Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
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Topic: NPAs

Govt’s Bad Bank plan may only be a band-aid, doesn’t push banks to improve lending practices

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Gross NPAs of banks may rise to 9.8% by March 2022, RBI report shows

The gross non-performing assets of banks may increase to 11.22% under a severe stress scenario, the central bank's Financial Stability Report added.

Indian economy needs to bolster consumer confidence to emerge from stagnation

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Budget 2021 takes a historic gamble on growth revival. Hope now on RBI to do the job

An underestimated growth projection could give Modi govt more spending room, while initiatives to improve NPA recovery could prove crucial for India's financial sector.

RBI urges Supreme Court to lift interim order banning declaration of NPAs

RBI had earlier allowed lending institutions to grant a moratorium on payment of loan instalments falling due between 1 March 1 to 3 May, later it was extended till 31 August.

Banks need relief too, helping only borrowers will hamper next round of credit growth

As the moratorium on loan repayments ends, the government will have to answer the key question about how to treat defaulting borrowers.

SC extends interim order on loan moratorium to 28 September, says keen to waive interest

Supreme Court gives Modi govt over 2 more weeks to decide on waiver of interest for moratorium period after considering interest of all classes of creditors & all sectors of economy.

How to unearth ‘zombies’ in the Indian corporate sector

As the Indian economy recovers, we should be wary of zombie firms that are using the pandemic as an excuse to continue hanging on.

Why loan restructuring is a welcome move from RBI, and what govt now needs to do for borrowers

RBI has accepted bankers’ demand for one-time loan restructuring instead of extending the moratorium as a way of countering the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mega projects can reignite economy but infra NPAs for banks remains high, says RBI governor

In an address to the CII, Das stressed the need for alternative sources of infra financing, and pushed for early completion of FTAs with US, UK and EU.

On Camera

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

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Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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