The airline has decided to increase the salaries after turning operationally profitable in the last financial year.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.1 percent, and looked set to end the week flat.
According to Mr Nilekani, debit and credit cards will continue to be the payment modes as there is a section of the market that will need cards.
The AUM of NPS crossed Rs 1.61 trillion-mark with a subscriber base of 1.41 crore as on December 31, he said.
The BHIM app downloads which have shot up in a matter of a few days "shows how India is changing" with regard to adoption of digital payments and cashless transactions, the Minister pointed out.
Net profit for the same quarter in the last fiscal stood at Rs 2,175 crore.
The GST Council, at its last meeting, has decided that the provision of arrest will be restricted to forgery and non-deposit of collected taxes with the exchequer within the stipulated timeframe.
The ceremony marks the beginning of the printing of documents which are part of the Union Budget 2017-18.
Yes Bank's gain this month has lifted Kapoor's net worth to $1 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Post demonetisation of old 500 and 1,000 rupee notes, the government had allowed the junked currency to be deposited in bank accounts during a 50-day window ending December 30, 2016.
The report said post demonetisation, staples like soaps and detergents would see little impact because of need-based demand.
The Sensex ended 51 points higher at 27,309 and Nifty rose 18 points to shut shop at 8,435.
Industry body Amfi has asked the government to introduce a mutual fund-linked retirement plan on the lines of highly-popular 401k pension plans in the US.
Yes Bank's net profit grew 31 per cent to Rs 883 crore compared to Rs 676 crore year-ago and its net interest income, which is the excess of interest earned on advances over paid on deposits, grew 30 per cent to Rs 1,508 crore.
In international markets, Netflix said it expected to add 3.70 million subscribers, above the average estimate of 3.05 million.
The officials are not even allowed to contact their near and dear ones through phone or any other form of communication.
BSE Sensex and Nifty struggled for gains on Thursday amid lacklustre global markets. But there was a lot of action in the broader markets with BSE smallcap and midcap indices edging higher.
The administrative lawsuit also challenges Oracle's practice of "favoring Asian workers in its recruiting and hiring practices" for key technical jobs, saying it discriminates against non-Asian applicants.