The 30-share barometer rose by 46.11 points, or 0.23 percent to 19,850.87 points. The index had lost almost 498 points in the previous two sessions.
Brokers said that besides fresh buying by funds in select stocks following beginning of new settlement in the derivatives segment, recovery of rupee in the forex market, helped trading sentiment show improvement.
They said that a weak trend in other Asian bourses however capped the gains in the domestic markets. Meanwhile, Japan's Nikkei was down by 1.53 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index shed 0.18 percent in the morning trade on Friday.


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