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Worry Not! There is no language mistake in your new Rs 2,000 note

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An Indian man displays new 2000 rupee notes outside the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in Mumbai on November 10, 2016. Long queues formed outside banks in India as they reopened for the first time since the government's shock decision to withdraw the two largest denomination notes from circulation. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced trashing of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 bank notes to curb black money, RBI has released the newly printed Rs 500 and Rs 2000 bank notes. The new Rs 500 note is completely different from the old note while the new Rs 2000 note has 17 major features to make stand out and also an one (so-called) unnoticed mistake.

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The (so-called) mistake buzz has been created in mani-fold messages circulated on the social networking sites and apps like Facebook and WhatApp. It is been said, that the newly launched currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2000 is said to be with printing mistake in the Hindi translation on the back side of Rs 2000 notes where the cost of the note is written as, दोन हजार रुपया.


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Many social media website is also filled with these kind messages it is Hindi language and there is a printing mistake. The pictures of the mistake in new currency note is going viral and people are targetting the government over this hugely called mistake, also question’s are being raised on the quality of the notes.

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Free Press Journal went on to check the RBI official site and found that there are 15 languages on the panel of currency notes issued by the RBI in which Hindi is not included, the languages are- Aasamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malyalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu, Hindi is not included in the language panel. दोन हजार रुपया is not written in Hindi but it is in Konkani.

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So Worry Not! There is no language mistake in your new Rs 2,000 note. Always double-cross the message forwarded on social groups, for some are just created for fun sake and others for setting panic and causing dis-comfort. Just the other night, wide spread rumours of depleting slat stocks, send prices to zoom over Rs 200-300 per kg in some states of the country.

Given the current situation, where there seems to be some kind of underlining dis-comfort within the general public over the hardships faced in getting change and getting fresh cash, such rumours and false forwarded messages are nothing but added burden to the common man.

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Currently the new Rs 2000 note is as precious as anything and people are excited after getting hands on it. People are posting selfies with their first new notes. Meanwhile people are also facing many problems in exchanging and withdrawing the notes. Lakhs of people were disappointed as thousands of ATMs did not dispense cash in the morning.