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Tag: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Rahul Gandhi Doing Politics On Dead Bodies:Ravi Shankar

[New Delhi]Rahul Gandhi Doing Politics On Dead Bodies:Ravi Shankar,
He told reporters.”All I will tell Rahul Gandhi he should not do politics on dead bodies of Indians who lost their lives in very unfortunate circumstances,”
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also rejected the Congress’ claim that it had never used the services of Cambridge Analytica, and insisted that the opposition party and Gandhi did do it.
His response came after Gandhi suggested that the government had “invented” a story about the Congress’ alleged links with a controversial data firm to divert the media attention from these deaths as it was caught “lying” on the issue.
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Modi’s Another Master Stroke,Direct Subsidy To 100 cr Aadhaar Holders

[New Delhi,]Modi Govt’s another Master Stroke,Direct Subsidy To100 cr Aadhaar Card Holders
Aadhaar enrolments are set to cross the 100 crore mark in a couple of days, which will boost the governments plan to provide subsidies and benefits under various social sector schemes directly.
As per the website of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which is implementing the Aadhaar project, “99.91 crore is the total number of Aadhaars issued as on date.
Portal counts/reports are not updated due to maintenance activities. Portal will be updated shortly.”
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will hold a press conference on Monday to announce the 100 crore mark of Aadhaar enrolments.
The government has already passed the Aadhaar Bill, providing statutory backing to the scheme.
The government wants to complete the enrolment process under the unique identification project at the earliest to use Aadhaar as a tool to provide subsidies and benefits under various social sector schemes directly.
Under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme, benefits like scholarships+pension+ cooking gas subsidy are directly transferred to beneficiaries’ bank accounts.
The government intends to use Aadhaar as a tool to authenticate the identity of people to weed out ghost beneficiaries and plug leakages in spending on various social sector schemes.