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Fun with the Sensex from 17K to 18K
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October 10, 2007
There seems to be no stopping the Indian stock markets.

The 30-share benchmark index, Sensex, is notching 1,000-point gains every other week.

Take a Sensex quiz and test your understanding of the current events. In the bargain gain a few interesting tidbits of knowledge on how the Sensex raced from the 17K mark to the 18K peak on October 9.

Do you know, for instance, who is the biggest contributor of this rally? Or how much money the foreign investors poured into Indian stocks? And much more.

1.How many trading sessions did the Sensex take to reach 18K from 17K?
a. 8
b. 6
c. 9

2. Which company contributed the maximum in this 1,000-point jump?
a. Reliance Industries
b. Reliance Communications
c. Reliance Energy

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The correct answer is: a. Reliance Industries.

A whopping 293.83 points taking the market cap of Mukesh Ambani group to a mind-boggling Rs 4.37 lakh crores.

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A whopping 293.83 points taking the market cap of Mukesh Ambani group to a mind-boggling Rs 4.37 lakh crores.

3. Which company was the second-biggest contributor in this 1,000-point jump?
a. Infosys Technologies
b. ICICI Bank
c. Tata Steel

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Wrong!
The correct answer is: Infosys Technologies.

The software giant contributed 164.69 points, notching a 16 per cent share in the Sensex rally.

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The software giant contributed 164.69 points, notching a 16 per cent share in the Sensex rally.

4. How much money did the foreign institutional investors pour in during these 8 trading sessions?
a. Rs 20,321 crore
b. Rs 17,862 crore
c. Rs 17,682.8 crore

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The correct answer is: Rs 17,682.8 crore

The dollars are pouring in fast after the rate cut in the US and since then FIIs have pumped in $5.4 billion in the Indian stock markets.

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The dollars are pouring in fast after the rate cut in the US and since then FIIs have pumped in $5.4 billion in the Indian stock markets.

5. Which amongst these Asian indices gained the maximum on Tuesday, October 9?
a. Nikkei 225
b. Sensex
c. Hang Seng

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Wrong!
The correct answer is: Sensex

The Indian benchmark index rose 4.5 per cent overshadowing big brothers in Asia like the Nikkei and the hang Seng.

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The Indian benchmark index rose 4.5 per cent overshadowing big brothers in Asia like the Nikkei and the hang Seng.

6. What was the low hit by the Sensex on October 9?
a.17,187.19
b. 17,387.19
c. 17,287.19

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The correct answer is: 17,287.19

In one of the most volatile days, the difference between Sensex high and low was as much as 1,000 points. The high recorded for the day was 18,327.42.

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In one of the most volatile days, the difference between Sensex high and low was as much as 1,000 points. The high recorded for the day was 18,327.42.

7. On how many occasions during the last 8 trading sessions has the Sensex jumped by more than 500 points?
a. Three
b. Two
c. Four

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The correct answer is: Two

On October 3 the Sensex jumped by 518.42 points and on October 9 by 788.85 points.

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On October 3 the Sensex jumped by 518.42 points and on October 9 by 788.85 points.

8. How much money did the FIIs pour on October 9 when the Sensex crossed the 18K mark?
a. Rs 1,200 crore
b. Rs 1,400 crore
c. Rs 1,300 crore
Wrong! Try again.

Wrong!
The correct answer is: Rs 1,400 crore

These are provisional figures available on the market regulator SEBI's website. Normally, the actual and provisional figures do not differ by much.

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These are provisional figures available on the market regulator SEBI's website. Normally, the actual and provisional figures do not differ by much.

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