A look at the headlines in this sector:

  1. Sensex recovers to close almost flat after Reliance, HDFC shares rise, Nifty finishes above 10,000: Axis Bank was the top loser at the NSE, followed by ICICI Bank, Cipla, the State Bank of India and Lupin.  
  2. Government lacks ‘brain power’ to understand importance of innovation, says entrepreneur Sam Pitroda: The telecom inventor emphasised on the need for innovation to create jobs in India.  
  3. New WhatsApp feature lets users share and track locations in real time: The live location feature is expected to be rolled out to Android and iOS phones over the next few weeks.  
  4. Flipkart in talks with Kishore Biyani to buy stakes in Future Group’s fashion arm, says ET report: The top management from both sides had met in Mumbai to discuss the deal.  
  5. Wipro posts 6% increase in profit for July-September quarter: Axis Bank reports net profit of Rs 432 crore, much below analysts’ estimates   
  6. Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update out: The biggest feature of the update is Mixed Reality, which covers both Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.  
  7. Google to give advanced security to users at high risk of online attacks: The new features would give users ‘Google’s strongest security’.