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Can electoral bonds ensure free and fair elections?

Can electoral bonds ensure free and fair elections?

February 5, 2017

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced electoral bonds in the recent Union Budget. Can these bonds usher in a new era of much-needed glasnost in political financing in the world’s largest multi-party democracy?

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Union Budget 2017: Measures to strengthen digital economy

Union Budget 2017: Measures to strengthen digital economy

February 2, 2017

In a bid to give a push to the digital economy of India and weed-out corruption and black money, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made a number of announcements in his Budget 2017 presentation.

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India – a soft target of increasing financial cyber attacks

India – a soft target of increasing financial cyber attacks

January 18, 2017

Global Internet security giant, Kaspersky Lab reports an alarming study on the increasing threat of financial cyber attacks. As the global figures rose to 22.49, India recovering from the wake of demonetisation remains under the radar as well.

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Yatra.com introduces Unified Payment Interface on its website

Yatra.com introduces Unified Payment Interface on its website

January 12, 2017

Yatra.com has introduced Unified Payment Interface (UPI) as an alternate payment option on its website which will allow its customers to pay directly from a bank account to different merchants both online and offline.

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Reserve Bank of India leaves repo rate untouched

Reserve Bank of India leaves repo rate untouched

December 8, 2016

Much against the popular expectation, the Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday chose not cut the repo rate. It was left untouched at 6.25 pc.

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India moves towards a digital economy post demonetisation

India moves towards a digital economy post demonetisation

December 2, 2016

India is witnessing a surge in digital payment, backed by government reforms and initiatives after high-denomination currency notes were discontinued in early November.

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India debates on abolition of old high currency notes

India debates on abolition of old high currency notes

November 10, 2016

The announcement of vacuum-cleaning 500 and 1000 Rupee bills by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent ripples across the country; the decision evidently aims to curb black money, corruption, peddling of fake currencies and the sovereignty of India coming under anti-nationalist...

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RBI Governor announces repo rate cut in India

RBI Governor announces repo rate cut in India

October 7, 2016

In a surprising announcement, current RBI Governor Urjit Patel informed the country about RBI’s decision of slashing the repo rates.   The announcement for a rate cut came as the first policy statement made by Urjit Patel since he took the position of the Governor of the R...

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New Reserve Bank of India governor Urjit Patel faces many challenges

New Reserve Bank of India governor Urjit Patel faces many challenges

August 25, 2016

#Urjit Patel who will become 24th #Governor of #Reserve Bank of India has more than half-a-dozen challenges before him. However Patel is neither new to Reserve Bank of India nor to the #Finance Ministry or to the political establishment unlike some of his predecessors.

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Urjit Patel appointed India’s new Reserve Bank of India Governor

Urjit Patel appointed India’s new Reserve Bank of India Governor

August 22, 2016

The current #Deputy Governor of the #Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Urjit Patel, will become the 24th Governor of the Indian central bank on 4th September this year. He succeeds #Raghuram Rajan. His appointment will end two months’ speculation about Raghuram Rajan’s successor.

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Raghuram Rajan presents his last monetary policy

Raghuram Rajan presents his last monetary policy

August 8, 2016

Amidst the high expectations and a turbulent fiscal reaction in India in terms of rising inflation, Raghuram Rajan prepares to deliver his last monetary policy as the Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) tomorrow. However, the government of India still manages to keep a secret...

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Who will replace Raghuram Rajan, as Governor of Reserve Bank of India?

Who will replace Raghuram Rajan, as Governor of Reserve Bank of India?

June 27, 2016

After a series of tirades launched by Dr Subramanian Swamy, BJP Rajya Sabha (Upper House) member recently against him, Raghuram Rajan, the Governor of Reserve Bank of India decided not to seek a second term in office.

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