The Sensex and the Nifty today climbed more than one percent in the afternoon trade. Domestic stock indices gained amid positive cues from global share markets. The Sensex at Bombay Stock Exchange was trading above 57,100 points while the Nifty at National Stock Exchange was trading above 17,100 level.
The Sensex rose 585 points, or 1.03 percent to trade at 57,165 while the Nifty surged 185 points, or 1.09 percent, to trade at 17,139.
In the forex market, the rupee also appreciated six paise against the US dollar. The domestic currency was trading at 76 rupees and 63 paise against dollar when reports last came in.