At the interbank foreign exchange market, the local currency witnessed an intra-day high of 74.05 and a low of 74.21 against the US dollar.
Forex traders said growing concerns over the Omicron variant of coronavirus and its impact on economic recovery as well as firm crude oil prices weighed on the rupee.
The 30-share index surged 477.24 points or 0.83 per cent to end at 57,897.48. Similarly, the Nifty rose by 147.20 points or 0.86 per cent to 17,233.45.
At the interbank forex market, the local unit opened at 75.15 against the greenback and witnessed an intra-day high of 74.95 and a low of 75.16.
The 30-share index jumped 611.55 points to end at 56,930.56. Similarly, the NSE Nifty ends above16,955.45. Rupee appreciated by 5 paise to close at 75.54 (provisional) against the US dollar.
Sensex surged over 400 points in early trade on Wednesday, while Nifty tops 16,900. The rupee appreciated 11 paise to 75.48 against the US dollar in opening trade.
Foreign institutional investors continued to offload shares in the capital market on Friday, as they sold equities worth Rs 2,069.90 crore, exchange data showed.
Sensex lost 764.83 points and closed lower at 1.31 per cent at 57,696.46 on Thursday. The broader NSE Nifty plunged 204.95 points or 1.18 per cent to 17,196.70.
HDFC emerged as the top performer on the Sensex followed by PowerGrid, Sun Pharma, Tata Steel, Tech Mahindra, HCL Tech and Bajaj Auto.
The BSE Sensex closed 153.43 points or 0.27 per cent higher at 57,260.58. NSE Nifty closed 37.50 points or 0.16 per cent higher at 17,053.95
The local currency opened strong at 74.10 against the dollar and rose to an intra-day high of 74.01 against the dollar and fell to an intra-day low of 74.26 during the trade today.
The rupee oscillated in the range of 74.25 to 74.51 before closing 9 paise higher over its previous close. On Tuesday, the rupee had closed 9 paise higher at 74.37 over the previous day's close.
The Indian currency oscillated between 74.28 to 74.35 against the dollar during trade today.
The local currency opened at 74.38 against the dollar and rose to an intra-day high of 74.31 and fell to an intra-day low of 74.49.
The local currency oscillated in a range of 74.36 to 74.54 against the dollar during trade today.
The local currency had slumped 32 paise to close at 74.37 against the dollar on Wednesday.
The local currency opened at 74.83 against the dollar on Tuesday and rose to an intra-day high of 74.66 and slipped to an intra-day low of 74.86 during trade today.
The local currency rose to an intra-day high of 74.84 against the dollar and fell to an intra-day low of 75.07.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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