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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has [outlined / lined] his controversial plan to make India a cashless society. Indians are already up in [legs / arms] following his recent and [sudden / suddenly] decision to ban the old 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes. They [ceased / seized] to be legal [tinder / tender] in India from the 9th of November, although the old 500-rupee note was replaced by an [updated / updating] version. The government claimed the move was an effort to stop the banknotes being used to [fund / frond] terrorism, as well as being a [meltdown / crackdown] on counterfeit money in India. The ban means 80 per cent of the country's currency has been withdrawn from [circulation / circular] and business has been brought to a [virtual / virtually] standstill. It is very unpopular among most Indians.

Mr Modi went a [stair / step] further on Sunday when he called for a cashless society. He said in a televised speech: "I want to tell my small [machine / merchant] brothers and sisters, this is the chance for you to [entry / enter] the digital world." He added: "Learn the [different / difference] ways you can use your bank accounts and Internet banking. Learn how to [effectively / effective] use the apps of various banks on your phones. Learn how to [ruin / run] your business without cash. Learn about card payments and other electronic [nodes / modes] of payment….A cashless economy is [secure / securely] . It is clean." He addressed India's more tech-savvy people by declaring [what / that] : "All the youth of India can do it very quickly, and [without / within] a month, the world can see a modern India."

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