UIDAI says 210 government websites made Aadhaar card details public

More than 200 central and state government websites publicly displayed details such as names and addresses of some Aadhaar beneficiaries, the Unique Identification Authority of India has said. The Aadhaar issuing body added, in response to an RTI query, that it took note of the breach and got the data removed from those websites. It did not specify when the breach took place. It said Aadhaar details have never been made public from/by UIDAI. “However, it was found that approximately 210 websites of central government, state government departments including educational…

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CBSE: Retest of economics paper will not delay Class 12 results, says official

The leak was exposed after an envelop containing four images of the hand-written economics paper was delivered to the CBSE headquarters in Delhi on the evening of the scheduled day of the examination—26 March. Photo: PTI New Delhi: An official of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has said that the re-test of the Class 12 Economics paper, held on 25 April, nearly a month after it was leaked, will not delay declaration of results. “The results will be declared on time as the evaluation is in advanced stage despite…

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Standard of entrance exam for AIIMS cannot be diluted, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has said that the standard of entrance examination for premier medical college AIIMS cannot be diluted and has refused to do away with the online MBBS under-graduate entrance test for this year. Some candidates have challenged the AIIMS online entrance test for MBBS courses to be held in May 26 and 27 in two shifts each day depending on the number of students taking the exam. “In view of the difficulties pointed out in holding the off-line examination and the vulnerability of the same and advantages of…

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CBSE says Class 12 economics paper leak reports wrong, urges students not to panic

  Panic gripped students of class 12 following claims on social media that the economics paper was leaked on Monday ahead of the exam even as CBSE denied there was any slip up. Reports of the question paper being leaked circulated through social media and WhatsApp several hours before the paper commenced. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), however, denied any leak and urged students and parents not to panic. “We have checked with all examination centres and the paper was not leaked. The source of the circulation of…

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South Korea to Support ‘Normal’ Crypto Trading, Says Finance Watchdog

South Korea appears to be softening its stance on cryptocurrency trading. According to Yonhap News, Choe Heung-sik, governor of the Financial Supervisory Service, has said the government “will support [cryptocurrency trading] if normal transactions are made.” At a meeting with representatives from cryptocurrency exchanges, Choe also said the government will “encourage” banks to work with cryptocurrency exchanges, the report states. While brief, the statements will likely be seen positively by South Korea’s crypto community, as well as world markets, since the option to outright ban cryptocurrency exchanges had been mulled by…

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Labour Party leader says UK finance sector will be ‘servant of industry’ under Labour government

Britain’s financial sector will be “the servant of industry not the masters of us all” if the opposition Labour Party gets into power, its leader Jeremy Corbyn will say on Tuesday, accusing bankers of taking the economy hostage. Corbyn, a socialist who has won over many voters with his promises to re-nationalize services and increase public spending, has long targeted London’s lucrative financial sector, saying politicians have been in thrall of money makers for too long. In a speech to a manufacturers’ conference, Corbyn will renew his pledge to re-balance Britain’s…

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Middle Class Can Hope For A Big Tax Relief In Budget 2018-19, Says Report

Currently, there is no income tax slab for income between Rs. 10 lakh and Rs. 20 lakh HIGHLIGHTS Government reportedly contemplating to hike personal tax exemption limit Slabs should be enhanced for benefit of low income group: industry body Move to help tide over impact of increasing retail inflation, adds CII New Delhi: The country’s middle class can hope for a big relief in Budget for financial year 2018-19, which will also be the last regular Budget of the NDA government, as the finance ministry is contemplating to hike the…

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Xiaomi Says Planning to Set Up More Manufacturing Plants in India

Xiaomi India, popular for its smartphone brand, has plans to set up more plants and add capacity to manufacture phone and products in other categories. The company currently has three manufacturing plants – two for phones in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh and one for power banks in Noida, its Vice-President Manu Jain told reporters in Hyderabad. “We are definitely exploring. We want to add more capacity. We want to set up more plants, not just for phones, even for other categories like Mi-band. There are many other categories…,” he said….

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Xiaomi Says It Shipped 9.2 Million Smartphones in India Last Quarter

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi shipped 9.2 million smartphones in Q3 2017 This is a record for the Chinese company in the country Xiaomi Redmi Note and Redmi 4 are the top selling smartphones Xiaomi has announced that it shipped 9.2 million smartphones, a record number of units, in India in Q3 2017. The announcement was made by Manu Kumar Jain, Vice President Xiaomi and Managing Director Xiaomi India in a tweet. Jain also shared a piece of trivia about Xiaomi smartphones shipments in the country. “We started with a humble beginning of…

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Sexism was pervasive in finance, says Virgin Money boss

Virgin Money boss Jayne-Anne Gadhia has told MPs that sexism was “pervasive” in the “very male culture” of finance. Ms Gadhia spoke of one example from her time at Royal Bank of Scotland when a senior woman was very upset because she was “expected to sleep with her boss”. She was speaking to MPs as part of their inquiry into women in finance. Ms Gadhia, who was at RBS from 2001 to 2007, added that the industry had improved at dealing with sexism in the workplace. Parliament’s Treasury Committee is…

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