Financial Awareness Materials for SBI Clerk & PO Mains 2016 - Stock Exchanges in India

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Bombay Stock Exchange
  • Key Person – Ashishkumar Chauhan (MD & CEO)
  • Location - Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Index BSE SENSEX
  • Founded - 9 July 1875

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National Stock Exchange of India - NSE
  • Key Person – Chitra Ramkrishna (MD & CEO)
  • Location - Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Index NIFTY 50
  • Founded 1992

Calcutta Stock Exchange - CSE - It is the oldest stock exchange in South Asia.
  • Key Person – Dipankar Chatterji (Chairman); B. Madhav Reddy (MD & CEO)
  • Location - Kolkata, India
  • Index CSE 40
  • Founded - 1830, incorporated in 1908


Multi Commodity Exchange - MCX It is India's largest commodity futures exchange and the turnover of the exchange for the year 2015 was 55.52 trillion rupees (865.55 billion US dollars).
  • Key Person – Mr. Satyananda Mishra, IAS (Retd.), Chairman; Mr. Mrugank Paranjape, Managing Director and CEO
  • Location – Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Index MCX COMDEX India’s maiden realtime Composite Commodity Index based on commodity futures prices of an exchange. 
  • Founded - 10 Nov. 2003

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
It is the regulator for the securities market in India. It was established in the year 1988 and given statutory powers on 12 April 1992 through the SEBI Act, 1992.
  • Key Person – Upendra Kumar Sinha, Chairman
  • Location – Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Founded 12 April, 1992

SEBI has been vested with the following powers:
  • to approve by−laws of stock exchanges.sebi
  • to require the stock exchange to amend their by−laws.
  • inspect the books of accounts and call for periodical returns from recognized stock exchanges.
  • inspect the books of accounts of a financial intermediaries.
  • compel certain companies to list their shares in one or more stock exchanges.
  • registration brokers.

There are two types of brokers:
  1. Circuit breaker - When stocks become extremely volatile, the stock exchange us this facility to prevent excess volatility/fall/rise during one day by capping the limits on the upside and downside so that stocks cannot move beyond the prescribed limit.If the stock prices reach the limit, trading will be halted for the day. Circuit breakers are not uniform for all listed stocks. Also, stocks which have Futures & Options (F&O) do not have these circuit breakers in India.
  2. Merchant banker -  Merchant Bankers who basically deal in bulk/wholesale transactions like Investment Banking etc.

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