Aadhaar Card Updation: Change Aadhaar Mobile Number, Address Online with mobile OTP

The UIDAI self-service update portal enables users to submit a request to update their Aadhaar profiles in three steps: Login with Aadhaar, Upload Documents and Select BPO Service Provider, according to its website. “Mobile number is mandatory to receive password for login,” the UIDAI portal added. This mobile number is the one registered at the time of applying for Aadhaar enrolment.

How to update Aadhaar card Online

Website link : www.uidai.gov.in


Documents required for Aadhaar Online

The documents required for address change include passport, bank statement/passbook, statement of post office account/passbook, ration card, voter ID, driving license, water bill and telephone landline bill, according to the UIDAI website. The bills for water, telephone and electricity must not be older than three months, it noted.

Some other eligible documents include government photo ID cards/service photo identity card issued by PSU, property tax receipt (not older than one year), credit card statement (not older than three months), insurance policy, pensioner card, income tax assessment order, vehicle registration certificate (RC) and registered sale/ lease/rent agreement.

  1. click on the ‘Update Aadhaar Details (Online)’
  2. Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number and click on ‘Send OTP’. OTP is the one-time password the Aadhaar system sends on a user’s registered mobile number. If you need to change please verify the mobile number or email attached to this Aadhaar.
  3. Enter this OTP in the specified field and click on ‘Login’.

4. On the next page, select Name or Gender or DOB or Address or choose multiple from the list and proceed.

5. In the next screen fill your correct details to change. This form will change depend on the selection done in last step. Make sure all details are correct.

6. “Ensure that your information is transliterated correctly in the local language. The English spellings in the local language boxes may be modified to get the local language spelling correctly…,” according to the UIDAI self-service update portal.

7. Check the details thoroughly and proceed.


8. At this stage, the user is required to submit the valid document supporting the requested correction. Users are required to upload original scan copies of the valid documents. “Upload only the valid documents to avoid update request from rejection,” the UIDAI noted.

9. Select from the available service providers and proceed.

10. The system also displays estimated time required to process your request.

11. At the end of submission, a URN or Update Request Number is issued to track the status of application.

12. After this status changed (may take 2~3 weeks). You can have the print out or request for hard copy of the corrected Aadhaar card. Changes may be Rs 100/- or more.

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61 Interesting Facts About . . .

