At close, the Sensex was up 179.59 points or 0.52% at 34911.32, and the Nifty was up 66.80 points or 0.65% at 10311.20. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals surged 40 per cent to Rs 572.70 after it became the first Indian company to secure drug regulator’s nod on manufacturing and marketing the antiviral drug, Favipiravir in India. Bajaj-Auto, Bajaj Finance, Bajaj Finserv, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Power Grid Corporation of India and NTPC were major gainers. While HDFC, ONGC, TCS, Reliance Industries (RIL), HDFC Bank, Infosys and M&M were major losers. About 1848 shares have advanced, 853 shares declined, and 159 shares are unchanged. Except for Nifty IT, all the sectoral indices ended the session in green. Nifty Metal gained 2.62 per cent and Nifty Pharma jumped 2.16 per cent. Nifty IT index declined and closed 0.25 per cent lower.BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 1-2 per cent.