Here’s How You Can Link Your Phone Number To Your Aadhaar Card

Aadhaar is something which has become an essential document, whether it’s to establish identity or avail the government’s security schemes or for financial matters or keeping your bank account active. According to a circular which was issued by the Department of Telecom (DoT) in March, Aadhaar based e-KYC was made mandatory for new mobile phone connections. The circular directed the Telecom companies to re-verify the existing user base pre-paid and post paid using the subscriber’s unique Aadhaar identity number and biometric details. The telecom companies have been given appropriate time to get this thing done. Some of us also have received a message asking to link our mobile number to our Aadhaar Cards. So it is necessary to link your existing valid mobile number to Aadhaar to keep using the services and avoid any issues in the future.

So, if you are linking your mobile number to Aadhaar for the first time, this needs to be done offline. Most online transactions are OTP (one-time-password) authenticated that is the OTP is sent to the registered mobile number. Obviously, online authentication is not possible as you are linking your number for the first time.

To do this offline you need to follow these steps:

– Visit your nearest Aadhaar centre to get the Aadhar Update or Correction Form or download it from the UIDAI website.

– Fill out the form correctly, submit it at the centre and mention on the form that only mobile number is to be updated.

– When submitting the update form along with photocopy of your Aadhaar card, provide photocopy of an Identity proof document such as PAN Card, Passport, Voter ID card.

– During the submission your biometrics will be verified at the enrolment centre. Your thumb impression will be verified. While applying for Aadhaar your biometrics will be recorded and to authenticate the changes they are verified.

– After verifying the biometrics you will be given an acknowledgement slip. It will take up to 2-5 working days for the updation to happen but as per the UIDAI helpline the turnaround time for the updation is 10 days.

– Updating of your mobile number can be done online but make sure that your existing number is linked to your Aadhaar, is active and handy before you go for the online update. This is because the OTP to authenticate the updation would be sent to your existing number. You will be able link your new mobile number with Aadhaar only after submitting the OTP sent on your old number.

– On the UIDAI website there’s an option under the Aadhaar Update tab that will redirect the user to the Aadhar Self Service portal.

– Enter the Aadhar number and Captcha text and request for OTP. The OTP will be sent to your existing mobile number and after submitting it you’ll be redirected to a new page, where you can update the details.

– Under Select field(s) to update, select Mobile Number. Now enter your new mobile number that you want to record in the database and submit.

After WannCry there is new Variant named Petya Ransomware Emerged Spreading fast

Following the recent WannaCry ransomware attack, a new variant leveraging Petya ransomware emerged globally on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 starting in the Ukraine and spreading to millions of potentially affected people around the world. Machines which are up-to-date with Microsoft updates and security patches has a low probability of exposure. Unfortunately, this attack includes the ability to leverage one vulnerable machine on a network and propagate to other machines that were actually current. This has been reported second major ransomware attack in two months.

The malicious software will reach to machine through attachment or from melicious websites. The ransomware infects computers and then waits for about an hour before rebooting the machine. Thereafter it will started encrypting files on the computer. The ransomware takes over machine and will demands $300 as ransom. This ransom is paid in Bitcoins. This is not clear yet who is behind it, but thinkers assume someone who wanted the malware to look like ransomware. It is also guessed that the motive of this attack is destructive against Ukrainian Government. Security researcher Nicholas Weaver told cybersecurity blog Krebs on Security that ‘Petya’ was a “deliberate, malicious, destructive attack or perhaps a test disguised as ransomware”. Pseudonymous security researcher Grugq noted that the real Petya “was a criminal enterprise for making money,” but that the new version “is definitely not designed to make money.

This is designed to spread fast and cause damage, with a plausibly deniable cover of ‘ransomware’. The payment mechanism in the malware was inept to the point of uselessness because it has a single hard coded payment address, meaning the money can be traced. The requirement to email proof of payment to a webmail provider, meaning that the email address can be – and was – disabled; and the requirement to send an infected machine’s 60-character, case sensitive “personal identification key” from a computer which can’t even copy-and-paste, all combine to mean that “this payment pipeline was possibly the worst of all options (sort of ‘send a personal cheque to: Petya Payments, PO Box … ’)”

Steps once infected
Almost after one hour of infection Petya will reboot the computer. If you observe that you computer is infected, turn it off completely; Disconnect from Internet. Don’t think of paying ransome because the contact details provided may or may not be correct. Format your hard disk and reinstall operating system. Restore your files from backup.

