BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa has been sworn-in as Karnataka’s chief minister by Governor Vajubhai Vala. He was the only minister to be sworn-in today. The Governor has asked Yeddyurappa to seek a vote of confidence in the House and prove a majority within 15 days from assuming office. Earlier in morning hours, the Supreme Court had refused to stay Governor's decision. However, the Supreme Court has kept it subject to the case’s outcome.
The BSE Sensex was up 112.77 points at 35,500.65 and the NSE Nifty gained 29.90 points at 10,771. The BSE Midcap and the BSE Smallcap indices rose 0.4%, respectively at the opening bell.
Shares of Granules India rose 2.3% as the company received USFDA approval for Methylergonovine tablets.
Shares of Divis Laboratories gained as USFDA completed inspection with no 483 observations.
Tata Steel (+1.33%), Vedanta (+1.31%), Wipro (+0.93%), TCS (+0.92%), Tata Motors (+0.89%) were the top gainers.
Lupin (-1.34%), BPCL (-1.09%), Cipla (-0.98%), HPCL (-0.68%), PowerGrid (-0.45%) were the top losers.
Out of 2,021 stocks traded on the NSE, 1012 advanced, 532 declined and 477 remained unchanged today.
Rupee opens higher at 67.65 per dollar against yesterday's close of 67.79.
The Dow rose 0.3% to 24,768.93, the Nasdaq advanced 0.6% to 7,398.30 and the S&P 500 ended 0.4% higher at 2,722.46.
Positive result announcements led to the surge on Wall Street; however, traders were cautious due to geopolitical uncertainty after North Korea threatened to cancel a historic meeting between leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump scheduled later next month
European markets managed to close marginally higher yesterday with FTSE ending 0.15% higher, DAX closed 0.26% higher, while the CAC was up 0.20%.
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