BQuick On Sept. 24: Top 10 Stories In Under 10 Minutes  
A runner jogs past people wearing protective masks while doing exercises at College Square in Kolkata. (Photographer: Arko Datto/Bloomberg)

BQuick On Sept. 24: Top 10 Stories In Under 10 Minutes  

This is a roundup of the day’s top stories in brief.

1. Nifty Plunges Most In Four Months

India's benchmark indices recorded their worst single-day drop in more than over four months as expiry jitters and weak global cues weighed on investors.

  • The S&P BSE Sensex ended 2.9%, or 1,114 points, lower at 36,553.

  • The NSE Nifty 50 Index, too, dropped 2.9%, but managed to close above the 10,800-mark.

  • Both indices have now posted losses for six consecutive sessions.

  • Reliance Industries Ltd., Infosys Ltd., and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. were the biggest draggers.

What'll happen next? Here's what experts have to say.

Globally, cases crossed 3.19 crore leaving over 9.77 lakh dead.

  • European Union health regulators sounded the alarm about a resurgence of coronavirus cases in the bloc and urged governments to step up testing and contact tracing.

  • AstraZeneca Plc said it is still waiting for a decision from U.S. regulators on whether it can resume tests in the country after halting global trials.

Follow the global spread of the virus here.

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