Metals shares were trading at losses, with the S&P BSE Metal index down 273.78 points, or 1.33%, at 20,356.47 as of 1:45 PM IST.
Among the components of the S&P BSE Metal index, Hindalco Industries Ltd (down 2.48%), Steel Authority of India Ltd (down 2.11%), Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (down 1.97%), Vedanta Ltd (down 1 .51%), JSW Steel Ltd (down 1.37%), were the top losers. Among the other losers were Tata Steel Ltd (down 1.21%), National Aluminum Company Ltd (down 0.7%) and Coal India Ltd (down 0.62%).
On the other hand, APL Apollo Tubes Ltd (up 1.01%), and Hindustan Zinc Ltd (up 0.6%) emerged.
At 1:45 pm IST, the S&P BSE Sensex was down 450.75, or 0.73%, to 61355.44.
The Nifty 50 index fell 144.75 points, or 0.79%, to 18,275.7.
The S&P BSE Small-Cap Index was down 77.94 points, or 0.26%, at 29,524.09.
The S&P BSE 150 Midcap Index fell 57.63 points, or 0.63%, to 9,111.01.
On the BSE, 1402 stocks traded in green, 2064 traded in red and 138 were unchanged.
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