Market Closing : Benchmark indices closed higher for first time in last four trading sessions, with the Sensex gaining more than 200 points, backed by ITC, Infosys, ICICI Bank and HDFC.
The 30-share BSE Sensex was up 212.61 points at 29,788.35 and the 50-share NSE Nifty gained 55.55 points at 9,237.00.
About 1708 shares advanced against 1156 declining shares on the BSE.
The appreciation in the rupee is likely to continue for some time and it is expected to average at 66.2 against the US dollar in the current financial year.
Since the start of this year, the rupee has had a steady appreciation in line with other emerging market currencies, Kotak Institutional Equities said in a research note.