New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India will come out with a mobile application to help visually challenged people in identifying currency notes as cash still remains a dominant mode of transaction. At present, banknotes in the denominations of Rs 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 2,000 are in circulation, besides Re 1 notes issued by the Centre. The RBI said that identification of banknote denomination is key to successful completion of cash-based transactions by visually impaired persons. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepIntaglio printing based identification marks for helping the visually challenged in identification of banknotes denomination are present in the notes of Rs 100 and above. After demonetisation of old Rs 500/1,000 notes in November 2016, new banknotes in design and sizes have been put in circulation. “The Reserve Bank of India has been sensitive to the challenges faced by the visually challenged in conducting their day to day business with Indian banknotes,” said the central bank while scouting for a vendor to develop the mobile application. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsThe proposed mobile app would be able to identify the denomination of notes of Mahatma Gandhi Series and Mahatma Gandhi (New) series by capturing the image of the notes placed in front of mobile camera, the RBI said while inviting bids from tech firms to develop the app. The RBI had come out with a similar ‘request for proposal’ from vendors but later cancelled it. The app will also generate “audio notification” intimating the currency note denomination to the user if image is captured correctly, else intimating the user to try again in case of image is not readable. There are about 80 lakh blind or visually impaired people in the country, who are likely to benefit from the initiative of the central bank. In June, 2018 the central bank had declared that it would explore the feasibility of developing a suitable device or mechanism for aiding the visually impaired in the identification of Indian banknotes.
← Previous Story Farewell flowers bouquet for Manuel Strlek in Zagreb Next Story → Atletico Madrid – THW Kiel in the Final of the VELUX EHF F4!!! EHFFuchse BerlinTHW Kielvelux champions league In the all-German clash between Fuchse Berlin and THW Kiel in the first semifinal of the EHF VELUX F4, the new German champion THW Kiel is the lucky one that we will see tomorrow in the final, after a thrilling game which saw scoring their victory in the last minute of the game, winning it 25-24.THW Kiel took the 2-goal lead and later 4-2, with Zeitz counter-attack making 5-2 in the 8th minute. Four minutes later, thanks to Filip Jicha, THW make it 7-3. Despite Heinevetter saving a penalty, the Berlin side attacks find it very hard to break THW’s defence, and with 8-3 in the 14th minute for THW, Sigurdsson calls a timeout. The timeout partly pays-off, Fuchse starts scoring, but so do THW, and in the 20th minute it’s 11-5 for THW. The last 10 minutes of the first half see much better “Foxes” display, with Petersson, Jaszka and Romero all working, the half time lead for THW being down to 3 goals, 15-12. Top half-time scorer for THW is Jicha with 5 goals, while Fuchse Berlin is led by Jaszka, scoring 5 goals as well.The goalkeepers start the second half saving three shots each, with Fuchse Berlin breaking the ice in the 35th minute through Jaszka, and then Romero counter-attacks and it’s only 15-14 for THW Kiel. Ahlm makes it immediately back to +2, 16-14. A goal-for-goal match is played until Ilic makes it 19-16. Another period of even play follows, and in the 46th minute it’s 20-18 for THW. A 2-goal THW run prompts Sigurdsson to ask for the first timeout in the second half. After the timeout Fuchse Berlin responds with a 2-0 run, and it’s 22-20 for THW. Christophersen makes it 23-22, and Laen brings the first draw in the game, 23-23. In the 57th minute Jicha scores for 24-23 through a penalty, but Petersson shots back and its 24-24. Jicha again, and now 25-24 with Fuchse missing their next attack with only minute and half to go. Fortunately for them, THW Kiel shot goes off the post and Fuchse have the final attack with 30 seconds to go. The Foxes fail to score, and the first finalist of the EHF VELUX F4 is known, it is the team of THW Kiel.