In a first, DCB Bank starts Aadhaar-based ATMs
News:- In a first for any domestic bank, small-sized lender DCB Bank has started an Aadhaar-based ATM usage facility wherein a customer can transact using his biometric details instead of the PIN.
Process:- The user can key-in the 12-digit Aadhaar number or swipe the card at an automated teller machine (ATM) to start a transaction, but at the stage of confirming the identity, it requires biometric details rather than the PIN. Seeding the bank account with the Aadhaar number will be essential before a customer can use the facility and only DCB Bank customers will be able to make use of the service.
The solution has been developed in-house and involves connecting up with the Aadhaar server to authenticate the identity of the customer every time a transaction is initiated.
NIA officer Tanzil Ahmed was shot
News:- An officer of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), who was attacked while coming back from a wedding, was shot more than two dozen times, investigators have said. Tanzil Ahmed was with his wife and two children when the attack took place in Bijnor news Moradabad, 125 kilometres from the national capital. His body had 26 holes, NIA sources said.
Date:- 2nd April
Incident:- Unidentified gunmen on two motorycles tried to intercept Tanzil’s car and opened indiscriminate fire at him from a close range. His two children – aged 8 and 10 years – had a narrow escape. They were in the back seat of the Wagon-R when it was attacked and watched the entire incident from there, police said. The incident took place near his residence in Sahaspur locality under Sheohara police station. Incharge of the Sheohara police station Inspector Rajkumar said Tanzil’s family has denied that he had any personal rivalry. While Tanzil was rushed to a medical facility in Moradabad where he was pronounced dead, his wife was rushed to a hospital in Noida where her condition is said to be critical.
Investigate report:- Tanzil’s wife Farzana has told the investigators that it was a planned attack and that the shooters were professionals and used automatic weapons. Farzana was also injured in the attack; gunmen pumped four bullets into her. Teams from NIA and UP’s Special Task Force (STF) and Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) have reached the spot and are investigating the case.
Note:- NIA inspector general Sanjeev Kumar said that Tanzil was a dedicated and competent officer and joined the NIA in 2009. He was an assistant commandant with the Border Security Force (BSF) and was with the NIA on deputation, here were reports that Tanzil was nominated as the liaison officer for the recent visit of Pakistan’s Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which had recently visited India to probe the Pathankot terror attack. There were unconfirmed reports that Tanzil was also associated with Pathankot attack probe and had played an important role in investigations into the Bijnor blast being presently probed by the NIA.
Brussels airport to reopen with 3 flights
News:- Brussels Airport is to reopen, 12 days after its departure hall was wrecked by Islamic State suicide bombings, with chief executive Arnaud Feist announcing three flights. The first scheduled flights to Athens, Turin and Faro will be operated by Brussels Airlines and start leaving from Sunday afternoon.
Date:- 3rd April
Note:- A total of 32 people were killed in the March 22 attacks on the airport and a metro station in Brussels.
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Shah Rukh Khan promotes Emraan Hashmi’s book on son Ayaan
News:- Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has extended his support to actor Emraan Hashmi, who unveiled his book on his six-year-old son Ayaan’s battle with cancer.
Title of book:- ‘Kiss of Life’.
Matter:- The book talks about the hardships he and his wife faced when their son was diagnosed with cancer at the age of four in 2014.
Note:- Shah Rukh, 51, and Emraan, 37, recently met and posed for pictures holding copies of the book. SRK, sending his love for Ayaan, tweeted, “May Allah bless you & your family with health and happiness. Good to see u Emraan. My love to Ayaan.”