Eight of the top 10 index contributors included names like HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC, SBI, Axis Bank, and Kotak Mahindra Bank. Reliance Industries and Infosys were the remaining two contributors.
On the downside, Cipla, L&T, Bharti Airtel, Nestle India, Sun Pharma, HDFC Life, and Maruti Suzuki were the top laggards, down up to 2.4 per cent.
In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ended 1.6 per cent higher each.
European stocks dipped on Monday after staging a sharp recovery late last week, as underwhelming Chinese data and a resurgence of Covid-19 cases in some Asian countries outweighed optimism over the reopening of the British economy.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index slipped 0.1 per cent, adding to last week’s marginal losses spurred by a US inflation scare.
In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei dropped 0.9 per cent and South Korea’s Kospi slipped 0.6 per cent. China’s CSI30 index and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng, on the other hand, added 1.5 per cent and 0.6 per cent, respectively.
(With inputs from Reuters)