UID Number aka Aadhaar Project Initiated in India

UID India

I would say that the AADHAAR is like a knife, the more we use it, the more sharper (effective) it becomes!

The new logo of the unique identification number in India is named as, ‘AADHAAR’, which means foundation, or support. Thus, the government of India is performing exceedingly well in rendering its support to its people. This project was mainly designed for the poor people in the year 2006, but with many additions and enhancements, it is been set to establish the identification number to every resident of the country. This multipurpose identification number project is the best example to illustrate that India is racing very rapidly towards the goal of making into the category called as, ‘Developed Nation’, because, in many developed nations like, USA, UK, etc… the identification number plays a significant role in every residents life. The number in these countries is called as the Social Security Number and it is considered to be one of the major identification featuresof any resident in the country. Even getting a car loan is affected by the number and credit history, which is in turn associated with the number. Likewise, a similar number is set to establish in India in the next 4 to 5 years, which is remarkably a huge step in advancing the country to next level.

AADHAAR Biometrics

The biometrics system of the AADHAAR is considered to be one of the significant systems of the entire project, as the identification number is issued based on the biometrics and demographic details of the residents in India. The biometric solution comprises of two phases in which the first phase involve taking the biometrics details of the residents’ eyes (iris) and the second phase involves, registering the biometric details of thefingerprints of the residents. Thus, the biometric details are considered most significant and the details are then fed into the system to get stored in the database. Hence, in order to accomplish the biometric solution, anAutomated Biometric Identification Subsystem (ABIS) is been used, right from the enrollment server in order to avoid the duplication procedures. This system would also been used in the authentication server forverification. Thus, the de-duplication procedure is implemented throughout the biometric system. The biometric system bears a separate database storing all the biometric details, which could be referred then and there to ensure de-duplication procedures.

AADHAAR Usage

  • The UID number is been saved in a central database, which is in turn managed by the Unique Identification Authority of India. Hence, the possibilities of fraudulent activities could be reduced to a great level.
  • With AADHAAR, any citizen could access their account from anywhere in the country, because the number would be linked to each citizen’s account number in the respective banks. The AADHAAR would provide a greatest facility, regarding financial services across the country.
  • A person, who is assigned with the number by the respective states in the country, would in turn be associated with the rights for employment, food, education and other respective rights.
  • The AADHAAR works exceedingly well in terms of the government related benefits and features. With this number, the government benefits would reach the respective citizens without any further delays.

IRNSS in India by ISRO

IRNSS

The IRNSS is an autonomous regional satellite navigational system that is developed by the ISRO, which would be controlled directly by the Indian government.

The Indian regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) is a constellation comprising of seven other satellites with an objective of providing access to the Global Navigation Satellite System at the most hostile situations too. The project had been developed with an intention to enhance the quality of Indian security system, as it can track the accuracy of the position within a region of 2000 km. The ISRO had decided to launch in all the seven satellites by the year 2014 with a gap of 6 months between each launching activities, the first one of the satellites has yet to be launched in the year 2011 and it is being developed with a cost estimation of around $342 million. The significant features of the IRNSS have been portrayed as follows:

  • On the completion status, the IRNSS would be covering all weather conditions over the Indian landmass, round the clock and further up to extended distance coverage of about 1500 km.
  • If compared with the existing constellations, the IRNSS would be superior in the sense of its independent functioning features and thus it would be under the direct control of Indian central government.
  • The IRNSS on its accomplishment would enter into the competitive ground with the two space navigation system in the world, i.e. the U.S. Global Positioning System and the Russian Global Navigation Satellite System, which would be another successful milestone in the Indian space history.
  • The system can operate independently without any necessary influences from other satellite systems, besides transmitting continuous navigation signals, which are powered with powerful electronic equipment and atomic clocks.
  • It could be of much help in acting as the best surveillance system, tracking in the border activities that are happening through the mountains, terrains, and deep under the sea… Thus, it can be equivalent in its functions to the security personnel, especially in tracing down the infiltration activities across the boundaries.
  • Further, the ground center of the IRNSS consists of Master Control Center to estimate the satellites’ orbits, their quality, in addition to following up the health of the satellites.

The IRNSS signals are said to consists of precision strength and special positioning service attributes and both the signals are said to be on the ‘L’ and ‘S’ bands. Further the navigational signals are said to be transmitted in the ‘S’ band frequency, which are then broadcasted through the array type antenna to achieve the maximum strength and signal coverage. The ground functionality of the IRNSS comprises of the user segments with dual frequency receiver, which helps in receiving the signals from the other constellations of the system and will be having a minimum of G/T of -25 dB/k which would be similar to that of the GPS.

