A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Lok Sabha adjourned for the day after uproar over demonetisation: Narendra Modi attended the session in the Lower House on Wednesday, and was expected to speak on the matter.  
  2. Assocham says industries in Tamil Nadu suffered damage worth $1 billion after cyclone Vardah: The body also called on its members and businessmen to help thousands of people evacuated because of the storm.  
  3. Karnataka Excise Minister HY Meti resigns over alleged sex scandal: A woman had claimed that the 71-year-old Congress minister sought sexual favours from her in return for a departmental transfer.
  4. One militant killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag encounter, combing operation underway: Officials said another exchange of fire is underway in Bomai, Sopore.
  5. After Legion hackings, Centre orders audit of financial sector and review of IT Act: Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government was aiming to strengthen the 16-year-old legislation and counter cyber crimes.  
  6. India’s Smriti Mandhana makes it to ICC’s Women’s Cricket Team of the Year: The 20-year-old is the only one from the country in the team.
  7. SC issues notice to CBI over claims that it did not probe foreign angle in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: The apex court’s queries were based on statements by a convict in the case, AG Perarivalan, who said the agency flouted a TADA court order.
  8. No mobile payment app in India is completely secure, says chip maker Qualcomm: The company said such services were only using software-level security and not hardware-based encryption to protect user data
  9. Aleppo residents leave city after Russia declares battle is over: A truce was reached between pro-Assad forces and rebel fighters, where both sides agreed to evacuate civilians from 5 am Wednesday.  
  10. Demonetisation exemptions set for use of Rs 500 notes to end at midnight: After Wednesday, the public will only be able to deposit these notes in their bank accounts till December 30.