A look at the headlines in this sector:

  1. Airtel, Idea Cellular stocks recover marginally, after Trai’s refusal to reconsider its Rs 3,050 fine had led to dip: The regulatory body had said the company’s actions amounted to a violation of licence norms.  
  2. Centre may lose power to grant ISBNs to books after complaints about bureaucratic delays, censorship: The International ISBN Agency has warned the HRD Ministry, which issues the numbers, saying the problems were reaching ‘unacceptable’ levels.  
  3. Ben & Jerry’s won’t serve two scoops of the same flavour till Australia legalises same-sex marriage: The ice-cream company said it was time the country’s leaders stood up for fair and equal rights.  
  4. Rocket launched into space from New Zealand for the first time: The country is being looked upon as an emerging destination for launching cheap disposable rockets to carry small satellites and other cargo.
  5. RBI asks candidates to apply for post of deputy governor: The apex bank wants to appoint a successor for SS Mundra, whose term ends on July 31.
  6. Report says information about 1.5 million students is up for sale for up to Rs 60,000: The details leaked includes personal information about the students and their exam details since 2009. 
  7. Coal India bags increase in tax-cut provision, environmentalist worried: The Centre said it will lower the duty on domestic coal from July 1.