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Indian Rupee joins elite club...gets its own symbol

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | July 15, 2010 12:55 IST

The Union Cabinet has approved the final design for the unique symbol of the Indian rupee today

The new symbol for the Indian currency with theHindi alphabet R with two lines is an true representative ofthe Indian ethos and culture.

IIT post-graduate Uday Kumar's entry has been selected out of the five shortlisted designs as the new symbol for theIndian Rupee.

With this, Indian Rupee will join the select club of currencies such as the US Dollar, British Pound Sterling, the Euro and Japanese Yen that have a clear distinguishing identity, said the Finance Minister.


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