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TCS was the biggest loser in Nifty, down 3.6 per cent. Infosys, Wipro, HCL Tech, Tech Mahindra also fell between 0.5-1.5 per cent.
The Indian equity markets on Thursday provisionally closed on a flat-to-negative note as weak global cues and heavy selling pressure in oil and gas, IT and consumer durables stocks subdued investors' sentiments.
The RBI's reduction of the SLR (Statutory Liquidity Ratio) - the amount of money banks need to invest in government securities - in its monetary policy review on Wednesday by 50 basis points helped boost investor sentiment, especially in shares of state-owned lenders, with the Nifty PSU Bank Index gaining 1.2 percent.
The BSE Sensex also on Wednesday closed nearly 81 points higher at 31,271.28, buoyed by the RBI's status quo on policy rates and a revised estimate of a good monsoon.
The broader market indices outperformed the Sensex, with the S&P BSE mid-cap index rising by 0.46 per cent and the small-cap index by 0.75 per cent. Later, on profit booking, it slipped to touch a low 31,172.98 before ending 80.72 points, or 0.26 per cent, higher at 31,271.28. "Investors will now look forward to emerging confidence among industry participants as GST rollout approaches", Anand James, Chief Market Strategist, Geojit Financial Services Ltd said.
However, pharma stocks such as Dr Reddy, Sun Pharma and Cipla attracted fresh buying and gained up to 3.79 percent.
However, the BSE market breadth was slightly bullish - with 1,351 declines and 1,330 advances.
This followed the RBI maintaining a "neutral" policy stance and lowering its inflation projections as it delivered a less hawkish policy statement on Wednesday, leaving key interest rates unchanged. Volatility will remain high, as indices are trading at record high and hence, traders should remain cautious and selective in stock picking.
Pruitt insists the USA has nothing to apologize for, having already reduced its own carbon emissions to 1990's levels. The new French president, Emmanuel Macron, says the rest of the world will press ahead without the United States.
She also organized and headlined the One Love Manchester benefit concerton Sunday (June 4) in their honour. The song will reportedly raise money for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund and the British Red Cross .
The big reveal at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday was the HomePod , a $350 voice-controlled speaker. The research firm IDC says Apple and Xiaomi each has a worldwide market share of almost 15 per cent in the first quarter.
More than a dozen former state and city officials have been criminally charged in connection to the event. A charge of involuntary manslaughter was filed against the head of the MI health department on Wednesday.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Erdogan would discuss the Gulf rift in a telephone call with U.S. Qatar has denied the accusation by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates that it supports extremist groups.
Attorney General Eric Holder is leading a separate investigation into sexual harassment and discrimination claims at company. The findings of the Covington & Burling report were presented to Uber's board members last week.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor also reported heavy IS attacks against SDF fighters in the area. That effort to retake the city from ISIS , also referred to as ISIL, was aided by us -led coalition airstrikes.
Four-year-old Frankie Delgado passed away suddenly, within several days of swimming with his family in the Texas City Dike . Grover said dry drowning is rare, but it's best to be overcautious since dry drownings are risky when they do occur.
Under the hood, it is powered by company's A8 chipset and on the top appears the Siri waveform with integrated touch controls. The moves announced Monday escalate Apple's technological battle of wits with Google , Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook.
Counties and cities would be allowed to ban dispensaries, and none could be located within 500 feet of a school. Rob Bradley , a Fleming Island Republican who has been a key player on medical-marijuana issues.
In addition to a voice that sounds more natural, machine learning lets Siri learn about you to anticipate what you want and when. The main feature of the tablet is the system of ProMotion, ensure the update rate of images with frequency of 120 Hz.
Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case
Gloria Allred , an attorney representing more than 30 Cosby accusers, welcomed the prosecutors' decision to seek a retrial. Andy Lassner, executive producer of The Ellen Show , wrote " I BELIEVE YOU" to the women accusing Cosby of sexual assault.
Jury Deliberates For 4th Day in Cosby Sex Assault Case
First, Judge Steven O'Neill sent them back into deliberations in another attempt to reach a verdict, which must be unanimous. Mr Cosby said in a 2005-06 civil deposition that he provided pills to help her relax, but said it was a cold medication.
Apple iPad Pro review: Is this a laptop replacement?
According to a report published by Game Debate , Apple's iMac Pro will be the first to debut the AMD Radeon Vega graphics card. The difference in real estate is indiscernible, however, so the 10.5-inch iPad Pro still feels like the flawless size for me.
Apple unveils 'HomePod' speaker, first new product in years
This display will be powered by AMD Vega graphics cards that will be able to provide up to 22 Teraflops of computing performance. Featuring next-generation Intel Xeon processors up to 18 cores, iMac Pro is created to handle the most demanding pro workflows.
Stress test: High-wire Cavaliers still alive in NBA Finals
It's an encouraging one for the Cavaliers , trying to be the first team to rally from 3-0 down to win a playoff series. Stephen Curry could not find his shot going 1-7 from the field in the first half and finishing 4-13 for the game.
Two US soldiers killed in attack by Afghan soldier
The policemen were patrolling too close to a Taliban base when they came under attack, provincial spokesman Omar Zhwak told AFP. In a statement from Washington, the Pentagon doesn't provide details about what led to the deaths of the USA soldiers.
Trump asks Gulf states to stay united to fight terrorism
If Qatar is economically weakened or decides to retaliate against Trump's 140-character allegations, it has leverage. A substantial amount of Qatar's food is transported across the border from Saudi Arabia, which is being closed.
Apple debuts HomePod speaker to bring Siri into the living room
REUTERS/Stephen LamPhotographers take a close look at the Apple HomePod which the company unveiled at the WWDC 2017 in California. The free software update for mobile devices, iOS 11, is expected in September, when Apple typically releases new iPhones.
Saints to report Liverpool
Van Dijk signed a new six-year contract last year, having joined Southampton from Celtic for £13 million in September 2015. On Tuesday, reports surfaced that Southampton believe Liverpool illegally tapped-up the 25-year-old Dutch defender.