A look at the headlines in the sector:

  1. Supreme Court asks Jaypee Associates to deposit Rs 2,000 crore in court in loan default case: The company is facing insolvency proceedings for defaulting on a Rs 526-crore loan.   
  2. Indian markets rally as Sensex finishes 194 points higher, Nifty over 10,000: Analysts attributed the positive sentiment to North Korea belying global expectations of another nuclear test.  
  3. Infosys will hire around 6,000 engineers annually, says interim chief UB Pravin Rao: He said recruitment will ‘depend on the kind of growth you see in the market’.   
  4. RBI says it is using ‘sophisticated machines’ to check the accuracy of demonetised notes deposited: The central bank’s statement came a day after a report claimed it was not using counting devices to add up the old bills.   
  5. Income Tax Department claims over Rs 24,000 crore from proposed Aamby Valley auction, says report: The Supreme Court had ordered the prime property’s sale in April after Sahara failed to deposit the dues it owes investors.   
  6. Apple’s latest handset may be called the iPhoneX: The latest leak claims that the device will have an improved Oled screen, enhanced cameras and a 3D facial recognition scanner to unlock it.   
  7. Estranged McDonald’s partner Vikram Bakshi says 126 outlets open: The fast food chain, however, has said that it will take action to enforce cancellation of its franchise licence.