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On the Occasion of Agrasen Jayanti, PM Narendra Modi wishes the Nation

Maharaja Agrasen was known to be the legendary king of Agroha and also the founder of Agrahari as well as the Agrawal communities in India

Shri Agrasen Maharaj. Wikimedia

October 1, 2016: Agrasen Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maharaja Agrasen and this renowned event is observed every year on October 1 by the Agrahari and Agrawal sects of the Hindu community.

Legends has it that, Maharaja Agrasen was known to be the legendary king of Agroha and also the founder of Agrahari as well as the Agrawal communities in India. He is known to be the forefather of this community and therefore the festival is celebrated with full gaiety and devotion in the honour him.

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According to the Hindu Calendar, Agrasen Jayanti is observed on the ‘Ekam’ (1st day) of the Shukla Paksha (the period of the bright fortnight of Moon) during the Hindu month of ‘Ashwin’. However, this date falls between the months of September to October in the Gregorian Calendar.

During his time as a King, Maharaja was looked upon with great respect by the people of his Kingdom. Agrasen Jayanti is celebrated with immense zeal across India, especially in the northern states like Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, that are dominated by Agrawal, Agrahari as well as Jain communities.

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On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the country on the occasion of Agrasen Jayanti. “Greetings on Agrasen Jayanti. We are all inspired by the life and ideals of the greatly respected Maharaja Agrasen,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

– by NewsGram Team.

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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?