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Indian Currency ‘Rupee’ Got New Symbol: Photos

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In keeping with India’s growing economic prowess and its status as a major investment destination, the currency ‘Rupee’ has got a new Symbol, leaving aside the previous Rs. tag. The Union cabinet has given its seal of approval on Thursday. See the symbol below:

Indian Rupee Symbol Photo

(Indian Rupee Symbol Photo)

Rupee Symbol - Indian Currency

(A handout picture released by the Indian Press Information Bureau (PIB) on July 15, 2010 shows the new symbol for the Indian rupee. Photo: The new Symbol of Rupee , the Indian Currency. Picture courtesy of AFP)

Indian Rupee and US Dollar

(Photo showing 15,000 Indian Rupees and US Dollar)

The new symbol as seen above is an amalgam of the Devanagari ‘Ra’ and the Roman capital ‘R’ without the stem and two parallel lines running at the top.

The Parallel lines symbolize the equal sign.

It was designed by IIT Guwahati lecturer D. Udaya Kumar. Bombay IIT post-graduate Kumar’s entry was chosen from 3,000 designs competing for the currency symbol. He will get an award of Rs 2.5 lakh.

Pound Dollar Euro Yen symbols

(Photo: Symbols of British Pound, U.S. Dollar, European Euro and Japanese Yen)

Indian rupee joins the club of US dollar, British pound, European euro and Japanese yen that have their own symbols.

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One Response to “Indian Currency ‘Rupee’ Got New Symbol: Photos”

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    jaipal singh shekhawat Says:

    it was wonderful to see the new symbol of the rupee. Being indian I feel proud to. Hope this will give a tremendous boost to the reputation of indian economy worldwide. Keep it up.

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