Make sure you have genuine windows and all updates installed including all Microsoft security patches. Ensure good anti virus or Malware protection software is installed. Keep a good backup of important data. Don’t open attachment from unknown source. Understand well that nothing on internet is free now-a-days; everything comes packaged with something. Stay protected !!!!

All information above is based on web search and online authentic technical channels. Verify your self before acting in any way.

Four Lane Road To Come Up Near Leisure Valley – GMADA

Four Lane road is coming up near the leisure valley to promote the upcoming night food street at Phase VIII, Mohali. Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has decided to construct this road to ease the traffic jam.

The project will be managed by a Delhi based company which will construct the entire road which will also house a shopping complex. Currently, there is only one road which leads to the night food street. The people coming from the Phase 7 area gets stuck in the traffic jam at the main light points. The work for the construction has already begun.

According to sources the GMADA official has shared that a total of hundred trees would be axed to make way for the road which would make it easier to reach Phase 8 and people would no longer have to stop at the light points at phases 7 and 8/9. A four-lane road, it would connect Phase VIII with the road leading to Burail jail. Henceforth, people need not use Phase 7 or Phase 9 to enter the night food street. This way, the traffic problem would be eased to some extent. GMADA’s Subdivisional Officer (Civil) Naveen Kamboj shared that they have taken permission from the concerned department to cut the trees and construction of the road would begin in a few days. The road will be built at one corner of the Leisure Valley and it will directly connect Phase VIII with the other road near the YPS school. The night food street is being developed near the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) headquarters at Phase 8.

The construction of the new road or street would also reduce the time period of reaching Phase VIII where offices of the Punjab State Electricity Board, GMADA, Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority or PUDA and the panchayat department are also located.

‘Patiala Ki Rao’ Chandigarh To Have 300m Shooting Range Soon

The Chandigarh city’s only shooting arena which is known as Patiala ki Rao is going to have 300m shooting range soon. This would be the first 300m range in the region and second in North India.

The 300m range will not only provide platform to the budding shooters from the region but also will help in imparting critical training to police personnel which will further make them equipped to handle and use advanced weapons. It would also be a boost for BSF, ITBP, CRPF and Army personnel who can now train here rather than going to Gurugram – in the region.

The work has been going on and the wall is almost complete. The process of allocating the tender for further placement of waffles is underway. The coach at Patiala Ki Rao, Holinder Kumar a gold medallist shared that its great that the 300m range is getting ready soon. Professional players and police personnel would benefit a lot from it; now, they wouldn’t have to go to other places for training.

Once the waffles are in place, weapon simulators will be installed which would help in making practice easier and practice cost will also come down. Efforts will be made to further develop and equip this range with all the latest and modern facilities to make it one of the best shooting range in the region – if not in the country.

On January 28, 2013, the then Punjab governor and UT administrator Shivraj Patil had fired the inaugural shot to mark the inauguration of 300m shooting range at Patiala ki Rao Chandigarh. But, the scientists from Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL) of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) recommended the upgradation of the wall and waffles for better safety and as a result further construction was necessary. The Patiala Ki Rao Chandigarh is said to be ready by the end of this year.

Facebook Rolls Out GIF Button – Here’s What You Need To Know

The social media giant Facebook has released GIF Format where the reply are about to get more animated. To mark the 30th Anniversary of GIF Format Facebook will allow the users to enjoy new GIF comment button that it began testing three months ago. Facebook also announced that almost 13 billion GIFs were sent on Messenger over the past year, with 400 million GIFs sent just on New Year’s Day 2017.

The GIF button will let people search and post GIFs from different services, like Giphy and Tenor, directly in the comments box on desktop browsers, the GIF button also displays trending GIFs, just like in Facebook Messenger.

Facebook added GIF support two years ago, but until now users had to enter the URL of a GIF hosted somewhere else. The GIF button makes the process a lot easier, especially on mobile. It’s currently only available for comments, but Facebook may eventually also make it available for News Feed posts because user demand for GIFs shows no signs of abating.

