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Aadhaar Hackathon 2021

  • 19 Oct 2021
  • 2 min read

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The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will be hosting a Hackathon titled "Aadhaar Hackathon 2021".

  • This is the first-ever event being conducted by the Aadhaar team.
  • A hackathon is an event, usually hosted by a tech company or organization, where programmers get together for a short period of time to collaborate on a project.

Key Points

Unique Identification Authority of India

  • Statutory Authority: The UIDAI is a statutory authority established on 12 July 2016 by the Government of India under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, following the provisions of the Aadhaar Act 2016.
    • The UIDAI was initially set up by the Government of India in January 2009, as an attached office under the aegis of the Planning Commission.
  • Mandate: The UIDAI is mandated to assign a 12-digit unique identification (UID) number (Aadhaar) to all the residents of India.

Source: PIB

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