The 30-share index resumed on a positive note at 26,815.41 and climbed to intra-day high of 26,983.48 as investors indulged in cornering recently beaten-down stocks.

However, it shed some gains on emergence of profit-booking towards the fag-end as participants turned cautious ahead of outcome of the US Federal meet later in the day and settled at 26,832.66, up 146.15 points or 0.55  percent.

"...the concerns over below normal monsoons have been suppressed now, in which place, an above normal rainfall, albeit only for the period till 15 June is now helping market sentiments," said Anand James, Co Head Technical Research Desk, Geojit BNP Paribas.

The broader 50-issue NSE Nifty breached the 8,100-mark to hit session's high of 8,136.85. It finally settled at 8,091.55, up by 44.25 points or 0.55 percent.

Brokers stated sentiments remained upbeat as monsoon rains have been above-normal till now and the country's trade deficit narrowed to a three-month low in May.

Despite ongoing winning-run, foreign investors have been net sellers on the bourses in the past few sessions. They sold shares worth Rs 521.65 crore yesterday.

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