Mark Zuckerberg visits Taj Mahal


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28 October 2015. News


Said Zuckerberg, “It is even more stunning than I expected. It’s incredible what people can build — and what love can motivate us to build.”

Within seven minutes of his post about his visit to India’s famous icon, his page was flooded with more than 2,000 comments, 22,000 likes and 435 shares from his followers across the world.

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Ram Ratan, Archaeological Survey of India conservation assistant, Taj Mahal claimed, “We had no idea about his visit to Taj. It might be possible that he wanted to keep his visit low profile to avoid unnecessary attention.

“According to CISF official source, “Since nobody knew about Mark’s visit, he must have walked through long queue of security check like all ordinary tourists do.”

The tech entrepreneur visited IIT Delhi to interact with students and faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi.

By the way according to Wikipaedia, while Zuckerberg’s company Facebook is worth 38.6 billion dollars, his own salary is $1 a year.


India to ban surrogacy for foreign couples

NEW DELHI: The Centre is set to inform the Supreme Court on Wednesday that it will soon ban commercial surrogacy and not permit couples from foreign countries to have children through surrogate mothers in India.

After a high-level meeting, the Modi government has instructed solicitor general Ranjit Kumar to inform the Supreme Court that India will no longer be the ‘surrogacy capital of the world’.
Commercial surrogacy business turnover stands at $400 million a year.
However it will be available as an option to childless Indian couples in India.


Scientists have created the blackest material ever made, so dark that it can absorb almost all light that hits it. The researchers, who were inspired by a completely white beetle, hope that the superblack material could help develop better and more efficient solar panels or completely change the way that they are made.

The material absorbs 99% of light, at all angles, making it 26% darker than carbon nanotubes, which are the darkest material before known. The ideal thing to  absorb energy would be a dark material that “absorbs radiation and at all angles and polarisations”, the researchers write. That aim is probably impossible, but scientists still aspire to create ever darker materials. The study was published in Nature Nanotechnology.

People who have seen record-breaking dark materials say doing so is “strange” and “alien” as it is so dark that the eye can’t comprehend it, and instead just sees an unending abyss.


‘Dislike’ button comes to Facebook, with a catch

Since its launch, Facebook users around the world have been demanding a ‘dislike’ button. Facebook finally heard them — but a little differently. The company rolled out a series of expressive “reactions”, rather than exactly replicating the dislike button. Facebook Reactions include emotions like “Love,” “Haha,” “Yay,” “Wow,” “Sad” and “Angry.”


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