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Year in review: History behind, Das-led RBI charts new trails in 2019

Under his governorship, Das silenced the ever-hungry market and North Block mandarins with 135 basis points reduction in interest rates through five successive rate cuts

Illustration: Binay Sinha
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Press Trust of India Mumbai
When the Narendra Modi government, stumped by the sudden resignation of Urjit Patel, parachuted retired bureaucrat Shaktikanta Das to RBI in December 2018, many expected a great lull in the public acrimony that marred the days of his academically more illustrious predecessors Patel and Raghuram Rajan.

And 'the history graduate', as Das was parodied in his initial days, did not disappoint as the 25th governor of the central bank. He completed one year at the helm on December 12.

But challenges are galore for the nation's chief money man as Das' record-setting rate cuts did not alleviate credit crisis, especially in the

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First Published: Dec 31 2019 | 10:21 AM IST

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