Radio Taxi (Cabs) boon for residents of Delhi, Mumbai, Pune

Radio Taxi/ Cab

Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Noida, Gurgaon, Hyderabad

With so much population in India, it is getting increasingly difficult to meet the ever rising commuting needs. People have various traveling woes due to non availability of auto rickshaws or taxis. In this scenario radio taxis have come as a blessing in disguise.

Radio taxis are meant to give passengers the luxurious drive with reducing the waiting period. They are your saviors for your long journeys and when you are getting late. There are many means of transportation, bus, auto, etc but when you have to reach somewhere urgently you can rely on radio taxis.

Radio Taxis have an aim to serve the customers in the most comfortable way.

  • It is a service which is provided when needed in a very swift manner. These taxis are very reliable.
  • They have air conditioner which keeps you safe from the uncomfortable heat during the journey. If it is the season of scorching heat then air conditioner serves the best by giving you comfortable journey. When it is winter-time, you get to have the cozy atmosphere in the radio taxi thanks to the heater installed.
  • These taxis can be ordered from the luxury of your home or office. They are just a phone call away
  • These taxis entertain you because they have a radio installed in it.

These radio taxis are used in manifold forms. There are many corporations that use them for their multipurpose travels. These radio taxis are also used for call centers to drop and pick up their employees.

Now-a-days, the radio taxi services are getting very popular for their efficient qualities. These cabs serve you in an ultimate manner. The ultimate goal of radio taxis is to satisfy the passengers so that they opt for their services again. The services of radio taxis are available 24X7. It is this benefit that makes it the supreme compared to the regular taxi providers. Now none of us have to be bound by the timings of the regular taxi service. Radio taxis can be called anytime and they are available at your service.

Customer service of Radio Taxis

  • The service provided by the radio taxis is very quick and comfortable.
  • The drivers driving radio taxis are trained and are very ethical. A panel of professionals gives them training to deal with the customer in a polite manner. They are taught how to behave properly and are even told regarding the driving style.
  • These radio taxis have fare meters installed in them. Hence the driver cannot dupe or over charge the passenger.
  • These radio taxis have made the lives of people easier. You have to just dial their contact number and you are registered in their records. Your request is processed. According to the availability of service you are promised with the time.
  • These radio taxi service providers are very punctual and reach your destination as promised. The basic founding principle they follow is adhering by their words.

Radio taxis have changed the commuting scenario in India. Before the introduction of these radio taxis in India, there were scanty hopes of attending the meetings on time. Radio taxis have revolutionized traveling and made lives easier. Radio taxis are really a boon to India. All the metro cities are availing the service of radio taxis.

E-Rickshaw – Will they replace the current rickshaws in India?

E-Rickshaw in India

Commonwealth Games, there are many things that the Delhi government has planned, and they are being implemented, too. One such ambitious scheme is the introduction of E-rickshaws, or battery-operated rickshaws. The men riding these will not be called rickshaw-wallas but drivers. They will be specially trained not only to speak English but also to take tourists around the city’s popular tourist destinations.

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) plans to launch 4,000 such rickshaws before the game, which will have a seating capacity for three. The lowest fare will be Rs 10 or Rs 15 — varying with the distance. The Government has tied up with some private firms that will take care of the maintenance and operation of these rickshaws.

The highlight of these rickshaws is that they are GPS-(global positioning system) enabled for easy monitoring. These E-ricks, hopefully, will be faster and easier to drive as compared to the existing rickshaws, apart from being environmental friendly.

India gets a brand new Rupee Symbol

Rupee Symbol


The word “Rupee” that has been defining the currency of India for years is now on a verge of a makeover. The Indian Cabinet has approved a symbol that resembles a Hindi word ‘RA’ blended with a roman character ‘R’ as the new identity to the Indian currency. With this symbol, we move in line with the International currencies like Dollar ($), Euro (€), Pound (£) and Japanese Yen (¥) for which their symbol has become their identity. Will the new Rupee symbol, designed by Bombay IIT post-graduate D Udaya Kumar, appeal to the markets and become the face of India Rupee going forward is the question to be asked?

If this is just a re-branding strategy for the country then the re-branding has to reflect what the underlying brand is a growing economy, a confident economy or developed one. India with this currency will have to show their promise of superiority, performance and excellence. If the country is trying to follow the economies having their unique symbols it will also have to build the brand name they have created for their country.

