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Mukesh Ambani commits Rs.250,000 crore for ‘Digital India’

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digital-india-logoNew Delhi: Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Wednesday committed an investment of Rs.250,000 crore on “Digital India” and said he expected the group’s initiatives under it will create over 500,000 direct and indirect jobs.

“I believe digital India will be a huge success because of the adoption of technology by the youth of India,” Ambani said at an event that saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi launch the “Digital India” week to empower citizens by the use of IT and its tools.

“Digital India as we have seen empowers them to fulfill their aspirations. We at Reliance will invest over Rs.250,000 crore across the Digital India pillars,” he said, adding: “I estimate Reliance’s ‘Digital India’ investments will create employment for over 500,000 people.”

Ambani said the launch of Digital India initiative was a momentous occasion in an information age where digitisation was changing the way one lives, learns, works and plays. It can transform the lives of 1.2 billion Indians using the power of digital technology.

He said his group, under the Reliance Jio platform, will roll out an internet protocol-based wireless broadband infrastructure across all 29 states in India. Reliance Jio will also set up a nationwide distribution network for 150,000 small vendors to sell and service devices.

“This apart Jio is working with leading device manufacturers, encouraging them to ‘Make in India’ smart phones and internet devices at an affordable price.”

(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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Mahatma Gandhi and Sarojini Naidu at the 1942 AICC session. Wikimedia Commons

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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