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Indian Golfer Smriti Mehra clinches her Maiden Hero Womens Professional Golf Tour Title in Lucknow

Kolkata's Smriti started impressively, carding a bogey-free front nine with birdies on the first, third and eighth holes

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Lucknow, November 27, 2016: Indian golfer Smriti Mehra played an inspired round of four under 66 on the final day to clinch her maiden Hero womens Professional Golf Tour title at the Palms Golf Club and Resort here on Saturday.

Delhi’s golfer Vani Kapoor finished runner-up with a score of one over 71, followed by Gursimar Badwal in third place.

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Kolkata’s Smriti started impressively, carding a bogey-free front nine with birdies on the first, third and eighth holes.

In her back nine, she dropped a shot on the 10th hole and carded a double on the 15th. She quickly regained her composure and carded an eagle on the 16th hole followed by birdies on the 17th and 18th to claim her maiden title of the current season with a total score of 208 after 54 holes.

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Vani also had a good start, carding a bogey free front nine with birdies on the second and eighth holes. However, she could not sustain the momentum in her back nine and carded bogeys on the 11th,12th and 14th with a double on the 15th.

Birdies on the 13th and 18th holes helped her to salvage the situation and she finished the day at one over 71.

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She took the second position with a total score of 214, one shot clear of Gursimar Badwal.

Kapurthala’s Gursimar finished with an even par round on the final day with a total score of 215 to finish in third position.

Her round was a mixed bag, with birdies on the seventh, eighth and 16th holes, and bogeys on the third, sixth and 15th. (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?