At Close, the Sensex was down 949.32 points or 1.65% at 56,747.14, and the Nifty was down 284.40 points or 1.65% at 16,912.30 as investors continued to adopt a cautious approach given the uncertainty around the Omicron virus and the upcoming RBI policy meeting on December 08. All Sensex constituents closed in red with IndusInd Bank as the worst performer, followed by Bajaj Finserv, Bharti Airtel, TCS, Tata Consumer Products, and HCL Technologies. About 1340 shares have advanced, 1948 shares declined, and 165 shares are unchanged. Among sectors, the BSE IT index cracked 2.5 percent. The Energy and Telecom indices were down 2 percent each. The FMCG, Healthcare, Auto, and Realty indices were the other major losers, down over 1.5 percent each. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices declined 1.4 percent each.India VIX zoomed 8.78% higher to finish at 20.08 levels.