New currency symbol for Indian rupee

indian rs Indian Rupee has got its own symbol. Similar to Dollar ($), Pound Sterling (£) and Japanese Yen (¥), and Euro (€), Indian Rupees has got a symbol. The new symbol is designed to look like a Hindi alphabet ‘RA‘ (र) and part of a English alphabet ‘R’. Indian currency has become the fifth currency to have its own graphical symbol.

The new symbol is also meant to differentiate the Indian Rupee from the rupee of Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Rupiah of Indonesia.

The symbol was designed by D Udaya Kumar, a graduate from IIT Bombay. The design got selected from 3,000 designs entered for the competition announced by the RBI. Udaya Kumar is awarded Rs. 2.5 lakh as a prize money.

It is planned that the symbol will be adopted in India within six months and all over the world within a year. The symbol however won’t be printed in the currency notes.

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Top 50 Websites in Nepal – only 15 are Nepali

website-ranking We don’t have a system to rank websites in Nepal. The truth is, we don’t have that many quality websites to rank. The only tool I could find was Alexa.com. It gives country rankings of websites.

A very simple analysis of the data shows that all the popular sites in Nepal are foreign sites. Only one Nepali site in the top 10 ranking is ranked 10th.

The analysis showed that:

  • Facebook (no. 1) is more popular than Google (2 and 3). Due to the local tdl (com.np and .com) the visitors in Google are divided. When they are combined, Google might still be the most popular website in Nepal.
  • The first Nepali website, Nagariknews.com is ranked 10, followed by eKantipur.com in rank 12.
  • Out of 50 top websites popular in Nepal, only 30% websites (15 numbers) were Nepali websites.
  • Nepali news websites were the most popular in Nepal with, almost half (40%) of the 15 Nepali websites were news websites. Entertainment sites were second with 27% share (4 numbers).
  • xnepali.com was ranked 43 and was the 13th most popular website in Nepal.

Ranking tables follow:

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