Stocks under ASM List by SEBI

Additional Surveillance Measures(ASM) can be implemented on stocks by Stock Exchanges and Market Regulators such as SEBI, BSE and NSE. Since SEBI launched updated ASM list on 31 May 2018, some of the stocks have fallen sharply.

What is the impact of Additional Surveillance Measures on a stock?
  1. ASM is implemented to keep an eye on the abnormal variations in stock price that is not compatible with the health of company. ASM ensures that price of such stocks is not manipulated by Promoters or brokers. So high risk stocks are put under ASM list.
  2. Stocks placed under ASM list are reviewed bimonthly(every 15 days). So a stock currently under ASM might be out of it next fortnight.
  3. Stocks under ASM list are restricted to be in 5% price band and 100% margin is applicable.
  4. There is no impact on shares already in your demat. You can sell them sell them.
  5. As per a statement by BSE: “The shortlisting of securities under ASM Framework is purely on account of market surveillance and it should not be construed as an adverse action against the concerned company/entity”.
  6. The stocks in the list generally fall due to panic among investers. It might be a problem for short term investors. If you are long term investor and you believe in the stock then you should stay invested.

As on 6 June 2018, here is the updated ASM List by SEBI. This lists script code as well as stock name.

  1. 538570 – Achal Investments Ltd
  2. 517356 – ACI Infocom Ltd
  3. 532762 – Action Construction Equipment Ltd
  4. 521070 – Alok Industries Ltd
  5. 539693 – Alora Trading Company Ltd
  6. 507525 – Amrit Corp Ltd
  7. 520077 – Amtek Auto Ltd
  8. 540692 – Apex Frozen Foods Ltd
  9. 511064 – Aplaya Creations Ltd
  10. 500016 – Aruna Hotels Ltd
  11. 526187 – Ashram Online.Com Ltd
  12. 507526 – Associated Alcohols & Breweries Ltd
  13. 539018 – Beekay Steel Industries Ltd
  14. 500052 – Bhansali Engineering Polymers Ltd
  15. 523229 – Bharat Seats Ltd
  16. 533321 – Bil Energy Systems Ltd
  17. 500020 – Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company Ltd
  18. 532678 – Bombay Rayon Fashions Ltd
  19. 540006 – Bullish Bonds & Holdings Ltd
  20. 517421 – Butterfly Gandhimathi Appliances Ltd
  21. 511742 – Chokhani Securities Ltd
  22. 532342 – Commex Technology Ltd
  23. 539131 – Crescent Leasing Ltd
  24. 522163 – Diamond Power Infrastructure Ltd
  25. 506414 – Dil Ltd
  26. 540047 – Dilip Buildcon Ltd
  27. 538653 – Ejecta Marketing Ltd
  28. 533264 – Electrosteel Steels Ltd
  29. 533218 – Emami Infrastructure Ltd
  30. 530333 – Emgee Cables & Communications Ltd
  31. 500650 – Excel Industries Ltd
  32. 533090 – Excel Realty N Infra Ltd
  33. 514474 – Fairdeal Filaments Ltd
  34. 533333 – Fineotex Chemical Ltd
  35. 502865 – Forbes & Company Ltd
  36. 539730 – Fredun Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  37. 539228 – Gala Global Products Ltd
  38. 512493 – Garnet International Ltd
  39. 539407 – Generic Engineering Construction and Projects Ltd
  40. 509567 – Goa Carbon Ltd
  41. 532734 – Godawari Power and Ispat Ltd
  42. 538787 – Goenka Business & Finance Ltd
  43. 532439 – Goldstone Infratech Ltd
