At close, the Sensex was up 153.43 points or 0.27% at 57,260.58, and the Nifty was up 27.50 points or 0.16% at 17,054.00. Kotak Mahindra Bank was the top gainer,, followed by HCL Technologies, Titan, TCS, and Bajaj Finance. Sun Pharma, Axis Bank, NTPC were the top laggards. About 875 shares have advanced, 2337 shares declined, and 142 shares are unchanged.Among sectoral indices, the Power index plunged 2 per cent, the Realty and Oil & Gas indices dropped 1.6 per cent each. The IT index, however, was up 0.7 per cent.
The BSE Midcap index shed 0.9 per cent, and the Smallcap index dropped 1.9 per cent.India VIX closed at 20.83 points.