The Bank Nifty, too, has seen a positive opening, up around half percent in early morning trade.
The Sensex is up 165.73 points or 0.46% at 36242.45, while the Nifty is higher by 52.60 points or 0.48% at 10912.50. The market breadth is positive as 407 shares advanced, against a decline of 107 shares, while 25 shares were unchanged.
Other sectoral gainers include automobiles, metals, and pharmaceuticals, among others. The Nifty Midcap index has opened around half a percent higher.
IndusInd Bank, State Bank of India, Indiabulls Housing and Hindalco have gained the most, while Kotak Mahindra Bank, Power Grid, and NTPC were the big losers.