Closing Bell:Sensex, Nifty end at record close led by banks, metal stocks; Tata Steel up 6%Indian shares ended at record closing highs on Tuesday after a long weekend, following gains in Asian peers, as news of another promising coronavirus vaccine lifted hopes.Investor sentiment was given a boost when US drugmaker Moderna said its experimental COVID-19 vaccine was 94.5 percent effective in preventing infection.The Sensex rose 315 points to end at a new closing high of 43,952.7 while the Nifty was up 94 points to settle at a record close of 12,874. In intraday deals as well, the benchmarks hit new highs. The Sensex surged as much as 523 points to its new all-time high of 44,161 while the Nifty rallied 154 points to its fresh high of 12,934.Markets had eked out modest gains in a one-hour special “muhurat” trading session for Diwali on Saturday and were closed on Monday.On the Nifty50 index, Tata Motors, Tata Steel, HDFC Life, SBI and Adani Ports were the top gainers while BPCL, Hero Moto, NTPC, IOC and ONGC led the losses.Broader markets were also positive for the day with the Nifty Midcap index hitting its 52-week high, up over 1 percent and the Nifty Smallcap index up 0.3 percent.Among sectors, Nifty Metal rose the most, up 2.3 percent while Nifty Bank and Nifty Fin Services were up around 2 percent each. Nifty Auto also added 1 percent. However, the FMCG, IT, and pharma indices ended in the red for the day.