New Delhi: New Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes have become a craze across the nation after the government declared the old currency notes as illegal tender.
Many have clicked selfies and put them on social media.
Meanwhile, a video has gone viral showing a new Rs 2,000 note undergoing a quality test.
Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his demonetisation plan and introduced the new Rs. 2,000 note, there’s been a lot of chatter about the new currency’s features. Rumours swirled around the web about the new note featuring a GPS tracker (which would’ve been cool!), while some reports said that India’s highest denomination has some language errors.
Well, all those rumours were shot down, only to see new ones emerge. Now people are curious what secrets the new 66mm x 166mm currency holds within. So, people started dipping the Rs. 2,000 currency in water (Oh no, RBI did not say the new notes are IP68 certified).
Multiple videos on YouTube have started trending, where people are shown testing the new Rs. 2,000 note’s effectiveness. Just so you know, the new notes are quite durable.
These videos are keeping people from losing their minds over the long queues outside banks, at least to some extent. Hundreds and thousands of users have already watched these videos on YouTube. If you are not too busy counting the scrapped currencies and plotting their exchange, this is quite a pastime.