Market Close :Sensex was up 446.90 points

Market Close :Sensex was up 446.90 points

Benchmark indices rallied a percent and ended at fresh record closing highs after RBI left the key rates unchanged and also maintained its accommodative stance.

At close, the Sensex was up 446.90 points or 1% at 45,079.55, and the Nifty was up 124.60 points or 0.95% at 13,258.50. About 1483 shares have advanced, 1178 shares declined, and 138 shares are unchanged.

Adani Ports, ICICI Bank, Hindalco, UltraTech Cement, and Sun Pharma were among major gainers on the Nifty, while losers included Reliance Industries, Bajaj Finserv, HDFC Life, BPCL and HCL Tech.

Except for Energy, all other sectoral indices ended in the green with the Nifty Bank index rose 2 percent, while Metal, Infra, Pharma and FMCG indices rose 1 percent each. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices added 0.4 percent each.