CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) 2020 MCQs Questions Paper Part 8

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Direction: The central bank doesn՚t disclose its foreign exchange management strategy, but it was evident in the last few years that the rupee was not allowed to appreciate despite healthy inflows, resulting in a rapid build-up of foreign exchange. From a low of $ 275 billion in September of 2013, when rupee came under severe pressure due to so-called taper tantrums՚ by the US Federal Reserve, India now has record foreign exchange reserves of [1] billion, as on 21 August a 95 per cent rise over seven years. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the foreign exchange kitty swelled by $ 62 billion since March. In this seven-year period, rupee ended the year with an appreciation against the dollar only once in 2017. This year, the rupee is so far down by 2.04 per cent against the dollar. The latest RBI statement suggested that it is not uncomfortable with the appreciation in rupee, confirming the speculation among currency analysts that a departure was made in the exchange management policy. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said that it will conduct liquidity operations worth ₹ 20,000 crore in two tranches through sale and purchase of government securities (G-Secs) . The two open market operations (OMOs) of ₹ 10,000 crore each will be conducted on September 10 and 17, the central bank said in an official release. This is now the second such announcement in as many weeks. Last week, RBI had announced sale and purchase of GSecs worth ₹ 20,000 crore, in two tranches, slated to be conducted on August 27 and September 3. In another move, RBI announced the infusion of ₹ 1 lakh crore in mi September through long-term repo operations (LTROs) at floating rates, or the prevailing repo rate. Moreover, the central bank also gave an option to lenders who have earlier availed funds through LTROs, to reverse their transactions before maturity.

Source: Excerpt taken from the Print. in, written by Manojit Saha. (Dated 2nd September 2020)

Question 36

Which of the following has been replaced by [1] in the above passage?

A. $ 537

B. $ 498

C. $ 502

D. $ 756

Question 37

Which of the following economic policies have been recently used by the RBI to boost the economy during the current Pandemic situation?

A. FOREX SWAP

B. LTROs (Long Term Repo Operations)

C. OMOs (Open Market Operations)

D. All of the above.

Question 38

Which of the following statements relate to the Long-Term Repo Operations as measure to support the economy in corona pandemic situations?

A. It is a measure that is expected to bring down short-term rates and also boost investment in corporate bonds.

B. It would encourage banks to undertake maturity transformation smoothly and seamlessly so as to augment credit flows to productive sectors.

C. It will enhance liquidity in the banking system by ₹ 1 trillion.

D. All of the above.

Question 39

Which of the following will be used as a platform for core banking solutions to implement the LTRO?

A. E-cartel

B. E-kuber

C. E-CBS

D. E-RBICBS

Question 40

What is the notified amount of sum offered by the RBI under measures of the Foreign Exchange Swap?

A. $ 5 billion

B. $ 16.71 billion

C. $ 16.21 billion

D. $ 5.02 billion

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