Good buying was seen in IT, banking index (bankex) and technology, media and entertainment (TECK) sectors.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 21,114.49 points, was trading at 21,210.92 points in the pre-noon session, up 136.33 points or 0.65 percent from the last trading day's close at 21,074.59 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 21,217.12 points, and a low of 21,113.25 points during the trade so far.
The S&P BSE IT index gained 111.83 points, bankex increased by 109.71 points and TECK index moved up by 56.23 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also gained 37.80 points or 0.60 percent and was trading at 6,316.70 points.
--IANS (Posted on 27-12-2013)