Sensex crosses 60,000 National monetisation pipeline plan announced Over 2.5 crore vaccinations completed in a Day Sensex at Mt 50,000 May 26,2014: Narendra Modi becomes prime minister Sensex crosses 30,000 Covid 19 vaccine approved for use Oct 29, 2007: Scales 20,000 Kargil War. NDA wins with Atal Bihari Vajpayee is Prime Minister Blasts in Mumbai and BSE building 1992: The Big Bull Harshad Mehta scam leads to crash July 25, 1990: Hits 1,000 Technology Boom. Sensex crosses 5,000 NDA wins 2nd term. Corporate tax cut Feb 6, 2006: Touches 10,000 Ketan Parekh scam, Gujarat earthquake Scam: PNB, Crisis: IL&FS UPA wins, Manmohan Singh is PM GST is implemented Scams: Commonwealth Games, 2G telecom ripoff Demonetisation has gained The index25.75% this 12,297.14 points or year 60,000 Both the 50,000 and in 2021, levels were breached showing the resilience of the market after the pandemictriggered crash in March 2020 2008: Market slumps due to Satyam scam months to reach Eight the 50,000-mark60,000 from | P13 2021 2019 2020 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1997 1998 1996 1995 1993 1994 1992 1991 1989 1990 1988 1987 1985 1986 1984 2008: Global market crash impact investor sentiments 1983 1982 Jan 2, 1986: Sensex goes live with a base of 100 1981 Here is how the market worm moved, taking breathtaking leaps despite the economy taking its time to find its feet. A look at the historic landmarks it crossed in the process over the years 1991: Index rallies after then finance minister Manmohan Singh liberalises economy 1980 Sensex at Mt 60,000 Covid 19 triggers crash UPS wins 2nd Term chennai l saturday l september 25, 2021 l `7.00 l PAGES 20 l late city EDITION Rollout of vaccination programme. 43 Cr doses administered Sensex at 40,000 CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOgGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI Af, Covid & climate focus of Modi-Biden talks, Quad summit P u s h k a r B a n a k a r @ New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden on Friday held their first bilateral meeting in Washington where they agreed to fight challenges like Covid and climate change together while strengthening mutual ties. In his opening remarks, Biden recalled his Mumbai visit in his capacity of US vice-president and said that ties between the US and India are destined to grow. “We must take on challenges like Covid and climate change together,” he said. Both invoked Mahatma Gandhi and his values of non-violence. Biden is the third US President since 2014 to hold a bilateral meeting with Modi. Modi said Biden’s presidency will sow the seeds for better bilateral ties and also for all democracies across the world. “You have taken unique initiatives since you assumed office with regard to Covid, climate change and Quad. We will work together on these issues, which will benefit not only our countries but the entire world,” Modi told his host. Modi said technology would be a significant player in the coming decade across the world. “Technology will be used for betterment of humanity and will provide tremendous opportunities,” he said and added that trade will also continue to play an important part in bilateral relations. In the delegation-level talks, the two leaders discussed cooperation in various sectors like trade, defence and security, including matters of regional and global importance, like the Afghan situation. IITian tops Civil Service Examination Express News Service @ New Delhi/Bihar/Bhopal An IIT-Bombay graduate from Bihar topped the Civil Service Examination (CSE), results for which were announced by the UPSC on Friday. Shubham Kumar from Katihar in Bihar secured the first rank, followed by Bhopal girl Jagrati Awasthi, an engineer from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal. Shubham emerged , topper with anthropology as his optional, while Jagrati’s was sociology . The son of a bank cashier, Shubham did his schooling from a government school before making it to IIT-Bombay . He did not succeed in his first attempt in 2018, but secured rank 290 in the very next. He attempted the exam for the third time to improve his ranking and emerged as the 2020 topper. “I prepared for two years in Delhi, of which one was with an institute,” he said. He had quit his job as a researcher in the US to prepare for the