A look at the headlines right now:

  1. ‘Janshakti’ is with the government on demonetisation, says Narendra Modi: The PM asked BJP legislators to reach out to people and explain how his decision to denotify Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes will help the country.
  2. Monetary Policy Committee keeps RBI’s key repo rate unchanged at 6.25%: The six-member panel also decided to maintain the reverse repo rate at 5.75%, under the liquidity assessment facility.
  3. Indonesian Army chief says toll rises to 54 after 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Aceh province: Several people are feared to be trapped under debris and dozens of buildings have been reduced to rubble.
  4. US Supreme Court rules in favour of Samsung in Apple’s design patent case: The court’s justices sent the case back to an appellate court after ruling that Samsung does not need to pay the $399-million fine.
  5. Isro launches PSLV C36 remote sensing satellite: The 1,235-kg Resource Sat-2A was placed on the 817-km polar sun synchronous orbit 18 minutes after it took off.
  6. Heavy rain leaves 800 tourists stranded at Havelock Island in Andamans, Navy sends rescue ships: The Navy has deployes four ships – INS Bitra, Bangaram, Kumbhir and LCU 38 – to transport them to Port Blair.
  7. CEO of LaMia airlines arrested by Bolivia police in Columbia air crash case: Two other employees were also detained for the incident that killed 71 people.
  8. 3 trains cancelled, several flights delayed as fog hits Delhi and Uttar Pradesh: Twelve trains had to be rescheduled because of the weather in the Capital.
  9. Six pilots suspended after fuel shortage incident involving Mamata Banerjee’s flight, says report: The move was aimed at warning airlines against trying to cut costs on fuel expenditure, DGCA officials told The Times of India.
  10. Centre cancels Indira Jaising-backed NGO’s Foreign Contribution Regulation Act licence: The former Additional Solicitor General denied allegations against the Lawyers Collective and asked the government to make its reports on the matter public.