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Indian Golf’s poster Girl Aditi Ashok will lead the home challenge at Hero Women’s Indian Open 2016

After becoming the youngest and first Indian woman golfer to feature in the Olympics, Aditi has had a dream run this year

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Gurugram, November 10, 2016:  Indian golf’s poster girl Aditi Ashok is ecstatic to return to the DLF Golf and Country Club here as a professional as the 18-year-old will lead the home challenge in the Hero Women’s Indian Open tournament from Thursday.

After a consecutive top-10 and top-15 finish as an amateur here, Aditi will tee off alongside the biggest names in the game, including defending champion Emily Pedersen, Brittany Lincicome (World No.40 and two major championships winner), Beth Allen, Isabelle Boineau and Anne Van Dam among others.

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The event — co-sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour (LET) and the Women’s Golf Association of India (WGAI) — will see 114 top professionals from around the globe fighting for the top spot.

Besides Aditi, the Indian challenge will include Hero Order of Merit leader Amandeep Drall and local professional Vani Kapoor.

After becoming the youngest and first Indian woman golfer to feature in the Olympics, Aditi has had a dream run this year.

Currently placed third in the Rookie of the Year ranking after a series of top-10 finishes, Aditi is all set to continue her good form.

“I had one top-10 and top-15 finish in this course as an amateur and now returning to the course as a pro. This will be a great challenge for me personally playing alongside some of the biggest names,” the teenager told reporters here on Wednesday.

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“Since the Olympics, I have been in good form, which is very important coming into such an important tournament. I have also had a few top 10 finishes and I feel that I have improved as a player. Hopefully, I will do well at my home event.”

Commenting on the changes in the course from last year, Aditi said: “The 17th green is a lot bigger, a couple of holes are shorter than last year. That will definitely make things challenging.”

Spearheading the foreign challenge, Denmark’s Emily is keen for a good start to defend her title.

“It feels great to be back. I won my maiden title here last year, so I have lots of good memories here. There are few changes on the course, its playing really well,” she said.

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Emily is expected to face a tough fight from the likes of Beth Allen, who is in excellent form after winning the last tournament in Abu Dhabi and world number 40 Brittany Lincicome, who will make her debut at the $400,000 Indian Open. (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?