Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex gained 1,000 points at 50,000 levels and the Nifty50 index was testing the 14,800-mark. Hindustan Unilever, Titan, Dr Reddy’s, ONGC, and NTPC gained 2 per cent, each, and were the top Sensex gainers.
Meanwhile, shares of Nazara Technologies listed at 81 per cent premium over their issue price of Rs 1,101 on the NSE.
Majority of the Nifty sectoral indices were painted green, with the Nifty Metal index, up 3 per cent, leading the gainers.
In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices traded 0.6 per cent higher, each.