On the first day of 2021, the National Stock Exchange and BSE opened and the corresponding Nifty 50 and Sensex benchmarks rose to record highs, led by gains in HDFC, Tata Consulting Services, Infosys, Mahindra & Mahindra, Reliance Industries, State Bank of India and ITC. The Sensex increased to an all-time high of 47,958.78 by as much as 207 points, and the Nifty 50 index advanced 59 points to a new high of 14,040.25. The Sensex rose 15.75 percent in the calendar year 2020, and the Nifty 50 index climbed 14.90 percent, making it the best equity year since 2017. In 2021, there were 14 business holidays in total. Purchasing was evident through the sectors on the first day of 2021. All 11 sector gauges, except for the private banking stock index, traded higher, led by a rise of over 2.5 percent in the Nifty PSU Banking index. The indexes of IT, Car, Media and Pharma were also up between 0.7-1% each.
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