Govt unveils Aadhaar-enabled service delivery system

The Union Government unveiled a new Aadhaar-enabled service delivery system that will provide a reliable mechanism of direct cash transfer to beneficiaries in a transparent manner.

Objective:

  • To eliminate fraud, black-marketing, pilferage in schemes and bribery in the delivery of government services.

What is Aadhaar?

  • A 12-digit unique number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
  • Provided to all citizens of India.
  • The number will be stored in a centralized database and linked to the basic demographics and biometric information – photograph, ten fingerprints and iris – of each individual.
  • Easily verifiable in an online way.

What is the aim of Aadhaar?

  • To eliminate the large number of duplicate and fake identities in government and private databases.
  • The random number generated will be devoid of any classification based on caste, creed, religion and geography.
  • Several benefits of social sector schemes Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act’s (MNREGA) wages and pensions and scholarships like will be provided directly to its respective beneficiaries through this number.

Persons in News: Yash Chopra

Renowned filmmaker Yash Chopra(80) passed away.

Yash Chopra

  • Born: 27 September 1image932 Lahore, British India
  • Directorial debut with Dhool Ka Phool in 1959
  • Famous Films: Waqt, Ittefaq, Daag, Diwar, Silsila, Kabhie Kabhie, Darr, Dharmaputra, Kala Pathhar, Lamhe  
  • Awards and honors: As a producer he received National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for Dil to Pagal Hai and Veer Zara in the year 1998 and 2005 respectively.
  • Last film: Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Won numerous Filmfare Best Director Awards
  • Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2001
  • Honorary Doctorate in Art by the Leeds Metropolitan University in Yorkshire
  • Lifetime Achievement Award at the 4th Pune International Film Festival 2006
  • Padma Bhushan in 2005
  • France’s highest civilian honour, Legion of Honour
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