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History & Milestones


NSE's sustained leadership positions across asset classes in the Indian and global exchange sectors demonstrates the robustness and liquidity of our exchange.

NSE was incorporated in 1992. It was recognised as a stock exchange by SEBI in April 1993 and commenced operations in 1994 with the launch of the wholesale debt market, followed shortly after by the launch of the cash market segment.

Between 1994 and 2016, we expanded our lines of business and product offerings through the following key milestones:

Year Milestones
2019 - 2020
  • NSE launches new brand identity for NIFTY Indices 
  • Proposed NSE IFSC-SGX Connect receives regulatory dispensations 
  • NSE EMERGE achieves 200th SME listing milestone 
  • NSE Commodities Segment gets recognition from CBDT 
  • NSE opens Centre for Behavioral Science at IIMA 
  • Launch of Interest Rate Options on Government of India bonds  
  • NSE Indices launches Nifty BHARAT Bond Index Series 
  • NSE declared world’s largest derivatives exchange 2019 by WFE 
  • NSE launches Request for Quote (RFQ) Platform in Debt Securities
2018 - 2019
  • Launched Commodity Derivatives segment, goBidMobile app for governmentsecurities and Tri-PartyRepo of Corporate DebtSecurities. 
  • Weekly option on NIFTY 50 was launched 
  • E-voting for corporates 
  • NSE derivatives access was extended to US clients 
  • Signs Post-Trade Technology and StrategicPartnership Agreement withNasdaq 
  • MoU with London Stock Exchange Group
2017 - 2018
  • Launched currency derivatives on Non-FCYINR pairs 
  • Launched NIFTY SME EMERGE Index and 72 fixed income and three hybrid indices 
  • Entered into a MOU with The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE)
2016 - 2017
  • Promoted NSE IFSC, the International Stock Exchange in India’s first IFSC SEZ at GIFT City Gandhinagar
2015 - 2016
  • Launched NIFTY 50 index futures trading onTAIFEX 
  • Launched platform for sovereign gold bondissuance
  • Launched an electronic book-building platform forthe private placement ofdebt securities
2014 - 2015
  • Entered into a memorandum ofunderstanding to enhanceco-operation with theLondon Stock ExchangeGroup 
  • Renamed CNX NIFTY to NIFTY 50
2013 - 2014
  • Launched NMF-IIplatform for mutual funds 
  • Launched NBF IIsegment for interest ratefutures 
  • Launched trading onIndia VIX index futures 
  • Commenced trading onNIFTY 50 (then known asCNX NIFTY) on the OsakaExchange
2012 - 2013
  • Launched the New Debt Segment (NDS)
2011 - 2012
  • Commenced trading in index futures and options contracts on the FTSE 100 index 
  • Launched SME-specific EMERGE platform for the listing and trading of securities of SMEs
2010 - 2011
  • Commenced trading in index futures and options on global indices, namely the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average
Year Milestones
2009 - 2010
  • Launched NOW platform for mobile devices 
  • Launched trading in currency options
2008 - 2009
  • Launched Mutual Fund Service System (MFSS)
2007 - 2008
  • Became the first exchange in India to offer trading inCurrency Futures
  •  Introduced the Securities Lending and BorrowingScheme (SLBS) 
  • Launched the NOW platform for web-based trading
2005 - 2006
  • Incorporated NSE InfoTech Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary for IT research and development
2004 - 2005
  • Launched NIFTY Bankindex derivatives 2013-2014 
  • Launched NMF-IIplatform for mutual funds 
  • Launched NBF IIsegment for interest ratefutures 
  • Launched trading onIndia VIX index futures 
  • Commenced trading onNIFTY 50 (then known asCNX NIFTY) on the OsakaExchange
2001 - 2002
  • Launched ETF listings
2000 - 2001
  • Launched index options based on the NIFTY 50index (then known as S&PCNX NIFTY) for trading 
  • Launched single stock futures and options onlisted securities
Year Milestones
1999 - 2000
  • Incorporated NSE Data & Analytics Limited (formerly known as DotEx International Limited), a wholly-owned subsidiary, and consolidated the data and info-vending business under Data & Analytics Limited
1998 - 1999
  • Established NSEIT, a wholly-owned subsidiaryand a global technologyfirm, that provides end-to-end technology solutions,including application services,infrastructure services,analytics as a service and IT-enabled services
1997 - 1998
  • Established NSE Indices Limited (formerly known as India Index Services & Products Limited) a subsidiary, as a joint venture with CRISIL Limited to operate an indices business
1995 - 1996
  • Created and administered a settlement fund 
  • Launched NIFTY 50 Index Commenced trading and settlement in dematerialised securities
1993 - 1994
  • Launched the equity and wholesale debt market segments 
  • Commenced electronic or screen-based trading

 

Updated on: 29/07/2020
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