Shaktikanta Das: News

Gross NPAs of Indian banks fall to 7-year low: RBI

Bad loans or non-performing assets have made life harder for Indian banks for a long time. However, banks have been trying to bring them down.

21 Dec 2022


RBI Governor warns cryptocurrency will cause next financial crisis

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and its Governor Shaktikanta Das has never been big a fan of cryptocurrency. On Wednesday, Das reiterated his stance that crypto should be banned.

RBI increases key repo rate by 35 bps to 6.25%

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) increased its key lending rate on Wednesday by 35 basis points to 6.25%.

Monetary policy: RBI hikes repo rate by 50bps to 5.9%

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hiked the repo rate by 50 basis points (bps) to 5.9% on Friday, Governor Shaktikanta Das announced.

RBI hikes repo rate by 50bps, GDP pegged at 7.2%

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to hike the repo rate by 50 basis points (bps) to 5.40% on Friday, Governor Shaktikanta Das announced.

RBI allows linking of credit cards with UPI: Details here

UPI or Unified Payment Interface transactions have made life simpler for Indians. It is about to get even simpler, as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed linking credit cards to UPI network.

RBI hikes repo rate by 50 bps; EMIs get costlier

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday increased the repo rate by 50 basis points (bps) to 4.90% and the inflation projection for the current fiscal to 6.7%.

RBI hikes repo rate by 40 bps to 4.4%

In its first rate hike since August 2018, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday raised the benchmark lending rate by 40 basis points to 4.4%.

08 Apr 2022


RBI keeps key interest rates unchanged for 11th consecutive time

The Reserve Bank of India on Friday kept the benchmark repo rate unchanged at 4% for the 11th time in a row.

RBI maintains lending rates; 7.8% GDP growth projected in 2022-23

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept the repo rate unchanged at 4% for the 10th time in a row in its monetary policy review meeting on Thursday.

RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 4%

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 4%.

Shaktikanta Das reappointed RBI governor for 3 more years

The Indian government has reappointed Shaktikanta Das as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for a period of three years.

RBI retains growth at 9.5%, advocates support to nurture recovery

Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday made a strong case for continued fiscal, monetary and sectoral support to nurture the "nascent and hesitant" economic recovery while retaining the growth projection for the current fiscal at 9.5 percent.

Salary, pension, EMI rules changing; all you need to know

All important banking transactions such as salary, pension, and Equated Monthly Installment (EMI) payments will take place 24X7 from August 1.

04 Jun 2021


RBI keeps repo rate at 4%, cuts GDP growth projection

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has once again kept the repo rate unchanged at 4 percent in an attempt to "support growth and keep inflation within the target" amid India's COVID-19 crisis.

05 May 2021


RBI announces Rs. 50,000 crore liquidity for COVID-19-related healthcare

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today announced a Rs. 50,000 crore lending program to ramp up coronavirus-related healthcare infrastructure and services until 2022 in view of the catapulting COVID-19 crisis in the country.

Repo rate untouched, 10.5% GDP growth predicted in 2021-22

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to leave key rates unchanged, Governor Shaktikanta Das said on Friday, in his first address after the Union Budget was presented on Monday.

RBI says Indian economy recovering faster than expected

The Indian economy, which was dealt a heavy blow by the coronavirus pandemic, is recovering faster than expected and could also register a minor positive growth in the third quarter of the current fiscal year, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said.

RBI predicts FY21's real GDP-growth at -7.5%; repo rate unchanged

On Friday, the Reserve Bank of India revised the real GDP growth projection for 2020-21 to -7.5%, after initially predicting that it would be -9.5%.

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das happy with Indian economy's recovery

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das is happy with the way the Indian economy is performing. On Thursday, he said that the pick-up in recovery has been stronger than expected.

Repo rate unchanged; RTGS payment will be available 24*7: RBI

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday announced Monetary Policy Committee's decisions and spoke about the revival of the coronavirus-battered Indian economy.

14 Sep 2020


India's retail inflation dips marginally to 6.69% in August

India's retail inflation stood at 6.69% in August, according to data released by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) on Monday.

As economy suffers, RBI keeps repo rate unchanged

On Thursday, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das announced that repo rate and reverse repo rate will not change, a move which would keep retail prices contained.

22 May 2020

Narendra Modi

Amid coronavirus crisis, RBI extends loan moratorium till August

Addressing the media on Friday, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said the central bank has brought down the repo rate by 40 basis points.

Struggling economy gets RBI's boost, big announcement for banks

With the economy stung drastically by the coronavirus pandemic, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das addressed media for the second time in a month to announce key measures.

RBI's 3-month EMI moratorium: All you need to know

Earlier in the day, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a few measures in view of the 21-day lockdown over coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Day after Centre's economic package, RBI cuts repo rate

RBI has cut repo rate by 75 basis points, bringing it down from 5.15% to 4.4%, Governor Shaktikanta Das told media at a briefing on Friday. The reverse repo rate was reduced by 90 basis points to 4%.

Yes Bank resumes full banking services as RBI lifts moratorium

The ailing private lender Yes Bank on Wednesday confirmed that its banking services are now fully operational.

16 Mar 2020


India not immune to economic impact of COVID-19: RBI Governor

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das addressed a press conference at the central bank's headquarters in Mumbai on Monday.

Amid Yes Bank crisis, Sitharaman assures depositors' money safe

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday gave assurance to the depositors of cash-starved Yes Bank.

18 Feb 2020

Bharti Airtel

Telcos partially pay government dues; 'slim hope' for Vodafone-Idea

Ailing telecom companies have paid their dues linked to adjusted gross revenue (AGR) in part to the government.

14 Jan 2020


BJP MP pacifies panicked Bengaluru bank depositors amid RBI restrictions

Days after the Reserve Bank of India imposed regulatory restrictions on a co-operative bank in Bengaluru, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Tejasvi Surya assured panicked depositors that the Finance Minister was personally looking into the matter.

10 Oct 2019


PMC crisis: Nirmala Sitharaman says she'll talk to RBI Governor

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met distressed customers of the crisis-hit Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC) on Thursday and assured them she will speak to Shaktikanta Das, the Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), this evening.

20 Sep 2019

Narendra Modi

India Inc. welcomes Sitharaman's tax announcement, Modi calls it historic

The effect of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's massive announcement was seen instantly as markets rejoiced on Friday.

27 Aug 2019


#NewsBytesExplainer: Why is RBI giving Rs. 1.76L crore to government

Amid an economic slowdown in the country, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) stepped in to bail out Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

RBI's Deputy Governor Viral Acharya quits before term ends: Report

Viral Acharya, the Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has tendered his resignation, Business Standard reported on Monday.

11 Jun 2019


No charges on RTGS, NEFT transfers from July 1: RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to waive off all charges on RTGS and NEFT system fund transfers from July 1, 2019.

29 Apr 2019


#ElectionPhase4: 72 constituencies go to polls, Bollywood celebrities vote

The fourth phase of elections began on Monday as 72 Lok Sabha seats, spread across 9 states, went into polling. In this phase, 957 candidates are in the fray.

27 Apr 2019


RBI set to issue new 'greenish yellow' Rs. 20 notes

The Reserve Bank of India has announced that it would issue new Rs. 20 notes shortly. The notes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) series will be greenish yellow in color and will bear the signature of Governor Shaktikanta Das.

RBI cuts repo rate by 25bps; loans/EMIs to get cheaper

Taking a major policy U-turn, the RBI's six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) headed by newly-appointed Governor Shaktikanta Das lowered the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25%.