March 22, 2017

PM Narendra Modi, ex-French president discuss global issues of mutual interest

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Cost of PM Modi's social media outreach 'zero': PMO in response to RTI filed by AAP leader Manish Sisodia

Cost of PM Narendra Modi’s social media outreach is ZERO

The PMO has also clarified that the official mobile app of the Prime Minister's Office "PMO India" was designed by students in a contest conducted by MyGov and Google.

The Prime Minister's Office has said that there was no cost incurred to maintain Narendra Modi's social media presence, PTI reported on Friday. His office said it had not received the reply yet.

In the past 50 years, the Prime Minister said, the gems and jewellery sector has accounted for Dollars 475 billion of exports despite not having domestic production of either gold or diamond.

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The Prime Minister said that India has acquired a global brand for high skills and excellence in software but is yet to do that in jewellery. "The above properties [PMO App, the website] disseminate the latest news from government, and speeches and views of Hon'ble Prime Minister and updates from his visits", it said.

PM Modi, who is one of the most popular names on social media and the most followed politician on Twitter, has an enormous presence on multiple social media platforms and his popularity has only grown since he became the Prime Minister in May 2014.

. He also asked for information on the bidding/tender procedure adopted for advertisements made with regard to social media campaigns on Facebook, Tiwtter, YouTube, Google, Gmail or any other platform on the Internet.

The reply to Sisodia's RTI states, "There was no cost except the prize money in developing the App".

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