Ola Software Engineer Abhinav Srivastav Arrested For Misusing Aadhaar Data

Bengaluru, August 4: Abhinav Srivastav, a software development engineer working in Ola’s head office at Koramangala, has been arrested by Bengaluru’s Central Crime Branch police in connection with a complaint filed by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) against him. The UIDAI also filed complaint against Qarth Technologies, which was acquired by Ola in March 2016, for misusing Aadhaar data obtained from its website without authentication.

According to the complaint, it was alleged that Srivastav has developed a mobile app containing Aadhaar-related information and he illegally used it to support the application. The UIDAI said that by exposing private information of Indian citizens, Srivastav has committed a very serious crime, the Economic Times reported.

The USP of his application — named Aadhaar KYC which was taken down from Google’s Play store — was to provide KYC (know your customer) verification using Aadhaar data.

The complaint was filed at the High Ground Police Station on July 26 and it was later transferred to Cyber Crime police. The cyber crime unit is verifying to ascertain whether he was involved in similar crime earlier.

Srivastav has been booked under sections of the Aadhaar act that outlaws access and distribution of Aadhaar data, and sections of the Information Technology act that deal with hacking, the Hindustan Times reported.

According to police, 31-year-old Srivastav is a native of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh and graduated from IIT-Kharagpur. Police said he had allegedly illegally accessed data from a e-hospital server to develop the application in January, which has been downloaded by 50,000 people so far.

After the complaint was filed, the accused went underground and was nabbed later. A local court has sent him to custody for further interrogation.

Dilip Kumar Health Update: Veteran Actor Put On Ventilator After Health Worsens

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar was rushed August 2 due to severe dehydration and reported kidney problems. Nowthe actor is on Ventilator as reported in DNA. Dr Jalil Parkar who was looking after Dilip Kumar in Lilavati hospital, confirmed the news. “His kidney functions have not improved. On the contrary, it has worsened. He is on the ventilator. We will be able to give a proper briefing in the morning,” says the Dr Parkar on Thursday. A team of nephrologists and physicians are treating Dilip Kumar which included Dr Jalil Parkar and cardiologist Dr Nitin Gokhale.

A source was quoted by TOI, ” The actor’s condition is not stable as his creatinine levels are rising. There has not been much improvement in his condition since hospitalization. If the kidneys continue to deteriorate, it could lead to failure. In such situations, the heart and lungs tend to get affected next as the toxins start circulating in the blood due to kidney failure”.

Age gap between spouses may affect marriage satisfaction

New York: While men and women both tend to experience marital satisfaction with younger spouses, the satisfaction is likely to fade over time if there is a significant age gap between the partners, researchers have found.

The findings showed that for the couples with a big age gap between the partners, the initial satisfaction tends to erode rapidly after six to ten years of marriage.

However, when paired with a younger spouse, men and women both showed greater marital satisfaction.

“We find that men who are married to younger wives are the most satisfied and men who are married to older wives are the least satisfied,” said Terra McKinnish, Professor at University of Colorado Boulder.

“Women are also particularly dissatisfied when they’re married to older husbands and particularly satisfied if they’re married to younger husbands,” McKinnish added.

One reason for this decline could be how the age difference between spouses affects the couple’s ability to respond to negative economic shocks such as a job loss.

The study found that marriages with large age gap between partners are also less resilient in the face of economic downturns relative to their similarly-aged counterparts.

Similarly-aged couples are more in sync on life decisions that affect both partners (having children, general spending habits) and thus may be better equipped to adjust to a negative financial shock.

By contrast, an unexpected financial shake-up could expose underlying tensions and mismatches in couples with a larger age gap, McKinnish said.

For the study, published in the Journal of Population Economics, the team examined 13 years’ worth of longitudinal data from 2001.

The sample initially comprised of 7,682 households containing 19,914 individuals and participants are re-surveyed every year with questions that measure various aspects of life satisfaction.

Woman hockey player found dead on rail tracks in #Haryana

A 20-year-old international hockey player from Haryana allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday night by coming in front of a train at Rewari Railway Station.

The deceased, Jyoti Gupta, was a resident of Sonepat district. Her body was found from the tracks by locals, who informed the cops.

Gupta, a forward hockey player, had represented the country in the Asian Games and participated in many state and national level tournaments. Her coach informed that she was to leave for Bengaluru for a training camp next week.

Meanwhile, the police said Jyoti had left home on Wednesday telling her parents that she was going to the Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, to get the spelling of her name corrected in her certificate.

Her family said Jyoti had called them in the evening and told them that her bus has broken down. She added that she will reach home soon, the family said.

However, following this, she reportedly stopped answering their calls.

Late night, the police found Jyoti’s body at Rewari Railway Station along with her mobile phone that was ringing. The cops answered the calls and spoke to her parents and could thus identify her.

The police said the driver of a Jaipur-bound train in his statement said that Jyoti died as she came in front of his train.

However, Jyoti’s family refuses to believe that she could commit suicide.

Vice President poll tomorrow; result in evening

New Delhi, Aug 4 (PTI) Ruling NDA’s candidate M Venkaiah Naidu is tipped to be India’s next vice president as members of Parliament gear up to cast their ballot tomorrow.

The name of the next vice president of India will be known tomorrow evening after members of Parliament cast their ballot during the day in Parliament House.

The ruling NDA, which has a majority in the Lok Sabha, will find it easy to place its candidate as the next vice president.

The opposition has fielded Gopal Krishna Gandhi against Naidu.

The BJD and the JD(U) which had supported NDA nominee Ramnath Kovind for the post of president, have decided to back opposition nominee Gandhi.

Though the JD(U) has broken ties with ‘mahagathbandhan’ and joined hands with the BJP to form a new government in Bihar, it has decided to vote for Gandhi, a former governor of West Bengal.

Members of Parliament will use special pens for marking their choice in the election to be held between 10 am and 5 pm tomorrow.

The counting of votes will commence after polling and the results will be declared by 7.00 pm, Election Commission officials said quoting precedents.

No whip can be issued by political parties as the election is through a secret ballot.

The term of the present incumbent Hamid Ansari, who has held the post for two consecutive terms, is coming to an end on August 10.

The electoral college which elects the vice president, who is also the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, consists of elected and nominated members of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.

Joint Project between #NASA and #ISRO

 ISRO and NASA are working towards realisation of NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission by 2021.
In NISAR mission, NASA is responsible for development of L-band SAR and ISRO is responsible for development of S-band SAR. The L & S band SAR will be integrated with ISRO’s spacecraft and launched on-board India’s GSLV. The total cost of the project includes ISRO’s work share cost of about Rs. 788.00 Cr and the cost of JPL’s work share of about USD 808 million. After the launch in 2021, the plan of action includes (i) calibration of instruments & validation of data products; (ii) development of science acquisition plan; (iii) development of data processing procedures & applications; and (iv) conduct of outreach activities in research institutes & academia.
NISAR employs a futuristic SweepSAR technique, which enables very wide swath of more than 200 km and very high resolution of the order of 5-10m. The L & S band microwave data obtained from this satellite will be useful for variety of application, which include estimating agricultural biomass over full duration of crop cycle; assessing soil moisture; monitoring of floods & oil slicks; coastal erosion, coastline changes; assessment of mangroves; surface deformation studies, ice sheet dynamics etc.
ISRO and NASA have a framework agreement for cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes signed in 2008. Under this framework agreement, ISRO and NASA have executed an implementing arrangement for cooperation in NISAR mission, which is valid until 2034 and provides scope for joint activities on science & applications of NISAR data after the launch.
This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.