In today's early trade, the NSE Nifty too advanced by 32.50 points, or 0.34 per cent, to 9,346.30.
All the sectoral indices led by consumer durables, PSU, metal, auto, bank and IT were trading in the positive zone, rising by up to 0.96 percent.
Foreign investors poured in a whopping USD 3.5 billion in the Indian capital markets in April as Sebi raised investment limit for FPIs in government debt coupled with strong global cues.
Seven of the 10 most valued listed companies together added Rs 49,642.58 crore in market valuation last week, with HDFC Bank stealing the show with the maximum gain.
Regulator Irdai has asked the life insurance behemoth LIC to prepare a roadmap to pare its stake to 15 per cent in firms where it breaches this ceiling, but has stopped short of setting a time-frame for the same.
Halting a two straight weeks of downfall, the rupee made a strong comback against the US currency and ended at a near 21-month high of 64.24 - surging by a good 37 paise on heavy dollar selling by exporters and corporates.
Markets regulator Sebi has barred its employees from participating in auction conducted by it for sale of movable and immovable properties of defaulters following recovery proceedings.
The Nifty started the week at 9135.35 and added 2.02 percent by the end of the week.
Sharply critical of the existing corporate governance practices, Sebi chief Ajay Tyagi today said "independent directors are not independent" and audit committees are not working but admitted he does not have a solution to fix the lacunae.
The rupee lost further ground on Friday and finished lower by 8 paise at 64.24 a dollar on sustained month-end demand for the US currency from importers and banks.
Listed foreign funds pumped in $1.7 billion into India during March -- the highest flows among the emerging countries, says a report.
Market benchmark Sensex hit a soft patch for the second day running as it retreated from record highs to close below the 30,000 mark on Friday after investors pocketed gains ahead of an extended weekend.
Multiple agencies including Sebi are probing the irregularities that happened at the now-defunct National Spot Exchange Ltd.
The benchmark Sensex slipped below the 30,000-mark by falling over 82 points to 29,947.53 in early trade Friday as the May derivatives series began on a sluggish note, tracking a weak trend in global markets.
The rupee weakened by 4 paise to 64.20 against the US dollar in early trade today on increased month-end demand for the American currency from importers at the Interbank Foreign Exchange.
Markets regulator Sebi on Thursday allowed banking entity operating in international financial services centres (IFSC) to act as stock broker or a clearing member, without forming a separate company.
Stocks took a breather on Thursday after three days of a dizzying rally as both the Sensex and the Nifty came down from life highs owing to rush among investors to take profit, sobered by caution in global markets.
At NSE, shares of the company dipped 2 percent to close at Rs 506.60.
Stock markets came off their peak and turned weak today after three back-to-back sessions of gains as the benchmark Sensex slipped in view of April derivatives expiry.