RBI becomes the world’s first central bank with 1 million Twitter followers

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The Reserve Bank of India became the world’s first monetary authority to have more than 1 million followers on its official Twitter handle in a first among central banks. Following the development, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das congratulated his central bank colleagues.

“RBI Twitter account reaches one million followers today. A new milestone. Congratulations to all my colleagues in RBI,” Das said in a Twitter post.
Since about Sunday, more than 10,00,000 people around the world have followed RBI’s Twitter handle, rendering it one of the world’s most famous central banks. RBI now has more than one million Twitter followers than the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank.

The number of followers escalated from 9.66 lakh on September 27, 2020, to one million or 10 lakhs, as per the latest information collected on the RBI’s Twitter handle ‘@RBI’. In January of 2012, the 85-year-old RBI got a Twitter account. With 1.35 lakh fans, Governor Das has a separate Twitter account. From just over 3,42,000 to over 7,50,000 by March 2020, the number of followers has more than increased since March 2019. The number of followers has risen by more than 1.5 lakh during the ongoing seven-week lockdown that started on 25 March, an official said.

The Twitter handle was followed by as many as 2.5 lakh new followers in the current financial year. In addition, RBI has another Twitter account called ‘RBI Says’. They also launched a Facebook page of the same name in early April. It also initiated a consumer awareness campaign at that time to discourage fraudulent transactions from conning gullible account holders.

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