At close, the Sensex was up 459.64 points or 0.75% at 61,765.59, and the Nifty was up 138.50 points or 0.76% at 18,477. Tech Mahindra, Tata Steel, ICICI Bank, ITC, and Maruti were the top prominent gainers. On the other hand, HCL Technologies and Mahindra & Mahindra were the losers followed by Dr. Reddy's, Asian Paints and Bajaj Auto were the other notable losers. About 1677 shares have advanced, 1563 shares declined, and 127 shares are unchanged. Bank Nifty zoomed 0.87% and closed at 39,684. Except for pharma, all other sectoral indices ended in the green with Metal, Power, and PSU Bank indices added 2-4 percent. The BSE Midcap index was up a percent at 26,952, and the Smallcap index added 0.7 percent to 30,101. India VIX jumped 9% to end at 17.19 levels.