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Indian: Airport implements biometric technology for paperless e-boarding

Published August 28, 2015 by godshope1971

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, India has implemented biometric border control technology to become the nation’s first airport to provide a completely paper-less e-boarding solution, according to a report by Trak.in.

The biometric installation follows GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd’s e-boarding project pilot program which occurred between April and June. ∞∞∞∞∞ CLICK HERE FOR MORE »»»»

India: Instituting national fingerprint database for criminal ID

Published August 27, 2015 by godshope1971

India’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has decided to set up a national fingerprint database of nearly 28 million criminals and individuals who have been arrested by collecting biometric data from all the states, according to a report by The Economic Times.

The database is intended to help in quickly identifying criminals as well as investigate crimes across India. ∞∞∞∞∞ CLICK HERE FOR MORE »»»»

India: India’s Supreme Court bars Aadhaar usage and expansion

Published August 27, 2015 by godshope1971

India’s Supreme Court has placed a cease order on the national Indian government concerning the use of Aadhaar data. Last week, the Court barred the country’s Election Commission from linking electoral data to the Aadhaar system until the greater question of privacy and the use of the biometric system itself is settled.

In July, BiometricUpdate.com reported that India’s government asked the court to reconsider all Supreme Court judgments over the past two decades that define privacy as a constitutional right. The government is seeking to eliminate the notion of privacy being conceived as a fundamental right bestowed by the country’s constitution, in order to extend the Aadhaar system to myriad government programs. ∞∞∞∞∞ CLICK HERE FOR MORE »»»»

India: Bars national biometric identity usage

Published August 27, 2015 by godshope1971

In a surprising twist, India’s Supreme Court placed a cease order on the national Indian government concerning the use of Aadhaar data. Last week, the Court barred the country’s Election Commission from linking electoral data to the Aadhaar system until the greater question of privacy and the use of the biometric system itself is settled. ∞∞∞∞∞ CLICK HERE FOR MORE »»»»

Indian: South Indian state orders temples to pray for rain

Published August 22, 2015 by godshope1971

Authorities in a south Indian state have ordered temples to perform special prayers for rain after a disappointing monsoon.

The Andhra Pradesh government said Indians had been performing rituals involving prayers and offerings to the gods “since time immemorial” and they had already proved effective in bringing rain. ∞∞∞∞∞ CLICK HERE FOR MORE »»»»

India: Sources India prepares to pay Iran $1.4 billion in oil dues

Published August 14, 2015 by godshope1971

NEW DELHI – Indian refiners have got the green light to prepare to pay Iran $1.4 billion in oil dues, two sources with knowledge of the issue said, in one of the first signs that last month’s nuclear deal is helping Tehran unlock frozen funds.

The landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six major world powers was struck on July 14 and sanctions could begin to be removed later this year if UN inspectors confirm Tehran is complying with its provisions. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»

Indian: Smartphone market grew by 44 per cent in Q2: IDC

Published August 13, 2015 by godshope1971

After a sluggish first quarter, smartphone shipment in India grew 44 per cent to 26.5 million units in the June quarter as vendors took to online retail to push sales, research firm IDC on Tuesday said.

Also, the market is expected to continue to grow in double-digits over the next few years as people switch to smartphones and gradually upgrade to 4G-enabled phones. “By 2017, we expect India to overtake USA to be the second largest smartphone market globally,” it said in a statement. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»

India: Seeking ‘balanced outcome’ in WTO Nairobi meet

Published August 13, 2015 by godshope1971

India is seeking a “balanced outcome” at the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) tenth ministerial meeting even as it is striving to get a permanent solution to the public stockholding issue for food security purposes.

The ministerial meeting, which is the highest decision making body of the WTO, will be held in Nairobi, Kenya. This is for the first time that a WTO meeting of all trade ministers is taking place in an African nation. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞

India: Citing India, Obama unveils clean power plan

Published August 5, 2015 by godshope1971

President Barack Obama unveiled a plan to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants citing how global climate changes were affecting the world with more storms, droughts and floods and decimating crops from India to Africa.

“This is our moment to get this right and leave something better for our kids,” he said calling his Clean Power Plan “the single most important step America has ever taken in the fight against global climate change.” ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