Gita Gopinath Current Affairs, GK & News

Gita Gopinath in ‘Wall of former chief economists’

Gita Gopinath recently got featured on “wall of former chief economists” of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She is the first woman and second Indian to get this honour. Key Facts The first Indian to get featured on “wall of former chief economists” was Raghuram Rajan. He served as the Chief Economist and Director of ..

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Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas: New IMF Chief Economist

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) have appointed Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas as the new Chief Economist. Key Points He succeeds Gita Gopinath as its chief economist. Gourinchas is presently the director of Clausen Center for International Business & Policy, at the University of California. He will start his new position on January 24, 2022 part time. He ..

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Gita Gopinath: IMF First Deputy Managing Director

The Indian American, Gita Gopinath has become the first Deputy Managing Director of International Monetary Fund. She is the first Indian to take up the top role in the organisation. First Deputy Managing Director is the second top post in IMF next to the Managing Director. Who is Gita Gopinath? Gita Gopinath was the first ..

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Gita Gopinath to leave IMF

Chief Economist and Director of the Research Department of International Monetary Fund (IMF), Gita Gopinath, is set to leave her job in January 2022. Highlights She will return to the prestigious Harvard University, after leaving the job. The Indian-American economist had joined the IMF in January 2019, as the Chief Economist. When she joined IMF, ..

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IMF World Economic Outlook- Update

On July 27th the International Monetary Fund has cut India’s GDP growth forecast to 9.5% for the fiscal year 2021-22. Previously, IMF has forecasted 12.5% GDP growth. Highlights relating to India GDP forecast has been cut citing the hit on economic activity due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the second ..

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IMF to keep 2021 global growth forecast at 6%: Managing Director

On July 21, 2021, The International Monetary Fund has said that it is estimating that global growth for 2021 will be about 6%, the same that was forecasted in April, but some countries are growing faster and others more slowly.   Key Points Kristalina Georgieva, IMF’s Managing Director, said that economic recovery will be truncated ..

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