A benchmark index of Indian equities markets  hit a record high of 28,514.98 points, surpassing its previous record high of 28,360.66 points hit November 21. Good buying was observed in metal, banking and capital goods, while marginal pressure was seen in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector. Also Read - West Bengal MBBS Seats Increased to 4,000: CM Mamata Banerjee

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 28,413.01 points, was trading at 28,488.25 points (at 09.26 a.m.) in the early session, up 153.62 points or 0.54 percent from the previous day’s close at 28,334.63 points. Also Read - Will Convert All State-Run Madrasas Into a General School: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

The Sensex touched a high of 28,514.98 points and a low of 28,405.95 points in the trade so far. Also Read - Anything For Education: Goa Students Trek 3km Everyday to Reach Hilltop to Access Internet For Online Classes

The S&P metal index gained by 235.06 points, bankex moved up by 188.90 points and capital goods index inched up by 136.72 points. However, FMCG index dropped by 27.36 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 34.90 points or 0.41 percent up at 8,512.25 points.

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