Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices opened higher on Thursday.
The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 35,779.07 points on Wednesday, opened higher at 36,024.88 points.
Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 35,979.33 points, up by 200.26 points, or 0.56 per cent.
At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 51-scrip Nifty, which had closed at 10,737.60 points on Wednesday, was quoting at 10,807.40 points, up by 69.80 points or 0.65 per cent.
Buying at lower levels and hopes of an easing monitory policy with the appointment of Shaktikanta Das as the new Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, pushed the key equity indices up.
The Sensex was up by 629.06 points or 1.79 per cent at the Wednesday's closing. In the day's trade, the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index had touched a high of 35,826.58 points and a low of 35,167.47 points. The Nifty, too, was up by 188.45 points or 1.79 per cent.
On Thursday, Asian indices were showing a positive trend. Japan's Nikkei 225 was quoting in green, up by 1.13 per cent while Hang Seng was up by 1.43 per cent, South Korea's Kospi was also up by 0.97 per cent. China's Shanghai Composite index was trading in green, up by 1.50 per cent.
Overnight, Nasdaq closed in green, up by 0.95 per cent while FTSE 100 was also up by 1.08 percent at the closing on Wednesday.