Facebook reportedly had support for GIFs ready for years before it was finally added, but was hesitant to deploy it because of the visual impact it would have on the News Feed. Despite the company’s initial reluctance, however, users kept finding workarounds to post GIFs. The lack of GIF support also gave other services like Imgur an advantage. Now Facebook has started embracing News Feeds with “richer” (some would say busier) media and in addition to GIFs, that includes auto-play videos and colored statuses.

For fun and to mark the anniversary of when GIFs were first introduced by CompuServe in 1987, Facebook is also running a poll asking users how GIF is pronounced, a debate that continues to rage on even though the creator of GIF, Steve Wilhite, has already declared his allegiance to the soft G.

All Public Parking Lots Will be Managed by Women in Chandigarh

The city beautiful Chandigarh will soon become the first city in India, where parking lots will be managed by the women. Around 200 women would be hired and some will be provided by the Urban Poverty Alleviation and Livelihood Cell of the Municipal corporation for this purpose.

Under the Joint initiative of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation and Arya Toll Infra Limited, a smart parking system will be launched in the second week of June, 2017. The company will be allotted a parking contract. Nearly 25 public parking lots in the different sectors of the city and multi-level parking in Sector 17 will be managed by the women attendants from 7.00am to 9pm. After this men attendants would manage the parking lots. The company also shared that to ensure the safety of the women attendants CCTV cameras are already there in every parking lot. Also the entire staff of their’s would have an internal WhatsApp group and if any attendant faces any issue, she can immediately post it there.

Municipal Commissioner Baldeo Purushartha confirmed the development. The specific date of the launch is yet to be announced. There would be designated pink parking spots in parking areas reserved for women drivers. Arya Toll Infra, which is a Mumbai-based company, was allotted the parking contract for Rs 14.78 crore.

For the last one year, the parking lots have remained without contractors, causing losses to the civic body. The project coordinator shared that the women are able to handle all kinds of situations well and they are good managers. Chandigarh is the best city to start this pilot in the country because it is comparatively safer than other cities. Also, motorists would be able to book parking space in advance through a mobile app which would be launched a day before the new smart parking system starts. The details of all the parking lots and the space available would be available on the app. For example a resident has to go to Sector 17, he can just book his parking space in the nearest parking lot of the sector. Online payments can be made through e-wallets or other facilities provided in the app.

If no parking space is available in the nearest lot, the details of other parking lots would automatically come on the app. A senior officer of the municipal corporation said that before rolling out the new system, all the women attendants would be imparted training that would be held next week.

The parking lots will have designated slots for senior citizens and disabled drivers. There are plans to have a system where slips issued for parking would automatically be generated in the name of the vehicle owner.

Tubelight Hindi Movie Review, Cast and Story

Tubelight is a Indian period war drama movie directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Salman Khan and Kabir Khan under their home banners.

Tubelight Movie Cast – Salman Khan, Sohail Khan , Zhu Zhu, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Om Puri, Shah Rukh Khan

Tubelight Movie Story – Following an accident, a young man starts suffering from an unusual disorder he starts hearing things only after a delay. Can this tubelight succeed in his romance?

The movie is said to be remake of film Little Boy.

Indra, Adithi, Pandiarajan, Praveen Prem, Thribuvan, Vinoth, Ramani

SBI Will Deduct Money From Your Account – Here’s What You Need To Know

India’s largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI) will charge for withdrawal from bank branches and ATMs from June 1, 20017. The banks will also charge for the torn and damaged notes from branches. The government has also decided to exact 5% TDS for those who pay more than Rs 50,000 per month. The money will be deducted at the source. Other financial services will also get dearer.

The first four transactions will be free of cost after which the bank will charge Rs.50 service tax per transaction. From ATMs of other banks, SBI will charge Rs. 20 per transaction. From SBI ATMs, the bank will charge Rs. 10 per transaction. Even the online services will not be free. IMPS, UPI, and IUSSD transactions above Rs 1 lakh will be charged Rs 5. from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 lakh, Rs 15 will be charged. And from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh, Rs 25 will be charged apart from service tax. If one want to exchange bank notes, money would be charged after the transaction of Rs 5000.