  44. 509488 – Graphite India Ltd
  45. 532951 – GSS Infotech Ltd
  46. 532775 – GTL Infrastructure Ltd
  47. 532708 – GVK Power & Infrastructure Ltd
  48. 509631 – HEG Ltd
  49. 509675 – HIL Ltd
  50. 500184 – Himadri Speciality Chemical Ltd
  51. 509627 – Hindustan Dorr-Oliver Ltd
  52. 500201 – India Glycols Ltd
  53. 532960 – Indiabulls Ventures Ltd
  54. 530773 – IVRCL Ltd
  55. 533207 – Jaypee Infratech Ltd
  56. 514034 – JBF Industries Ltd
  57. 531543 – Jindal Worldwide Ltd
  58. 539679 – Kapil Raj Finance Ltd
  59. 532054 – KDDL Ltd
  60. 532997 – KSK Energy Ventures Ltd
  61. 530149 – KSL & Industries Ltd
  62. 532081 – KSS Ltd
  63. 531882 – Kwality Ltd
  64. 539992 – Lloyds Steels Industries Ltd
  65. 513269 – Man Industries (India) Ltd
  66. 500279 – Mirc Electronics Ltd
  67. 530047 – Mohota Industries Ltd
  68. 505343 – Monotype India Ltd
  69. 500298 – National Peroxide Ltd
  70. 538772 – Niyogin Fintech Ltd
  71. 538547 – Oasis Tradelink Ltd
  72. 538019 – Oceanaa Biotek Industries Ltd
  73. 533317 – Omkar Speciality Chemicals Ltd
  74. 530135 – Optiemus Infracom Ltd
  75. 501179 – Oscar Investments Ltd
  76. 539007 – Pincon Lifestyle Ltd
  77. 506022 – Prakash Industries Ltd
  78. 511116 – Quadrant Televentures Ltd
  79. 532497 – Radico Khaitan Ltd
  80. 500339 – Rain Industries Ltd
  81. 514223 – Ramgopal Polytex Ltd
  82. 533107 – Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd
  83. 519097 – Ritesh International Ltd
  84. 519260 – Sanwaria Consumer Ltd
  85. 531893 – Sawaca Business Machines Ltd
  86. 531925 – Shantanu Sheorey Aquakult Ltd
  87. 538212 – Sharp Investments Ltd
  88. 533520 – SORIL Holdings and Ventures Ltd
  89. 536799 – SRS Finance Ltd
  90. 533569 – SRS Ltd
  91. 533305 – SRS Real Infrastructure Ltd
  92. 531723 – Stampede Capital Ltd
  93. 570005 – Stampede Capital Ltd – DVR
  94. 512299 – Sterling Biotech Ltd
  95. 508998 – Sterling International Enterprises Ltd
  96. 532711 – Sunil Hitech Engineers Ltd
  97. 535141 – Sunstar Realty Development Ltd
  98. 530677 – Supreme Holdings & Hospitality (India) Ltd
  99. 532904 – Supreme Infrastructure India Ltd
  100. 506863 – Swadeshi Industries & Leasing Ltd
  101. 533200 – Talwalkars Better Value Fitness Ltd
  102. 540108 – Tiaan Ayurvedic & Herbs Ltd
  103. 504966 – Tinplate Company of India Ltd
  104. 532812 – Transwarranty Finance Ltd
  105. 526957 – Uniply Decor Ltd
  106. 532765 – Usher Agro Ltd
  107. 500254 – Uttam Value Steels Ltd
  108. 523261 – Venkys (India) Ltd
  109. 537820 – Viji Finance Ltd
  110. 534741 – Virtual Global Education Ltd
  111. 532411 – Visesh Infotecnics Ltd
  112. 536128 – VKJ Infradevelopers Ltd
  113. 523660 – Waterbase Ltd
  114. 522029 – Windsor Machines Ltd
  115. 522108 – Yuken India Ltd
  116. 512553 – Zenith Exports Ltd

The updated ASM list can be found on BSE website.

PPF Interest Rate History Since its Inception in 1968

Here is the PPF interest rate history since its launch by Ministry of Finance in 1968. Please note that PPF interest rates are 0.25% higher than the average yield of 10 year government bond. Prior to 2016, PPF interest rates were revised annually. But after 2016, PPF interest rates are revised quarterly.

