Equities were near days highs as foreign funds turned buyers taking cues from positive European markets. All the sectoral indices were in the green with FMCG, oil & gas and metals leading the rally.
At 2:05 pm, Bombay Stock Exchanges Sensex was at 20212.91, up 340.76 points or 1.71 per cent. The index touched a high of 20238.63 and low of 19886.12.
National Stock Exchanges Nifty was at 6085.95, up 103.85 points or 1.74 per cent. The index touched a high of 6095.35 and low of 5984.90.
BSE Midcap Index gained 1.16 per cent and BSE Smallcap Index advanced 0.94 per cent.
BSE FMCG Index gained 2.70 per cent, BSE Oil&gas Index advanced 2.15 per cent and BSE Metal Index moved up 2.14 per cent.
Hindalco (5%), Bharti Airtel (4.23%), Cipla (3.69%), Reliance Industries (3.18%) and Hindustan Unilever (3.17%) led the Sensex rally. There were no index losers.
Market breadth was positive on the BSE with 1888 advances against 991 declines.
European markets were in the positive terrain. FTSE 100 moved 0.58 per cent higher, CAC 40 moved up 0.51 per cent and DAX was up 0.39 per cent.