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Government securities

Government securities or g-secs are tradable instruments provided by the central or state government in acknowledgement of its debt obligations. Such securities can either be treasury bills or government bonds/dated securities. While the treasury bills are short-term securities with maturity of less than one year, the government bonds mature at one year or more. The ..

‘RBI Retail Direct’ scheme- Highlights

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) introduced “RBI Retail Direct facility” scheme on July 12, 2021. What is Retail Direct Scheme? RBI’s Retail Direct Scheme is a one-stop solution to facilitate investment in Government Securities (G-Sec) by individual investors. Under this scheme, retail investors will be provided a facility to open and maintain Retail Direct Gilt ..

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RBI announces Second Tranche of purchase under G-SAP 1.0

The Reserve Bank of India recently announced that the second tranche of open market purchase of Government Securities is to be held on May 20, 2021. This is to be held under G-Sec Acquisition Programme. This second tranche is to be conducted for Rs 35,000 crores. Background In April 2021, the Reserve Bank of India ..

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RBI’s second purchase under G-SAP 1.0

The Governor of Reserve Bank of India Shaktikanta Das recently announced that the apex bank will make the second purchase of Government securities under the G-Sec Acquisition Programme 1.0 on May 20, 2021. The first purchase was made in April 2021. The RBI purchased Rs 25,000 crores of Government Securities during the first purchase. What ..

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RBI’s State of the Economy Report – Update (April, 2021)

The Reserve Bank of India recently released the State of Economy Report for the month of April 2021. Key Findings of the Report The resurgence of COVID-19 might bring back inflationary pressures. Also, the restrictions and disruptions in supply chains might add up to the inflationary pressures. Under the G-Sec Acquisition Programme, RBI aims to ..

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RBI Monetary Policy

On April 7, 2021, the Monetary Policy Committee of Reserve Bank of India announced the outcome of its bi-monthly monetary policy review. Key Highlights The repo rate has been kept unchanged at 4%. The reverse repo rate has been kept at 3.35%. The real GDP growth for the Fiscal Year 2022 is predicted to be ..

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