MUMBAI, March 27 -- Extending its speedy recovery for the third straight session, equity benchmark Sensex surged by another 1,411 points on Thursday after finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a stimulus package worth ~1.70 lakh crore to cushion the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown in the country.

The 30-share BSE barometer rallied 1,410.99 points, or 4.94%, to settle at 29,946.77.

Similarly, the NSE Nifty finished 323.60 points, or 3.89%, up at 8,641.45.p9

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