PPF interest rate history
Year Rate of interest (p.a.)
Oct, 2018 – Dec, 2018 Yet to declare
Jan, 2018 – Sep, 2018 7.6%
Jul, 2017 – Dec, 2017 7.8%
Apr, 2017 – Jun, 2017 7.9%
Oct, 2016 – Mar, 2017 8.0%
Apr, 2016 – Sep, 2016 8.1%
Apr, 2013 – Mar, 2016 8.7%
Apr, 2012 – Mar, 2013 8.8%
Dec 2011 – Mar 2012 8.6%
Mar, 2003 – Nov 2011 8%
Mar, 2002 – Feb 2003 9%
Mar 2001 – Feb, 2002 9.5%
Jan, 2000 – Feb, 2001 11%
Apr, 1986 – Jan, 2000 12%
Apr, 1985 – Mar, 1986 10%
Apr, 1984 – Mar, 1985 9.5%
Apr, 1983 – Mar, 1984 9%
Apr, 1981 – Mar, 1983 8.5%
Apr, 1980 – Mar, 1981 8%
Apr, 1977 – Mar, 1980 7.5%
Aug, 1974 – Mar, 1977 7%
Apr, 1974 – Jul, 1974 5.8%
Apr, 1973 – Mar, 1974 5.3%
Apr, 1970 – Mar, 1973 5%
Apr, 1968 – Mar, 1970 4.8%

We hope this complied data regarding PPF interest rate history will help you making decision regarding investment in PPF.

What is Heisenbug?

As a QA, Heisenbug has been a trouble for me. In response to a reported crash, the developer would say that he can’t reproduce the bug. The software is working fine at developers’ machines. But same bug is appearing at QAs’ machine regularly. These are real testing times for a QA. If the steps to reproduce etc are mentioned accurately, then most probably the bug is Heisenbug.

Now the question is : What is Heisenbug? The Heisenbug falls under a class of software bugs that are considered exceptionally difficult to understand and repair.

A heisenbug (named after the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle) is a software bug that disappears or alters its characteristics when an attempt is made to study it. Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle states, “it is fundamentally impossible to predict the position and momentum of a particle at the same time”.

One common example is a bug that occurs in a program that was compiled with an optimizing compiler, but not in the same program when compiled without optimization (e.g., for generating a debug-mode version). Another example is a bug caused by a race condition. A heisenbug may also appear in a system that does not conform to the command-query separation design guideline, since a routine called more than once could return different values each time, generating hard-to-reproduce bugs in a race condition scenario.

One common reason for heisenbug-like behaviour is that executing a program in debug mode often cleans memory before the program starts, and forces variables onto stack locations, instead of keeping them in registers. These differences in execution can alter the effect of bugs involving out-of-bounds member access or incorrect assumptions about the initial contents of memory. Another reason is that debuggers commonly provide watches or other user interfaces that cause additional code (such as property accessors) to be executed, which can, in turn, change the state of the program. Yet another reason is a fandango on core, the effect of a pointer running out of bounds. In C++, many heisenbugs are caused by uninitialized variables.

So if something is working on developer’s machine but not at staging/QA environment/server, then look around carefully, it might be a heisenbug.

How to track Standard Chartered bank credit card application status?

So you have applied for applied for new credit card and are looking forward to track Standard Chartered bank Credit card application status. Welcome, you are at the right place.

As per Wikipedia, Standard Chartered PLC is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, England. It operates a network of more than 1,200 branches and outlets (including subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures) across more than 70 countries and employs around 87,000 people. It is a universal bank with operations in consumer, corporate and institutional banking, and treasury services. Standard Chartered has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It has secondary listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India. It had a market capitalisation of approximately £24.4 billion as of 4 April 2017, the 28th-largest of any company with a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange.

How much time does Standard Chartered bank takes to process my credit card application.

