The 30-share barometer rose by 38.38 points, or 0.19 percent, to 20,486.87 with stocks of FMCG, banking, auto and capital goods sectors leading the gains.

The index had gained over 114 points in the previous two sessions.
    
Similarly, wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up by 5.90 points, or 0.10 percent, to 6,089.90.
    
Brokers said that buying activity picked up after retail inflation fell for the second consecutive month and eased to two-year low of 8.79 percent in January.
    
They said, however, industrial production which contracted by 0.6 percent in December 2013 and a weak trend on the other Asian bourses following losses on US markets capped the gains.
    
In Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell by 0.07 percent, while Japan's Nikkei shed 0.98 percent in the morning trade.
    
US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.19 percent lower in Wednesday's trade.

(Agencies)

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