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By Newsgram Staff Writer

New Delhi – The Government has started various initiatives to arrest the decline in industrial growth trends which fell from 2.9% in 2011-12 to 1.1% in 2012-13 and further to (-) 0.1% in 2013-14,  Nirmala Sitharaman, Ministry of Commerce & Industry informed Rajya.

Various steps taken by the Government like reducing the number of industries considered as defense industries requiring industrial license, increase of FDI in defense up to 49% and in railways infrastructure up to 100% and the Make in India program have all boosted production.

Apart from these measures, the government has also set up web portals to help investors. An Investor Facilitation Cell, with back end support up to the State level has also been created to facilitate things for investors.

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The Index of Industrial Production, which measures industrial growth, had been in decline from 2.9% in 2011-12 to 1.1% in 2012-13 and further to (-) 0.1% in 2013-14. But it has recorded a positive growth of 2.1% during April-December 2014-2015.

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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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