Mumbai : Equity bench marks sense and Nifty extended rally for the eighth straight session on Wednesday , propelled by intense buying in IT , healthcare and auto stocks amid sustained foreign fund inflows .
A strengthening rupee and positive opening in European markets further bolstered sentiment , traders said . – Industrial Production da ta for February and March inflation rates are scheduled to be announced post – market hours . TCS will kick start the A4 earnings season later in the day .
The 30 – share BSE Sensex climbed 235 points or 0.4 % to settle at 60,392.8 , as 17 of its scrips marched higher . During the session , it jumped 279.9 points or 0.5 % to 60,437.6 . The broader . NSE Nifty gained 90 points or 0.5 % to finish at 17,812.4 , with 38 of its scrips ending in the green .
In eight days , the BSE benchmark jumped 2,779 points or 4.8 % , while Nifty climbed 860.7 points or 5 % .