  1. India is about 1/3 the size of the United States, yet it is the second most populous country in the world, with a population of 1,166,079,217. India is the seventh largest country in the world, at 1.27 million square miles.g
  2. India is the largest democracy in the world
  3. The Kumbh Mela (or Grand Pitcher Festival) is a huge Hindu religious festival that takes place in India every 12 years. In 2001, 60 million people attended, breaking the record for the world’s biggest gathering. The mass of people was photographed from space by a satellite
  4. Many Indians find toilet paper repellent and consider it cleaner to splash water with the left hand in the appropriate direction. Consequently, the left hand is considered unclean and is never used for eating
  5. To avoid polluting the elements (fire, earth, water, air), followers of Zoroastrianism in India don’t bury their dead, but instead leave bodies in buildings called “Towers of Silence” for the vultures to pick clean. After the bones dry, they are swept into a central well.
  6. It is illegal to take Indian currency (rupees) out of India
  7. India leads the world with the most murders (32,719), with Russia taking second at 28,904 murders per year
  8. India has one of the world’s highest rates of abortion
  9. More than a million Indians are millionaires, yet most Indians live on less than two dollars a day. An estimated 35% of India’s population lives below the poverty line
  10. Cows can be found freely wandering the streets of India’s cities. They are considered sacred and will often wear a tilak, a Hindu symbol of good fortune. Cows are considered one of humankind’s seven mothers because they offer milk as does one’s natural mother
  11. Dancing is one of India’s most highly developed arts and was an integral part of worship in the inner shrines of every temple. It is notable for its expressive hand movements
  12. Rabies is endemic in India. Additionally, “Delhi Belly” or diarrhea is commonplace due to contaminated drinking water
  13. Many Indian wives will never say their husband’s name aloud, as it is a sign of disrespect. When addressing him, the wife will use several indirect references, such as “ji” or “look here” or “hello,” or even refer to him as the father of her child
  14. A widow is considered bad luck—otherwise, her husband wouldn’t have died. Elderly women in the village might call a widow “the one who ate her husband.” In some orthodox families, widows are not allowed near newlyweds or welcomed at social gatherings
  15. India is the birthplace of chess.l The original word for “chess” is the Sanskrit chaturanga, meaning “four members of an army”—which were mostly likely elephants, horses, chariots, and foot soldiers
  16. The Indian flag has three horizontal bands of color: saffron for courage and sacrifice, white for truth and peace, and green for faith, fertility, and chivalry. An emblem of a wheel spinning used to be in the center of the white band, but when India gained independence, a Buddhist dharma chakra, or wheel of life, replaced the spinning wheel
  17. The temples of Khajuraho are famous for their erotic sculptures and are one of the most popular tourist attractions in India. Scholars still debate the purpose of such explicit portrayals of sexual intercourse, which sometimes involve animals.a
  18. The earliest cotton in the world was spun and woven in India. Roman emperors would wear delicate cotton from India that they would call “woven winds.” Mogul emperors called the fabrics “morning dew” and “cloth of running water.”
  19. In ancient and medieval India, suttees, in which a recently widowed woman would immolate herself on her husband’s funeral pyre, were common
  20. The Himalayas—from the Sanskrit hima, meaning “snow,” and alaya, meaning “abode”—are found in the north of India. They extend 1,500 miles and are slowly growing taller, by almost an inch (2.5 cm) a year. Several ancient Indian monasteries are found nestled in the grandeur of these mountains
  21. India is the world’s largest producer of dried beans, such as kidney beans and chickpeas. It also leads the world in banana exports; Brazil is second
  22. In India, the fold and color of clothing are viewed as important markers of social classification. Additionally, a woman will be viewed as either a prostitute or a holy person depending on the manner in which she parts her hair
  23. With 150,000 post offices, India has the largest postal network in the world. However, it is not unusual for a letter to take two weeks to travel just 30 miles
  24. In India, grasping one’s ears signifies repentance or sincerity
  25. The Bengal tiger is India’s national animal. It was once ubiquitous throughout the country, but now there are fewer than 4,000 wild tigers left
  26. Indians hold prominent places both internationally and in the United States. For example, the co-founder of Sun Microsystems (Vinod Khosla), the creator of the Pentium chip (Vinod Dahm), the founder/creator of Hotmail (Sabeer Bhatia), and the GM of Hewlett-Packard (Rajiv Gupta) are all Indian
  27. Alexander the Great of Macedon (356-323 B.C.) was one of the first important figures to bring India into contact with the West. After his death, a link between Europe and the East would not be restored until Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama (1460-1524) landed in Calicut, India, in 1498
  28. The British Raj, or British rule, lasted from 1858 to 1947 (although they had a strong presence in India since the 1700s). British influence is still seen in Indian architecture, education system, transportation, and politics. Many of India’s worst famines are associated with British rule in India
  29. Every major world religion is represented in India. Additionally, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism all originated in India
  30. About 80% of Indians are Hindu. Muslims are the largest minority in India and form approximately 13% of the country’s population. In fact, India has the third largest population of Muslims in the world, after Indonesia and Pakistan
  31. India has the world’s largest movie industry, based in the city of Mumbai (known as the “City of Dreams”). The B in “Bollywood” comes from Bombay, the former name for Mumbai. Almost all Bollywood movies are musicals
  32. Mumbai (Bombay) is India’s largest city, with a population of 15 million. In 1661, British engineers built a causeway uniting all seven original islands of Bombay into a single landmass
  33. Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948) is known around the world as Mahatma, which is an honorific title meaning “Great Soul” in the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit. He devoted his life to free India from British rule peacefully and based his campaign on civil disobedience. His birthday, October 2, is a national holiday. He was assassinated in 1948
  34. The lotus is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. The Bahá’í house of worship in Delhi, known as the “Lotus Temple,” is shaped like a lotus flower with 27 gigantic “petals” that are covered in marble
  35. The banyan, or Indian fig tree, is considered a symbol of immortality and is mentioned in many Indian myths and legends. This self-renewing plant is India’s national tree
  36. Marigold flowers are used as decoration for Hindu marriages and are a symbol of good fortune and happiness
  37. The official name of India is the Republic of India. The name “India” derives from the River Indus, which most likely is derived from the Sanskrit sindhu, meaning “river.” The official Sanskrit name of India is Bharat, after the legendary king in the epic Mahabharata
  38. Introduced by the British, cricket is India’s most popular sport. Hockey is considered the national sport, and the Indian field hockey team proudly won Olympic gold in 1928
  39. Indians made significant contributions to calculus, trigonometry, and algebra. The decimal system was invented in India in 100 B.C. The concept of zero as a number is also attributed to India
  40. The national fruit of India is the mango. The national bird is the peacock, which was initially bred for food
  41. Most historians agree that the first recorded account of plastic surgery is found in ancient Indian Sanskrit texts
  42. Hindi and English are the official languages of India. The government also recognizes 17 other languages (Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Nepali, Manipuri, Konkani, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu). Apart from these languages, about 1,652 dialects are spoken in the country
  43. India’s pastoral communities are largely dependent on dairy and have made India the largest milk-producing country in the world
  44. India has the world’s third largest road network at 1.9 million miles. It also has the world’s second largest rail network, which is the world’s largest civilian employer with 16 million workers
  45. Rivers have played a vital role in India’s popular culture and folklore—they have been worshipped as goddesses because they bring water to an otherwise dry land. Bathing in the Ganges in particular is thought to take away a person’s sins. It is not unusual to spread a loved one’s ashes in the Ganges
  46. Raziya Sultana (1205-1240) was the first woman leader of India. She was considered a great leader, though she ruled for only three years before being murdered
  47. Most Indians rinse their hands, legs, and face before eating a meal. It is considered polite to eat with the right hand, and women eat after everyone is finished. Wasting food is considered a sin
  48. During the Vedic era in India, horse sacrifice sanctioned the sovereignty of the king
  49. It is traditional to wear white, not black, to a funeral in India. Widows will often wear white in contrast to the colorful clothes of married or single women
  50. All of India is under a single time zone
  51. On India’s Independence Day, August 15, 1947, the country was split into India and Pakistan. The partition displaced 1.27 million people and resulted in the death of several hundred thousand to a million people
  52. In recent years, Indian authors have made a mark on the world with such novels as Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses (1988), Vikram Seth’s Suitable Boy (1993), and Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things (1997)
  53. India experiences six seasons: summer, autumn, winter, spring, summer monsoon, and winter monsoon
  54. India is the world’s largest tea producer, and tea (chai) is its most popular beverage
  55. The Taj Mahal (“crown palace”) was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666) for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (1593-1631). This architectural beauty has been called “marbled embroidery” for its intricate workmanship. It took 22,000 workmen 22 years to complete it
  56. The first and greatest civilization in ancient India developed around the valley of the Indus River (now Pakistan) around 3000 B.C. Called the Indus Valley civilization, this early empire was larger than any other empire, including Egypt and Mesopotamia
  57. After the great Indus Civilization collapsed in 2000 B.C., groups of Indo-Europeans called Aryans (“noble ones”) traveled to northwest India and reigned during what is called the Vedic age. The mingling of ideas from the Aryan and Indus Valley religions formed the basis of Hinduism, and the gods Shiva, Kali, and Brahma all have their roots in Aryan civilization. The Aryans also recorded the Vedas, the first Hindu scriptures, and introduced a caste system based on ethnicity and occupation
  58. Alexander the Great invaded India partly because he wanted to solve the mystery of the “ocean,” which he had been told was a huge, continuous sea that flowed in a circle around the land. When he reached the Indian Ocean, he sacrificed some bulls to Poseidon for leading him to his goal
  59. Greek sculpture strongly influenced many portrayals of Indian gods and goddesses, particularly after the conquest of Alexander the Great around 330 B.C. In fact, early Indian gods had Greek features and only later did distinct Indian styles emerge
  60. Chandragupta Maurya (340-290 B.C.), a leader in India who established the Mauryan Empire (321-185 B.C.), was guarded by a band of women on horseback
  61. When the first independent prime minister of India, pacifist Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964), was featured in Vogue, his distinctive close fitting, single-breasted jacket briefly became an important fashion statement for the Mod movement in the West. Named the Nehru jacket, the prime minister’s coat was popularized by the Beatles and worn by such famous people as Johnny Carson (1925-2005) and Sammy Davis Jr. (1925-1990)

