The Reserve Bank of India has already dismissed as “figments of imagination” rumours that a new series of Rs 2,000 will come with a GPS-chip that will help the government track illegal money transactions.
The Rs 2000 bill might not be the most high-tech currency note in the world, but it certainly has an image of the most, high tech thing India’s ever made – Mangalyaan.
Well to put it simply ISRO’s contribution in exploring space and improving lives with the help of science had contributed a lot to the world in the past couple of years. Mangalyaan was India’s ambitious project to reach to the Red Planet.
Now that Rs 2000 note shall find a place in your wallet soon enough, time to know ten most interesting things about India’s first mission to planet Mars – Mangalyaan.
Mangalyaan – India’s First ever mission to Mars is the cheapest Mars mission, ever. Costing just Rs 450 crore it was even cheaper than the cost of making the Hollywood blockbuster – Gravity. If the Indian government had to pay for it now it would require them 22,50,000 units of Rs 2,000 currency bills.
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The mission was also iconic because the PSLV rocket carrying Mangalyaan was developed and deployed in just 15 months.
On Nov 5, 2013, India’s Mangalyaan began its 300-day journey and it owes a lot to the success of the Chandrayaan-I mission that became the blueprint for this mission.
This is also a symbol of modern India that’s technologically advanced. Space programs around the world including Japan and China attempted to reach to the Red planet several times but failed.
Mangalyaan was the only Mars Mission that was successful in its maiden attempt. Now let’s hope that the new Rs 2,000 currency bill is also successful to eradicate corruption from India in its first go.