Equity benchmarks remained directionless as investors maintained caution ahead of Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting that will begin tonight.
The 30-share BSE Sensex was up 66.63 points at 26581.87 and the 50-share NSE Nifty gained 8.45 points at 8179.25. About 1134 shares advanced against 891 declining shares on the BSE.
Shares of BLS International Services surged 10 percent intraday on bagging big contract worth 175 million euro (Rs 1,300 crore) from the Government of Spain.
“With this agreement, BLS International will open almost 100 global consulate offices in more than 38 countries for exclusively processing Spanish Visas globally,” it said.
The company expects to process approximately 1.8 million applications every year. Of the total, 53 Spanish Visa Application Centres (VACs) will get operational in December 2016.
BLS International Services is a specialist provider for outsourcing of visa, passport and attestation services to the client governments across the world.