It might be considered that on one side this symbol will give a distinctive and unique identity to the currency from the Rupee or the Rupiah of the countries like Sri Lanka and Pakistan and on other hand it will show the strong bonding of the country towards the language as well as its amalgamation with roman English. It shows a global combination of modernity and tradition. This will provide the country with a global face and highlight its strengths. If the symbol needs to be explained, it could be read as ‘Ra’ to be the currency and the two lines in the symbol shows a balance of economy within the country and with other countries

This makeover will help India join the group of countries and make it the 5th country which has a unique and distinctive currency symbol which will denote the robustness of the Indian economy. The IIT graduate considers the currency to be containing the integrity of the country as it explains it to have based on the Tricolour with two lines at the top and white space in between representing the Indian flag with the Ashoka Chakra.

Though the symbol will not be used on the currency notes or coins for some time it will form a part in the ‘Unicode Standard’ and major scripts of the world .This will make sure that it gets its recognition worldwide. This leads to another thought-does the cultural or traditional display in the currency sufficient when we are talking about launching it to the world. The symbol needs to be a strong display of currency stability and should carry a business point too as getting it on the international face might become a complicated task. As was the case with Euro which shows a combination of the Greek epsilon, as a sign of the weight of European civilization, an E for Europe, and the parallel lines crossing through stand for the stability of the euro. Rupee will also have to show a clear definition if it wishes to become a part and parcel of India’s testimony by the world.

The jury has given its verdict: the rupee will retain its Indian character with an international flavour. The five-member panel has chosen IIT post-graduate D Udaya Kumar’s design from among five shortlisted symbols and recommended it for Cabinet approval.

Kumar’s symbol is an amalgam of the Devanagari ‘Ra’ and the Roman capital ‘R’ without the stem, very much in line with what Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had envisioned.The chosen symbol has the Finance Minister’s approval, said a Ministry official.

The above five designs had been shortlisted by the government from around 25,000 applications following an all-India contest. The cabinet will announce its final decision today. Currently we represent Indian Rupee as “Rs.” or with its ISO Code “INR”.

After the final decision, we hope, the keyboard manufacturers, Mobile Manufacturers and Software developers will implement the “New Rupee” symbol as soon as possible.

The winner will get an amount of Rs 2,50,000

Rupee Font

After it’s chic new makeover, the Indian Rupee is all set to join the likes of the Big Boys League – international currencies like the Dollar ($), the Euro (€), the Pound (£) and the Japanese Yen (¥), for which their symbol ascertains their identity. This makeover will make India the 5th country with its very own symbol, intended to denote the robustness of the Indian economy. Approved by the Indian Cabinet, the new symbol is an amalgamation of the Devnagri alphabet ‘RA’ with the Roman character ‘R’. Designed by Bombay IIT post-graduate D Udaya Kumar, the new Rupee symbol has to prove its appeal to the markets and become the face of the advancing Indian Rupee.

If this is just a rebranding strategy for the country then the rebranding has to reflect and be in sync with the underlying brand – a growing, confident economy. India with this currency will have to show promise of its superiority, performance and excellence. Just blindly aping foreign economies in having their own unique symbols is not enough. India will also have to push through harder to build the brand name they have striven to create for their country.

Some obvious positives that emerge as an immediate effect of this symbolizing is the unique and distinctive identity of the Indian Rupee that will emerge from that of its sister currencies from countries like Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The symbol also has a cultural connection, displaying the strong bond of the country towards the Devnagiri script (which is prevalent in a large number of Indian regional languages) as well as its Western counterpart, the Roman English alphabet. It represents a global combination of modernity and tradition. Of East meets West cultural reminiscence. The new Rupee will stand strong to have a global face. If the symbol needs to be explained, it could simply be read as ‘Ra’ being the currency and the two lines in the symbol showing a balance of the economy both intrinsically (within the country) and extrinsically (with other countries).

Its designer, the IITian, Mr. D Udaya Kumar, considers the currency to be containing the integrity of the country as it explains it to have been based on the Tricolour with two lines at the top and white space in between representing the Indian flag with the Ashoka Chakra.

Though it will be a while before the symbol will be used on the currency notes or coins, it will participate in the ‘Unicode Standard’ and major scripts of the world with much immediacy. This will ensure its worldwide recognition. But besides being purely representative of its cultural or traditional dominion, the symbol has to prove itself on the financial stability front and being business savvy as getting it on the international frontier might become a tedious task. As is the case with the Euro, which is a combination of the Greek epsilon, as a sign of the weight of the European civilization, an E for Europe, and the parallel lines crossing through stand for the stability of the Euro. Rupee will also have to resurface with a clear definition if it wishes to become a part and parcel of India’s testimony to the world.