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News digest: Plastic Aadhaar card, market rout, customs duty hike, and more

Stay away from plastic Aadhaar cards, it's prone to data theft, warns UIDAI
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has cautioned people not to use plastic or laminated Aadhaar cards as such unauthorised printing at some vendor or shop could make the QR code dysfunctional and there could be a possibility of exposing a person's sensitive demographic information. Read more

Sensex recoups over half its losses after plummeting 1,274 points

The benchmark Sensex plunged as much as 1,274 points on Tuesday after a rout in the US and other major markets. The index, however, managed to recoup more than half of its losses as investors resorted to value buying following a three-day sharp correction. Read more
Lenders ask Lakshmi Mittal to repay KSS Petron's debt worth Rs 13.4 bn

Lenders led by State Bank of India have asked L N Mittal, billionaire-promoter of ArcelorMittal, to repay a debt of Rs 13.40 billion taken by KSS Petron, after the company defaulted on its loans in India. Read more
Apple at heart of Budget 2018 customs duty hikes to encourage manufacturing
Cupertino-based Apple may have been at the centre of the narrative for hiking import duties on a slew of items in the Budget for 2018-19.  For the second time in two months, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced an increase in the customs duty on mobile phones to 20 per cent from 15 per cent after raising it from 10 per cent earlier. Read more 

First Published: Wed, February 07 2018. 01:48 IST