Index heavyweights such as HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank contributed the most to the indices’ gain
Share Bazaar News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices LIVE: Domestic equity market benchmarks BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 were trading higher on Tuesday, taking cues from their global peers. Sensex jumped 250 points or 0.57 per cent at 44,327, while the broader Nifty 50 index crossed 13,000 level. Index heavyweights such as HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank contributed the most to the indices’ gain today. On the flip side, Bajaj-Auto, Nestle India, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) and UltraTech Cement were among index drags. In overnight trade, US stocks ended up in a choppy session on Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.12 per cent, the S&P 500 gained or 0.56 per cent while the Nasdaq Composite added only 0.22 per cent.
Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla on Monday expressed happiness at pharma major AstraZeneca’s announcement that its COVID-19 vaccine candidate has been found to be 70 per cent effective on average. According to a PTI report, AstraZeneca said one dosing regimen showed vaccine efficacy of 90 per cent when the vaccine was given as a half-dose followed by a full dose at least one month apart, while another dosing regimen showed 62 per cent efficacy when given as two full doses at least one month apart.