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India's Foreign Exchange Reserves Rise By $1.49 Billion To Touch $641 Billion

Oct 22, 2021 Outlook Business Team

Special drawing rights with International Monetary Fund (IMF) fell by $21 million to reach $19.25 billion in the reporting week. India's reserve position with the IMF rose $6 million to reach $5.23 billion.

IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath To Quit Job, Plans To Return To Harvard University

Oct 20, 2021 Outlook Business Team

The 49-year-old prominent Indian-American economist had joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the Chief Economist in January 2019.

India’s Recent Economic Reforms Hailed In US: Nirmala Sitharaman

The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman currently on her US visit said Joe Biden administration and US corporates have hailed India’s recent economic reforms.

IMF Projects Indian Economy Would Grow At 8.5 Per Cent In 2022

Oct 12, 2021 Outlook Business Team

The forecast for the sovereign remains unchanged from its July update. However, the growth forecast is a three per cent drop compared to the 2021 forecast published in April this year.

International Monetary Fund Chief Defends Data Rigging Allegations Against Herself

A report had recently said that the head of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva had a role in rigging data at the World Bank while she was working there.

01 October, 2021

Forex Reserves Descend To $638.65 Billion

Outlook Business Team

The apex bank stated that the fall in reserves was on account of a fall in the foreign currency assets (FCAs) which is a major component of the overall reserves.

27 July, 2021

As Economies Reopen, IMF Forecasts 6% Global Growth This Year

Associated Press (AP)

The United States is expected to register 7% growth this year, a sharp reversal from last year's 3.5% drop and an upgrade from the 6.4% growth the IMF had forecast for 2021 back in April.

10 April, 2021

India Needs To Grow Faster To Overcome Contraction During Covid-19 Pandemic: IMF Deputy Chief Economist


IMF deputy chief economist Petya Koeva Brooks made a strong case for an additional economic stimulus to address the impact of the pandemic on the country's economy.

08 April, 2021

India's Debt To GDP Ratio Increased From 74% To 90% During Covid-19 Pandemic: IMF


Immediate priorities are to continue supporting people and firms, and, in particular, to focus on supporting the most vulnerable.

07 April, 2021

Evidence Of Normalisation Of Economic Activity In India: IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath

Outlook Web Bureau

On Tuesday, the IMF predicted an impressive 12.5 per cent growth rate for India in 2021, stronger than that of China, the only major economy to have a positive growth rate last year during the Covid-19 pandemic.

06 April, 2021

IMF Projects Impressive 12.5% Economic Growth For India In 2021

Outlook Web Bureau

Notably, in 2020, India's economy contracted by a record 8%, the IMF said as it projected an impressive 12.5% growth rate for the country in 2021


26 March, 2021

India's Economy On Path Of Gradual Recovery: IMF


The IMF is scheduled to release its World Economic Outlook on April 6.

09 March, 2021

India Stands Out In Terms Of Vaccine Policy: IMF’s Gita Gopinath

Outlook Web Bureau

Gopinath lauded the Serum Institute of India, saying it produces the most number of vaccines in the world in a regular year

26 January, 2021

Indian Economy To Grow By 11.5% In 2021: IMF

Outlook Web Bureau

This projection of India's massive 11.5% growth rate by IMF has made it the only major economy that's likely to witness double-digit growth in 2021

23 January, 2021

Netizens Take Offence To Big B's Remark Over Gita Gopinath's Beauty; Call It Sexist

Outlook Web Bureau

In an episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati, Amitabh Bachchan commented on Gita Gopinath's beauty, saying her face is so beautiful that nobody would associate her with economy

21 January, 2021

IMF, LSE Studies Differ On Benefits From Modi Government Farm Reforms

Outlook Web Bureau

The IMF feels that the effects largely depend on how the government implements the laws.

15 January, 2021

India's New Farm Laws A Step Forward, Need To Strengthen Social Safety Net: IMF

Outlook Web Bureau

'The measures will enable farmers to directly contract with sellers, allow farmers to retain a greater share of the surplus by reducing the role of middlemen, enhance efficiency and support rural growth', said IMF's Director of Communications.


15 January, 2021

India Took 'Very Decisive' Steps To Deal With Coronavirus Pandemic: IMF Chief

Outlook Web Bureau

The IMF Managing Director predicted a less bad outlook for India in the upcoming World Economic Update due to the steps taken by it.

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Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clear a water logged road after heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Jawad, in Kolkata.

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A health worker checks details for COVID-19 tests of the passengers arriving from Rishikesh at the Bikaner railway station.

PTI Photo

Shops at a Muslim-dominated area of Dalmandi remain closed on the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, in Varanasi.

PTI Photo

Resident doctors of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital raise slogans during a protest in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary

An elderly beneficiary reacts as she receives a Covid-19 vaccine dose amid fear of spreading of a new variant of the virus (Omicron), at a government hospital in Jalandhar.

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Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

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Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

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Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta