Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices Highlights: Domestic equity market benchmarks BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 trimmed their opening losses and settled over half a per cent down on Tuesday. BSE Sensex ended the session 190 points or 0.60 per cent down at 31,371, while the Nifty 50 index slipped below 9,200 to finish at 9,196. 10 stocks out of 30 Sensex stocks ended in negative territory. RIL was the top Sensex loser, down 6.12 per cent, followed by Asian Paints, Kotak Mahindra Bank and HUL. On the flip side, NTPC was the top Sensex gainer with a growth of 5.71 per cent. Bharti Airtel, ITC, Power Grid were among other gainers on the index. Most of the sectoral indices traded in green. Nifty Pharma index fell 0.65 per cent weighed down by Piramal Enterprises, Cipla and Biocon. Conversely, Nifty Metal gained over a per cent led by Vedanta, JSW Steel and Hindalco Industries.
Seeking immediate support for the Indian economy hit by COVID-19, industry body Ficci said additional fiscal support of Rs 4.5 lakh crore is required at the current juncture besides a quick release of Rs 2.5 lakh crore stuck in refunds and other government payments. In a letter to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Ficci President Sangita Reddy also made a case for the need to create a self-sufficiency fund for innovation, construction and manufacturing clusters to make use of the emerging opportunities in the wake of disruption in global supply chain.