Opening bell: Sensex dives over 750 points on first day of FY21

Equity benchmark indices traded lower during early hours on April 01 as the new financial year (2020-21) kicked in with investors focused on rising coronavirus infections and its impact on the Indian economy. At 10:15 am, the BSE SandP Sensex was down by 782 points or 2.65 per cent to 28,686 while the Nifty 50 edged lower by 206 points or 2.39 per cent at 8,392. Except for Nifty FMCG and realty, all sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were in the negative terrain with Nifty private bank down by 2.6 per cent, financial service by 2.4 per cent, auto by 1.9 per cent and IT by 1.8 per cent.