Equity benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty opened on a positive note on Monday, 25 November.
The 30-share BSE index opened at 40,439.66, up 80 points while the broader 50-share NSE Nifty went up half a percent to reclaim the psychological mark of 11,950.
Sensex extended its gains to over 200 points within half an hour of the opening bell.
All sectoral sub-indices, with the exception of Nifty IT, were trading in the green.
Meanwhile, the rupee on Monday fell 2 paise to 71.73 against the US dollar in early trade, amid increased demand of the greenback by banks and importers.
Strengthening crude oil prices also impacted the rupee movement in the market, forex dealers said.
However, a higher opening in domestic equity markets and persistent foreign fund inflows restricted the rupee’s fall, they added.