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RBI Introduces Rs10 Banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi Series

Published on January 06, 2018
The Reserve Bank of India is ready to issue Rs. 10 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series.

  • The notes bear the signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India and have a motif of Sun Temple, Konark on the reverse, depicting the country's cultural heritage. 
  • The base colour of the note is Chocolate Brown. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.
  • All the banknotes in the denomination of Rs 10/- issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender. 
  • The dimension of the banknote will be 63 mm x 123 mm as compared to the older notes with dimensions 63*137mm.
  • Since demonetization, the RBI has come out with new designs for five denominations. While the new RS 2000 and Rs 500 notes were introduced immediately after demonetization, RBI has recently introduced the new Rs 200 ad Rs 50 notes.

Features of the note

Obverse (Front)

  • See-through register with denominational numeral 10
  • Denominational numeral १० in Devnagari, 
  • Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre, 
  • Micro letters 'RBI', ‘भारत ', ‘INDIA' and '10', 
  • Windowed demetalised security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’ and RBI, 
  • Guarantee Clause, Governor's signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, 
  • Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right, 
  • Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (10) watermarks,
  • Number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side.

Reverse (Back)

  • Year of printing of the note on the left
  • Swachh Bharat logo with slogan
  • Language panel
  • Motif of Sun Temple, Konark
  • Denominational numeral १० in Devanagari

Expected Questions

What are the dimensions of new Rs10 Banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi Series?
a. 63 mm x 123 mm.
b. 64 mm x 122 mm.
c. 61 mm x 123 mm.
d. 62 mm x 121 mm.

Which of the following temples' motif is on new Rs10 Banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi Series?
a. Meenakshi Temple,  Madurai
b. Airavateswara Temple, Darasuram
c. Sun Temple, Konark
d.  Suchindram Temple
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