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Sensex gains 227 pts, ends above 44K, Nifty settles at 12,938

Wednesday,   18-Nov-2020   03:55 PM (IST)

Continuing their northward movement, the benchmark indices gained another 0.5 per cent on Wednesday to settle at fresh closing peaks. The S&P BSE Sensex topped the 44,000-mark to end the day at 44,180 levels, up 227 points, or 0.52 per cent while NSE's Nifty closed the session at 12,938, up 64 points, or 0.5 per cent. Larsen & Toubro (L&T), ICICI Bank, and Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) were the top contributors to the Sensex's gain today while Infosys, TCS, and Hindustan Unilever (HUL) were the top drags. India VIX slipped nearly 3 per cent to 19.26 levels.