A look at the headlines in the sector right now:

  1. Banks replace debit cards, ask customers to change PINs after security breach: The data hack came to the fore only after customers complained that their cards have been used in China.
  2. All new Tesla cars will be fully self-driving by 2018, says CEO Elon Musk: The company has started producing cars with the hardware required to make them completely autonomous, but the software they need is still being tested.
  3. Google Search to let users compare rates, book Ola, Uber cabs from mobile browser: Users will be redirected to the app of the taxi-aggregation company whose service they choose.
  4. Apple claims 90% of chargers sold on Amazon are counterfeit: The iPhone manufacturer has filed a lawsuit against the e-commerce company. 
  5. Sensex closes 145 points highter at 28,129.84; Nifty rose by 40 points: ICICI Bank was a major winner as Indian shares spiralled on Thursday, after closing relatively lower on Wednesday. 
  6. Jewellery industry stakeholders ask Centre for lowered GST: The industry wants the Goods and Services Tax on finished jewellery to be restricted to 1.25%.
  7. GST Council meet ends ahead of schedule as states fail to reach consensus on rates: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the final slabs would depend on the source of funds meant to compensate states for revenue losses.