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Shaktikanta Das: 25th Governor of RBI

India's former economic affairs secretary and current member of the Finance Commission Shaktikanta Das is to be appointed as next RBI Governor.
Shaktikanta Das: 25th Governor of RBI
  • He will be the 25th Governor of the apex bank of the country.

About Shaktikanta Das:

  • Shaktikanta Das is a 1980 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu Cadre and a very prominent bureaucrat who served under both NDA and UPA governments.
  • He served as economic affairs secretary from 2015 to 2017; and was a key official in both big economic moves of the government viz. demonetisation and implementation of GST.
  • Appointment committee of cabinet approved Shaktikanta Das's appointment as RBI governor. 
  • He will serve as governor for a term of three years.

One must know:

  • Shaktikanta Das has been appointed as the 25th governor of RBI after the resignation of Urijit Patel.
  • Urijit Patel resigned due to personal reasons. 
  • His tenure as RBI governor was about to complete in September 2019.
  • Patel has become the fourth RBI to step down before end of term.
  • Before him, Sir Osborne Smith, Benegal Rama Rau and S Jagannathan had resigned before completion of their respective tenures.

Question:

Q. Who will be the 25th Governor of RBI?
a. Shashikanta Das
b. Shaktikanta Das
c. Shantikanta Das
d. None of the above
Shaktikanta Das: 25th Governor of RBI Shaktikanta Das: 25th Governor of RBI Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on December 12, 2018 Rating: 5

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