Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicRepo Rate

Topic: Repo Rate

RBI likely to keep lending rate at record low again over Omicron threat

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das is scheduled to announce the monetary policy committee's decision in Mumbai Wednesday.

Now, warning from RBI Governor Das: Covid surge, lockdowns can hit demand, delay normalcy

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das says fiscal authorities are ready to limit fallout on ongoing recovery, but focus should be on containing virus and boosting economic revival.

RBI projects GDP growth of 10.5% for FY22, keeps interest rate unchanged at 4%

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das says the MPC is of the view that it is important to revive growth on a durable basis while ensuring inflation remains within the targeted levels.

RBI’s MPC is now decidedly more dovish, the consensus on ‘lower for longer’ rates is proof

Markets expects further interest rate cuts as the monetary policy committee of RBI sees inflationary pressure to ease.

RBI says GDP will contract by 9.5% in FY21, holds repo rate at 4% amid modest recovery

Barring a second wave, India stands poised to shrug off the deathly grip of the virus and renew its tryst with its pre-Covid growth trajectory, says RBI Governor Das.

RBI turns cautious amid inflation, keeps interest rate unchanged at 4%

RBI expects headline inflation to remain elevated in the second quarter of 2020-21. It also sees real GDP shrinking in the first half as well as the full year.

Why RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das is not likely to risk another rate cut this week

CPI-based inflation has remained over 6% for last 2 quarters. With NPAs also expected to rise significantly, RBI could focus on financial stability this time.

RBI cuts lending rate by 40 bps to record low, says Indian economy will shrink this fiscal

In his statement, RBI governor Shaktikanta Das said inflation will remain high in the first half of the fiscal, but will stay below the 4% target later.

RBI sticks to script, holds rates due to inflation and fiscal deficit

RBI projects growth for 2020-21 at 6%. Repo rate retained at 5.15% and reverse repo rate at 4.9%.

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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