SBI will also charge penalty on keeping low balance in the accounts. For metro cities the minimum balance is Rs.5,000 and Urban & Semi urban areas it will be Rs.3,000 to Rs.1,000.

World Blood Donor Day 2017 – Health Benefits of Blood Donation

Blood Donation is something which is considered good for the health and body. After the first 48 hours of blood donation the body of the donor starts replenishing the red blood cells which are lost. This replenishment process keeps the body staying healthy and productive at work. If not planning to donate blood this World Blood Donor Day then start planning as it will help you keep your body healthy. Apart from the fact that it is a noble deed, blood donation is largely recommended by doctors and medical experts for health reasons. If you are donating then you should know that it can be highly beneficial for your health. The theme for this year’s World Blood Donor Day is Give blood. Give now. Give often.

Health Benefits of Blood Donation

Blood Donation Stimulates the development of New Red Blood Cells – Within the first 48 hours of blood donation, the donor’s body starts replenishing the lost red blood cells. The replenishment process helps in staying healthy and productive at work.

Blood Donation helps in improvement in cardiovascular health – According to research, when there is a rise in the iron level in blood, it raises chances of heart diseases. People should donate blood from time to time and particularly men in order to reduce the iron level in the blood. This can lessen the probability of heart attacks by 88%. Regular blood donation lowers the risk of strokes and other severe cardiovascular events by 33%.

Blood Donation helps in Free blood Analysis – On donating blood, the donor receives a free mini health screening and blood tests. His blood pressure, hemoglobin and overall check up is done. Before any blood donation, the candidate is screened for hepatitis, syphilis, HIV and other diseases. In case, the test results turn out to be positive, it is informed immediately and complete confidentiality is maintained. A person found to be suffering from any one of diseases mentioned, he or she is deferred from donating blood on a permanent basis.

Blood Donation Burns Calories – Donating blood can burn approximately 650 calories for each pint that is like 450 ml of blood.

Blood Donation Reduces the probability of Cancer Risks – According to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, it is believed that iron increases the free-radical damage which paves way to risks of aging and cancer. People who donate blood from time to time are at lesser risks of cancers of lung, liver, colon, throat and stomach.

Donate Blood! Stay Healthy and Happy!

State Wise Data Enrolled For Goods and Service Tax

With just one month left for the roll out of the Goods and Services Tax the businesses in Gujarat, Karnataka and Chandigarh are the most prepared for the new indirect tax system. According to the sources, 92% of the taxpayers have enrolled for GST.

Around 5.50 lakh taxpayers in the Karnataka have enrolled for the Goods and Services Tax. Karnataka is followed by the Gujarat where 5 lakh taxpayers have enrolled for the GST. After which Chandigarh has 16,000 tax payers enrolled for the new tax system. In Andhra Pradesh 88.6% of more than 2.29 lakh taxpayers, Maharashtra 87.80% of more than 8 lakh taxpayers and Tamil Nadu 87.29% of over 6.30 lakh taxpayers. The States that have more than 80 per cent enrolment for the Goods and Tax Services are Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab.

Jammu and Kashmir has only 4.92% of the more than 58,000 taxpayers have enrolled for Arunachal Pradesh and Assam the percentage stands at 28.10% of 5,476 taxpayers and 27.92% of more than 2 lakh taxpayers respectively. Manipur has recorded 45.41% of 3,940 taxpayers, Meghalaya 19.39% of 24,296 taxpayers, Mizoram 37.53% of 2,313 and Nagaland 58.22% of 4,847.

Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a comprehensive indirect tax on manufacture, sale and consumption of goods and services throughout India to replace taxes levied by the central and state governments. It was introduced as The Constitution (One Hundred and First Amendment) Act 2016, following the passage of Constitution 101st Amendment Bill. The GST is governed by GST Council and its Chairman is Union Finance Minister of India – Arun Jaitley.

The goods and services tax (GST) council chaired by finance minister Arun Jaitley has urged states to approve state GST laws by the end of May to smoothen the roll-out of the historic tax reform by its target date of 1st July.