USDINR opened at 68.11 against its previous day closing at 67.9350.
Sensex opens more than 230 points lower with 28 components in the red.
Asia stocks sharply lower, following US, Europe sell-off.
India's December quarter GDP growth at +7.3 pct year-over-year.
Oil prices jump, shrug off equity slump, glut concerns.
India's steel imports fall for third month in Jan as import tax trims buys.
Gold holds near 7-1/2-month peak as equities tumble.
Shares tumble on global growth concerns; Treasury yields fall.