Images of what appears to be a note of Rs 1,000 is going viral on social media.
Several people – on Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp – are sharing the images with the claim that the pictures are that of a new currency note of Rs 1000 denomination that has been introduced by the RBI.
New Rs. 1000 note released today by RBI. pic.twitter.com/2MY1psVnD7
— Marthandankasim@gmail.com (@marthandankasim) October 16, 2019
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NewsMobile fact-checked the above viral post and found the claim and the images to be fake.
- There is no notification regarding the introduction of Rs 1,000 notes on RBI’s official website.
2. When we zoom-in, on the top right corner of the image, one can see ‘Artistic Imagination’ written on the note, indicating that it was not the official currency.
3. A note of any denomination bears a signature of the RBI governor. Though there is a signature on the image, it reads MK Gandhi.
Hence, the images claiming that RBI has issued a new Rs 1,000 note are false.
The story will be updated once we receive a response from RBI.
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