Firm global cues lifted the key Indian equity indices on Friday with the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex rising around 300 points.
Google is making life easy for WhatsApp users as starting this November, 1.5 billion users of this popular instant messaging platform will be able to back up their data on Google Drive without worrying about storage space.
Facing backlash from employees for its reported plan to enter China with a censored version of its search engine, Google CEO Sundar Pichai addressed them in an internal meeting and informed that the project, called Dragonfly, was at an exploratory stage, the media reported.
The blue chip FTSE 100 .FTSE index was up 0.1 percent at 7,566.01 points by 0850 GMT, in line with a modest bounce across European indexes, while mid caps .FTMC were flat in percentage terms.
At 0822 GMT, the pan-European STOXX 600 was up 0.07 percent at 381.68 points with no clear set trend across the major trading centers.
Modi, Shah and other senior leaders including Advani and Sitaram Yechury, and thousands of people paid their tributes as the mortal remains of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee reached the party's central office here.
"Had a telephone conversation with Kerala Chief Minister just now. We discussed the flood situation across the state and reviewed rescue operations."
The BSE index rose 0.8 percent to 37,965.65 while the broader NSE Nifty rose 0.8 percent to 11,478.18.
More than a dozen helicopters, hundreds of defence personnel, NDRF teams and ordinary fishermen with their motor boats on Friday launched a massive rescue operation in Kerala as rains subdued and the death toll touched 154 in 10 days.