Relax! There's no GPS chip in new Rs 2,000 notes

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There’s no denying that the new currency notes in India look visually appealing and come with enhanced security features. But they still don’t carry a GPS chip, despite what everyone is telling you on WhatsApp. 

India’s finance minister Arun Jaitley today confirmed that there’s no GPS chip embedded on the new Rs 2,000 notes. Responding to the question, an irate Jaitley said, “from where did you come to know this? I haven’t heard of it.”

Hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise address to the nation and announce the new currency notes, a rumor began circulating on WhatsApp that a new Rs 2,000 note will be issued by the Indian government and it will come embedded with a nano-GPS chip. The rumor gained steam once Modi made the new Rs 2,000 notes official and also made it to many news publications as journalists scrambled to find anything they could to write about the new currency bills. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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