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The program aims at linking one billion bank accounts to one billion Aadhaar numbers and one billion mobiles.
The dollar weakened against a basket of six major currencies and was set for its biggest weekly loss in more than a month.
The rating action may act a catalyst of sorts for those foreign investors eyeing India, say analysts.
Describing the rating upgrade, which came after a gap of 13 years, as a "re-affirmation of how the world views India, and a long pending step," State Bank chairman Rajnish Kumar said this is "a thumbs up to the various reform measures and will bring the cost of foreign borrowings automatically down."
The US-based agency upped India's rating to Baa2 from Baa3, changing outlook to 'stable' from 'positive', seen as a boost to the Modi government's reform agenda.
The changes are announced by Asia Index, a joint venture between S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and BSE. The move is a part of Asia Index's semi-annual reconstitution results.
In Mumbai, gold prices, however, recovered marginally to close at Rs 29,460 per 10 grams today due to mild demand from stockists and retailers amid bullish global cues.
The share buyback, which will be the first in the company's 36-year long history, will see Infosys buying back over 11.30 crore shares at Rs 1,150 apiece.
Maintaining its dominance over the greenback, the rupee touched an intra-day peak of 64.60 in mid-morning deals.
According to the regulator, the market wide position limit for SLB transactions would be 10 percent of the free- float capital of the company in terms of number of shares.
The bench granted him the liberty to file an application for intervention in the main Aadhaar matter which is scheduled to come up for hearing before a Constitution bench in the last week of this month.
The Aadhaar-issuing body said several representations had been received about problems faced by Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Person of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) where Aadhaar was being demanded with regard to various services and benefits.
IFFCO candidate Aditya Yadav retained his position on the ICA's Board of Directors, winning 627 out of 696 votes received from across the globe. Japan, US, Canada, UK, Australia, Italy and Brazil were in contention for the post as well.
The government has laid a very strong foundation for the affordable housing industry over the last few quarters, acknowledging the immediate need for India to respond to the huge demand for affordable housing, Mehta said.
The additional sticker has to be pasted along with the earlier labelling/sticker of MRP, if any. The provision of declaring the new reduced prices will be allowed till December this year, he added.
Led by the gain in the stock market, the total market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies surged by Rs 1,71,489.22 crore to Rs 1,44,90,494 crore.
The government has also decided to allow discount of Rs 50 per gram from the issue price to those investors who apply online and the payment is made through digital mode.
Drugmakers Lupin Ltd and Cipla Ltd will make way for the two banks, according to a statement from Asia Index Pvt Ltd.
In the NSE co-location case, certain brokers, including Gupta's OPG Securities, operating on its trading platform allegedly got preferential access to servers of the exchange.
The foreign currency issuer ratings of Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL), Indian Oil Corp (IOC) and Petronet LNG Ltd (PLL) was upgraded to Baa2 from Baa3, the same as India's sovereign rating upgrade.