Did you know you can get an Aadhaar card for your child/children too? With the introduction of the Baal Aadhaar card for kids, every Indian citizen, regardless of age, can get a 12-digit identification code.

All about Baal Aadhaar card

Baal Aadhaar is a blue-colored card for children below the age of five years. The Aadhaar card for a child or Baal Aadhaar is issued free of cost. However, the biometrics of children that is their fingerprints and iris scans are not linked with Baal Aadhaar card. When the child turns 5, his/her biometrics (facial photograph, iris scan, and fingerprints) have to be mandatorily updated on the Aadhaar Card.

How to apply for a Baal Aadhaar card online

Visit the official website of UIDAI - https://uidai.gov.in/

Click on the Aadhar Card registration link.

Enter all the credentials including the name of the child, parent's phone number, e-mail address, etc.

Fill all the demographic information such as a residential address, locality, district, state, etc.

Proceed further and click on the fixed appointment tab. Schedule the date of registration for the Aadhar card.

The applicant can choose the nearest enrollment center to proceed further with the enrollment process.

Don't forget to carry all the required documents and the reference number along with a printout of the form to the center with you on the date of the appointment. Take a reference number along with the documents.

Once the concerned officials do the verification and if the child is aged 5 years, then the biometric information will be obtained, and it will be linked to the Aadhaar card. In case the child is below five years, only photograph will be taken, and no biometric data will be required confirmation/verification process, the applicant will be given an acknowledgment number that can be used to track the status of the application

The applicant will receive a notification via SMS on the registered mobile number within 60 days

After the completion of the enrolment process, you will receive the Baal Aadhaar card within 90 days

Documents needed for applying for Baal Aadhaar card

While applying for Baal Aadhaar, you will need the child's birth certificate.

School ID or photo ID from a recognised educational institution) is also considered as a proof

Baal Aadhaar card is linked with any one of the parent's Aadhaar card, therefore, it is crucial to submit a 12-digit Aadhaar number that belongs to either one of the parents.

The first update Baal Aadhaar card happens once when the child turns 5 years old and it is updated again mandatorily once the child is 15 years old.


Archaeologist reports how in the final year of his life, the Armenian Catholicos Mkrtich Khrimian (1820-1907) issued four orders regarding Noah’s Ark that continued to conceal the vessel in the southern gorge of greater Mount Ararat.

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Istanbul, Turkey -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/15/2021 -- Harvard University educated archaeologist, former maritime executive, Chairperson and Senior Lecturer of the Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Department at the National University of Samoa, and current president of the applied archaeology firm, PRC, Inc., Joel Klenck , describes how during the final year of his life, Catholicos Mkrtich Khrimian, the leader of the Armenian Apostolic Church, gave four orders to the Church and Ark guides near Mount Ararat that concealed the vessel until recently.

Klenck asserts: "The rediscovery of Noah's Ark is a fact and the greatest archaeological site in history. The Ark is a maritime barge, close to 150 meters in length, located in two sections, at elevations between 3,900 to 4,700 meters above sea level, with origins dating to the Late Epipaleolithic Period (13,100-9,600 BC) and earlier, in the southern gorge of greater Mount Ararat. The structure emulates all traits described in the Bible, Quran, and by Berossus, Josephus, and in Alexandrian traditions. Noah's Ark has many characteristics similar to modern roll-on-roll-off and trot-on-trot-off maritime vessels."

The archaeologist met with the heirs of Armenian guides that led foreigners to Noah's Ark in the late nineteenth century and the descendants of Armenian interrogators that worked for the Soviet state during the 1930s. Also, Klenck studied artifacts and features from the Ark for ten years sending numerous reports to the Turkish government. The descendants and archaeological data provide insight to the reasons and methods Armenians used to conceal Noah's Ark from 247 BC until today.

