A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Delhi High Court dismisses plea against Rs 2.5 lakh demonetisation withdrawal limit for weddings: The bench had earlier said that the government has provided a ‘relaxation’ wherever necessary on the issue of demonetisation.
  2. Reserve Bank of India sets monthly withdrawal limit of Rs 10,000 for Jan Dhan bank accounts: The central bank said the temporary move would prevent benami property transactions and money laundering.
  3. Sensex closes 259 points higher, Nifty soars to 8,224: Indian markets reacted to international cues, positive United States growth scores and expectations of a GDP data announcement.
  4. Morgan Stanley lowers Flipkart valuation by 38% to $5.54 billion, fourth cut in nine months: The e-commerce company was valued at $15.2 billion when it last raised capital in July.
  5. Parliament canteens go the ‘cashless economy’ way: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan inaugurated the plastic money payment option at all eating facilities within the premises.
  6. India needs to improve broadband coverage, says Trai Chairperson RS Sharma: Sharma expressed concern over India’s relatively poor digital infrastructure.
  7. Report indicates British industrialist George Buckley may replace Tata Sons chairperson Cyrus Mistry: A report by SkyNews says the leading entrepreneur is a top contender for the vacant post.