Monetary Policy Committee: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

RBI extends deadline for restructuring MSME borrower accounts

In the recent Monetary policy committee statement released by the Reserve Bank of India, it extended the deadline for one-time restructuring of GST-registered MSME borrower account, by further one year to March 31, 2021. The restructuring was to be implemented before March 31, 2020, as per the RBI’s earlier guidelines. It also announced that scheduled ..

5th Bi-monthly Monetary Policy 2019-20

The six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) headed by the Governor of RBI, Shaktikant Das, voted unanimously to keep the policy rate unchanged and announced the 5th bi-monthly monetary policy of 2019-20 on Thursday, 5th December 2019. Highlights from the 5th bi-monthly monetary policy: The earlier projected GDP growth ..

RBI Cuts Repo Rate

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its monetary policy review undertaken by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has made the following decisions: RBI cuts repo rate to 5.4% from the current 5.75%. Reverse repo rate under liquidity adjustment facility stands revised to 5.15%. Marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the bank rate reduced to 6%. ..

RBI Monetary Policy Review

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced the second bi-monthly monetary policy statement for 2019-20. The key decisions reflected in the Monetary Policy statement are: Repo rate reduced to 5.75 per cent from the current 6per cent. Similarly, the reverse repo rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) stands adjusted to 5.5% and the ..

Reserve Bank of India first Asia-Pacific (APAC) central bank to begin interest rate easing cycle

Fitch Ratings has recently said in its APAC sovereign credit overview report that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the first Asia-Pacific (APAC) central bank to begin interest rate easing cycle by cutting the policy rate back-to-back in the last two monetary policy reviews in 2019. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), headed by RBI ..

RBI’s 6th bi-monthly monetary policy statement for 2018-19

The six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), headed by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, announced the sixth bi-monthly monetary policy statement for 2018-19. In it, the RBI has cut the key policy rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points to 6.25% from 6.5% with immediate effect. Consequently, the reverse repo rate stands adjusted ..

Challenges Before Monetary Policy Committee

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is the body of the RBI headed by its Governor. The body is responsible for taking the important monetary policy decisions for determining the repo rate. The Monetary policy committee is a statutory body established under the provisions of RBI act 1934. The functions of the committee are: The main ..

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hikes key policy repo rate by 25 basis points

On June 6, the 6-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hiked the key policy repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25% in its second bi-monthly monetary policy review of FY19. Concurrently, the reverse repo rate adjusted to 6.0%, and the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the Bank ..