The 30-share index rose by 104.43 points, or 0.51 percent, to 20,467.80 points with banking, IT, realty, auto and oil and gas sectoral indices leading the rise by gaining up to 0.83 percent. The index had gained 29.10 points in the previous session.

The wide-based Nifty of the National Stock Exchange moved up by 28.95 points, or 0.48 percent, to 6,091.65. Brokers said increased buying by participants ahead of industrial production (IIP) data for December, to be released later in the day and a firming trend in the global markets on new head of US Federal Reserve's promise of continuity in central bank monetary policy, mainly boosted the trading sentiments.

Besides, narrowing trade gap after exports grew by 3.79 percent in January to USD 26.7 billion was another positive factor, they said. In the Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose by 0.43 percent, while Japan's Nikkei by 0.94 percent in morning trade on Wednesday.

US Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.22 percent in Tuesday's trade.


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