Bank Nifty was down in the negative while India VIX surged higher.
Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices LIVE: Domestic benchmark indices began the day’s trade with heightened volatility dancing between gains and losses. S&P BSE Sensex regained 49,400 while Nifty was above 14,700. ONGC, Kotak Mahindra Bank, HDFC Bank, and ICICI Bank were the top index laggard while NTPC, Mahindra & Mahindra, and HUL were the top gainers on Sensex. Broader markets were outperforming with marginal gains. Volatility surged during the initial minutes of trade.
While the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the country as cases rise amid the second wave of the pandemic, it is yet to cast a shadow on the hiring momentum. The count of active jobs, refreshed and accepting applicants reached the 2.9-lakh mark, against 2.6 lakh in February 2021. Data collected by Xpheno, a Bengaluru-based specialist staffing firm that tracks the data, showed that job openings in March 2021 were 18% higher compared with the closing figures of March 2020. However, in the second half of March, there was a marginal slowdown in the hiring activity.