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Raghuram Rajan bats for quick reopening of economy, says India can’t support poor for long

Speaking to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, RBI ex-governor Raghuram Rajan stressed India needs to manage reopening well, said further lockdowns after reopening could be devastating.
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Shaktikanta Das assures RBI will use any necessary means to preserve financial stability

After the three-day Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting which ended on March 27, the RBI reduced the key policy rate by 75 basis points.
RBI governor Shaktikanta Das | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

RBI Governor says will have internal discussions for issues on SC order over telecom dues

Supreme Court threatened contempt proceedings against Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and other telecoms Friday for failing to comply with directive to pay past dues.
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das | ThePrint illustration by Soham Sen

Is RBI right in not cutting interest rate even as it downgrades growth forecast to 5%?

The RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee Thursday stunned economists and market analysts by retaining the key interest rate at 5.15 per cent after pushing through five consecutive rate cuts since February.

Now that RBI’s Shaktikanta Das has accepted the slowdown, how can we revive the economy?

The Reserve Bank of India Thursday cut the benchmark repo rate by 25 basis points to 6 per cent in its first bi-monthly monetary policy review.
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Remembering CD Deshmukh, RBI’s first Indian governor

On his 123rd birth anniversary, ThePrint takes a look at the life of the civil servant who was also Union finance minister and Planning Commission member.
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Shaktikanta Das expected to play it safe at his first RBI board meeting tomorrow

RBI board is likely to sign off on terms of reference of the committee that will look into the issue of transfer of surplus RBI reserves.
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Narendra Modi government now has a great opportunity to reform RBI

Long-term reform requires a vision and the willingness of the government and the new RBI Governor to risk political capital.
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Indian bonds rally amid hope of dovish monetary policy as new RBI chief takes charge

The new RBI chief Shaktikanta Das comes in at a time when inflation is trending lower in India amid an easing in food and energy costs.
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Reading the mind of the new RBI Governor, one tweet at a time

Shaktikanta Das has served under the Modi government but civil servants appointed to the post of RBI governor don't always toe the line. 

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Despite Covid, China will spend more on defence in 2020 than it did last year

Actual Chinese military spending may be much higher. In 2019, China reported an official defence budget of just under $178 billion, but is estimated to have spent $261 billion.

Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".


Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

Chinese aggression in Ladakh also a message for domestic and external audience: Experts

International experts say the timing is troubling as it comes at ‘a critical phase in India's internal difficulties with the Covid-19 pandemic’.
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PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.