exam. Shubham has opted for Bihar as the cadre of choice, as he aims to work towards flood mitigation and women empowerment in his home state. P10 meet tn’s toppers A 25-year-old youth, Narayana Sarma from Namakkal, secured the 33rd rank in the exam to become Tamil Nadu’s topper. Similarly, N Ponmani, a 25-year-old from Chennai, secured the 148th rank. D Ranjith (27), a deaf youth, secured the 750th rank | P5 US President Joe Biden welcomes Prime Minister Narendra Modi at White House on Friday | PTI At the Quad summit that followed, Modi said its vaccine initiative would greatly help the countries of the Indo-Pacific. Modi, along with Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, participated in the first-ever in-person Quad leaders’ summit in New York. “Be it Covid, security or technology, the Quad will work together and will be a force for global good,” Modi said. Biden announced Quad scholarships where 25 students from each member country would be able to pursue master’s degrees in prestigious US universities. Morrison said Australia believes in a free and open Indo-Pacific while Suga pressed the US to lift restrictions on the import of Japanese products like rice. capital horror Ganglord shot dead in Delhi courtroom GAYAT HRI M ANI @ New Delhi In a shocking incident of security lapse, Delhi’s most wanted gangster Jitender Maan alias Gogi was shot dead by his rival gang inside a local courtroom in the presence of a judge on Friday afternoon, where he was brought to appear in a criminal trial by the Delhi Police. Two assailants belonging to the rival Tillu Tajpuria gang were already present in the courtroom in lawyers’ robes. As Gogi, shepherded by the counter intelligence team and the special cell of the northern range of the Delhi Police, entered courtroom number 207 of the Rohini Court Complex, the attackers whipped out their .30 bore pistols and opened fire, killing him on spot. Sources said he received five-six bullets. Police personnel in the room then neutralised the assailants. “The police in escort and other duties responded in a controlled, calibrated manner and in the counter-fire both the assailants received gunshots and were immobilised. All three persons were later declared brought dead in the hospital,” said the police. Sources said the special cell of the police had a tip-off about the shootout, but did not have specific input that the assailants would enter the court dressed as lawyers. Sources said the attackers entered the court from Gate number 4 where no security check happens. Once inside, they took the stairs inside of a lift to reach the courtroom around 12-12.30 pm. The case for which Gogi appeared was against Sunil Maan of the Tillu gang. Mann was already in the courtroom. The police identified the attackers as Rahul and Morish. 13 convicted of 2003 cuddalore ‘honour’ killing B a g a l a v a n P e r i e r B @ Cuddalore The Cuddalore District Special Court for Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe cases on Friday convicted 13 persons in an 18-year-old ‘honour’ killing case. The case pertains to an inter-caste couple, S Murugesan (25) and D Kannagi (22) of Puthucolony near Virudhachalam, who were killed by the latter’s family in public on July 8, 2003 for eloping. Death sentence and a penalty of `4.65 lakh was awarded to D Maruthupandian (49), Kannagi’s elder brother. C Duraisamy (68), the woman’s father, D Rangasamy (45), another brother, and her relatives K Kandavelu (54), K Jothi (53), R Mani (66), R Dhanavel (49), V Anjapuli (47), K Ramdoss (52), and N Chinnadurai (50), were sentenced to life, and a penalty of `4.15 lakh D Kannagi and S Murugesan each was imposed. Former DSP M Chellamuthu (66) and inspector P Tamilmaran (51) were also given life sentence and imposed `3 lakh penalty each. Judge S Uthamaraja ordered `4 lakh should be given to Murugesan’s family, from the penalty collected from the duo. He also released S Ayyasamy (61) and P Gunasekaran (59), both relatives of Murugesan’s, stating they were brought to the spot forcibly and didn’t have a hand in the murder. The court premises had turned a fortress on Friday with heavy deployment of armed police force. , Pronouncing the verdict, the judge said the killings had left a black mark on the society . 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