RBI new Governor

RBI new governor

Question: Who has been appointed Governor of the Reserve Bank of India?
(a) Jagdish Bhagwati
(b) Kaushik Basu
(c) Shaktikanta Das
(d) Gita Gopinath
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • FormerEconomic Affairs secretary Shaktikanta Daswas named the 25th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.
  • Hesucceeded Urjit Patel, who resigned from the post over the issue of autonomy ofRBI.
  • Heis a Tamil Nadu cadre IAS Officer who has the first and foremost responsibilityof normalizing the relation between central government and the central bank.
  • ShaktikantaDasserved invarious capacities for Indian and Tamil Nadu governments,including as Economic Affairs Secretary of India, Revenue Secretary of India, Fertilizers Secretary of India. He was a member of the Fifteenth FinanceCommission of India.
  • Shaktikanta Das had been instrumental in establishingthe monetary policy committee (MPC) and the switchover to an inflationtargeting regime, among other things.

                                                                                       By Ramayan Upadhyay Links:

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/banking/finance/banking/shaktikanta-das-appointed-as-the-new-rbi-governor/articleshow/67045353.cms

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/government-vs-rbi-the-last-days-of-urjit-patel-at-mint-street/articleshow/67056001.cms

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaktikanta_Das#Early_life_and_education

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