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Narendra Modi: Committed to One Rank One Pension


By NewsGram staff writer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that his government is “committed” to the long awaited One Rank One Pension (OROP) for ex-servicemen.

“On OROP- the government is committed to OROP and there’s no doubt about it,” Modi said in a tweet.

OROP relates to the payment of uniform pension to defence forces personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, irrespective of their date of retirement.

In another tweet, Modi said that there was not a single instance of corruption during one year of his government.

“I can say with pride that there has not been a single instance of corruption,” said the Prime Minister while posting the link of an interview he gave to The Tribune newspaper.

On corruption free administration Modi said, “Way to achieve this is to lay down policy on everything in black and white. Grey areas should be minimal. There has to be ‘zero tolerance’ on corruption.” “From the potential I have seen in the country, I believe there is no logic in it staying poor and underdeveloped,” Modi said in a series of tweets.

Adding that “farmer is the backbone” of our nation, Modi tweeted, “We need to modernise agriculture to improve productivity and quality.” Followed by another tweet,”Amazed at the response that I received for Swachh Bharat Mission, it was beyond my imagination.”

(With inputs from IANS)

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Twitter reportedly working on Snap-like ad feature

The company reported $87 million in data licensing and other non-advertising revenue, up 10 percent from a year earlier

Twitter to soon release Snapchat like feature. VOA
Twitter to soon release Snapchat like feature. VOA
  • Twitter is working on a camera-first feature
  • This feature is similar to that of Snapchat
  • This can cause a clash between the two apps

Twitter is reportedly working on a camera-first feature that will let advertisers combine location-based photos and videos with “Twitter Moments” — curated stories about whats happening around — to sponsor events or place ads in between tweeted posts, media reported. According to a report in CNBC on Thursday, the move is seen to rival Snap Inc. which has been popular with advertisers.

Twitter will now also have the camera-first feature.

“With this change, the emphasis on the platform would change from text to video and images, giving advertisers a competitor to one of Snap’s most popular advertising opportunities,” three senior agency executives familiar with the development were quoted as saying in the report.

Snap collects location-based snaps around certain topics and displays them together as a highlighted post on its Discover tab — a feature that has proven popular with advertisers. Twitter’s feature would work in a similar way in Twitter Moments.

However, it is unclear when the feature would launch and it could still be refined significantly or scrapped entirely, the report said. Twitter has been going after new advertising business after it posted its first profit.

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The company reported $87 million in data licensing and other non-advertising revenue, up 10 percent from a year earlier.

Ad revenue rose one percent to $644 million. Twitter reported a net profit of $91.1 million, compared to a loss of $167.1 million, a year earlier. IANS

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