Benchmark indices of the country’s two major stock exchanges – the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE) – touched psychologically important levels in early trading sessions on Tuesday. While the BSE Sensex hit 20,000 level, the NSE Nifty touched 6,000 mark.
However, profit booking among investors pulled down the Sensex below 20,000 level. At 11.40 am, the Sensex was trading at 19,970 while the Nifty was at still trading above 6,000 level.
On Monday, the Sensex closed at 19,906 while the Nifty ended the day at 5,980.