The Sensex and the Nifty today logged modest gains in the afternoon trade. Both stocks climbed 0.4 percent even as majority of the Asian indices were down. The Sensex regained 53,500 mark while the Nifty climbed to trade near 15,900 level.
The BSE Sensex jumped 220 points, or 0.42 percent, to trade at 53,057. The NSE Nifty also surged 59 points, or 0.38 percent, to trade at 15,883.