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News18 Afternoon Digest: In 1st MPC Meet Post Budget, RBI Leaves Repo Rate Unchanged at 4%; Dilip Ghosh Explains Why Mamata is 'Nervous' Before Polls and Other Stories

file photo of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das.

file photo of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das.

Here are the top stories we are covering this afternoon:In 1st MPC Meet Post Budget, RBI Leaves Repo Rate Unchanged at 4%, Says 2021 Setting Up for New Growth Era; 'With Striker, Defender in BJP, Her Party is Crumbling': Dilip Ghosh Explains Why Mamata is 'Nervous' Before Polls; Days After Rihanna Sparks Row with Tweet on Farmers' Protest, Barbados PM Thanks India for Covid Vaccines; Govt Dues to Air India for VVIP Flights at Rs 498.17 Cr, Hardeep Singh Puri Tells Rajya Sabha; Why Keralities Are Saying Sorry to Maria Sharapova after Sachin Tendulkar’s Tweet; Bernie Sanders, Myanmar Coup, and Donald Trump is The Meme Mashup of 2021

In 1st MPC Meet Post Budget, RBI Leaves Repo Rate Unchanged at 4%, Says 2021 Setting Up for New Growth Era

In the first monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting after the presentation of the Union Budget 2021-22, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) panel on Friday announced that it has kept the repo rate, as well as the reverse repo rate unchanged while maintaining an 'accommodative stance'.RBI governor Shaktikanta Das announced that the decision was taken unanimously and added that the repo rate was kept unchanged at 4 percent and the reverse repo rate at 3.35 percent. READ MORE 

'With Striker, Defender in BJP, Her Party is Crumbling': Dilip Ghosh Explains Why Mamata is 'Nervous' Before Polls

Ahead of the Bengal polls, BJP leader Dilip Ghosh got candid with The Indian Express about what victory in Bengal means for BJP and citizenship Amendment Bill among other things. When asked about the importance of the Bengal elections for BJP, the saffron party member said BJP has won almost all the states except Bengal which shares borders with Bangladesh. READ MORE

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Govt Dues to Air India for VVIP Flights at Rs 498.17 Cr, Hardeep Singh Puri Tells Rajya Sabha

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Bernie Sanders, Myanmar Coup, and Donald Trump is The Meme Mashup of 2021

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