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The Hindu Rate of Internet Access

Mark Zuckerberg, Founder, Facebook (Photo: Ajay Thakuri)

Even while Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone and other telecoms are talking about the virtues of 4G and blazing fast speeds, Mark Zuckerberg, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Facebook says that the Menlo Park headquartered social network has started something called 2G Tuesdays internally - to give his employees an idea of the slow internet speeds that users in India and some other developing nations have to deal with.

"It is easy... they don't have to wear make up"

Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidate

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, ruffled even more feathers when he said that women like wearing Burqas because it allows them not to wear make up...

Hum Do, Hamare Do

(Photo: Ajay Thakuri)

China is ending its one-child policy that came into effect in 1979, reports Xinhua. The one-child policy was introduced to slow the population growth rate. But apparently, an ageing population has forced China to revaluate the benefits.

The Dress Code

Indigo was in the news for its IPO, which was oversubscribed more than 6.4 times. But it also hit the headlines because it apparently deplaned a passenger - a former employee - for wearing a skirt that was too short.

100,000

Diesel cars that reports say Volkswagen plans to recall in India

8.5 Million

Diesel cars that Volkswagen will recall in the European Union

482,000

Cars that Volkswagen will need to recall in the US to fix the emissions scandal

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