Repo Rate: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Ways and Means Advances

The RBI announced a 60% increase in WMA limit over the March levels for state governments to enable COVID-19 containment and mitigation efforts and plan their market borrowings. About WMA Ways and Means Advances or WMA is a mechanism used by RBI to help states overcome temporary mismatches in their receipts and payments. It is ..

RBI conducts one-year and three-year tenor LTRO to reduce banks’ lending rates

The Reserve Bank of India is conducting one-year and three-year tenor LTRO to help banks to reduce their lending rates. In the latest bi-monthly policy review, it announced term repurchase agreements (repos) of one-year and three-year tenors for Rs 1 trillion at the policy repo rate. RBI has conducted three LTRO- Long-term repo operation on February ..

RBI Monetary Policy – Repo rate remains 5.15%

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently conducted its sixth bi-monthly Monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting and released the statement. The repo rate was left unchanged at 5.15%, as a unanimous decision taken by the MPC members. The central bank also announced that it had no plans to monetize the government’s fiscal deficit, which means ..

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 ..

State of Automobile Industry in India

The Indian Auto Industry is in a really bad shape right now as cars have plummeted over 30% year on year and this has to lead to manufacturers to cut back on production. A cut-back means that job-losses are inevitable. As per Industrial estimates, over 3.5 lakh jobs have been lost in the downturn and ..

Monetary Policy tweaks by RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reduced the interest rate by 35 basis point (0.35%). This is the fourth successive reduction in the repo rate. What is the repo rate? The repo rate is the rate at which the RBI lends to the banks of the country. Repo rate is one of the sources of ..

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 ..

India s GDP Growth Rate Reduces

India s GDP growth rate witnessed a slowdown. This has raised the prospect of fiscal stimulus and a rate cut. GDP Growth Rate India grew at a much slower-than-expected 5.8 per cent in the last quarter of the financial year 2018-19. India s growth rate at 5.8 per cent behind China s 6.4 per cent ..