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Incredible images from India

An Indian Saddhu (holy person) watches the transit of Planet Venus across the sun with protective eyewear in Guwahati on June 6, 2012. Sky-gazers around the world held up their telescopes and viewing glasses to watch a once-in-a-lifetime event as Venus slid across the Sun. AFP PHOTO/STR

transit of Planet Venus across the sun with protective eyewear in Guwahati on June 6, 2012. Sky-gazers around the world held up their telescopes and viewing glasses to watch a once-in-a-lifetime event as Venus slid across the Sun. AFP PHOTO/STR
An Indian folk artist drinks water in between street performances in Kolkata on June 5, 2012. Heat and rising humidity prevailed in many parts across India as the annual monsoon, crucial to the country’s food production and economic growth, arrived June 5 on the southwest coast four days behind schedule, the meteorological department said. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR

A boy cools himself off as he sits under a fountain on a hot summer day in New Delhi May 31, 2012. Temperatures in New Delhi on Thursday reached 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit), according to information posted on India’s metrological department website. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian youths perform karate moves during a summer training camp in Hyderabad on May 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAM

Young schoolchildren wear anti-smoking masks during a ‘No Tobacco’ rally in Kolkata on May 31, 2012. World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on May 31 and is one of the important World Health Awareness days organized by the World Health Organisation (WHO). AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR

Toddlers share a light moment during the IPL Twenty20 cricket eliminator match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on May 23, 2012. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. MOBILE USE WITHIN NEWS PACKAGE. AFP PHOTO/Manjunath KIRAN

A buffalo cools off in a pond during a hot summer day on the outskirts of Jammu May 28, 2012. Temperatures in Jammu on Monday reached 40.7 degrees Celsius (105.26 degrees Fahrenheit), according to information posted on India’s metrological department website. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A demonstrator shouts slogans while being detained by police during a protest against the hike in petrol prices in Mumbai May 31, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

A boy plays with a rubber tube inside a pond on a hot summer day at in New Delhi May 31, 2012. Temperatures in New Delhi on Thursday reached 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit), according to India’s metrological department. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi