Benchmark indices were ruling nearly 2 per cent higher in Friday’s noon deals, on the back of across-the-board gains.
The S&P BSE Sensex rose 650 points to 37,200 levels, and the Nifty50 index was testing the 11,000-mark. HCL Tech (up 5%) was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Bharti Airtel (4%), TCS and Tech Mahindra (both up 3%).
All the Nifty sectoral indices were trading in the green, led by Nifty IT and FMCG indexes, both up 1 per cent, each.
In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes were also trading 1 per cent higher, each.