Dr Reddy's, Bajaj Auto, Sun Pharma, Asian Paints, Maruti and NTPC were among the gainers, climbing up to 2.56 per cent.
DR Reddy’s Laboratories announced the commercial launch of 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) drug for Covid-19 on Monday.
Dr Reddy's has fully put in place cold storage logistics as well as track-and-trace arrangements for the vaccine.
Dr Reddy's Laboratories CEO Erez Israeli noted that it depends on the COVID-situation that how much the company would be able to put in during the fiscal.
Dr Reddy's which had received over two lakh vaccines from RDIF, recently soft-launched Sputnik V and tied up with Apollo Hospitals for piloting the vaccine.
1.5 lakh doses of Sputnik V arrives in India, likely to be incorporated in vaccination drive in few days
Dr Reddys has already received approval from Indian drug regulator for restricted emergency use of Sputnik V.