Sensex is up 163.47 points or 0.46% at 35661.91, and the Nifty up 41.20 points or 0.39% at 10682.20. About 1201 shares have advanced, 560 shares declined, and 79 shares are unchanged.
Gainers include Jet Airways, Ambuja Cements, Dr Reddy’s Lab, Sun Pharma, Grasim, JSW Steel, Hindalco, Emami, while losers are Indiabulls Housing, Wipro, HDFC, Adani Port and IDFC.
Bharti Airtel, Bajaj Finance and ICICI Bank are the biggest index gainers whereas IT majors Infosys and TCS are the biggest losers.
Indian rupee is trading down 0.18% or about 13 paise against the US dollar. One US dollar is trading at Rs 71.35.