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PM Narendra Modi praises Chhattisgarh for Scaling ‘New Heights in Development’

Modi recalled the efforts of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for the formation of Chhattisgarh.

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Raipur (Chattisgarh), November 1, 2016: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday heaped praise on Chhattisgarh, saying it has shown how smaller states can scale new heights in development.

“Chhattisgarh has shown the way and demonstrated how a relatively smaller state can scale new heights in development,” the Prime Minister said at a public meeting after inaugurating the ‘Rajyostsav’ in Naya Raipur, the new state capital.

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Modi recalled the efforts of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for the formation of Chhattisgarh.

During the ceremony, the Prime Minister distributed certificates to functionaries of two districts and 15 blocks for good performance in the Open Defecation Free campaign.

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He also distributed cooking gas connections under the ‘Ujjwala’ scheme and solar pumps to mark the launch of ‘Saur Ujala Yojana’.

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The Prime Minister earlier inaugurated a jungle safari, a statue of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya and Naya Raipur Bus Rapid Transport System project as part of the Rajyotsav celebrations.

Chhattisgarh was formed on November 1, 2000, by carving out Chhattisgarhi-speaking tribal districts from Madhya Pradesh.

Complimenting the Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh for its developmental works, Modi said: “Sixteen years ago, no one would have thought this Naxal-affected tribal state will give competition to developed states of India.”

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On the need for skilling the underprivileged, he said the central government had set up a Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and was implementing projects as per local requirements.

Stressing on the need to raise agricultural income, the Prime Minister said the country has to make efforts to make agriculture viable.

Modi said he saw a great tourism potential in Chhattisgarh, which can result in economic opportunities for the poorest of the poor. (IANS)

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Aadhaar Helpline Mystery: French Security Expert Tweets of doing a Full Disclosure Tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App

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Google’s admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India’s telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015.

After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

Aadhaar Helpline Number Mystery: French security expert tweets of doing a full disclosure tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App, Image: Wikimedia Commons.

However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country.

According to Google, “since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list, these get  transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device”.

Google was yet to comment on the new development.

Meanwhile, French security expert that goes by the name of Elliot Alderson and has been at the core of the entire Aadhaar controversy, tweeted on Saturday: “I just found something interesting. I will probably do full disclosure tomorrow”.

“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

On Friday, both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue.

While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth, PAN number and voter ID among others. (IANS)

Also Read: Why India Is Still Nowhere Near Securing Its Citizens’ Data?