Equity benchmark indices extended morning gains on Tuesday and touched new milestones during the last trading hours amid sustained buying from foreign investors.
IndusInd Bank, ICICI Bank, Titan, Hindalco and Asian Paints were among the prominent gainers at National Stock Exchange.
Jet Airways lost about 8 per cent as government-owned lenders were yet to come up with a plan (when the markets closed) for infusing fresh funds under a debt resolution plan.
Wipro fell as much as 2.45 per cent after reports that it is investigating a potential breach of some of its employee accounts due to an advanced phishing campaign.
On Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department had forecast near-normal rains for the monsoon season, lifting worries over the possibility of below-normal rainfall that private weather forecaster Skymet had predicted earlier.
Besides, the government said India's trade deficit narrowed to 10.89 billion dollars in March 2019 compared to 13.51 billion in March 2018 amid increased exports.
The US-China trade dispute is showing signs of progress but a slowdown in global corporate earnings and bleak investment climate have put pressure on risk assets.
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