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Average income of MGNREGA workers got doubled during lock-down: CRISIL

Indian credit rating agency CRISIL has said according to its report, the average income of MGNREGA workers has doubled in the time period of the COVID-19 outbreak lockdown to around Rs 1,000 during the first quarter of the FY20. What is the MGNREGA scheme? Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act is a labor law ..

Bank of Baroda signs MoU with Care Ratings to assess SMEs’ credit quality

Indian Public sector bank, Bank of Baroda recently signed an MoU with Indian credit rating agency, Care Ratings. The pact aims to assess credit quality of the small and medium enterprises (SME) customers of the bank. The rating agency is expected to evaluate the credit quality of the existing and potential SME customers of the ..

SEBI tightens Disclosure Norms for Rating Agencies

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has introduced a strict disclosure framework for credit rating agencies (CRAs). New Norms CRAs must disclose a probability of default (PD) benchmark for the companies rated by them. CRAs must also disclose sensitive factors which can potentially impact the rating of the instruments which include financials and ..

RBI to create Specialised Supervisory and Regulatory Cadre

The Reserve Bank of India has decided to create a specialised supervisory and regulatory cadre for strengthening the supervision and regulation of commercial banks, urban cooperative banks and Non-Banking Financial Companies. Why the Specialised Cadre? There were criticisms against the central bank that the RBI was lax in the supervisory functions, especially in timely detection ..

Moody’s Investors Service upgrades India’s sovereign ratings

International rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has recently upgraded the Government of India (GoI)’s local and foreign currency issuer ratings to Baa2 from its lowest investment grade (Baa3) and changed the outlook on the rating to stable from positive. Moody’s has also upgraded India’s local currency senior unsecured rating to Baa2 from Baa3 and its ..