Sensex increased by 124.61 points, Ruppee dropped

New Delhi: The stock market closed higher on the second trading day of the week. The Bombay Stock Exchange’s flagship index Sensex closed at 79044.35, up by 287.72 points. The National Stock Exchange’s Nifty closed at 11521.80 with a gain of 81.75 points. The Sensex opened 124.61 points higher at 38881.24 in early trade and the Nifty opened 42.45 points at 11482.50.

The stocks of IndusInd Bank, Cipla, UPL, Axis Bank and Bharti Airtel closed on the green mark today. The shares of Titan, Maruti, HDFC Life, Itcher Motors and ITC closed at the red mark.

The rupee lost 16 paise to close at 73.64 (temporary) per dollar on Tuesday, despite the positive trend in the domestic stock markets. The rupee fluctuated greatly in the interbank foreign currency exchange market. The rupee finally ended with a loss of 16 paise to close at 73.64 per dollar after opening with a strong trend at 73.33 per dollar. The rupee had closed at 73.48 per dollar in the previous trading session.

Meanwhile, the dollar index, showing dollar against the six currencies, declined by 0.16 percent to 92.90.

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