The 30-share index, which had lost nearly 21 points in Monday's trade, gained 239.62 points, or 1.20 percent, to trade at 20,134.72 with all sectoral indices trading in the positive zone rising up to 3.59 per cent. The wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty rose by 63.35 points, or 1.07 percent, to trade at 5,969.50.

Brokers said sentiments turned buoyant after RBI on Monday cut the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate, at which it lends emergency funds to banks, by 0.5 percent to 9 percent with an aim to improve liquidity and boost economic activities.

The banking index gained the most by rising 3.59 percent to 11,887.47 with all the 13 constituents, led by Yes Bank and SBI, rising up to 8.10 percent. In the Asian region, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose by 0.34 percent, while Japan's Nikkei was down marginally by 0.07 percent in morning trade.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.90 percent lower on Monday.


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