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681. 

Which of the following amendment bill will allow individuals to offer voluntarily biometric ID for opening a bank account and getting a mobile phone connection?

[A]. Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016
[B]. Aadhaar card (Amendment) 2019
[C]. Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017
[D]. Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The Lok Sabha passed a Bill to amend the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018. The amendment will allow individuals to offer voluntarily biometric ID as a means of identity verification for obtaining services such as opening a bank account and getting a mobile phone connection. The Bill also gives a minor the option to opt out of the 12-digit identity scheme on attaining the age of 18. It provides for stiff penalties for violation of norms set for the use of Aadhaar and bans service providers from storing core biometric information and Aadhaar number of individuals who voluntarily offer it as a means of authentication.

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