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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Sensex rose 208 points to reach above 4,1500, Nifty gained 55 points

Sensex rose 208 points to reach above 4,1500, Nifty gained 55 points
Sensex rose 208 points to reach above 4,1500, Nifty gained 55 points

Sensex rose 208 points to reach above 4,1500, Nifty gained 55 points

Mumbai, Today Sensex climbed 208 points to 41,532.29 during trading. The Nifty recorded a gain of 55 points. It touched a high of 12,225.05. According to traders, buying in the Indian market is happening due to good signals from other Asian markets.

SBI shares rose 0.8%

20 out of 30 Sensex stocks and 33 out of 50 Nifty stocks gained. Infosys shares gained 2%. TCS saw a 1.4% gain. HCL Tech gained 1.3% and Reliance Industries shares rose 0.8%. Titan, UltraTech Cement, ICICI Bank, Bajaj Finance and SBI rose by 0.6% to 0.8%.

1.2% loss in Hindustan Unilever

On the other hand ONGC's stock fell 3.7%. The power grid declined by 3.3% and NTPC by 3.1%. Hindustan Unilever saw a 1.2% loss. Kotak Bank and Maruti shares were down 0.8–0.8 per cent. ITC, Hero MotoCorp and Axis Bank declined by 0.3%.

Rupee opened at 71.13 level against dollar

The rupee opened eight paise today at 71.13 against the dollar. The rupee had closed at 71.21 against the dollar on the previous trading day.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Jharia of Jharkhand is the most polluted city in India: report

Jharia of Jharkhand is the most polluted city in India: report
Jharia of Jharkhand is the most polluted city in India: report

Jharia of Jharkhand is the most polluted city in India: report

New Delhi, Jharia of Jharkhand has been found to be the most polluted city in India. However, there has been a slight improvement in Delhi's air. This information was given in the report released by Green Peace India on Tuesday.

Jharia is one of the largest coal sources in the country.

Delhi is at number 10 in terms of pollution across the country as compared to eighth place a year ago.

According to the report, Dhanbad in the state of Jharkhand is the second most polluted city in India, known for its coal reserves and industry.

This report has been prepared based on the analysis of PM10 data from 287 cities across the country.

According to the report, Lunglei in Mizoram is the least polluted followed by Douki city in Meghalaya.

Six of the top 10 polluted cities are from Uttar Pradesh - Noida, Ghaziabad, Bareilly, Allahabad, Moradabad and Firozabad.

Kohli, Rohit top in ICC ODI Rankings

Kohli, Rohit top in ICC ODI Rankings
Kohli, Rohit top in ICC ODI Rankings

Kohli, Rohit top in ICC ODI Rankings

Indian captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma strengthened their hold on the first two places in the batting table of the ICC ODI rankings released on Monday while Jasprit Bumrah retained the top position in the bowlers' list.

After a brilliant performance in the recently concluded series against Australia, Kohli strengthened the number one and Rohit number two. 

Kohli scored 183 runs in the three-match series against Australia, while Rohit scored 171 runs. Rohit scored 119 runs in the third ODI in Bengaluru.

According to the ICC statement, Kohli has 886 points and Rohit has 868 points. They got two and three rating points respectively. Babar Azam of Pakistan is third with 829 points.

Bumrah, who recovered from injury, topped the list of bowlers with 764 points. He is followed by New Zealand left-arm fast bowler Trent Boult and Afghanistan's Mujib ur Rehman. Kagiso Rabada of South Africa and Pat Cummins of Australia are the other bowlers in the top five.

Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has moved two places to 27th position. He took four wickets in the series. Jadeja also scored 45 runs, making him four places ahead of the all-rounders' list at number ten.

Australia's Steve Smith scored 229 runs in the series, including 131 in the final ODI. With this, he gained four places and reached number 23.

David Warner also moved up one place to sixth while captain Aaron Finch moved up to tenth place. Wicket-keeper Alex Carey gained two places to take the 31st position.



Leg-spinner Adam Jampa took five wickets in the series to jump 20 places to 37th, while Kane Richardson moved from 77th to 65th.