PM Narendra Modi's move to demonetise the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes took the nation by surprise on Tuesday night.
The Reserve Bank of India is all set to issue fresh currency notes of Rs 2000. The RBI will issue two sets of currency, once with the inset letter 'R' and the other without the inset letter.
The new Rs 2000 will bear the signature of RBI Governor Urijit Patel. The back of the notes will bear the year of printing - 2016. The new, magenta notes will also bear a motif of Mangalyaan -India's maiden venture in inter-planetary space missions.
Interestingly, the Rs 2000 note is even smaller than the now defunct Rs 500 note.
The dimension of the banknote is 66 mm * 166 mm.
You may already know all these details. However, a better understanding of the salient features of the new currency notes will help you identify fake notes in a jiffy. Here's your guide: