The 30-share Sensex is up 333 points at 28,772 and the 50-share Nifty has gained 109 points to trade at 8,604.
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S&P BSE Bankex was up 3% or 622 points at 21,243, while S&P BSE Auto index was up 1.6% or 303 points at 19,155 at 1236 hours.
Auction follows total overseas investments in govt debt securities reaching Rs 1,21,271 cr on Friday, which is 97.46% of permitted limit
Speculators indulged in creating fresh positions driven by firm demand in the spot market