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New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Here are some of the announcements made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday during his Independence Day address:

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– 18,500 villages which still remain without power to be provided electricity in the next 1,000 days.
– Government to club 44 labour laws into four codes to simplify them for the people.
– Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana launched with an outlay of Rs. 50,000 crore.
– Ministry of Agriculture would be renamed as the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.
– A “Start-Up India” initiative to encourage entrepreneurship among the youth.
– One-Rank, One-Pension accepted “in-principle”. Moralities being worked out with stakeholders.
– Boost to financial inclusion with 17 crore bank accounts opened through the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana.
– Scheme for direct transfer of LPG subsidy has resulted in savings of Rs. 15,000 crore.
– Promise of toilets in all schools had been almost fulfilled with the cooperation of states.
– Corruption cases probed by CBI have gone up from 800 before NDA government assumed office to 1800 now.
– Each of 1.25 lakh bank branches should encourage at least one Dalit or adivasi entrepreneur and at least one  woman entrepreneur.
– A house and access to basic services like electricity to all by 2022.

(IANS)

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Twitter Celebrates Gandhi Jayanti

The micro-blogging site has also celebrated India's Independence Day, Republic Day, Diwali and International Day of Yoga with customised emojis.

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Twitter India on Tuesday celebrated 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with the announcement of a new customised “Gandhi Emoji”.

The “Gandhi Emoji” was officially launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the micro-blogging site, which features a caricature of the Father of the Nation.

“Users in India and across the world can use the “Gandhi Emoji” by using the hashtags #GandhiJayanti, #MKGandhi, #BapuAt150, #MahatmaGandhi, #MyGandhigiri, #MahatmaAt150, #NexusOfGood, among others,” Twitter India in a statement.

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The emoji will be live until October 8. It is available on both the actual app and Twitter Lite.

The micro-blogging site has also celebrated India’s Independence Day, Republic Day, Diwali and International Day of Yoga with customised emojis. (IANS)

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