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India asks Google ‘how to convert black money into white’; Gujarat tops the list

Soon After Prime Minister Narendra Modi Announced Demonetisation Of Higher Denomination Notes, People Started Asking Google “How To Convert Black Money Into White.'

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 11 Nov 2016, 11:38:08 AM
India asks Google How to convert black money into white (Photo: Getty)

New Delhi:

Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation of higher denomination notes, people started asking Google “How to convert Black money into white.”

PM’s announcement came with a stated aim of curbing black money, corruption and tax evasion, causing much uproar and panic among citizens.

The ban on 500 and 1000 Rupee notes which means 86 per cent of currency in circulation making it worthless. Since then many cases have been reported of people burning sack full of notes or either throwing them away.

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This one decision intended to rectify the future course of action in terms of corruption and tax evasion prompted people to search for converting black money into white.

Google Trends and searches show Gujarat topped the list in searching for how to convert black money into white? Haryana is the second, Punjab takes third position followed by Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir.

Apparently it seems that these are the places which are too keen to know how to convert black money into white.

Overall what came up from the searches is Indian sought more information about government’s planned new currency notes that include better security features.

States that searched for how to convert Black money into white on Google
States that searched for how to convert Black money into white on Google

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First Published : 11 Nov 2016, 11:21:00 AM