Reserve Bank of India Current Affairs - 2019

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RBI to Divest its Entire Stake in NABARD and NHB

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has sold its entire stakes in the National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) and National Housing Bank (NHB) for Rs 20 crore and Rs 1,450 crore respectively. Disinvestment by RBI The decision to divest its entire stake was taken based on the recommendations of the second Narasimham Committee. Read More…

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World Economic Outlook April 2019

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the World Economic Outlook 2019 April report has made the following forecasts: The global growth will be 3.3% in 2019, down from 3.6% in 2018 and 4% in 2017. The reduced growth rates are attributed to lower global expansion in the second half of 2018 caused by U.S.-China trade Read More…

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RBI issues norms to set up Currency Chests

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued guidelines for banks to set up new currency chests. The guidelines include: Area of the strong room/ vault of at least 1,500 sq ft. For those situated in hilly/ inaccessible places, the strong room/ vault area of at least 600 sq ft. The new chests should have Read More…

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RBI Cuts Key Interest Rate

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has slashed the key interest rate, repo rate by 25 basis points or 0.25 per cent to 6 per cent and has decided to maintain the neutral policy stance. Financial Statement of the RBI RBI projected GDP growth at 7.2 per cent for the financial year 2019-20. Reverse repo Read More…

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RBI tweaks NPA Disclosure Norms

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has brought changes to the bad loan divergence rule. The Bad loan divergence practice mandated by RBI aims at improving transparency in asset classification. The Changes brought in by the RBI are: NPA Disclosure Norms Banks are required to disclose divergence when the additional provisioning for NPAs assessed by Read More…

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Supreme Court quashes RBI’s circular Mandating Insolvency Proceedings

The Supreme Court has struck down a February 2018 Reserve Bank of India (RBI) circular which gave lender banks six months to resolve their stressed assets or move under the Insolvency Code against private entities who have defaulted in loans worth over Rs 2000 crore. The RBI had defended the circular by citing public interest Read More…

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RBI sets the limits for Ways and Means Advances (WMA)

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in consultation with the government of India has set the limits for Ways and Means Advances (WMA) for the first half of the financial year 2019-20 (April 2019 to September 2019) at Rs 75000 crore. What is Ways and Means Advances (WMA)? Ways and Means Advances is the temporary Read More…

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