Equity indices in green, GAIL jumps by 9% in opening session

Equity benchmark indices were in the positive zone during early hours on April 08 amid volatile trade due to uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.At 10:15 am, the BSE S and P Sensex was up by 524 points at 30,592 while the Nifty 50 ticked up by 153 points at 8,945.All sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were in the green with Nifty pharma up by 4.9 per cent, auto by 3.8 per cent, FMCG by 3 per cent and realty by 2.9 per cent.Among stocks, GAIL jumped by 9 per cent to Rs 92.25 per share while pharma majors Cipla and Sun Pharma gained by 5.9 per cent and 5.3 per cent respectively. Mahindra and Mahindra and Hindustan Lever added gains of over 6 per cent. HDFC, HCL Technologies, Hero MotoCorp and Maruti too traded with a positive bias.