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RBI to Issue Enhanced Rs. 500 Rs.1k Bank Notes

The Reserve Bank will issue Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 bank notes with additional features to aid the visually impaired in identification. The RBI had recently put into circulation Rs. 500 bank notes with numerals in ascending size in number panels but without bleed lines and enlarged identification mark. “It has now added two more features to aid visually impaired in easy identification of bank notes apart from securing them against counterfeiting,“ RBI said in a release. The central bank said the new Rs. 500 de Rs. 1,000 and nomination bank notes will have numerals in both the numbering panels.

The Economic Times, New Delhi, 23rd Sept. 2015

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