Rupee: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Currency Swap Agreement Framework revised For SAARC

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to further economic cooperations within the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member countries, the framework on currency swap agreement has been revised on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. The currency swap facility for the SAARC member countries came into effect on 15th November 2012. The current ..

Usha Thorat heads RBI task force on Offshore Rupee Markets

The RBI task force on Offshore Rupee Markets (ORM), headed by Usha Thorat, has suggested liberal currency market for offshore users. The panel recommended that onshore market hours may be suitably extended to match the flexibility provided by the offshore markets (or NDF markets). This is aimed at incentivizing non-residents to hedge in the onshore ..

RBI to issue new 20 Rupees denomination Banknotes

The Reserve Bank of India is all set to issue new ?20 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. The new note bears the signature of Shri Shaktikanta Das, Governor of RBI. The ?20 note is greenish-yellow in colour and has a motif of Ellora Caves on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. ..

Ellora Caves motif of greenish-yellow Rs 20 denomination banknotes

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently announced that it will shortly issue Rs 20 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. The new denomination has motif of Ellora Caves on the reverse that depicts the country’s cultural heritage. It also contains a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre, with micro letters ..

Rupee depreciates by 12 paise to 68.98 against US Dollar

The rupee is depreciated by 12 paise to 68.98 against the US dollar in early trade today on increased demand for the US currency from importers and rising crude prices. Yesterday, the rupee had appreciated by 10 paise to end at 68.86 against the US dollar following a robust response to RBI’s maiden rupee-dollar swap ..