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BSE Sensex gained 148 points and NSE advanced 48 points to open at 31,919.17 points and 9,945.55 points respectively.
Market breadth was in the favour of gainers, with about 2 stocks advancing to every 1 stock that declining. The 31-scrip index was trading at 31,837.21 up 67 points or 0.21%, while the 51-scrip index surged by almost 28 points or 0.28% trading at 9,924.80.
Tata Global Beverages soared as much as 8.5 percent after announcing the foray of its water brand "Himalayan" into the USA market.
"Caution prevailed as a faster-than-expected rise in consumer price inflation in July reduced the chances of another interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India, which cut its main policy rate early this month by 25 basis points to 6 per cent, the lowest since November 2010", said Dhruv Desai, Director and Chief Operating Officer of Tradebulls. The Nifty FMCG index was trading 0.3 percent higher after rising 2.5 percent in the previous session. The IT sub-index of NSE closed 1.29 per cent higher.
Infosys was up by 3.19% at 1008 on the Sensex, while Reliance, Bharti Airtel and Dr. Reddy were the other top stocks in focus. Auto and healthcare shares too registered losses. Key benchmark indices oscillated around the flat line today to finally close the day with marginal gains.
On the Nifty, the stock gained 4.70 percent or 45.85 points to 1021 level and was the top traded share on the exchange in terms of volume. The IT major- Infosys shares were up over 3% in afternoon trade. This is also the second straight day when both markets closed in the green, supported by an across the board rally, reports said. The company said it will consider the share buyback at a board meeting on August 19.
GMR Infrastructure jumped 13.4% after India's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a ruling of the Delhi high court that allowed Delhi International Airport Ltd, a unit of GMR Group, to put airport land to commercial use for non-aeronautical purposes.
Coal India, one of the worst performing stocks this year, rebounded 4.2% to 247.05 rupees, helped by an attractive dividend yield.
Farah was overtaken by two Ethiopians with a lap to go and could not muster a strong enough kick to get back to the lead. Olympic silver medallist Mayer amassed a total of 8,768 points from the 10 disciplines in the gruelling two-day event.
This move will reunite former Bills teammates in Watkins and wide-out Robert Woods who the Rams acquired earlier in the offseason. Matthews had been something of a disappointment for the Eagles after coming in a second-round pick at the 2014 NFL Draft.
This was after he jumped out of the emergency door of a Boeing 737 , shortly after it landed in San Francisco . A teenager was taken for a medical evaluation after he opened an emergency door on an plane in San Francisco .
Three other people have died since Tuesday's vote, including two killed Wednesday after protests broke out in Nairobi and Kisumu. The family lives in Mathare, an area of Nairobi with many opposition supporters.
Heather Hancock, Chairman of the Food Standards Agency , said: "I'm confident that acting quickly is the right thing to do". Two people have been arrested in connection with the latest food scandal to hit Europe, Dutch prosecutors said.
They also said a postal vote could be unconstitutional and might be challenged in the High Court, local media reported. Turnbull's reasoning for the plebiscite and postal vote is that it will allow "all Australians to have their say".
Rescue teams reached the scene and shifted the injured to Mayo Hospital and Mian Munshi Hospital, where emergency was declared. He went on to note that an investigation has been launched on determining how and when the vehicle arrived at the blast site.
The leaked episode, "The Spoils of War ", made the rounds on the spoiler-embracing Reddit community r/freefolk on Friday morning. The most notable one remains the one prior to season 5 in 2015, when screeners sent to the press were put online.
Officials in the Army in South Block refused to say anything with all the questions soliciting a crisp reply-"No comments". Red Army has tried blocking developmental activities in Chumarr, Depsang and Pangong Tso , in the last few years.
The incident sparked a national outcry, with opposition parties demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath . The minister for medical education in the Yogi Adityanath government looks after this.
The "America's Best Hospitals" issue is compiled using data collected annually on more than 5,000 US hospitals of varying sizes. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago the top children's hospital in IL and the 7th best children's hospital in the country.
Tanner Ainge loses primary election for Utah's US House seat
Bob Bennett, a longtime Republican who lost re-election in 2010, the first of several GOP candidates ousted in tea party wave. Chaffetz represented the district until June when he abruptly resigned, citing a desire to spend more time with family.
Bill Gates Adds $4.6 Billion to Foundation Endowment
This is the charity that has been set up by both Gates and his wife with the motto to promote global development. Bill Gates has continued his philanthropic drive with his largest donation to charity since the year 2000.
Trump to Request Possible Probe of China Trade Practices
Similarly, the president also asked for a review about whether steel and aluminum imports were jeopardizing national security. If the United States were to engage in such an act, Parker thinks China or Russian Federation would introduce a U.N.
Post-Neymar Barca look to chase down Madrid
However, his situation at Real Madrid underwent a dramatic U-turn in the second part of the season following Gareth Bale's injury. Real Madrid star Isco has reportedly already put pen to paper on a new contract that includes a whopping release clause.
Canadian pastor detained in North Korea
Last year, Lim told CNN he spends eight hours a day digging holes at a labor camp where he has not seen any other prisoners. Lim has made more than 100 visits to North Korea since immigrating to Canada from South Korea nearly three decades ago.
Wall Street ends higher as Dow edges to latest record
Meanwhile, investors will continue to closely track the second-quarter earnings season to see if pricey valuations are justified. In Europe, London's commodities-heavy FTSE 100 index of major blue-chip firms stocks ended the day with a 0.1 percent gain.
Trump claims support is stronger than ever
Bush sunk to the mid-20s , for instance, but it took eight years, two unpopular wars and a struggling economy to get there. It's a remarkable turn of events, considering that is the demographic who voted for the president in droves in November.
Jay Cutler agrees to 1-year deal with Dolphins
But while joining the Dolphins could appeal to Cutler in the short term, he risks damaging his broadcasting prospects long-term. When asked if he was officially retired, Cutler held back on using the word, while also saying the move would be "permanent".
Anderson leaves England eyeing South Africa series win
He might have departed first ball, as he whooshed into a nervy and hard-handed drive to an exocet from Rabada outside off. But while he dug in for tea, Malan self-combusted, waving loosely at Morkel and feeding Faf du Plessis at slip.
Dubai Torch Tower hit by fire again
It marks the second fire at the skyscraper in the world-famous Marina district , with an eerily similar incident two years ago. Meanwhile, the officials have cordoned off the area near the building to ascertain the security of the people.