Domestic equity markets closed Thursday&’s trading session with sharp gains amid strong European and Asian markets supported by US Federal Reserve&’s decision to left interest rates unchanged.

The Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) closed 266 points up at 28,773 and the Nifty at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed 90 points up 8,867.

On Wednesday, the Sensex had closed 16 points down at 28,507 and the Nifty had closed one point up at 8,777.

In the broader markets, BSE Midcap index zoomed 1.4 per cent while Smallcap index rose 1 per cent.

Among the BSE sectoral indices, Oil & Gas index closed with the biggest gain, up 1.5 per cent, while IT index closed with the biggest decline, down 0.4 per cent. 

Top gainers in the Sensex-30 pack: SBI (up 2.4 per cent), ICICI Bank (up 2.2 per cent), Hero Mocotorp (up 2.1 per cent), Adani Ports (up 2 per cent) and Asian Paints (up 1.9 per cent).

Top losers in the Sensex-30 pack: TCS (down 1.5 per cent), Lupin (down 1.2 per cent), Coal India (down 1.1 per cent), Axis Bank (down 1 per cent) and Dr Reddy&’s Labs (down 0.5 per cent).

Meanwhile, the Rupee was trading 27 paisa higher at 67.75 against the US Dollar.