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RBI to Issue New 100 Rupee Notes in Lavender Colour

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will shortly issue new Rs 100 denomination banknotes in lavender colour in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series.
RBI to Issue New 100 Rupee Notes in Lavender Colour
  • This comes on back of new designs introduced for Rs 200, Rs 500 and Rs 10 notes, in the last couple of years.
  • The old Rs 100 notes in the earlier series will also continue to be legal tender along with new notes.

Key Features of the new Rs 100 note:

  • The front side of the new Rs 100 note depicts Mahatma Gandhi’s face and the back side features motif of “RANI KI VAV”, highlighting the country’s cultural heritage. 
  • Rani ki Vav is a UNESCO world heritage stepwell site in Patan, Gujarat built in memory of the 11th century King Bhima.
  • The dimension of the new note is 66 mm × 142 mm, which will be the same as the other new notes of Rs 200, Rs 500 and Rs 10 released earlier.
  • Like every other currency note, it also has a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre.
  • It has a security thread with inscriptions, 'भारत' and RBI.
  • If the note is tilted, the colour changes from green to blue.
  • Right side of Mahatma Gandhi portrait includes guarantee clause, Governor’s signature with promise clause and RBI emblem.
  • Ashoka Pillar emblem is on right side of note.
  • The top left side and bottom right side have number panel with numerals in ascending font.
  • Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (100) has watermarks and it also has Swachh Bharat logo with slogan.
  • It also has certain features incorporated for the visually impaired.
  • These include intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, raised triangular identification mark with micro-text 100, four angular bleed lines on the right and left sides.

Questions:

Q1. Which new denomination banknotes will be issued shortly?
a. Rs 500
b. Rs 200
c. Rs 100
d. None of the above

Q2. Who will issue the new banknote?
a. RBI
b. SBI
c. FBI
d. None of the above
RBI to Issue New 100 Rupee Notes in Lavender Colour RBI to Issue New 100 Rupee Notes in Lavender Colour Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on July 21, 2018 Rating: 5

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