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China clampdown on illegal meat puts $2 billion trade at risk

China has adopted stricter border controls due to swine fever, meaning a big blow to Indian buffalo meat exports.

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Personal Data Protection Bill: India’s digital safety kit

PDPB will serve as a model for ensuring that Indian citizens have autonomy in the digital economy.

Data is national asset, it must be protected; digital nationalism need of the hour: SJM

"Data should not only be stored within geographical l...

Global cues, macro-data to set tone for equity markets: Analysts

Investors will keep a close watch on progress of US-China trade talks.

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  • Outside the NDA fold, BJD has emerged as BJP’s most prominent ally. In June, Patnaik surprised everyone by backing BJP’s Rajya Sabha candidate Ashwini Vaishnav despite his party having the numbers to send a third BJD nominee to the House. Now, Patnaik-led BJD has decided to support the government on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

    "It revealed information like first and last name, gender, email, date of birth, address, subscription information, device capability information for 4G, 3G & GPRS, network information, activation date, user type (prepaid or postpaid) And current IMEI number," cyber security researcher Ehraz Ahmed said in his blog.

    There’s no restriction on other kinds of personal information, partially taking into account the demands of global companies such as Google and Facebook, while aiming to safeguard data sovereignty. The Bill, which has not been made public yet, will be introduced in the current session of Parliament on “priority”.

    According to insiders, Congress had agreed to eight Cabinet and five ministers of state berths but the party changed its position and began insisting on one more Cabinet berth, especially after senior party leaders, such as Ashok Chavan and Prithviraj Chavan, began exerting pressure on the leadership.

    The Nikkei index ended up 0.23 per cent to 23,354.40.

    A total of 16 million homes have been constructed since April 2014. Data shows that numbers of those living in semi-pucca houses has come down from 24.6% to 17.4% during the period. Those living in kutcha houses is down from 9.6% to 5.9%. In other words, 10.5 million rural households living in kutcha houses and dilapidated semipucca houses need a new habitat.

    Journalists will have to comply with the code of ethics put down by the Press Council of India or “any media self-regulatory organisation,” the draft of the Bill had said, and top officials in the government said this would be retained in the final Bill as well. Exemption to journalists from major parts of the draft had come up during deliberations.

    Foreign investors pulled out a net sum of Rs 1,668.8 crore from equities.

    The Bill will determine how global tech giants process, store and transfer consumers’ data.

    The S&P index recorded 47 new 52-week highs and no new low, while the Nasdaq recorded 78 new highs and 18 new lows.

    Nonfarm payrolls increased by 266,000 jobs last month, with manufacturing recouping all the 43,000 positions lost in October.

    This suggests overseas investors expect banks to only get financially sounder from here, said analysts.

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