Klenck states: "In the nineteenth century, Armenians refined tactics to conceal Noah's Ark. Further, the Ark was used by Khrimian (1820-1907) to support Armenian independence from Ottoman Turkey. However, Khrimian began to doubt Armenian independence was possible. The Ottoman Empire lost territory during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878. Some Armenians fought with Russian armies in eastern Europe. In 1878, during negotiations of the Treaty of Berlin, Khrimian led the Armenian delegation demanding autonomy from the Ottoman Empire. Enraged by Armenian independence initiatives, Sultan Abdul Hamid II (1876-1909) directed Ottoman forces to enforce Pan-Islam, arrest Armenian nationalists, and confiscate their provisions and livestock. Further, Ottoman military and police forces captured and prosecuted Armenian nationalist forces. Also, Tsarist Russia abandoned Armenian independence. Moreover, Marxist groups emerged that were hostile to nationalist initiatives by the Armenian Apostolic Church.

In 1907, in failing health and realizing Armenian independence in Turkey was lost, Khrimian issued four orders that concealed Noah's Ark until recently. First, Khrimian ordered Armenian guides, at the base of Mount Ararat, to cover entrances to Noah's Ark in the southern gorge. In antiquity, Armenians excavated and maintained tunnels, between 4 and 11 meters in depth, from the gorge's surface to apertures leading inside Noah's Ark. Before these entrances, Armenians built reliquaries for approved visitors to worship without entering the vessel. Khrimian's command, to fill the tunnels to prevent access to the Ark, caused unique features to form on the surface of the gorge. Former entrances to Noah's Ark exhibit dark sandy-silt loam ovals surrounded by lighter colored scree.

Second, Khrimian ordered the guides to remove and transport hundreds of artifacts from the Ark in eastern Turkey to locales in southern Georgia. The families removed artifacts from inside the Ark and from reliquaries, where visitors left votive objects from later periods. These artifacts represent a range of specimens including those that were originally part of the Ark, dating to the Late Epipaleolithic Period (13,100-9,600 BC), to several artifacts from Armenian reliquaries around 120 years old.

The division of artifacts between guides was not equal. Senior guides that were part of Armenian militias chose the most ornate artifacts, while younger guides got the leftover specimens. Still, this incongruity helped the younger guides obtain some of the most ancient specimens, as older guides chose later ceramic containers and left the ancient stone and freeze-dried organic artifacts for younger guides.

Third, Khrimian ordered guides and their descendants to direct everyone away from Noah's Ark, in the southern gorge of greater Mount Ararat, until Armenians conquered eastern Turkey or until Jesus Christ returned and established the Messianic Kingdom. Armenians, such as Armais Arutunoff in the 1910s, George Hagopian in the 1970s, and Arthur Chuchian in the 1980s, directed Ark expeditions away from the southern gorge of Mount Ararat. These misdirection practices so detrimentally affected searches for Noah's Ark, modern explorers developed a predisposition against the southern gorge.



.."Flywallet is an Italian fintech startup, which has unveiled Keyble at CES this week. It’s a wearable device that incorporates biometric authentication capabilities allowing users to make contactless payments and use digital services."


Italy-based FinTech startup has unveiled a new wristband device for payments that features built-in biometric technology.

Dubbed the ‘Keyble’, the device was unveiled by Flywallet during this week’s virtual Consumer Electronics Show event. It features a built-in fingerprint sensor for user authentication, and is intended to enable contactless payments that can be approved with a simple fingerprint scan.

Other potential applications of the device include ticketing on public transport, opening doors via smart locks, and even accessing a car, among others.

What’s more, the device also features biometric sensors to monitor vital signs and, potentially, cardiac arrythmia. As TechRadar reports, Flywallet says it’s aiming to advance this technology to medical grade by the end of this year, which could open the door to potential medical applications of the wearable.

The device also features NFC and Bluetooth connectivity, and voice command functionality. It can be worn as a standalone bracelet, or as part of a watch strap or key fob.

The straps of the device have been made using recycled microfiber as well as apple skins, lending the device a bit of credibility with respect to sustainable manufacturing practices.

Flywallet hasn’t yet set a date for commercial launch of the Keyble, but a waiting list is open on the company’s website, and the app used to configure the device is now available on Google Play and Apple’s App Store.

Source: TechRadar