On January 1, 2020 the 25th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Shri Shaktikanta Das launched a mobile app named “MANI” (Mobile Aided Note Identifier) that would help visually impaired people to identify denomination of currency notes correctly.MANI app:
i.Features: some of the features of MANI app are as follows:
- The currency notes will be scanned using a mobile phone’s camera.
- The most interesting feature of the app is that it can also be used offline after installation.
- The audio output is available in both Hindi and English languages.
- The app however does not authenticate whether a note is either genuine or counterfeit.
ii.Download: The app can be downloaded to Android and Apple devices from Playstore and iOS App Store respectively.
i.The dept. Of currency management of RBI is responsible for administering the currency management functions under Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.
ii.4 printing presses: This department receives currency notes from 4 printing presses in which 2 are owned by Govt. of India(GOI) and remaining 2 are owned by RBI through its subsidiary Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Pvt.Ltd (BRBNMPL).
iii.Printing press locations: The govt owned currency printing presses are at Nasik (Maharashtra) and Dewas (Madhya Pradesh). The other two presses are at Mysore (Karnataka) and Salboni (West Bengal).
iv.Coin mints: Coins are minted in four mints owned by GOI. They are located at Mumbai(Maharashtra), Hyderabad(Telangana), Calcutta (West Bengal) and Noida (Uttar Pradesh).
About Reserve Bank of India(RBI):
Founded- 1 April 1935, Kolkata (West Bengal).
Act- Reserve Bank of India Act,1934.
Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Deputy Governors– 4 (Bibhu Prasad Kanungo, N S Vishwanathan, and Mahesh Kumar Jain, 1 is yet to be appointed).