The 30-share barometer advanced by 219.02 points or 0.85 percent to 26,063.20. The gauge gained 1,170.34 points in the previous five sessions.

Also, the NSE Nifty shot up by 53.15 points or 0.67 percent to 7,967.90.

Prominent gainers were ICICI Bank, SBI, Tata Motors, GAIL, Axis Bank, Tata Steel, ONGC, HDFC Ltd, Adani Ports, BHEL, Coal India, NTPC and RIl, surging by up to 5.40 percent.
However, share of Wipro plunged 6.22 per cent to Rs 563.95 after company said its consolidated net profit dipped 1.6 percent to Rs 2,235 crore for the quarter ended March 31.

Brokers said investors have been widening bets due to positive macroeconomic data and above-normal monsoon forecast.

Moreover, a firm trend in other Asian markets following a strong performance on Wall Street and rebound in oil prices, influenced sentiment here.

In regional markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 1.69 percent while Japan's Nikkei gained 1.95 per cent in morning trade today. Shanghai Composite was trading 0.17 percent higher.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.24 percent higher in yesterday's trade.

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