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Gold & Silver Rates: Gold prices rose
Gold prices rose to their strongest level in more than two weeks on Monday. Spot gold had gained 0.1% to $1,322.72 per ounce as of 0614 GMT, just below a 9-month peak of $1,326.30 an ounce marked on January 31.
In India, gold prices rose 173 rupees for 10 grams and reached 33557.00. Silver for one kg rated 40172.00.
Mumbai: A woman was allegedly raped at her birthday party organised at a friend’s house in Waliv in Maharashtra’s Palghar district, police said Monday.
The host’s boyfriend was also present at the party, which was held on February 13, and the two spiked the victim’s drink, a Waliv police station official said.
“The woman host pinned the victim down when she was drowsy and her boyfriend raped her. The duo also threatened the victim to not reveal the incident to anybody,” he said.
The 27-year-old victim, a resident of Kandivali in the northern part of Mumbai, later filed a complaint with Waliv police on Sunday.
Following the complaint, the woman host and her boyfriend, both in their mid-twenties, were booked for rape and criminal intimidation, said Palghar police’s public relations officer Hemant Katkar. (PTI)
New Delhi: A French researcher has claimed that he found a security lapse that allegedly exposed millions of Aadhaar numbers of dealers and distributors associated with Indane, an LPG brand owned by the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).
Baptiste Robert, who goes by the online handle Elliot Alderson and has exposed Aadhaar leaks in the past, wrote in a blog post on Medium late Monday that the Aadhaar data of nearly 6.7 million dealers and distributors of Indane, accessible only with a valid username and password, was left exposed.
“Due to a lack of authentication in the local dealers portal, Indane is leaking the names, addresses and the Aadhaar numbers of their customers,” said Alderson.
Using a custom-built script to scrape the database, Alderson found customer data for nearly 11,000 dealers, including names and addresses of customers, before his IP was blocked by Indane. “I wrote the python script.
By running this script, it gives us 11062 valid dealer ids. After more than 1 day, my script tested 9,490 dealers and found that a total of 5,826,116 Indane customers are affected by this leak,” he wrote.
The French researchers found 5.8 million Indane customer records before his script was blocked. “Unfortunately, Indane probably blocked my IP, so I didn’t test the remaining 1,572 dealers.
By doing some basic math we can estimate the final number of affected customers around 6,791,200,” Alderson added. Indane and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) were yet to comment on this data leak. (IANS)
One of World’s Top Management Guru Charles Handy gets inclined towards community first business model of Jaipu r Rugs
History has witnessed that any business that has kept community service in its core has always succeeded and is the most sustainable business model. In today’s competitive business environment, it has become imperative for any business to have aim of betterment of society to go hand-in-hand with business goals. Charles Handy, who is an internationally acclaimed business thinker is on his visit to India to study business model of Jaipur Rugs which coincides with his business philosophy of sustainable business model.
Mr Handy is one of the most respected business thinkers globally and an expert on Organisation Culture. He received the lifetime achievement award in 2011 and he was rated second on the Thinkers 50 list (a private list of the most influential living management thinkers) in 2001. He was placed second in the first-ever survey of the World’s Management Gurus, which had business icons Bill Gates and Richard Branson appearing on the 9th and 29th positions on the same list.
Mr. Charles Handy while addressing the industry leaders said, “Jaipur Rugs works on unique bottoms up system where the success of organisation depends upon the people who are making the rugs which is unique as most of the organisations work top to bottom concept. I feel that the mantra for successful and sustainable future organisations is growing together.”
Jaipur Rugs works with close to 40,000 artisans in 600 villages in India, providing families with sustainable livelihood at their doorsteps. Integrating current designs with the sustenance of poor communities, Jaipur Rugs brings weaver’s art directly to homes and delivers not just a carpet but the blessings of a family. To study the business model of Jaipur Rugs, Mr. Handy along with Mr. Nand Kishore Chaudhary will visit artisans in different villages of Rajasthan. Mr. Handy along with Mr. Nand Kishore Chaudhary addressed more than 100 industry leaders on building sustainable business model which he thinks is the future of building successful businesses.