 1 Identity

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Over the coming weeks I am going provide some of my thoughts around identification (ID) and ID solutions. A critical understanding about ID systems can be neatly boxed into a single statement: Things you know; things you have; and things you are. But more on this later. Almost from the beginning, Aadhaar (in India) has struggled…

Most popular sports by country — Wyly Wade

Most of the countries one would expect, cricket India, ice hockey Canada, table tennis China. The odd duck is clearly Guyana which most would consider a typical South American country until one realizes that 43.5% of the population is East Indian in origin. These are descendants as indentured servants. From 1838 to 1917 over 238,000 indentured Indian…

Cool satellite photo of Cyclone Phalin as big as the bay of bengal..

High def photo of Cyclone Phalin pretty cool photo. Great response from the Indian government. Saved millions of lives

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La couverture universelle santé, une bonne idée mais son application est compliquée

Nice article in France about RSBY. The right to health for all and particularly in developing countries is certainly a noble idea, but how to apply it? The NGO Oxfam , CSU implies that everyone has the same financial protection and access to the same set of quality health services, whatever their employment status and ability to pay. But it can not be a…

NRHM to create awareness on RSBY for Assam

It is great to see the partnership between NRHM and RSBY growing. With limited resources and a need to do more with less it is important to work together. I hope that working together to build IEC capacity in Assam is the beginning of a better integrated health delivery system throughout India. An NRHM official…

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