A look at the headlines in the sector right now:

  1. Technology should be used more to empower women, says Ivanka Trump at business summit in Hyderabad: The US president’s adviser said that women comprise half of the world’s population and that ‘their issues’ needed to be taken seriously.  
  2. Bitcoin value crosses $10,000 for the first time, gains 10 times this year: At 11.30 am, the virtual currency was quoted at around $10,115 apiece on digital exchange BitStamp.
  3. Nestlé India fined Rs 62 lakh in Uttar Pradesh for selling ‘sub-standard’ Maggi: The company said the samples were from 2015 and that ‘incorrect standards’ were used to test them.
  4. Onion prices soar to Rs 80 per kg in Delhi because of limited supply: The Centre has ordered 2,000 tonnes of onion to be imported to boost supplies.
  5. Electronic payment company Paytm officially launches Payments Bank: The service was earlier made available to customers with the latest update to the Paytm app.
  6. Arun Jaitley says Centre has not waived loans granted to ‘capitalists’: The finance minister accused the former UPA government of taking no action against loan defaulters. 
  7. BSE Sensex ends flat, NSE Nifty closes above 10,350 points: Wipro, Sun Pharma, Bosch and Bharti Infratel were the top gainers.