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Key Indian Indices traded in Green: Healthy Buying witnessed in Oil and Gas, Banking and IT Stocks

The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange edged up by 27 points or 0.33 per cent to 8,155.75 points

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Mumbai, December 6, 2016: Hopes of a monetary policy easing, coupled with broadly positive global cues, along with rupee appreciation marginally lifted the Indian equity markets during the mid-afternoon trade session on Tuesday.

The key Indian indices traded in the green, as healthy buying was witnessed in oil and gas, banking and IT stocks.

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The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) edged up by 27 points or 0.33 per cent to 8,155.75 points.

The barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 26,403.62 points, traded at 26,432.73 points (at 1.45 p.m.) — up 83.63 points or 0.32 per cent from the previous close at 26,349.10 points.

The Sensex has touched a high of 26,502.43 points and a low of 26,393.99 points during the intra-day trade so far.

The BSE market breadth was skewed in favour of the bulls — with 1,633 advances and 828 declines.

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“The markets traded on a flat-to-positive note following largely positive global indices and the rupee gaining momentum,” Astha Jain, Senior Research Analyst at Hem Securities, told IANS.

“Investors’ sentiments are buoyant on the hopes of a repo rate cut by the RBI by 25 basis points.”

According to Dhruv Desai, Director and Chief Operating Officer of Tradebulls, IT, oil-gas, cement and power stocks traded with firm sentiments.

“However, banking, pharma, textile and aviation stocks traded with bearish sentiments,” Desai said.

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“Auto and media-entertainment stocks witnessed resistance at higher levels due to profit booking.”

On Friday, the equity markets closed on a higher note, as investors’ sentiments were buoyed on hopes of a monetary policy easing and positive global cues.

The barometer index was up 118.44 points or 0.45 per cent , while the NSE Nifty rose by 41.95 points or 0.52 per cent. (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?