Monthly Archives October 2015

11 most admired personalities of the world

A survey by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has found former South African President Nelson Mandela as the most admired personality of the world. He is closely followed by Pope Francis.

Interestingly, the list has six business men whose innovation changed the world for better.

Two Indians appear among the top 10 most admired people of the world. Mahatma Gandhi has been ranked fourth while Prime Minister Narendra Modi has acquired 10th spot on the list. Both of them happen to be from Gujarat.

The survey has collected responses from 125 countries worldwide and 285 cities.

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These are top 11 present and past leaders that are most admired around the world:

1. Nelson Mandela: The leader of anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, Ne...

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Ahead of PM’s November 13 visit, ‘Modi Express’ launched in UK

Indian community groups in the UK have launched a ‘Modi Express’ bus for a month-long tour around iconic landmarks here to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to the country next month.

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The bus, which was launched on Sunday, made its first stop at Ealing Road, Wembley also known as ‘Little India’, followed by Trafalgar Square to celebrate Diwali.

Mayuri Parmar of the ‘UK Welcomes Modi’ organising committee said, “We have had ‘Chai Pe Charcha’ in India, now we will have ‘Bus Pe Charcha’ in the UK.”

Over 400 community organisations have registered as ‘welcome partners’ of an Olympics style reception planned for Modi at Wembley Stadium on November 13.

Lord Dolar Popat, who ina...

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg holds Townhall Q&A at IIT-Delhi

 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Holds Town Hall Meeting at IIT Delhi On 28th October 2015

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi during a Townhall meeting on October 28. In an hour-long session, Zuckerberg, who was in his traditional gray T-shirt, answered several questions.

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He began his talk by saying, “Townhall QnA is an important way in how we run the company. People can raise any questions they want. It is a good opportunity for me to know what the community wants. India has 130 million Facebook users. It is really important to hear from all of you and what you are thinking about”.

Q&A session. 

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Q: Why are you showing so much interest in India?

A: Our mis...

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Candy Crush Facebook invitations are on the way out

Mark Zuckerberg says he is finding a “solution” to all those unwanted invitations to play Candy Crush on Facebook.

It’s all thanks to a question put to him at a Townhall Q&A in India.

The top-rated comment, with 7,500 likes, in response to Zuckerberg’s call-out for users’ questions before his talk at the the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi was a straight-to-the-point: “I don’t want any more invitations to Candy Crush. How can I stop it?”

When the question was read out at the talk, people cheered.

Candy Crush Saga

“I don’t want any more invitations to Candy Crush. How can I stop it?” asked someone on his Facebook post advertising the event.

When the question was read out at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, ...

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Only 1 in 9 IIT-Delhi students to get entry to Mark Zuckerberg’s townhall

HIGHLIGHTS

• Only one in nine students will get an entry to the hall and they have been selected through a lottery
• The entire session is being handled by a Facebook team
• The event is rare occasion for the company to have the media invited in any country

hen Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg interacts with students and faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi in a town hall on October 28, most students will be sitting out.

Almost everyone of the over 8,000-strong student community at the IIT wants to meet and, if possible, ask a question to Zuckerberg, a role model for many of them. But the venue where the tech entrepreneur is holding the town hall is too small to accommodate all of them.

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Only...

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