BENGALURU, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Indian shares rose on Tuesday, after closing at record highs in the previous session, as gains in pharma and technology stocks helped investors look past losses in banks and rising global cases of the Delta coronavirus variant.
The Nifty IT index (.NIFTYIT) jumped 1.06%.
Shares of auto parts maker Fiem Industries (FIIN.NS) surged 16.7% after it said it added Ola Electric as a customer.
Among global markets, Asian shares declined over Delta variant concerns and the turmoil in Afghanistan, while Wall Street rebounded overnight, with the benchmark S&P 500 and the Dow industrials hitting record highs.
Reporting by Vishwadha Chander in Bengaluru; editing by Uttaresh.V
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