The Indian equity benchmarks ended Tuesday’s choppy session on a positive note paced by gains in pharma, metal and FMCG shares. However, selling pressure in banking shares capped the upmove for the benchmarks. The benchmarks bounced after witnessing sharp selloff in the previous session but due selling at higher levels the benchmarks fluctuated between gains and losses in the second half of trade. The Sensex traded in a band of 645 points and Nifty 50 index touched an intraday high of 14,779.10 and low of 14,573.90.The Sensex ended 42 points or 0.09 per cent to close at 49,201 and Nifty 50 index advanced 45 points or 0.31 per cent to close at 14,683.Eight of 11 sector gauges compiled by the National Stock Exchange ended higher led by the Nifty Pharma index’s 1.8 per cent gain.