INDIA NATIONAL SYMBOLS -10(NATIONAL CURRENCY SYMBOL)



On 15th July 2010, The Indian government announced the Indian currency sign which is a combination of the Devanagari letter "र" (ra) and the Latin capital letter "R" without its vertical bar. The two Parallel lines on the top with spaces between them gives a feel of Tricolor "TIRANGA" national flag and depict an equality sign, which symbolizes the nation's desire to reduce economic disparity.


The government planned to incorporate the new Indian rupee sign into currency notes in denominations of INR 10, 100, 500 and INR1000 from January 2012.
The character has been encoded in Unicode 6.0, at code position U+20B9 Indian rupee sign.

The Indian currency symbol is Designed by Udaya Kumar, a post-graduate in Design from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has been chosen from Five sign short-listed from thousands of entries. The competition was held on 5 March 2009, and finally, the symbol created by Udaya Kumar is selected by Indian finance minister.

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