Sensex Surges 260 Pts to Shoot Past 58,390 in Early Trade; Nifty Hovers at 17,400
Bourses in Asia trade with gains; active Covid-19 cases in the country decline to 4,04,874
Equity benchmark Sensex jumped over 260 points in early trade to scale a fresh lifetime high of 58,390.21 on Monday, tracking gains in index majors Reliance Industries, Bajaj Auto and L&T amid a largely positive trend in global markets.
Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty too surged more than 75 points to record 17,399.35 in the opening session.
The 30-share Sensex was trading 260.26 points or 0.45 per cent higher at 58,390.21, and Nifty advanced 75.75 points or 0.44 per cent to 17,399.35 in initial deals.
Reliance Industries was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising around 2 per cent, followed by Bajaj Auto, L&T, HUL, M&M, DR Reddy’s and Bajaj Finserv.
On the other hand, Asian Paints, TCS, Power Grid, Titan and Tech Mahindra were among the laggards.
In the previous session, the 30-share Sensex settled 277.41 points or 0.48 per cent up at 58,129.95. Nifty surged 89.45 points or 0.52 per cent to 17,323.60.
Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were net buyers in the capital market as they purchased shares worth Rs 768.58 crore on Friday, as per provisional exchange data.
Meanwhile, the Union Health Ministry has declared that the number of active Covid-19 cases in the country has declined to 4,04,874. A single-day rise of 38,948 new infections and 219 fatalities has pushed India's tally of cases to 3,30,27,621 and death toll to 4,40,752.
In Asia, bourses in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong were trading with strong gains in mid-session deals, while Seoul was in the red.