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Consider the following statements: [2005]
1. Sensex is based on 50 of the most important stocks available on the Bombay stock Exchange (BSE).
2. For calculating the Sensex, all the stock are assigned proportional weightage.
3. New York Stock Exchange is the oldest stock exchange in the world.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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To win is to be #1 in a competition, or to receive an award.
  • My soccer team won the game 3-1.
  • I want to win the lottery!
  • John won a prize in the science competition.

    You can win a game, a race, a match, a competition, or the lottery. You can also win a medal (like in the Olympics), a prize, or an award.

    To earn something is to get something in exchange for your work or effort, for example: a salary.
  • Sarah is a famous lawyer; she earns a lot of money.
  • I'm not rich, but I earn a decent salary.
  • My bank account earns 2% interest per month.

    To gain something is simply to get or increase - not necessarily because of action:
  • I've gained five pounds since I stopped exercising.
  • Jack's car gained speed as he drove down the mountain.
  • The company is gaining international recognition.

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