Whether you applied online(through their website/netbanking etc) or offline(by filling out forms with pen), it can take some time to process your application.
Typically, it takes around 2-3 weeks for the credit card to reach your registered address after you apply for the Standard Chartered bank credit card. Even if your application for credit card is instantly approved or pre-approved, even then it takes around 1-2 weeks for your credit card to reach you.

How to track Standard Chartered bank credit card application status:

The waiting period can make you really impatient, so you can track Standard Chartered bank credit card application status to keep yourself posted and updated. The process to track Standard Chartered bank credit card application is really easy. You just need to have following with you in order to track your credit card application:
a. Application reference number: Complete application reference number should be added including # symbol. It can be found on your application form receipt. Standard Chartered also send this to your registered emailid and registered mobile number.
b.Registered emailid: The email id you provided while applying for the Standard Chartered bank credit card.
c.Registered mobile number: The phone number you provided while applying for the Standard Chartered bank credit card.

Once you have this info, follow these steps to check the status of your credit card application
1. Go to https://apply.standardchartered.co.in/application-status. Refer this screenshot for details:

Screenshot of track Standard Chartered bank Credit Card application status

Track Standard Chartered Credit Card application status

2. If you have application reference number and registered mobile number, then enter them in the form.
3. Click the Submit button.
4. Now you should be able to see the exact status of your credit card application.
5. In case you dont have the application reference number, then click on “Forgot Reference Number” link at the right side of page.
6. After clicking you will need to enter the registered email id and click submit. The Standard Chartered bank will email you the application reference number. You can use this reference number to know the status of credit card application

So we saw that the procedure to track the status of the Standard Chartered bank credit card is quite simple and straightforward. But if you have any difficulty checking the status, you can share your details in the comment section and we will check the status for you.

How to track RBL bank credit card application status?

So you have applied for applied for new credit card and are looking forward to track RBL bank Credit card application status. Welcome, you are at the right place.

As per Wikipedia, RBL Bank Limited is a scheduled commercial bank, headquartered in the Mumbai region of Maharashtra, India. Founded in August 1943, RBL is one of the oldest private sector banks in India. The bank currently services approximately 3.15 million customers and has a total business size of over Rs. 64,000 crores. As of June 2017, ICRA has rated the Bank as A1+ (Rs. 3,000 crores) for the Certificates of Deposits Program,[6] MAA- with a positive outlook on the Fixed (Term) Deposit Program and A+ (Hyb) for the Basel III compliant Tier II subordinate debt program.

How much time does RBL bank takes to process my credit card application.

Whether you applied online(through their website/netbanking etc) or offline(by filling out forms with pen), it can take some time to process your application.
Typically, it takes around 2-3 weeks for the credit card to reach your registered address after you apply for the RBL bank credit card. Even if your application for credit card is instantly approved or pre-approved, even then it takes around 1-2 weeks for your credit card to reach you.

How to track RBL bank credit card application status:

The waiting period can make you really impatient, so you can track RBL bank credit card application status to keep yourself posted and updated. The process to track RBL bank credit card application is really easy. You just need to have following with you in order to track your credit card application:
a. Registered mobile number: The phone number you provided while applying for the RBL bank credit card.
b. Application reference number or Account Number: Complete application reference number should be added including # symbol. It can be found on your application form receipt. RBL also send this to your registered emailid and registered mobile number. In case you dont have application reference number, then you can enter account number.

Once you have this info, follow these steps to check the status of your credit card application
1. Go to https://rblbank.rupeepower.com/application-status. Refer this screenshot for details:

Screenshot of track RBL Credit Card application status

Track RBL Credit Card application status

2. Enter application reference number or account number.
3. Enter registered mobile number.
4. Click the Submit button.
5. Now you should be able to see the exact status of your credit card application.

So we saw that the procedure to track the status of the RBL bank credit card is quite simple and straightforward. But if you have any difficulty checking the status, you can share your details in the comment section and we will check the status for you.