The SC posed whether the government was not entitled to seek proof of identity from citizen if their entitlement to certain benefits were dependent upon their identities.
The UIDAI cautioned the public against going for plastic or laminated Aadhaar smart cards saying their unauthorised printing could render the QR code dysfunctional.
There has not been a single case of data breach from UIDAI database, the govt said, claiming that a recent report about Aadhaar data being sold was "completely false".
ICICI Bank said it is acquiring a minority stake in Tapits Technologies, an early stage startup that helps merchants accept digital payments through Aadhaar biometrics.
The Employees Provident Fund Organisation said it will be able to eliminate multiple account numbers of an individual once the process of seeding Aadhaar is complete.
Chidambaram said Aadhaar data was meaningless because millions of citizens have already shared their unique ID number with service providers.
The Cong accused the central govt of "muzzling dissent" and adopting an "ostrich-like approach" by "prosecuting" the journalist who exposed the alleged Aadhaar breach.
Key equity indices ended up 0.2%. Nifty gained 0.2% while Bank Nifty rose 0.15% for the week ending January 5. A look at key events to watch out for:
The SC in 2018 is set to decide on several important issues that will have a bearing on the country's politics, economics, inter-state relations etc.
Facebook was asking new users in India to enter their names as mentioned in their Aadhaar Card when they sign up for an account.
Ultratech Cement leads race to take over Binani Cement
Offers around Rs 6,200 cr, 20% stake in co to unsecured financial creditors
Dalmia Bharat offers Rs 6,300 Cr
Dalmia seen to lose as UltraTech offering equity stake to creditors
Final decision on winner to be ratified by NCLT
Business Standard Reporst
4 companies put in bids for 9 operational national highways under ‘toll-operate-transfer’ model
Brookfield Asset mgmt, Macquarie, IRB Infra and Roadis- NIIF are cos in fray
NHAI hopes to generate more than Rs 6000 cr Under TOT model
auction will involve five highways running across Andhra Pradesh and four in Gujarat
total length of these highways is just under 700 km
Successful bidder to get toll collection rights for 30 years
Ministry of Commerce recommended Central Govt Anti dumping duty on Dimethylacetamide
Recommend duty for 5 Yrs on DMAC originating from China and Turkey
Co bags Rajasthan Project
Received a LOI to construct, own, operate and maintain Fatehgarh-Bhadla transmission project in Rajasthan
Received LOI from PFC Consulting Ltd, an arm of Power Finance Corporation
With this project, ATL will strengthen its existing presence in Rajasthan with 2 operational transmission projects and 4 under construction assets
On completion of this acquisition cumulative transmission network will reach 12000 ckt kms, out of which ~9000 ckt kms under operation
Transformation capacity of ATL will also increase to 19,300 MVA from 35 substations
To be out of F&O if it does not declare quarterly results by March 1
All existing F&O contracts will expire on March 28
No fresh contracts will be available if the firm fails to submit results for quarters ended September and December 2017 by March 1