India-Born Professor Gita Gopinath Named IMF Chief Economist

India-born Harvard University professor Gita Gopinath has been appointed as the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by IMF’s Managing Director Christine Lagarde. 
Ms. Gopinath will succeed Maurice (Maury) Obstfeld. Ms. Gopinath currently serves as the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University. The 46-year-old is also Economic Adviser to Kerala CM. 
Source- imf.org

Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2018- 
  • Managing Director of IMF- Christine Lagarde, Headquarters in- Washington DC, USA.