Good buying was observed in consumer durables, metal, capital goods and banking sectors, while marginal selling pressure was seen in the technology, entertainment and media (TECK) sector.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 24,415.42 points, was trading at 24,482.04 points in the pre-noon session, up 184.02 points or 0.76 percent from the previous day’s close at 24,298.02 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 24,493.47 points and a low of 24,347.78 points in trade.
The S&P BSE consumer durables index surged by 524.85 points, metal index gained 353.49 points, capital goods index moved up by 224.26 points and bankex rose by 148.87 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also gained 46.30 points or 0.64 percent and was trading at 7,299.20 points.