By: D.k Choudhary
British govt to launch new one-pound coin at end of March
The British Treasury has decided to introduce a new 12-sided one-pound coin at end of One PoundMarch 2017 and scrap the 30 year old one pound coin by October 2017
♦ A new coin will be produced by the Royal Mint in Wales and a total of 1.5 billion coins will be issued in the first minting.
About New One Pound Coin :
i. The new coin will have 12-sided shape, recognizable even by touch and it is made of two metals, the outer ring is gold-coloured (nickel-brass) and the inner ring is silver-coloured (nickel-plated alloy).
ii. If the coin is tilted it shows a latent image like a hologram, which changes from a pound sign to the number one.
iii. It will feature the 5th coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
BSF to Soon Install Laser Walls and Smart Sensors at Indo-Bangla Border
i. A Laser walls and smart sensors will be soon installed at the Indo-Bangla International Border in West Bengal especially in the porous riverine and unmanned terrain that do not have proper fencing to keep a tight vigil to check infiltration and terrorism.
ii. A pilot project would be set up within a few months in the Indo-Bangla riverine border area in West Bengal. A team of technical experts will handle a pilot project for deploying technological solutions in riverine areas and the areas that lack fences.
iii. The paramilitary force use the Farheen laser wall technology at the Indo-Pakistan border and that has benefited through better management of the borders.