Live Updates: COVID-19 Cases
  • World 11,848,509
    World
    Confirmed: 11,848,509
    Active: 4,491,159
    Recovered: 6,813,741
    Death: 543,609
  • USA 3,063,442
    USA
    Confirmed: 3,063,442
    Active: 1,592,069
    Recovered: 1,337,889
    Death: 133,484
  • Brazil 1,643,539
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    Confirmed: 1,643,539
    Active: 505,217
    Recovered: 1,072,229
    Death: 66,093
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    Confirmed: 743,481
    Active: 265,783
    Recovered: 457,045
    Death: 20,653
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    Confirmed: 694,230
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    Recovered: 463,880
    Death: 10,494
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    Confirmed: 305,703
    Active: 97,312
    Recovered: 197,619
    Death: 10,772
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    Confirmed: 301,019
    Active: 26,340
    Recovered: 268,245
    Death: 6,434
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    Confirmed: 299,210
    Active: 270,818
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 28,392
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    Confirmed: 286,349
    Active: 241,958
    Recovered: ?
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    Confirmed: 261,750
    Active: 70,974
    Recovered: 159,657
    Death: 31,119
  • Iran 245,688
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    Confirmed: 245,688
    Active: 26,757
    Recovered: 207,000
    Death: 11,931
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    Confirmed: 241,956
    Active: 14,242
    Recovered: 192,815
    Death: 34,899
  • Pakistan 234,509
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    Confirmed: 234,509
    Active: 94,713
    Recovered: 134,957
    Death: 4,839
  • Saudi Arabia 217,108
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    Confirmed: 217,108
    Active: 60,252
    Recovered: 154,839
    Death: 2,017
  • Turkey 207,897
    Turkey
    Confirmed: 207,897
    Active: 17,345
    Recovered: 185,292
    Death: 5,260
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    Confirmed: 205,721
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    Recovered: 97,848
    Death: 3,310
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    Recovered: 77,655
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    Confirmed: 106,106
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    Recovered: 69,827
    Death: 8,708
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    Confirmed: 83,565
    Active: 403
    Recovered: 78,528
    Death: 4,634
  • Netherlands 50,694
    Netherlands
    Confirmed: 50,694
    Active: 44,562
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 6,132
  • S. Korea 13,181
    S. Korea
    Confirmed: 13,181
    Active: 982
    Recovered: 11,914
    Death: 285
  • Australia 8,755
    Australia
    Confirmed: 8,755
    Active: 1,194
    Recovered: 7,455
    Death: 106
  • New Zealand 1,536
    New Zealand
    Confirmed: 1,536
    Active: 22
    Recovered: 1,492
    Death: 22

HDFC, RIL saved the day, BSE stocks closed with gains at 31,648

Author at TechGenyz Business
Bombay Stock Exchange
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Equity benchmark Sensex ended 59 points higher after a highly volatile session on Monday amid tepid cues from global markets as concerns over COVID-19 kept investors on edge.

After swinging over 566 points during the day, the 30-share index ended 59.28 points or 0.19 percent higher at 31,648.

On the other hand, the NSE Nifty settled 4.90 points, or 0.05 percent, lower at 9,261.85.

Index heavyweights HDFC twins and Reliance Industries mainly saved the day for the BSE benchmark. IT stocks also closed with gains.

HDFC Bank was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rallying nearly 4 per cent, after the lender posted a 15.4 per cent rise in consolidated net profit at Rs 7,280.22 crore for the March quarter on healthy interest income.

Infosys jumped over 3 per cent ahead of its quarterly earnings, scheduled to be announced later in the day.

Sun Pharma, NTPC, HCL Tech, Tech Mahindra, HDFC, RIL and TCS also closed with gains.

On the other hand, Axis Bank was the top laggard, followed by ITC, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank and Maruti Suzuki.

The domestic market opened on a positive note but lost the momentum as traders booked profit amid weak global markets as both equity and commodity - especially crude oil - came under pressure amid global slowdown fears, said Narendra Solanki, Head- Equity Research (Fundamental), Anand Rathi.

In the afternoon session markets continued to trade in a narrow range and swung between positive and negative zones, he added.

Bourses in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul ended in the red, while Shanghai closed on a positive note.

Stock exchanges in Europe were also trading on a mixed note. Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, fell 3.53 per cent to USD 27.09 per barrel.

Meanwhile, the rupee declined by 14 paise to settle at 76.53 (provisional) against the US dollar amid strengthening of the American currency overseas and a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in the country.

The death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 543, while the number of cases in the country climbed to 17,265.

Global tally of the infections has crossed 24 lakh, with over 1.65 lakh deaths.

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