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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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A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.