Among other precious metals, silver rose 0.3% to $15.60 per ounce, hovering near a more than four-month high of $15.69 hit in the previous session.
In India, local prices jumped to a record high in June, moderating demand from retail consumers.
Spot gold was up 0.3% at $1,336.48 per ounce, as of 0542 GMT. U.S. gold futures were 0.2% higher at $1,339.80 an ounce.
The 30-share index was trading 203.82 points, or 0.51 per cent, higher at 39,918.02
The 30-share index was trading 157.51 points, or 0.40 per cent, higher at 39,127.31
Silver too rose by Rs 170 to Rs 38,670 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers
Traders said gold prices saw an uptrend due to rise in domestic demand, though a weak trend overseas capped the gains
Silver followed suit and dropped by Rs 425 to Rs 41,050 per kg owing to poor offtake by industrial units and coin makers
Traders attributed the decline in gold prices to a weak trend overseas and easing demand from jewellers at the domestic markets
Forex dealers said investors were cautious ahead RBI's Monetary Policy Committee outcome scheduled for February 7
Silver declined by Rs 130 to Rs 41,530 per kg due to subdued offtake by industrial units and coin makers.
The commodity markets can open at 9 a.m. local time (0330 GMT), instead of 10 a.m. now, the market regulator said
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According to World Steel Association India produced 8.4 million tons of crude steel in February 2018, up 3.4 per cent on February 2017