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Instagram updates news feed to display 'best posts' first Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram will now update its photo feed to display best posts or content based on the likelihoods, interests, relationship with the user, and timeliness of posts, the company said in a blog post. It previously used to display posts in a chronological order. This means that posts with less interaction rates will be pushed down further—just like Facebook. This month, Instagram decided to block all links in user profiles that directs to private messaging apps including Telegram and Snapchat.   *** Ministry of Defence sets up online portal to ease welfare scheme submissions Ministry of Defence has launched an interactive web portal for its Ex-servicemen and dependents in order to ease the submission of online applications under various welfare schemes offered by the ministry. The portal was developed by NIC at a cost of Rs 58.93 lakh. At present, the website will accept online submissions for the Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) meant for the sons and wards of Ex-Servicemen. It will soon add support for all the schemes offered by the different Defence Secretariats, which will provide adequate information about all welfare schemes as well as other allied activities. The portal will also facilitate real time tracking of applications and provides status of submissions through SMS and email. *** ApnaCabs integrates panic button feature inside black & yellow cabs  Mumbai-based Black & Yellow taxi aggregator ApnaCabs has introduced a new security feature called ‘ApnaCOP’—a panic button device installed…

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