At close, the Sensex was up 488.10 points or 0.82% at 59677.83, and the Nifty was up 144.30 points or 0.82% at 17790.30..Titan was the top Sensex gainer, followed by IndusInd Bank, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Asian Paints. ONGC, Dr. Reddy's Labs, Coal India, Britannia HDFC Bank, and HDFC were the only two laggards on Sensex. About 2096 shares have advanced, 1023 shares declined, and 119 shares are unchanged. Except for oil & gas, all other sectoral indices ended in the green, with Nifty realty and auto indices rising 4-6 percent. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added 1.7 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively. The volatility index, India VIX, meanwhile fell nearly 7 percent.