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Key Indian equity indices open in red on a negative note

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The key Indian equity indices on Monday opened on a negative note.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading 108.55 points or 0.31 per cent lower soon after opening.

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The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 29.50 points or 0.28 per cent lower at 10,684.80 points.

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The Sensex of the BSE, which opened at 35,545.22 points, was trading at 35,314.93 points (at 9.27 a.m.), lower 108.55 points or 0.31 per cent from the previous day’s close at 35,423.48 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 35,578.24 points and a low of 35,288.97 points in the trade so far.

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CIC direct authorities to reveal how much Rs 2000, Rs 500 notes printed till yet

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Gurugram: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed authorities to reveal how many Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes were printed daily after demonetization till November 30, 2016, an RTI activist said on Saturday.

 

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Gurugram-based Right To Information (RTI) activist Harinder Dhingra had sought the information regarding the number of notes printed daily from November 9, 2016 to November 30, 2016.

Dhingra applied for the information through RTI Act on February 23, 2017.

 

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The Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) earlier refused to share the information, Dhingra told media persons. The second appeal was filed on August 16, 2017.

 

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Dhingra said that after a hearing on November 30, 2018, Information Commissioner Sudhir Bhargava on December 5, 2018 issued an order to provide the information.

 

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“Number of notes printed on daily basis from November 9, 2016 to November 30, 2016 was not so sensitive as to attract the exemption provisions under section 8(1)(a) of the RTI Act, therefore CPIO has been directed to provide the information sought,” the order read.

 

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Orders on banning the then existing Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes were implemented from the midnight of November 8, 2016.

 

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