Markit Economics will unveil HSBC India Manufacturing PMI for February later on Monday. The PMI data measures the business activity of India's factories. The HSBC PMI posted a reading of 51.4 for January 2014, up from 50.7 for December 2013.
Among sectoral indices, the BSE Bankex (0.54%), BSE Realty (1.41%) and BSE Consumer Durables (1.03%) were the major gainers. Among individual stocks, State Bank of India (1.18%), Hindalco (1.09%) and GaIl (0.85%) were the major gainers on the 30-share Sensex.
Among Asian indices, the Nikkei (-1.29%), Hang Seng (-0.6%), Kospi (-0.81%) and Straits Times (-0.81%) were trading in the red.