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Repo rate kept unchanged

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  • February 7, 2020
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Repo rate kept unchanged

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III- Economy

In news:

  • The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to keep the interest rates unchanged in the wake of a rise in inflation.
Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 7th February 2020

Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 7th February 2020

SRC: Hindu

From Prelims Point of view:

Monetary Policy Committee (MPC):

  • MPC is a six-member committee constituted by the Central Government
  •  Section 45ZB of the amended RBI Act, 1934
  • Once in every six months, the Reserve Bank is required to publish a document called the Monetary Policy Report to explain: (1) the sources of inflation and(2) the forecast of inflation for 6-18 months ahead.
  • The committee comprises six members – three officials of the Reserve Bank of India and three external members nominated by the Government of India.
  • The Governor of Reserve Bank of India is the chairperson ex officio of the committee.

REPO Rate:

  • REPO denotes Re Purchase Option – the rate by which RBI gives loans to other banks. In other words, it is the rate at which banks buy back the securities they keep with the RBI at a later period.

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