Markets settle higher for 2nd day; Nifty jumps over 1 per cent

Equity indices ended higher for the second straight session on Tuesday, with the Nifty rallying over 1 per cent, helped by across-the-board buying and recovery in the US and Asian markets. Foreign fund inflows also added to the momentum. The 30-share BSE Sensex climbed 578.51 points or 0.98 per cent to settle at…

Sensex maintains momentum for fifth day; Nifty nears 18,000

Equity benchmark Sensex ticked higher for the fifth straight session on Thursday, helped by fag-end buying in select blue-chip stocks amid a largely negative trend in global markets. A depreciating rupee and rising crude prices in the international market capped the gains in domestic equities, traders said. In a…

Machines scrubbing carbon dioxide from air gain momentum in fight against climate change

On a field ringed by rolling green hills in Iceland, fans attached to metal structures that look like an industrial-sized Lego project are spinning. Their mission is to scrub the atmosphere by sucking carbon dioxide from the air and storing it safely underground. Just a few years ago, this technology, known as…

Petrol, diesel prices rise for 2nd straight day. Check latest rates

State-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) have hiked fuel prices for the second straight day as global crude oil rates gain momentum. Petrol and diesel rates across the country were increased by 35 paise each. Both petrol and diesel are retailing at record high rates in the country and prices are expected to go up…

Cryptocurrency prices today: Bitcoin, other altcoins likely to lose momentum after stellar rally

Cryptocurrency prices have been rising sharply for the past few sessions with top virtual coins inching closer towards new highs. The momentum could face disruption over the next 24 hours as investors may look to gain from the sharp rally in the cryptocurrency market. Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, was…

IPL 2021: Confident CSK take on struggling RR in search of top-two finish

A play-off berth already sealed, former champions Chennai Super Kings would look to ensure that the momentum remains intact when they take on a struggling Rajasthan Royals in their Indian Premier League match here on Saturday. CSK, led by the talismanic Mahendra Singh Dhoni, became the first team to seal a…

Cryptocurrency prices today: Bitcoin rises above $44,000, Ether jumps sharply

Cryptocurrencies have started off the week on a bright note as virtual coin prices rose over the past 24 hours, signalling a rise in momentum. Prices of all popular virtual coins fell on Friday after top Chinese regulators banned cryptocurrency trade and mining. Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, rose…

Sensex, Nifty extend record momentum on banking boost

Indian shares scaled record highs on Friday and were set to post a weekly gain of more than 1%, as banking stocks jumped a day after the country’s finance minister laid out details for the establishment of a bad bank. The blue-chip NSE Nifty 50 index rose 0.52% to 17,721.0 by 9:27 am, having hit a record of…

Fuel prices unchanged as international crude oil gains momentum. Check latest rates

Domestic fuel prices were unchanged on Monday as global crude oil rates kept rising as demand sentiment improves. State-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) had last reduced fuel prices early last week, following which there has been a steady rise in international crude oil prices. The price of benchmark Brent crude oil…

Cryptocurrency prices today: Bitcoin rises sharply to $47,000, Ether up over 7%

Prices of popular cryptocurrencies shot up sharply on Friday as most virtual coins regained momentum and broke away from the bearish trend. One of the reasons why virtual coin prices are gaining is due to weakness in the US dollar. Bitcoin, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, was trading over $47,000, up over 6…