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Who was the first woman of Indian-origin to be appointed to the Monetary Panel of the Bank of England?
Dr Uma Chandra
Dr Alekya Nair
Dr Swati Dhingra
Dr Ravali Manohar

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Dr Swati Dhingra

UK-based academic, Dr Swati Dhingra has been appointed as the first Indian-origin woman as an external member of the Bank of England's interest rate-setting committee.

She is an Associate Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics (LSE) and having a specialisation in international economics and applied microeconomics.
She will join the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on August 9, 2022 for a three-year term.

The Bank of England's independent MPC makes decisions about the operation of monetary policy of the UK. It comprises the Governor of the Bank of England, its three Deputy Governorsone member of the Bank with responsibility for monetary policy and four external members who are appointed by the Chancellor.

Source : India Times

Published On : June 2, 2022
Category : Banking