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Sensex, Muslims population up by 24.6%, Hindus 16.8%, Indian rupee vs US dollar, PM Modi on call drops, more

Wed August 26 2015, 12:51 pm
  • bse sensex

    The key benchmark indices BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty snapped a three-day losing streak on Tuesday on the back of stability in global currencies and an announcement by the government that it was considering reconvening Parliament to make another attempt to pass the goods and services tax (GST).

  • population

    Muslims recorded a decadal growth rate of 24.6 per cent between 2001 and 2011 touching 17.22 crores while the Hindus grew at 16.8 per cent to clock a population of 96.63 crores during the same period.

  • call drops

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked officials to address the issue of "call drops" on an urgent basis, saying it directly impacts the common man.

  • bse sensex

    The top gainers on the Sensex were Vedanta up by 5.92 per cent, NTPC up by 5.57 per cent, ICICI Bank up by 4.85 per cent, Tata Motors up by 4.65 per cent and Coal India up by 3.97 per cent. On the flip side, HDFC down by 1.82 per cent, Maruti Suzuki down by 1.42 per cent, Larsen & Toubro down by 1.15 per cent, BHEL down by 0.98 per cent and Bajaj Auto down by 0.93 per cent were the top losers.

  • rupee vs dollar

    Regaining its strength, the rupee appreciated by 55 paise on Tuesday - its biggest single-day gain in over seven months -- to close at 66.10 against the US dollar on heavy selling of greenback by exporters and banks.

  • gold

    Amid a weakening global trend, gold futures traded lower by Rs 186 at Rs 27,262 per 10 gm today as speculators trimmed their positions.

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