At close, the Sensex was up 276.65 points or 0.71% at 38973.70, and the Nifty was up 86.40 points or 0.76% at 11503.40 mainly lifted by information technology (IT) stocks and private sector lenders such as HDFC Bank, and ICICI Bank. TCS was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Tata Steel, Sun Pharma, Infosys, Tech Mahindra and IndusInd Bank. On the flip side, Bajaj Finserv, Bajaj Finance, Bharti Airtel, ITC, Power Grid Corporation of India, RIL and Bajaj-Auto were the top Sensex losers. About 1461 shares have advanced, 1213 shares declined, and 173 shares are unchanged. the volatility index, India VIX, shot up 7.67 per cent. Nifty IT index, up 3.47 per cent. Buying witnessed in the IT, metal, pharma, FMCG and banking stocks, while infra and energy indices ended in the red.