RBI shake-up: Das assumes charge after Patel exit

There is much at the stake for the RBI and its prolonged battle for autonomy. At this crucial juncture, all eyes are on Shaktikanta Das, former economic affairs secretary and the face of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation move, who was on Tuesday appointed the new RBI governor, a day after incumbent Urjit Patel resigned abruptly, citing personal reasons.