India is launching an identity card scheme.
(Using the latest biometric technology including an iris scan, over the next five years the cards will log details of India’s population of more than one billion people on a central database. It’s all starting in a remote village, Tembhli, in India’s western state of Maharashtra. More than 1,200 cards have been handed out, making Tembhli the first UID-compliant village in India. Well at least they now know who they are.)
Source: BBC News