After falling nearly 250 points in the past two sessions, the 30-share barometer rose by 60.64 points, or 0.21 %, to 28,504.65 with auto, capital goods, power, consumer durables and oil & gas sector stocks leading the recovery. On similar lines, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty gained 15.90 points, or 0.18 %, to 8,540.60.
Brokers said trading sentiments turned positive amid a firming trend in the Asian region, following overnight gains in American markets on encouraging US economic data. Besides, RBI keeping key rates unchanged and giving a hint of lowering them early next year, influenced trading sentiments. Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose by 0.43 % while Japan's Nikkei gained 1.03 % in early trade today.
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.58 % to close at new record-high in yesterday's trade.