Indian Currency Notes For UPSC; Features Of Mahatma Gandhi Series New Currency

In India, the Reserve Bank of India has the sole proprietorship for issuing
The bank notes. Like other Central Banks, the RBI has the right to make changes in the design of currency notes from time to time. The currency which we are using today is of Mahatma Gandhi Series which was introduced by the Reserve Bank of India in 1996. Since then the Mahatma Gandhi series of currency has been in frequent use.

 

When we talk about the right to print and circulate the bank notes, it is necessary to discuss the Paper Currency Act 1861. Through this Act the Government of India got the exclusive rights from the British government to print and circulate the banknotes. Until the RBI was not established on April 1, 1935, the Government of India was printing and circulating the banknotes. In this article you will get to know about those Mahatma Gandhi New Series of Banknotes and their specific features which are currently in trends. So let's begin.

Indian Currency Notes

1. 10 Rupee Note

1. 10 Rupee Note

This is the first note of Mahatma Gandhi Series introduced in 1996 by the Reserve Bank of India.

  • Motif : Sun Temple, Konark.
  • Base colour of the note: Chocolate brown.
  • Dimension of the banknote: 123 mm × 63 mm.
  • Number of Languages On 10 Rupee Note: 15
  • Signatured By: The Governor of RBI
  • New Design: 2017
  • 2. 20 Rupee Note

    2. 20 Rupee Note

    • Motif: Ellora Caves (UNESCO World Heritage Site) Aurangabad, Maharashtra
    • Size: 129 mm × 63 mm.
    • Base Colour: Green Yellow
    • Signatured by: The Governor of RBI
    • Number of Languages on Rupee 20 Note: 17
    • Designed In: 2019
    • 3. 50 Rupee Note
       

      3. 50 Rupee Note

      Motif: Hampi with Chariot
      Size: 135 mm × 66 mm
      Base Colour: Fluorescent blue
      Signatured By: The Governor of RBI
      Number of Languages: 17
      Designed In: 2017

      4. 100 Rupee Note

      4. 100 Rupee Note

      • Motif: Rani Ki Vav (Queen's stepwell), Patan District, Gujarat
      • Size: 142 mm × 66 mm
      • Base Colour: Lavender
      • Signatured By: The Governor of RBI
      • Number of Languages: 17
      • Designed In: 2018
      • 5. 200 Rupee Note

        5. 200 Rupee Note

        • Motif: Sanchi Stupa
        • Size: 146 mm x 66 mm
        • Base Colour: Bright Yellow
        • Signatured By: The Governor of RBI
        • Number of Languages: 17
        • Designed In: 2017
        • 6. 500 Rupee Note

          6. 500 Rupee Note

          • Motif: Red Fort with a logo and tagline of Swakcha Bharat Abhiyan.
          • Size: 66mm x 150mm
          • Base Colour: Stone Grey
          • Signatured By: The Governor of RBI
          • Number of Languages: 17
          • Designed In: 2016
          • 7. 2000 Rupee Note

            7. 2000 Rupee Note

            • Motif: Mangalyaan, India's first interplanetary space mission
            • Size: 66mm x 166mm
            • Base Colour: Magenta
            • Signatured By: The Governor of RBI
            • Number of Languages: 17+1 i.e. Braille language for Visually Impaired People
            • Designed In: 2016

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