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Convicted for homosexuality, Alan Turing to feature on £50 note

17 Jul 2019

Convicted for homosexuality, Alan Turing to feature on £50 note

Famed British mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing, who helped save millions of lives as a World War II codebreaker, is the new face of the Bank of England's £50 note.

The moment when even Shashi Tharoor didn't check facts

06 May 2018

The moment when even Shashi Tharoor didn't check facts

Shashi Tharoor, like many others, felt proud on learning former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan was appointed as governor of Bank of England.

Raghuram Rajan is 'top contender' as Bank of England Governor

24 Apr 2018

Raghuram Rajan is 'top contender' as Bank of England Governor

The Bank of England will bid goodbye to its current governor next year, and authorities are gearing up to launch a hunt for Mark Carney's successor.

Britain decides to stick with animal-fat cash

12 Aug 2017

Britain decides to stick with animal-fat cash

Despite several protests, Britain has decided to produce its plastic bank notes with traces of animal fat.

UK to introduce new banknote featuring novelist Jane Austen

18 Jul 2017

UK to introduce new banknote featuring novelist Jane Austen

The Bank of England is introducing a new polymer £10 note featuring the 19th century novelist Jane Austen.

#ThisDayThatYear: 50th anniversary of ATMs

27 Jun 2017

#ThisDayThatYear: 50th anniversary of ATMs

Every country, including India, is trying to go for a cashless economy in the future.

Scottish Independence: Scotland could be independent, says Lord King

21 Mar 2017

Scottish Independence: Scotland could be independent, says Lord King

Lord Mervyn King, ex-Governor of the Bank of England, said Scotland "could be an independent country" but would "risk" taking a hit to its public finances if oil revenues fall.

UK's new £5-note is tough but not fat-free

30 Nov 2016

UK's new £5-note is tough but not fat-free

Upending a 300-year history and challenging the primacy of paper money, the UK launched plastic banknotes in Sep'16.