A look at the headlines right now:

  1. CBI arrests former Air Force chief SP Tyagi, two others, in AgustaWestland scam: All three have been held for allegedly accepting kickbacks to influence the purchase of 12 VVIP choppers.
  2. Barack Obama seeks report on Russian cyber attacks that allegedly helped Trump win US elections: Agencies will look into tracking the Democratic National Committee’s computer network breach, which had enabled WikiLeaks to release more than 20,000 emails.
  3. All 2,376 tourists evacuated from Andaman’s Havelock islands: In a joint mission, the Indian Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and local administration used seven ships and six helicopters to rescue the stranded travellers.
  4. Supreme Court to decide on constitutional validity of Centre’s demonetisation decision: The apex court also sought to know why the withdrawal limit of Rs 24,000 per week to a person was not being complied with.
  5. Not happy with language used in defence minister’s letter on Army deployment, says Mamata Banerjee: In his letter, Manohar Parrikar had told the West Bengal chief minister to refrain from making allegations against the armed forces.
  6. Doors of movie halls should be closed, not bolted while playing national anthem: Supreme Court: The bench also exempted differently-abled persons from its earlier verdict that had made it mandatory for everyone in the audience to stand up during the song.
  7. Centre will print plastic currency notes to fight counterfeiting: The government has already started procuring materials necessary for producing such currency.
  8. Rs 106 crore in cash, gold bars weighing 127 kg seized during I-T raids in Chennai: The money reportedly belongs to S Reddy, a sand mining contractor working with the state government.
  9. Industrial production falls by 1.9% in October: The contraction is likely to increase in the coming months because of demonetisation.
  10. Supreme Court seeks Centre’s explanation on CBI interim chief’s appointment: It heard a petition filed by an NGO, which had accused the government of taking illegal steps to give Rakesh Asthana charge of the post.