Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicUrjit Patel

Topic: Urjit Patel

A central bank should be allowed to say ‘no’, says former RBI deputy governor Viral Acharya

Viral Acharya, in an interview with ThePrint, says his and Urjit Patel’s dissent, resistance and exits from RBI limited the damage that could have been inflicted on financial stability.  

Any govt unlikely to pursue meaningful privatisation of banks — ex-RBI governor Urjit Patel

In his book released Friday, Patel also wrote that governments use state-owned banks to pump-prime the economy during slowdowns and are unlikely to let go of this instrument.

Urjit Patel appointed chairman of NIPFP, policy think tank that works closely with govts

Rathin Roy, former member of the Prime Minister's economic advisory council, has quit his post as director of the NIPFP. 

Raghuram Rajan says Covid-19 greatest emergency for Indian economy, Urjit Patel advises caution

Ex-RBI governors write on multiple aspects of the economic impact of coronavirus, and recommend some steps for Modi govt & RBI to take.

Ashok Desai asks FM to restore RBI’s freedom, Soumya Ghosh for a ‘credible’ Budget 2020

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Electoral bonds will undo demonetisation success, RBI Governor Urjit Patel told Arun Jaitley

Urjit Patel wrote to Arun Jaitley in 2017, pointing out problems of electoral bonds, and said govt had diluted RBI’s monopoly by taking away its exclusive right to issue them.

Modi govt refuses to disclose appointment details of RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

Replying to an RTI query, govt declined to share the details, including names of short-listed candidates and file notings related to the appointment.

3 key themes that will impact growth of Indian economy in 2019

A loss for Modi in the general election is a risk in terms of policy continuity, and investors are watching the events closely.

Urjit Patel had told me he wanted to quit as RBI governor 6-7 months back – Modi

PM Narendra Modi said Urjit Patel had been considering leaving his position as governor of Reserve Bank of India for several months.

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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.