Snapping its four-session losing streak, the 30-share index gained 76.98 points, or 0.37 percent, to 20,760.50. The index had lost nearly 211 points in the previous four sessions. Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up by 18.20 points, or 0.30 percent, to 6,163.10.

Brokers said fresh positions created by funds and retailers ahead of the RBI's second quarter review of monetary policy on Tuesday and a firming trend in the Asian region helped trading sentiments to improve. Besides, encouraging earnings by some companies too had a positive impact, they said.

Meanwhile in other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose 0.42 percent, while Japan's Nikkei was up 1.08 percent in the morning trade. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.39 percent higher in Friday's trade.


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