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Indian shares ended the session with gains but posted its first monthly decline for 2017. Consumer goods and pharmaceutical stocks led the gains while automobiles and real estate stocks kept gains in check.
The S&P BSE Sensex index gained 0.21 percent to end at 30,921.61. The benchmark fell 0.72 percent during the month of June. The NSE Nifty 50 index gained 0.18 percent to end at 9,520.9. The 51-stock index fell 1.04 percent during the month of June, the biggest monthly decline in seven months.
The advance-decline ratio was skewed in favour of the buyers, with 862 stocks ending with gains compared to 781 stocks that declined on the National Stock Exchange.