Rupee Falls 32 Paise to 72.17 Against US Dollar in Early Trade
Rupee Wednesday plunged 32 paise to 72.17 per US dollar in early trade on the forex market after the appointment of former bureaucrat Shaktikanta Das as the new governor of the Reserve Bank of India.
Das Tuesday was named the new governor of the Reserve Bank of India after Urjit Patel abruptly resigned amid a face-off with the government over issues related to governance and autonomy of the central bank.
At the Interbank Foreign Exchange, the rupee opened weak at 72.10 against the US dollar, then depreciated further to 72.17, showing a decline of 32 paise over its previous closing.
On Tuesday the Indian rupee had plunged 53 paise to 71.85 per US dollar.