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Country: India
ISO code/s IN / IND
From year1950

India (officially the Republic of India), is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the south-west, and the Bay of Bengal on the south-east, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north-east; and Burma and Bangladesh to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; in addition, India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.

Kutch State 19471956
See also
Hyderabad State 17241948
Travancore 17291949
India, Empire of (British Raj) 18581947
Kutch State 19471956
India, Dominion of 19471950
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The Times of IndiaFinally, country gets first made-in-India note
July 20, 2018

The Reserve Bank of India has released a new Rs 100 denomination banknote in the Mahatma Gandhi series with a Swachh Bharat logo in lavender colour.

BBCThe Indian coin that set off millions of messages
February 21, 2018

India's central bank is reckoned to have sent out hundreds of millions of text messages in the last couple of days - all part of a rearguard effort to protect the value of the Indian currency.

Don't be too alarmed, the Indian economy isn't about to tank - not quite yet, anyway. The bank's herculean campaign is only designed to ensure the integrity of the country's humble 10 rupee coin - worth just 10 US cents or 10 UK pence.

Hindustan TimesGandhi image missing on Rs 2,000 notes, MP bank says currency not fake
January 5, 2017

A clutch of new Rs 2,000 banknotes without Mahatma Gandhi’s image triggered panic among villagers in Madhya Pradesh’s Sheopur district, as they thought these bills were counterfeits.

Bank officials assured later that the notes are good but a possible printing mistake removed the ever-familiar embossed picture of the Father of the Nation.

Australian Broadcasting CorporationIndia abolishes 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes in 'surgical strike' against 'black money'
November 9, 2016

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes will be withdrawn from circulation as part of a crackdown on rampant corruption and counterfeit currency.

As of midnight on Tuesday (local time), the country's two largest banknotes, were no longer considered legal tender - Mr Modi made the snap announcement just hours before.

The surprise step appears designed to bring billions of dollars worth of cash in unaccounted wealth into the mainstream economy, as well as hit the finances of Islamist militants who target India and are suspected of using fake 500 rupee ($19.75) notes to fund operations.

BBCIndia scraps 500 and 1,000 rupee bank notes overnight
November 9, 2016

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the 500 ($7.60) and 1,000 rupee banknotes will be withdrawn from the financial system overnight. The surprise move, announced on Tuesday evening, is part of a crackdown on corruption and illegal cash holdings.

Banks will be closed on Wednesday and ATM machines will not be working. India is overwhelmingly a cash economy. New 500 and 2,000 rupee denomination notes will be issued to replace those removed from circulation.

Hindustan TimesNewly designed Indian currency notes likely soon
May 20, 2016

Newly-designed currency notes are likely to circulate in the country soon with the Reserve Bank of India board on Thursday recommending a new set of designs for the banknotes.

“The Central Board also discussed and recommended to the government a set of designs for the new banknotes series which, on approval from the government, will be introduced in due course,” an RBI statement said.