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Grameena Vikas Bank opens portable branches in Andhra Pradesh, uses handheld biometrics

Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank, a regional rural bank sponsored by the State Bank of India, has opened 105 of…

 

Biometric identification now mandatory for those needing revenue department services in New Delhi

Biometric identification will be mandatory from now on in New Delhi for those looking to register property or their marriage,…

 

Social welfare in India to go directly into recipient bank accounts, secured with biometrics

In an attempt to cut notoriously corrupt middlemen out of India’s social welfare system, the country has kick-started a new…

 

Israel’s biometric database pilot test to last two years

As soon as 2013 began, so too did Israel’s database test project to collect the biometric data of its citizens,…

 

Second phase of biometric collection in Uttar Pradesh takes form

Biometric data collection for Aadhaar UID numbers and the National Population Register has begun after a gap of nearly one…

 

UNHCR relies on biometrics for refugee assistance programs in South Sudan

In South Sudan, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is using digital fingerprinting to strengthen refugee protection, as…

 

Government of India eyes Aadhaar-based scholarship payments

The Department of Social Welfare is planning to launch a scholarship payment program using state-issued Aadhaar numbers in India, The…

 

Indian Fisheries Department begins distributing biometric ID cards to fishermen

The Fisheries Department of India has begun the distribution of Biometric Fingerprint Identity Cards (BFICs) to fishermen in the Paradip…

 

Dermatitis can cause fingerprint verification failures: study

Excessively dry hands can make adults four times more likely to fail fingerprint verification tests, according to a new study…

 

Baidu tests facial recognition search engine

Chinese search engine, Baidu is testing a new facial recognition search engine system, TNW reports. This new service works by…

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