A look at the headlines in the sector right now:

  1. Strong showing by SBI, Tata Motors and Larsen & Toubro push Sensex, Nifty to record highs: While healthcare and energy stocks fell on both, 11 of BSE’s 19 sectoral indices ended higher. 
  2. Apple’s iPhone X to go on sale from 6 pm in India: Customers have a choice of offers to buy the device both online and from stores.  
  3. Mukesh Ambani becomes Asia’s richest man on Forbes’ real-time list of billionaires: On Friday morning, Ambani stood at the 16th spot on the real-time list globally with a net worth of $41.9 billion.  
  4. Centre makes FASTag mandatory for all new four-wheelers from December 1: FASTag is a device that uses radio frequency identification technology to automatically deduct toll charges without requiring motorists to stop at the booths. 
  5. Centre tells SC it won’t take action against petitioners who didn’t deposit demonetised notes: The Supreme Court allowed the 14 petitioners to argue their cases before the Constitution bench that is hearing a plea challenging the validity of the note ban.  
  6. WhatsApp users across the world report outages, take to Twitter to complain: There has been no official statement from the messaging service yet.  
  7. Bitcoin crosses $7,000 for the first time, trading platform Coinbase adds over 1 lakh users in a day: It has been rising since CME Group’s announcement on Tuesday that it would launch bitcoin futures contracts by the end of the year.