The BSE Mid-Cap index was up 0.56 percent while the Small-Cap index rose 0.89 percent.
Shares of fast-moving consumer goods makers outperformed the broader market with the BSE gauge for the sector rising 1.8% after the GST Council decided on tax rates between 5%-18% for goods including hair oil, soap, toothpaste, edible oil, tea and coffee. Sensex up 45 points at 30,480 and Nifty up 6 points at 9,435.
BSE Consumer Durables closed down by 2.08 per cent, BSE Energy closed down by 1.56 per cent, BSE FMCG closed down by 1.54 per cent, BSE Healthcare is closed down by 0.85 per cent, BSE Telecom index closed down by 1.74 per cent, and BSE Auto Index closed down by 1.98 per cent. ITC, Yes Bank, Axis Bank, Hindustan Unilever, State Bank of India, Tata Motors, Lupin, Cipla were also among the gainers.
China's Shanghai Composite index was quoting in red, down by 0.18 per cent. The market breadth continued to remain negative as 1,789 stocks closed lower, 957 finished higher while 165 ruled steady. On BSE, the ITC counter has clocked a volume of almost 1.96 million shares so far in the session, more than 3 times the average daily volume the counter had witnessed in the past two weeks.
The broader 50-issue NSE Nifty rose by 57.45 points, or 0.61 per cent, to quote at 9,486.90.
However, Asian Paints fell 2.43 per cent, Gail India 1.48 per cent, M&M 1.35 per cent, HDFC 1.16 per cent, TCS 1.08 per cent, Power Grid 1.06 per cent, Hero Motoco 0.96 per cent and Dr Reddy's 0.83 per cent.
Overseas, Asian stocks were mixed as investors were cautious due to uncertainties surrounding US President Donald Trump after reports that he tried to influence a federal investigation. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.3% higher on Thursday.
Meanwhile, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth a net Rs. 360.59 crore yesterday, as per provisional data released by the stock exchanges.
State Bank of India was up 2.1 percent ahead of its March-quarter results later in the day.
The harsh lesson to be learned is that we have to better protect our systems, at the individual, corporate and government levels. This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. "Looking at the trends, it was going to happen", he said.
Made by NetherRealm Studios, the same developer responsible for the latest Mortal Kombat releases, it's called Injustice 2 . To say that the game is visually appealing to play is something of an understatement.
By 2013, the number of women receiving birth control, cancer screenings, and other essential health care dropped by almost 30,000. The health centers slated for closing are in Sioux City, Bettendorf, Burlington and Keokuk.
But lead researcher Dr Tina Sundelin added: "I don't want to worry people or make them lose sleep over these findings". A couple of bad nights is enough to make a person look "significantly" more ugly, their sleep experiments suggest.
The server operates as a "sinkhole" to collect information about malware - and in Friday's case kept the malware from escaping. Breed from Raleigh, North Carolina, Brian Melley in Los Angeles and AP Technology Writer Anick Jesdanun in NY contributed.
While delivery is clearly a compelling option to offer, it isn't a simple service for restaurants to add. McDonald's is now catering to those who are too lazy to get up and drive through the drive-thru.
Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger on Monday revealed that hackers claim to have accessed one of the company's upcoming movies. The film in question is believed to be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mean Tell No Tales , according to Deadline .
If you pre-order the game, you'll also get bonuses from the title's MyClub mode, which is sure to excite fans of the series. We'll also be getting new player models, lighting, and animations for facial expressions and body flexibility.
Overall, the Celtics' bench outscored the Wizards' 45-5, which showed the difference in depth between the two teams. Gortat will be needed in Game 7 and Washington can definitely afford to get him involved in the offense more.
Iran will simultaneously hold its 12th Presidential Election and 5th City and Village Councils Elections on May 19. All Iranian presidents have won re-election since 1981 and Rouhani remains the favourite.
Sharapova faces 10-match marathon to win Wimbledon title
Sharapova's Wimbledon fate will be decided on June 20, when a committee meets to decide on wild cards for the main draw. Her ban was later reduced to 15-months following a successful appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Hansen happy to draw Springboks
England have a mixed World Cup record against France and their last meeting was a quarter-final defeat in 2011 in Auckland. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said he was pleased to be in a group that would provide "some challenges".
Supreme Court reserves verdict over Triple Talaq
It had also said that the issue of polygamy and " nikah halala " would be kept pending and will be dealt with later. He added: "It (instant talaq ) has been followed for 1,400 years, whether it is right of wrong.
Health care mess: House takes a small step
For more on this debate, I'm joined from Santa Barbara, California, by "NewsHour Weekend" special correspondent Jeff Greenfield . The changes now put two dozen Republican seats in the competitive category, including one marked as leaning to the Democrats.
SpaceX launch planned for Monday night
SpaceX has gained acclaim for its success at recovering the expensive rockets for re-use in future missions. The next SpaceX launch is sending supplies to the International Space Station, slated for early June.
UK Labour leader accuses Theresa May of 'pandering' to Trump
For the Conservatives, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said Mr Corbyn had shown he would put Britain's security at risk. If elected prime minister, I will do everything necessary to protect the safety and security of our people and our country.