Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets gained 268.98 points or 1.30 percent in the pre-noon trade Monday.
The rally was led by good buying in IT, technology, media and entertainment (TECK), banking index (bankex) and oil and gas sectors.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 20,850.54 points, was trading at 21,027.47 points in the pre-noon session, up 268.98 points or 1.30 percent from the previous day’s close at 20,758.49 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 21,066.08 points and a low of 20,850.54 points during the trade so far.
The S&P BSE IT index gained 247.83 points, TECK index got augmented by 112.52 points, bankex inched up by 133.64 points and oil and gas index moved up by 142.48 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) gained 70.25 points or 1.14 percent and was trading at 6,241.70 points.