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Key equity indices open in green on a positive note

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The key Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Tuesday.

At 9.25 a.m., the broader Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) traded at 10,896.35 points — higher by 43.45 points or 0.40 per cent — from its previous close of 10,852.90 points.

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The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), which had opened at 36,068.27 points, traded at 36,085.17 points (9.25 a.m.) – up by 150.45 points or 0.42 per cent — from its previous session’s close of 35,934.72 points.

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Sensex has so far touched a high of 36,095.80 points and a low of 36,019.63 points during the intra-day trade. The BSE market breadth was bullish with 894 advances and 338 declines.

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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.

 

CIC ask authorities to reveal how many Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes printed till now:

 

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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