Sensex rallies over 500 points to reclaim 60,200 level after RBI policy outcome.
Nifty up 149 points
Equity benchmark Sensex rallied over 500 points in morning trade on Friday, after the Reserve Bank maintained an accommodative stance and kept key interest rates unchanged in its bi-monthly monetary policy review.
After reclaiming the 60,200 level, the 30-share Sensex was trading 524 points or 0.88 percent higher at 60,201.83. Similarly, the Nifty rose 149.45 points or 0.84 percent to 17,939.80.
Tata Steel was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising over 2 percent, followed by Infosys, TCS, Reliance Industries, HCL Tech and Bajaj Auto.
On the other hand, HUL, NTPC, Titan and Nestle India were the laggards.
Rate-sensitive banking and auto indices were trading on a positive note, while the realty index was in the red.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to keep the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 4 percent but maintained an accommodative stance even as the economy is showing signs of recovery after the second COVID wave.
This is the eighth time in a row that the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), headed by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, has maintained status quo.
The RBI policy, as expected, remained cautious and in a wait-and-watch mode, said Suvodeep Rakshit, Senior Economist, Kotak Institutional Equities.