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Sixth Edition of Delhi Comic Con is all set to bring popular International Comic Creators and leading Pop Culture Artists from across the Country

The event is organized by Maruti Suzuki Alto and is scheduled to be held from December 9 - 11, at the NSIC Okhla Grounds

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New Delhi, Dec 8, 2016: The sixth edition of the Delhi Comic Con is all set to bring to town popular international comic creators along with leading pop culture artists pan-India.

The event is organised by Maruti Suzuki Alto and is scheduled to be held from December 9 – 11, at the NSIC Okhla Grounds here.

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The three-day pop-culture event will showcase caricaturist Tom Richmond, graphic novelist Joe Harris, and French writer and illustrator Nicolas Wild. During the event, the artist will share their respective journeys and how they rose to fame.  Harris’ and Wilds’ came to limelight with X-Files Comics and ‘Kabul Disco’, while Richmond has worked for leading channels like Cartoon Network and the National Geographic.

To capture the audiences’ attention the Comic Con will also see six action-packed fan zones including – Gaming and Art Zone, AXN Experience Zone, WWE Zone, ESL India Premiership, Bahubali Zone & Rogue One – A Stars Wars Story among others.

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Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India said “We head into our 6th year in Delhi, bigger and better than ever before! This is the biggest convention we have ever organised, with tons of new exhibitors, activities and exclusives! We have a lot more on offer for fans and we hope to provide Delhi its biggest pop-culture event of the year!”, as reported by PTI.

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According to PTI report, creators from across the country including Aniruddho Chakraborty, Vivek Goel and Shamik Das Gupta as well as artists like Saumin Patel, Aniruddho Chakraborty, Akshay Dhar, Shamik Dasgupta, Rajeev Tamahakar, Sumit Kumar, Parmi Jethwani, Reshmi Chandrashekhar, Nikita Das Gupta, Rohit Soni, Rohan Bhatia will also participate in the event.

Not to mention the valuable presence of DJ Elliot, The Official Wal Disney World DJ, along with actor and comedian Gaurav Gera. this event gives the golden opportunity to the fans to dress up as their favourite comic, superhero and gaming characters and participate in the Cosplay.  Each day the best dressed comic character would be rewarded with a cash prize of Rs 50,000. The winners will also get an opportunity to participate in ‘Indian Championships of Cosplay’.

Books, apparels and accessories inspired from the popular comics, films and television shows by publishers and merchandisers will be present at the event. Even new Indian comic books will be launched during the 3-day event.

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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?