Sensex, Nifty close at record-high (2nd Ld)

Mumbai, Nov 17 : Indian equity indices, BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 ended the day with record closing highs on Tuesday after touching fresh intra-day highs.

Sensex ended at a record closing level of 43,952.71, higher by 314.73 points or 0.72 per cent from its previous close of 43,637.98.

Earlier in the day it had touched an intra-day all-time high of 44,161.16 points.

The Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange closed at a record level of 12,874.20, higher by 93.95 points or 0.74 per cent from its previous close.

It touched an all-time high of 12,934.05 points earlier in the day.

The domestic market continued its bull run on Tuesday tracking a positive global trend after pharma giant Moderna announced that its vaccine has shown more than 94 per cent effectiveness in preliminary data from the company’s ongoing study.

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Moderna on Monday said that its experimental vaccine is 94.5 per cent effective in preventing Covid-19, boosting hopes of the economy emerging from a year of pandemic-induced downturn.

On the Sensex, Tata Steel, State Bank of India and HDFC Bank were the top gainers while NTPC, HCL Technologies and ONGC were the major losers.

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