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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gets his honourary degree at Harvard University

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who dropped out of the prestigious Harvard University in 2004, finally got a honourary degree on Thursday.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg with his parents Elliot and Karen Zuckerberg at Harvard University. (Picture Source: Mark’s Facebook page)

Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, who dropped out of the prestigious Harvard University in 2004, finally got a honourary degree at Harvard Universitys 366th graduation ceremony on Thursday. Zuckerberg posted a picture on Facebook with the degree and his parents – Elliot and Karen Zuckerberg – as he wrote: Mom, I always told you I’d come back and get my degree.

During his commencement speech, Zuckerberg told the students present to not only create new jobs but also a sense of purpose. He not only remembered his days at Harvard and programming the social networking site Facebook but also stressed upon the need of having the freedom of turning an idea into a historic enterprise. Speaking about the system, Zuckerberg said, There is something wrong with our system when I can leave here and make billions of dollars in ten years when millions of students can’t afford to pay off their loans, let alone start a business.

Mark Zuckerberg, who is world’s fifth richest person, dropped out of Harvard after launching the social-networking site Facebook. It is at Harvard that he met his now wife Priscilla Chan, something which he described during his speech as ?best thing to have happened to him at the university.

Prior to a day before the graduation ceremony, Zuckerberg posted a 24-minute long Facebook live from his dorm room at Harvard as he said, This is my first time being back here since I left 13 years ago. It has been a place where a lot of really special things happened in my life. Last week, he also shared a 15-year-old video shot by his father when Zuckerberg got to know he had been accepted to Harvard.

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Nitin Gadkari graces screening of ‘Me Vasantrao’ at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari graced the special screening of Marathi movie ‘Me Vasantrao’ – a movie based on the life of Hindustani classical singer and violinist Vasantrao Deshpande.

The screening was held at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur on Sunday evening in the presence family members, friends and the cast of the movie.

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Mayor Dayashankari Tiwari kicks off polio drive in Nagpur

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Nagpur Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari, on Sunday, launched Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) door-to-door polio campaign drive. He, along with Deputy Mayor Manisha Dhawade visited Rognidan Centre in Mahal, Nagpur and inaugurated the campaign by giving polio drops to a toddler.
As per NMC officials, ten Zonal Medical Officers and Ten Health inspectors would visit every house in their respective zones, in order to vaccinate children between the ages of zero-five to immune them against polio.
NMC had recognised Sunday as the official day for polio vaccination. Under Polio Ravivar, they plan to vaccinate more than three lakh kids in Nagpur. They also urged Nagpurkars to vaccinate their children at pulse Polio Booths near their homes from 8 am- 5 pm, on Sunday.
NMC Standing Committee Chief, Corporator Vijay Zalke spoke to Nation Next regarding this campaign and said, This year’s polio drive is going to be bigger than last year. We are planning to vaccinate around 3- 3.15 lakh kids. NMC is bearing the cost of infrastructure and execution. The state government provided us with the doses.
He further stated that there were special teams to vaccinate the homeless during night. ?When it comes to the health of Nagpurkars, money is not a factor we should think about, said Zalke when asked about NMC’s current financial crunch.
As per Zalke, vaccination facility would also be available in slums,, factory areas and other outskirts of Nagpur.

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Congress legislator caught watching porn in Karnataka Assembly

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Congress leader Prakash Rathod, on Friday, was caught on camera while allegedly scrolling through few adult content clips in the State Assembly. This turned out to be a huge embarrassment for both, Congress and Rathod as regional channels aired the video, in which he was ?caught in the act.
The MLC member was present in the house during the proceedings of the legislative council. While the house was in session, Rathod was watching adult content on his smartphone.
However, he threw these charges under the bus and said, I was looking for materials for a question I wanted to ask the government in question hour.
?When I was looking for question material, I deleted too many messages as my phone storage was full. What the media has shown or seen, I don’t know. I would never do such things or see such things, he added.
This was not the first time in Karnataka that such an incident had happened. Back in 2012, three Bharatiya Janata Party ministers were caught on camera allegedly watching adult content in the State Assembly. Following the scandal, they resigned from the state government due to public embarrassment.

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