RBI to Issue New Design ₹ 100 Denomination Banknote
The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue ₹ 100 denomination lavender color banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. The new denomination has Motif of “RANI KI VAV” on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. The dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm × 142 mm. It has salient features including;
1. See through register with denominational numeral 100
2. Latent image with denominational numeral 100
3. Denominational numeral १०० in Devnagari
4. Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre
5. Micro letters ‘RBI’, ‘भारत’, ‘India’ and ‘100’
6. Windowed security thread with inscriptions ‘भारत’ and RBI with colour shift; Colour of the thread changes from green to blue when the note is tilted
7. Guarantee Clause, Governor’s signature with Promise Clause and RBI emblem towards right of Mahatma Gandhi portrait
8. Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right
9. Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (100) watermarks
10. Number panel with numerals in ascending font on the top left side and bottom right side
11. For visually impaired intaglio or raised printing of Mahatma Gandhi portrait, Ashoka Pillar emblem, raised triangular identification mark with micro-text 100, four angular bleed lines both on the right and left sides.
Rat breaches Bank ATM, destroyed 1.2 million rupees
At least one money- hungry rat broke into an ATM and chewed through nearly $18,000 in cash , authorities in India said. Officials at the State Bank of India (SBI) thought the machine was merely malfunctioning when patrons told them it was no longer dispensing money. It was "out of order" since May 20 — then technicians opened it. Chandan Sharma, manager of the SBI branch in the town of Tinsukia in the northeastern state of Assam, told reporters "they were shocked to find shredded notes and a dead rat."
How Chinese counterfeiting hurts India?
The US decision to impose tariffs on Chinese goods points to two important yet recurrent themes in international politics. The first is an increasing tendency for the US to bypass multilateral systems – the World Trade Organization’s dispute-settlement mechanism in this case – and China’s use of covert means to strengthen the balance of trade in its favor by, for example, producing counterfeit goods and violating  intellectual property rights  (IPRs). The proposed imposition of tariffs on US$50 billion worth of Chinese imports was widely criticized, including by India, the European Union, Russia, Pakistan, Norway, Brazil, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan. The criticism was due to unilateralism witnessed in the US decision without seeking resort to a settlement of the dispute through the WTO.
Dotz Nano conduct trial for its graphene-based quantum dots anti-counterfeiting system
Dotz Nano recently reported a successful industrial production pilot to mark special packages with its advanced marker named ValiDotz, to prevent counterfeiting of top brands in China . The production pilot was performed together with Kecai Printing Company (a subsidiary of Brilliant Circle Holding International Limited, the industry leader in China's cigarette packaging industry), at their top-tier Shenzhen facilities, and its results were deemed as a success.
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ASPA extend its support and signed barter agreement with Smart Card Expo , Anti-Counterfeit & Currency Conference & Pharma Pro Pack Expo 2018 for upcoming year. Whilst the SmartCards Expo focuses on smart card & payments, the Anti-Counterfeit & Currency Conference is dedicated to cash management, currency and secure document supply chain exhibition. ASPA is also supporting following event for upcoming year;

ASPA Annual General Meeting, August 30-31, 2018, Phuket, Thailand






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