Lok Sabha took up for debate the no-trust vote against Modi government, the first since the BJP-led dispensation came to power four years ago.
L&T Finance Holdings Ltd reported 71 per cent rise in net profit to Rs 538 crore in first quarter of the current fiscal.
Brent crude was up 57 cents at $73.15 a barrel by 1344 GMT. The expiring U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for August delivery was up 28 cents at $69.74 a barrel.
Shares of one of the technology world's oldest and best-known names rose 4 per cent to $108.50 in trading before the bell.
Revenue from operations rose to Rs 1,706.33 crore as compared with Rs 1,459.72 crore in April-June, 2017-18, Ceat said in a regulatory filing.