A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Kiren Rijiju named in Arunachal hydro project scam involving more than Rs 450 crore: The minister of state for home affairs has denied the allegations, calling it planted news.
  2. Cyrus Mistry skips TCS meeting, after asking shareholders to ‘vote with their conscience’: Independent director Aman Mehta conducted the meeting as interim TCS chief Ishaat Hussain recused himself from chairing it.
  3. Demonetisation will help banks boost economy with low-cost lending, says Arun Jaitley: More than Rs 19.4 crore was seized and many were arrested in separate cases across India today.
  4. Toll in Tamil Nadu after Cyclone Vardah rises to 18, CM seeks Rs 1,000 crore from disaster response fund: Internet service providers have warned users that they will face slow speeds as the storm had affected undersea cables.
  5. Donald Trump selects Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state: Critics have expressed concern over the nomination – subject to Senate approval – as the candidate is believed to have close ties with Vladimir Putin.
  6. Narendra Modi will be present in Parliament for the next three days, says Venkaiah Naidu: The BJP has directed all its MPs to attend the rest of the Winter Session to present a united front for a debate on demonetisation.
  7. More than 80 civilians killed as Syrian government troops prepare to seize Aleppo: Three Islamic State fighters, some of whom were involved in the 2015 Paris attacks, also died in airstrikes, according to the Pentagon.
  8. UN drops Wonder Woman as honorary ambassador after outrage over her ‘scantily clad’ image: In October, the superhero was chosen to be the face of a 2017 campaign to empower women and girls.
  9. Reliance Jio ties up with Niantic to launch Pokémon GO in India: Users can download the app from Wednesday and play the augmented reality game without any data charges till March 31, 2017.
  10. Status of CBSE board exams for Class 10 will be decided by December-end, says Prakash Javadekar: The HRD minister said he was sure the examinations will be made mandatory for all students from the 2017-18 academic year.