Sensex touches record high of 36,040, Nifty closes at 11,000 mark
Days after it breached the 35,000 mark, the Bombay Stock Exchange's index Sensex on Tuesday touched a record high of 36,040. Nifty too hit a record high of 11,000 mark for the first time. On Tuesday, Sensex opened at 35,868 and soon afterwards it jumped by 206 points to touch the 36,000 mark. Reliance Industries, Axis Bank, Coal India, IOC and Yes Bank were the major gainers in today's trade. On January 17, Sensex hit 35,000 for the first time as IT stocks such as Infosys and private lenders such as ICICI Bank rallied amid broader value buying in the market.