Sensex, Nifty gained for 5th straight session in afternoon trade

Sensex and Nifty Monday gained for fifth straight session in afternoon trade. Both indices climbed more than half a percent amid positive global cues. The Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange surged 241 points to trade at 36,627.

The Nifty at National Stock Exchange was also up 61 points at 10,968 a short while ago. However, the rupee at the forex market weakened seven paise to 71 rupees and 26 paise against the US dollar in afternoon deals.