Rupee

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Rupee

1. The currency of India. Prior to the independence of India, there were various Indian rupees and other currencies in circulation, many issued by different colonial powers. The modern rupee is descended from the rupee issued by the British. It was pegged to gold for much of its history, finally floating after the end of the Bretton Woods System in 1971.

2. The name of several now defunct currencies in South Asia and the Middle East. Examples include the Bhutanese rupee and the Gulf rupee.
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They consist of a watercolour painted by him in 1942, an album of paper cuttings (letters of the czar), 30 photos of the czar with his son and daughters on a military parade possibly in 1913, cards with photos of family members Alexis, Vladimir, Rupia, Alexandra and others.
DCB board chairman Paul Rupia said TZS5.2bn of subscription was registered from the offer to the public between early June and last week.
Factors that will boost high-end spending this year include declining interest rates and modest inflation coupled with a strengthening national currency (the rupia).