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The GIFT Nifty on the NSE IX dipped 64 points, equivalent to 0.28 per cent, to 22,950.50, indicating a potential negative opening for Dalal Street on Friday.

In the previous trading session on Thursday, both of the primary stock market indicators, Sensex and Nifty, staged a robust recovery, reaching record highs as they surged over 1.5 per cent. The S&P BSE Sensex reached an all-time peak of 75,460 during the day before settling at 75,418, marking a gain of 1,197 points. Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty50 concluded the day at 22,968, reflecting an increase of 370 points.

Furthermore, the HSBC Flash India PMI estimates for May unveiled that the private sector achieved its third-highest output level for the month since July 2010. The Flash India Services PMI Business Activity Index reached 61.4 in May, compared to the final services PMI data of 60.8 for April. March’s PMI data slightly surpassed these figures at 61.8.

Further, Air India, owned by the Tata Group, revealed a notable salary boost for its pilots, coupled with an annual performance bonus starting from April 1. As outlined in the official announcement, pilots will now witness a raise in their base pay ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 15,000 per month, contingent on their position, spanning from First Officer to Senior Commander. However, Junior First Officers will not experience any salary augmentation during this assessment period.

Air India has launched an annual performance bonus program along with a salary increase. The bonuses will vary between Rs 42,000 and Rs 1.8 lakh, contingent upon the pilot’s rank. More precisely, First Officers and Captains will obtain an annual bonus of Rs 60,000, Commanders will receive Rs 1.32 lakh, and Senior Commanders will be granted Rs 1.8 lakh.